Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DFA's Fourth: Italian Prog Rock Mastery

Originally posted on August 6, 2008

Italian prog rock band DFA released their fourth CD (DFA Fourth) (MoonJune) this summer. It marks a bit of a change in direction from a sort of post-Yes rock and vocals orientation to a more fusion-oriented approach. This one, like the others, shows off some excellent musicianship. There are really excellent moments, and a few moments that don’t completely overwhelm.

It is a more subtle album than the previous ones, less hard, more in the mellow bag. For those familiar with the last three, this will add another dimension to their body of work. For those new to the band, one of the earlier ones is a better place to start, I think. They remain one of the more interesting prog rock bands active today.

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