Orme - Collage CD

SKU 28-UNIJ1423066.2
Collage, Le Orme's first progressive album and third overall, is a stripped-down affair with only organ, piano, bass and drums. The exception is the opening title track which could be considered the bridge between their psych and prog compositions styles. Collage" has a "kitchen sink" mentality and features an orchestra, pseudo-baroque motifs and some shallow trendy moves. However, the next track, "Era Inverno", is the beginning of the classic Le Orme sound. Aldo Tagliapietra's instantly recognizable alto voice opens the song and then is followed by Tony Pagliuca's fabulous organ and the energetic drumming of Michi dei Rossi. Of all the songs found on Collage, this one would be the model. The amazing "Cemento Armato" follows. Le Orme has never been known for being a jam band, but this eight-minute organ trio number is one of the greatest of its kind. Blistering organ work and the rhythm section of Aldo and Michi are as hot here as anywhere to be found in their catalog. Another highlight can be found on "Evasione Totale", an experimental organ jazz rock piece with heavy echoed keyboards and groovy rhythms. Overall, Collage is Le Orme's most energetic, raw and experimental album. As such, this album tends to be overlooked by those awed by their more polished follow-up efforts. Fans of heavy organ rock, as commonly found in Germany, will adore Collage." - Tom Hayes/Gnosis
  • LabelUniversal Japan
  • UPC4988031423066
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