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Nova — Blink
(Vinyl Magic VM 020 , 1975/1990, CD)

by Mike Borella, Published 1993-10-01

Blink Cover art

A logical precursor to Brand X, Nova is an Italian fusion band that features the mind-numbing bass and drum interplay of Brand X, but follows through with guitar, sax and vocals as well. Vocals are in English, and unlike many Italian bands that use English vocals, the singing does not detract from the overall quality of the music. After listening a few times, I realized that Nova has four lead instruments: the guitars, sax, bass and drums all play lead-styled lines, at the same time, for the most part. The overall product is a very complex jam with occasional vocals. Any fan of Brand X, Osanna or Area may find this interesting listening. I find it fantastic - yet another long lost Italian classic. This is their first album. They recorded three more, and I've heard that they got "rockier" as time went on. Whatever. Blink stands on its own. Highly recommended.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 1, 1990 releases, 1975 recordings

Related artist(s): Nova, Morris Pert, Corrado Rustici

 

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