Exposé Online banner

A Piedi Nudi — Creazione
(Mellow MMP 269, 1995, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1995-11-01

Creazione Cover art

Ah yes, echoes of the great ones! This, A Piedi Nudi's second album (unless there are others the writer doesn't know about) is a giant step in the right direction. Having been only moderately impressed by the first, it was still a very respectable debut, but not one that would prepare a listener for this sort of follow-up. A Piedi Nudi's power is not necessarily in blazing new trails, but more in assimilating and developing influences (mostly from the Italian classic period '70-'76) and refining them. The influences are many and well disguised, but the ghost of Il Balletto di Bronzo's Ys comes out of the mix with fleeting regularity. All the better. A five piece of drums/flute, guitar, bass, keyboards, and French horn, the drummer is also the lead vocalist – and a very capable singer he is. With a mix of instruments like this and five guys that play them so well, this is clearly a group effort with no one musician standing out among them, yet at the energy level they play, all stand out. Hard driving Hammond organ, crunchy soaring metallic guitars (yet not as hard as last time...), plenty of compositional twists and turns, dynamic extremes, touches of folk, a riveting pace, busy drums – enough to keep even the most hard-to-please prog fan interested, yet accessible enough that most will surely enjoy.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 8, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): A Piedi Nudi

Latest news

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more

2020-06-14
Keith Tippett RIP – One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day. » Read more

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Astralis - Bienvenida al interior – Astralis are part of the explosion of new prog rock bands emerging from Latin and South America, Chile to be more specific. The band was formed around guitarist and singer Patricio Vera in 1999 and...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues