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LE CITTĄ INVISIBILI

Obscura

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.04 | 13 ratings

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apps79
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4 stars Short-lived Italian band from Mantova, starting with Matteo Cavallari on guitars, Barbara Mazzola on flute, Matteo Pinfari on bass, Marcello Ricci on drums, Massimo Tabai on keyboards and Luca Palleschi on lead voices.They recorded one album at the second half of the 90's, produced by Davide Cremoni, during its sessions though Paleschi left (and later joined Moongarden) and was replaced by Davide Cagnata.For unknown reasons it was shelved with the band touring for some time, before dissolving.Eventually it was released about a decade later as ''Le cittą invisibili'' (2007, Mellow Records).

And it would be a shame if this remained on the shelves, because this is a prime example of beautiful modern Italian prog with symphonic twists.Influenced by bands such as Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Blocco Mentale and Maxophone, ''Le citta invisibili'' is a perfectly-arranged work with big time Classical colors, fantastic interplays between flute and keyboards, dramatic singing parts and loads of Mellotron.Excellent atmosphere with romantic moments and more melancholic touches to go along with melodic ethereal flute lines and some heavy guitar riffing, that is far from disturbing.To my knowledge only Cagnata remained strictly involved in the music industry, playing with his main band, Prog Metallers Dark Ages, while Matteo Cavallari is still recording solo tracks.A definite classic of the modern Italian Prog scene.

apps79 | 4/5 |

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