on 5 April 2010
This is a classic slice of Italian 70s Progressive Rock which deserves to be better known, especially as unlike PFM and some of the other more well-known names from this scene, it doesn't sound like a derivative mix of Genesis, Yes and ELP. Although the sound quality is fine the download has sadly been totally screwed up by Sony Music Italy when it was digitised. The first track "Il Silenzio Del Rumore" has been edited down in length and had "31 Dicembre 1999 - Ore 9" tagged on the end of it, while track 3 on the album "Areknames" should be 3mins 44secs long it has been replaced by the 22 seconds that was chopped off the endof "Il Silenzio Del Rumore"! The track "Plancton" on the download is actually "Beta", while "Beta" seems to be "Areknames". And to cap it all the 30 minute final track, which claims to be the albums title track "Pollution" plus "Ti Sei Mai Chiesto Quale Funzione Hai?", is actually the whole album as one track! This sort of treatment could explain why so many music fans don't care too much about paying for downloads, as the label obviously no interest in treating the music with any respect what so ever. Disgraceful.