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Uomo Di Pezza
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Great album from one of Italy's finest prog bands
BENJAMIN MILER | Veneta, Oregon | 11/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Uomo di Pezza is Le Orme's fourth album and their second venture in to prog rock (their first two were psychedelic pop not unlike From Genesis to Revelation). While Collage, their first prog album received only a mixed reaction, it's with Uomo di Pezza that people regard as the album that gave the band the classic sound. I have not heard Collage so I can't comment there. Anyway, Uomo di Pezza is a real grower, excellent production, stuffed with great numbers like "La Porta Chiusa", "Figure di Cartone" and "Aspettando L'alba". The instrumental "Alienazione" really took me by surprise. Most of it is on the ELP side, with heavy Hammond organ that makes me think of "Knife Edge" or the Italian prog band L'Uovo di Colombo. It's almost as if Le Orme wanted to be a heavy progressive rock band. But what really surprised me was a passage that used fuzz organ that sounded exactly like what Soft Machine's Mike Ratledge or Khan, Hatfield & the North, and National Health's Dave Stewart used, giving the unusual moment that Le Orme almost sounded like a Canterbury band! But most of the rest of the album is one the mellower side that makes up a great deal what they did on this album. Although I prefer their following album, Felona e Sorona, this is still a great album to add to your collection."
BENJAMIN MILER | 01/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first of Le Orme's strongest recording period. It was here that their sound truly matured. Production, songwriting and performances reached a new level here. Where Collage hinted at such a development it is realised to great effect on this recording. For the first time their deft marriage of melodicism and compositional/instrumental skill are combined to creat truly unique and impressive progressive music. This sound would mature further on their next two recordings Felona e Sorona and Contrappunti. All three are highly recommended...Simon"
Only for knowers
Manuel | EL PASO, TX United States | 02/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This group as Premiata, banco, balleto di bronzo are the very best of 70's progresive rock , this album shows the begining of this great Band highly recomended, Le Orme Uommo di Pezza, but remember only for experts in this chart."