Sunday 3 November 2019
Sfaratthons - Appunti di Viaggio (2019)
The second album from this Italian band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of saxophone, keyboards, bass, guitars, drums and vocals.
A guest musician provided flute.
I have not heard their debut album yet. But I got this album on the basis of it being labeled RPI.
Well, RPI, Rock Progressive Italiano, is a wide genre. This album, most of it, takes us out to the extremes of this genre.
No, no....... The music is not extreme. It is RPI and progressive in a strange way.
The opening title song, an instrumental are in the Camel vein. Then the album takes a strange turn....
The vocals are both in English and in Italian. And it is forced vocals which does not sound good at all. The vocals are desperate chasing the panic fleeing high tones....... without being able to catch them.
There are some choirs and more eclectic music here which may pass as RPI.
This is a strange album which fails to convince me. It is a decent to good album and well worth checking out.