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3.63 | 27 ratings | 2 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mr. Why (12:51)
2. Then It Goes Away (6:13)
3. Unquiet (8:04)
4. The Flying Giampy (8:56)
5. Goliath (10:51)
6. Impenetrable Oak Bark (12:15)

Total Time 59:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Tonino Politaṇ / electric & acoustic guitars
- Gianpaolo Saracino / violin
- Marco Pallotti / drums
- Luca Marconi / vocals
- Alessandro Patierno / bass, classical & acoustic guitars, piano, mandolin, vocoder, percussion, drops, backing vocals
- Davide Cirone / Hammond organ, electric pianos, Mellotron, Minimoog, Korg synthesizer

- Pierluigi Pensabene / soprano saxophone
- Edoardo Capparucci / tenor & contralto saxophones
- Fabio Angelo Colajanni / flute
- Francesco Marsigliese / trumpet, sordina
- Daniele Bicego / uilleann pipes
- Davide Eusebi / percussion, vibes
- Sanjay Kansa Banik / tabla
- Esharef Aĺ Mhagag / backing vocals
- Awa Koundoul / backing vocals
- Chiara Calderale / backing vocals
- Ben Slavin / voice (1)
- Rodolfo Demontis / orchestral parts
- Daisy / dog's steps (2)

Releases information

Label: Fading Records
Format: CD, Digital
April 21, 2016

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MACROSCREAM Macroscream ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Sunny days!

A celebration of being alive. The music on this diverse, modern work from fine Rome-based Macroscream is like walking the park on a sunny day. The diversions and distractions are everywhere and yet completely pleasant. Roller bladers zooming by, birds cruising this way and that, food vendors calling out, and beautiful people smiling.

MacroScream combine defined elements of Crossover, Folk, Fusion, Avant, RPI, (and thus) Eclectic, I can hear bits of Area, Gentle Giant, and Tull, but they are absolutely updated with today's production values and with good melodic sensibilities. I love the constantly changing, cinematic "scenes" playing out and the penchant for unexpected harmonies and strings here and there, such little details really bring a richness. Flutes, Tablas, violins, Mellotron, Hammond, sound effects, piano, and more---so many sounds dropping to support the standard rock instrumentation, which strives for imaginative jamming and even some funkiness. Six fully fleshed out vignettes into a sound world colorful and inventive, old yet new, friendly and yet sometimes dissonant...or at least uninhibited. Having so many ingredients could be a disaster in the hands of a lesser band but here the compositions feel natural and developed.

This is music for which words fail. I urge you to simply put on your headphones and listen. It's an album that can make you feel high and one of my favorites of this year.

Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars AltrOck Productions' Fading Records is releasing this new collection of quirky prog--complex 'show tunes' that float somewhere in the universe of GENTLE GIANT, KHATSATURJAN and HUMBLE GRUMBLE. A group of accomplished musicians and adventurous composers from Italy, Macroscream supports a large lineup of musicians and guest artists--no less than six in the main lineup with a virtual army of session artists. Five star songs: 2. "Then It Goes Away" (6:13) and 3. "Unquiet" (8:04).

Four star songs: 5. "Goliath" (10:51)

Three star songs: 1. "Mr.Why" (12:52); 4. "The Flying Giampy" (8:56), and; 6. "Impenetrable Oak Bark" (12:15).

3.5 stars; not for everyone but definitely entertaining and ambitious--and worth checking out for your selves. "Macroscream" is listenable but often too quirky and quick to twist and turn for my attention span. The band has room to grow.

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