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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.38 | 1214 ratings

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5 stars as well as I pity not being native english speaker to be able to fully comprehend the beauty of some albums' lyrics, you should be italian to fully enjoy Banco's music, as their music and lyrics are as beautifully fused together as no other progressive band I know has done.

I will summarize some meanings for the non italians:

"L'Evoluzione" tells us about an ape which evolved into a man, but it is a metaphor for manhood losing its identity.

"La Conquista Della Posizione Eretta" starts with long isntrumental part which describes the power of nature, to which follows the tiny thought of a early man trying to get up on his feet.

"Cento Mani E Cento Occhi" describes the formation of society (single man => tribe => village => city), with the following losing of singularity of members.

"750,000 Anni Fa ... L'Amore?" is a love song for a woman-who-is-no-more-an-ape by an ape-who-is-still-not-fully-a-man. He wants her, he shouts, cries, desires, but his words are in his mind only, because he can't speak yet.

"Miserere Alla Storia" describe the self-destructive human society, which aims for the star, but kills itself.

"Ed Ora Io Domando Tempo Al Tempo Ed Egli Mi Risponde ... Non Ne Ho!" is a rant of a man about Time, which gives him wisdom when he cannot use it anymore.

Warholizer | 5/5 |


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