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Locanda Delle Fate


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 371 ratings

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4 stars Locanda delle Fate was a bunch of young musicians gathered in Asti, Italy, at the second half of the 70's, determined to play Progressive Rock of high calibre, despite the style was dissapearing in the country around the time.They were a seven-piece group with dual guitar and keyboard deliveries, which finally the had the opportunity to record a sole album on Polydor in 1977 entitled ''Forse le lucciole non si amano piu''.

No surprise, the album went totally unnoticed at the time, despite the excellent music quality.Their style came as a cross between PFM, MAXOPHONE and SENSITIVA IMMAGINE, characterized by the long instrumental passages, the expressive vocals and the great symphonic arrangements in a classic Italian Prog style.Filled with harmonic flute parts, lovely piano interludes, HACKETT-like guitar leads and magnificent work on keyboards (organ, harsichord, moog synths), Locanda delle Fate offered series of tracks of sheer beauty, not very original, but played with passion and energy.The instrumental parts are absolutely professional with dominant emphatic breaks and bombastic interplays often to leave their place to softer moments with a slavation feeling, based on romantic guitar solos and smooth piano lines.This was actually another great Italian band, which knew exactly how to accomondate a balance between vocal-based moments, bombastic interplays and delicate melodies and their only goal was to deliver their beloved rock style around its fading time.

Two commercial singles followed in 1998 by a reduced five-piece line-up under the shortened name La Locanda, before the band split up due to the lack of interest.

One shot Italian winner, a classic of the Italian Prog scene without question and a masterpiece for all Italian Prog followers.Highly recommended also for all lovers of Classic 70's Prog, who do not expect to listen to something groundbreaking.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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