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Celeste - Il Principe del Regno Perduto CD (album) cover

IL PRINCIPE DEL REGNO PERDUTO

Celeste

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.71 | 17 ratings

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prog_traveller!!
4 stars Celeste is a band that was formed in 1972 but refounded and started again in 2016. Their last album "Il Principe del Regno Perduto" was released in 2020 and it represents the second full album of new material in the newest period of Celeste's history.

The entire album represents original symphonic prog style. It is dominated by long instrumental passages and it's done beautifully with classic sounds of RPI.

The first sound you hear on the nine minute opening track "Baie Distanti" is the angelic female voice wich delivers a haunting melody that introuduces the band who join the piece at the beginning, after wich the whole song is building up and delivers different combinations of instruments and vocals.

"L'Ultimo Viaggio del Principe" is the the 24-minute mostly instrumental symphonic suite and it's a epic of the album.

This album is dominated by wonderful keyboard sounds and it's the main focus of the entire piece but the keys sometimes hold back to let violin, saxophone or flute come first for extensive solos. The compositions are written masterfully and at the restrained pace, actually not particularly complex, but full of variety and the music never drifts too much.

prog_traveller!! | 4/5 |

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