Thursday 25 June 2020

Promenade - Noi Al Dir Di Noi (2016)

The debut album from this Italian band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of saxophone, guitars, keyboards, drums, percussion and vocals.
They had help from some other musicians who provided bassoon, flute, viola, violin and cello.

This band is another very welcome addition to the Italian progressive rock scene. The RPI scene.

The band plays music with roots in the good old RPI scene from the 1970s. PFM springs to mind. Very much so. So does the more modern RPI bands who is very influenced by the eclectic music from Gentle Giant and Area.

The music is very lush and warm. It has some pastoral pieces too and one of the songs sounds like it is lifted from an Angelo Branduardi album.

Most of the music on this forty-seven minutes long album is very dynamic with lots of saxophones, guitars and strings.

The vocals are both normal and sent through some computers. It is some really good vocals and it is full of good ideas.

The same can be said about the rest of the music too. It is full of good melodies and quirky ideas. It is not a free flowing easy melodies album. It has a lot of quirky, eclectic music too.

That adds a lot of value to this album who sadly is missing a great track or two. Besides of that, this is a very good album.

3.5 points

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