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Locanda Delle Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Pił CD (album) cover


Locanda Delle Fate


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 371 ratings

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5 stars This is another of my favourite band in the Italian symph genre. The whole genre is synthetized here : great musicianship, some classical relation, beautiful flute play, wonderful harmonies, aerial keyboards. Do you want more ? OK; let's listen to this jewel.

"A Volte un Instante di Quiete" gives me the shivers and I'm writing as I listen. So brilliant. This is truely a magical moment. The song is peaceful during the first part but the rhythm increases pleasantly to end in a Crimsonesque way. Pleasant and complex.

The title track is another perfect song. Vocals are so emotional, piano so in-line with them. I guess that these sorts of emotions are only brought by this genre. What a pity that I don't understand Italian ! The rather accessible intro will contrast with the central part of the song. It really goes in all directions : classical, medieval, superb fluting... If the band summarizes the genre so brilliantly, I would say that the song "Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Pił" summarizes "Locanda Delle Fate" in the same way. So, if you are found of this song as I am, chances are high that you'll be bewitched by this band.

Most of the songs are of good lenght (except two) which allows "Locanda" to propose complex numbers. An exception is maybe "Profumo Di Callo Bianca". A soft number featuring very pleasant vocals and a relatively straight-forward composition. The last instrumental part is truely exceptional.

We'll remain in these territories with "Cercando un Nuovo Confine". Just beautiful. The rhythm will change with "Sogno di Estunno". Extremely rocking almost during the whole lenght. A nice break in so much harmony. But we'll be brought back there with "Non Chiudere a Chiave le Stelle" don't worry. Did you say melodic ?

Another highlight of this wonderful album is "Vendesi Saggezza". Again very complex. A mix of symphony and some darker and stronger part reminiscent of Crimson. You can also fully appreciate the druming and bass playing in this song. I've read some mixed reviews about the lead singer, but actually he does a pretty good job IMO. This long piece holds all the elements that I love (and which I have expressed already).

Did you say five stars ?

ZowieZiggy | 5/5 |


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