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Finisterre: In Ogni Luogo

While originally recorded in 1999, Finisterre's In Ogni Luogo is now being reissued by the Sublime Label, a company that is really trying to make it in the world of progressive rock. Co-produced by the Italian legend Roberto Colombo, In Ogni Luogo is a mature and satisfying recording from Finisterre, filled with lots of extended instrumental passages, moody interludes, and forays into jazz and psychedelia.

Lovers of early Genesis will revel in the dark nature of this Italian bands repertoire. "Snaporaz" has unsettling Mellotron washes and a Hackett-inspired guitar solo (although we could have done without all the telephone conversation chatter in the background), while "Ninive" treads a similar path to that of Porcupine Tree, complete with crunchy guitar work, pounding drums, and atmospheric keys. One of the more aggressive pieces on the CD is "Coro Elettrico", featuring complex arrangements and raging electric violin and guitar solos. There are also some gentle romantic numbers, like the acoustic "Le Citta Indicibill" with its lovely flutes and violin, or the ambient title track. Strains of jazz fusion and hard rock can be heard on the compelling "Agli Amici Sinestetici", featuring intricate guitar and keyboard melodies. The jazz influence is also heard on the bouncy "Peter's House", mainly due to the kickin' saxophone lines and funky rhythms, yet the middle section features a haunting Mellotron passage that adds a touch of drama to it all.

In summary, a very varied release from Finisterre. They continue to be one of the stars of the current Italian prog scene, as they have taken their 70's influences and brought them into the modern era.

Added: January 15th 2003
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Sublime Label
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Language: english

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