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3.93 | 61 ratings | 4 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Melancholia D'Ophelia (5:12)
2. Allegro Feroce (2:07)
3. Melapesante (6:05)
4. Magritte (5:01)
5. Giardino Delle Esperidi (6:33)
6. Malo In Adversity (9112001 NYC) (5:25)
7. Mela Pensante (3:34)
8. Mela Di Tell (6:18)
9. Dentro L'Inconscio (5:13)
10. 4 Hands Piano Boogieprog (1:43)

Total Time 47:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Riccardo Ruggeri / lead vocals
- Nik Comoglio / piano, Moog, keyboards, Hammond, Rhodes, backing vocals
- Federico Marchesano / electric & double basses
- Paolo Rigotto / drums & percussion
- Francesco Pinetti / vibraphone, timpani, cymbal

- Andrea Manco / flute (3)
- Pino Russo / classical guitar (4)
- Beppe Tripodi / violin (6)
- Marina Bertolo / violin (6)
- Elena Favilla / viola (2,6)
- Claudia Ravetto / cello (2,5,6)
- Paola Perardi / cello (2,5 6)
- Umberto Clerici / cello (2,5,6)
- Gomalan Brass Quintet (6, 8)
- Andrea Scagliarini / harmonica (8)
- Luigi Finetto / oboe (9)

Releases information

Artwork: Laura Lussiana

CD Electromantic Music ‎- ARTPG 2621 (2010, Italy)

Digital album

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SYNDONE Melapesante ratings distribution

(61 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Italian band SYNDONE is the project and creative vehicle of composer and keyboardist Nik Comoglio. Formed in 1990 and disbanded three years later, following the production and release of the albums "Spleen" in 1992 and "Inca" in 1993. 17 years later Syndone is once more a going concern, and the first chapter in this band's second lease of life arrived late in 2010 in the shape of the CD "Melapesante", issued on Electromantic Records.

While not quite meriting a pure perfection grade from me, Syndone's comeback album is an inventive, high quality production through and through, of the kind that should warm the hearts and souls of even the most jaded symphonic art rock fans. In particular those who generally enjoy typical Italian lead vocals and the extensive use of traditional classical symphonic instruments. A strong production and one likely to be regarded as among the best albums of the genre released in 2010.

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4 stars The Italian prog formation Syndone made two albums in the Nineties, Spleen from 1992 and one year later Inca, fuelled by multi-instrumentalist Nico Comoglio. He studied on a very high level science and architecture, got private lessons in piano and composition and decided to go his own way in mo ... (read more)

Report this review (#2049360) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Monday, October 29, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars To my great surprise I discovered only recently that Syndone is far from gone when I clicked on an old link I had bookmarked, and I was confronted with the new album Melapesante of Syndone. Other than the last song, the 4-hand boogie, which is more like a small desert after dinner, the albu ... (read more)

Report this review (#702488) | Posted by Tarquin | Sunday, April 1, 2012 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Syndone return with the third album. Everyone thought this band was a goner after their Inca album. Well, wrong. The return shows up what Nico Comoglio, the man behind Syndone, has been up to since the last album. The basis is still faintly RPI, but Melapesante is a lot more than RPI. The fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#411144) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, March 4, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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