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3.53 | 66 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wait for Me (5:05)
2. Going Down (4:19)
3. Flying over Cities (4:59)
4. Not Now (5:07)
5. Aru hi no Yoru Deshita (3:41)
6. Pleasure of Drowning (5:52)
7. I Feel Like Snowing (7:20)
8. Open Window (7:22)
9. The Diary I Never Wrote (5:32)
10. Farewell (1:50)

Total Time 51:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Alessio Calandriello / vocals
- Francesco Zago / electric & 12-string guitars
- Paolo Ske Botta / keyboards
- Alessandro Cassani / bass, double bass, vocals
- Martino Malacrida / drums

- Jacopo Costa / vibraphone & glockenspiel (1,2,4,7,8)
- Eleonara Grampa / oboe & English horn (4,5,10)
- Maurizio Fasoli / grand piano (4,5,8,10)
- Gian Marco Trevidan / electric guitar (3)
- Margherita Botta / heart sounds (5)

Releases information

Artwork: Paolo Ske Botta

CD Fading Records ‎- FAD019 (2015, Italy)

Digital album

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NOT A GOOD SIGN From a Distance ratings distribution

(66 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (34%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Not a Good Sign's sophomore effort disappoints. There is just something lacking here that the debut had. Energy. Enthusiasm. It's as if the band is often caught going through the motions, as if the spirit and conviction of the effort is missing. I felt this from the first two listens through the album--even before I found out that this was to be Francesco Zago's last work with the group. Nothing feels finished, polished, fully developed. There are parts of songs that just plod along--as if it's an effort just to get through the next measure. The continued excellent voice and vocal performances of LA COSCIENZO DI ZENO's Alessio Calandriello are not enough to save this one; each of the other contributors seems unable to work as a team, or to get excited for the end product. Perhaps Francesco's immanent departure was known before or during the creation of this album. I don't know. I just know that nothing, no song has nearly the fire and strength of 2013's debut. Whatever it is that Paolo "Ske" Botta, Alessandro Cassani, Martino Malacrida, and Francesco Zago do next, I wish them well. They are without doubt extraordinary artists--all of them. I've just come to expect better of Not a Good Sign than this.

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4 stars The second, along awaited album from the italian multi-talented band is finally out! And "it's not so far" (in italian language "Non č poi cosė lontano" is a Perigeo work) from the expected! During the preceding months the band has given to fans information about their hard work in studio, but ... (read more)

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