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SUBMARINE SILENCE

Submarine Silence

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.35 | 43 ratings

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3 stars Submarine Silence was originally created in mid-90's as a project from Moongarden musicians Cristiano Roversi and David Cremoni in order to participate in the Mellow Records Genesis tribute ''The river of constant change'', covering ''Entangled'' with Paolo Sterzi on violin.They ended up to become a regular Moongarden off-shoot band, recruiting drummer Emilio Pizzoccoli.The three Italians recorded the parts of what was going to become the band's debut album in their own home studios and ''Submarine silence'' was eventually released in 2001, of course on Mellow Records.

Stylistically the trio sounds like an instrumental version of MOONGARDEN, at least with what their normal group was sounding at the time.It's heavily GENESIS-influenced Neo/Symphonic Prog, overcoming the absence of a bassist by using bass pedals and strongly relying on the use of analog keyboards like the Moog synthesizer and the Mellotron.The arrangements are lush and deeply symphonic with a strong tendency towards melodic and refined music textures, they sound a lot like mid-70's GENESIS with an obvious aura of the Neo Prog scene due to the sense of melody in the guitar work.Great music, albeit rather unoriginal, with heavy bits of Mellotron and TONY BANKS-like synth solos over a talented David Cremoni, who's guitar has always a STEVE HACKETT-like sensitive touch.The man adds also a good amount of 6- and 12-string guitars in the process, leading to multi-part compositions with beautiful electroacoustic changes and a mood of rural enviroment around.The absence of vocals is what sets them apart from MOONGARDEN, the focus here is on elaborate and atmospheric Symphonic and Melodic Rock with a monster retro feel.

Consider this as a MOONGARDEN off-shoot both literally and stylistically.GENESIS-inspired Prog Rock with analog keyboards and plenty of interesting, melodic sections.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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