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Alex Carpani Band So Close. So Far. album cover
3.72 | 46 ratings | 1 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Eve (instrumental) (2:26)
2. I Tried And Tried (5:36)
3. Man On The Wire (5:56)
4. Stay With Me (4:03)
5. In Your Absence (3:39)
6. Let My Drop Of Sweat Fall Down (4:25)
7. Crystal Falls (6:08)
8. One Face One Lie (6:19)
9. Next Time (5:36)
10. The Last Sign (6:27)

Total Time 50:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Carpani / keyboards, vocals and programming
- Ettore Salati / acoustic and electric guitars
- Joe Sal / vocals and additional guitars
- Giambattista Giorgi / electric bass
- Martino Malacrida / drums

Releases information

March 4, 2016
Format: CD, Digital
Label: Ma.Ra.Cash Records

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(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
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Review by BrufordFreak
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4 stars Top notch NeoProg from Italian keyboard/vocalist Alex Carpani and friends. Like their stellar release from 2014, 4 Destinies, the music here is complex, melodic, dynamic and very well rendered. While still retaining shadows of the Peter Gabriel-era GENESIS, Alex and the band have moved more into their own sound, with a more rock edge to it as compared to the jazzy-tinge that the four epic-length songs from 4 Destinies had. Plus the 10 songs here all fall within a two- to seven-minute time range and each carry their distinct flavors--even though this is a concept album. Human isolation and self-alienation are part of the topics here as it is posited that advances in technologies and virtual realities have allowed an appearance of global closeness that is in fact false and self-alienating. The music may support this theory while pointing toward a direction of hope, recovery, and health, but in the end, it is just nice music of the IQ kind.

Favorite songs: 9. "Next Time" (5:36) and 10. "The Last Time" (6:27)

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