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Celeste - Celeste [Aka: Principe Di Un Giorno] CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.17 | 327 ratings

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4 stars At least a "must-try".

"Principe di un giorno" was released by the small Grog label only in 1976, but the tracks had been composed in 1973 and recorded in 1974. The reason for this delay? never know, but perhaps, considering the poorness of the period, for prog-rock italian and international scene, or the history of the band members (having some nausea for the decline of the good intentions and results of the previous periods...), these themselves could be the reasons: the ideal of making something in opposition!

For these intentions, and for the pure research attempt of this album, it deserves the maximum of the quotes. In fact, from the beginning to the end, the listener has the sensation that even the more little note, or drum-hit (very rare, indeed), or even eyelid click is accurately studied, and players are always at the research of something particular: this is witnessed by the Aldo De Scalzi participation, quoted on the album (note - he is quoted for "Si ", as he says... "si " on Eftus, or plop, a very special "side-mouth-effect" on L'imbroglio; but I wonder if he has a stronger influence, considering his remarkable future jobs).

The pastoral lyrics, the acoustic atmosphere, are difficult to compare with other bands.

In my opinion, they miss a 5-stars judgement since they seem a center-american football team, playing a very-very-very good football, but never striking at goal!!!

NIC* | 4/5 |


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