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JOURNEY THROUGH MINE

Submarine Silence

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.82 | 69 ratings

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prog_traveller!!
4 stars The pure symphonic rock and the country of Italy have been a strong marriage for decades. Symfo with many keys, a lot of bombast and a lot of emotion always works well in this beautiful country. It was also the country where Genesis first achieved success at the time. They gave the lead and bands like PFM, Banco and Le Orme continued to build on the foundation of rock progressivo. There are now countless sympho bands in Italy and you can see that they are working hard to keep the traditional Italian symphoprog. Cristiano Roversi is also a man who stands for good and traditional symphonic rock. We know him mainly from his band Moongarden, but also from his long collaboration with John Wetton.

Journey Through Mine is the title of the third album under the name Submarine Silence , placing itself as an evolutionary step of the excellent There's Something Very Strange In Her Little Room (2013). The hands of Roversi (all keyboards and bass) and of the faithful and talented guitarist David Cremoni are now an indisputable trademark, which pours punctually with every listening. With the help of Emilio Pizzocoli on drums and the voice of Guillermo Gonzales, Submarine Silence stage another musical journey between old and new emotions, between consolidated reminiscences of symphonic prog and more current and stimulating insights. Fairytale sounds, the courage for sudden and modern inserts, the interesting/fantastic vocals from Gonzales, drumming that is always calibrated and perfectly functional to the performance of the songs ... from a technical- qualitative point of view, even if you want, it is complicated to find any flaws in this album. The seven pieces in the lineup offer a continuous cascade of sensations, alternating flowing instrumentals with sung passages of equal and genuine intensity. There is cohesion but at the same time variety and I believe this is the best interpretation and there are, it should be reiterated, the massive and exciting scores of the keyboards by Cristiano Roversi and the arabesques of the guitars by David Cremoni.

Of course, it remains beyond doubt that the evocative and dreamy soul of the two once again addresses the music towards emotional and vibrant coordinates; the three instrumental passages in this regard are a perfect example, suspended between dynamic and suggestive atmospheres where there is ample space for tight segments (The Astrographic Temple), episodes in which the romantic / epic vein prevails (Canova's Gypsoteque), and finally others in which all this manages to rise exponentially on an emotional level and where the growing and irrepressible phrasing between piano, keyboards and guitars leaves you breathless (Five Lands Nightwind).

On the front of the songs that include sung parts there is the good eclecticism of Guillermo Gonzales, able to pass through idyllic moments of rare intensity (Black Light Back), very marked rhythmic accents (Swirling Contour), references and involving flavors belonging to to another season of progressive (the title track), touching episodes in which the pathos reaches its peak (Butterflies).

There is not much left to add but an applause to all the members of the Submarine Silence. A must-have album, Journey Through Mine won't disappoint.

prog_traveller!! | 4/5 |

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