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Notturno Concertante

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Notturno Concertante Let Them Say album cover
3.75 | 23 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Let Them Say (3:30)
2. Delicate Sabbath (5:25)
3. Dei Miei Sospiri (3:27)
4. Darkness I Became (2:05)
5. Fellow Travellers (4:23)
6. Le Magnifiche Sorti E Progressive (4:45)
7. So Far Out (2:37)
8. Lovers Second Leap (4:43)
9. Finis Terrae (4:23)
10. Handful of Hopes (7:08)
11. Evidence of Invisible (3:50)

Total Time 46:16

Line-up / Musicians

- Lucio Lazzaruolo / guitar, keyboards
- Raffaele Villanova / guitar, sampling
- Francesco Margherita / drums, sampling

- Simone Pizza / drums
- Luciano Aliperta / bass
- Giuseppe D'Alessio / bass
- Nadia Khomoutova / violin
- Molly Joyce / violin
- Kaitlyn Raitz / cello
- Seto Nobuyuki / clarinet

Releases information

CD, DD Luminol Records

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NOTTURNO CONCERTANTE Let Them Say ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)


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Review by Rivertree
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4 stars NOTTURNO CONCERTANTE are back with mesmerizing compositions and a really elegant flow throughout. What a nice show! Lucio Lazzaruolo and Raffaele Villanova are building the band's inspirational and musical core since 1990, the year when they had released their debut 'The Hiding Place'. Well, after all it took eight years to offer something new to the prog scene, but the wait was worth it. 'Let Them Say' is different to what we know from this band so far. It has become a profound eclectic album with a mix of symphonic, classical, jazz, and traditional folk traces. The recordings see them also intensively collaborating with drummer Francesco Margherita, hence consequently he's listed as a regular band member on this occasion.

Furthermore they have invited several guest musicians. A good move in general, if one is intending to serve something really colourful, provided with diversified impressions. Some of them already have appeared on prior albums. Though not Japanese citizen Seto Nobuyuki, for what I know. He contributes extraordinary soothing as well as slightly weird clarinet portions, exemplarily on Fellow Travellers and Handful Of Hopes. A real attraction. I mean, I'm still detecting new impressions. It's a relaxed and charming experience predominantly. Bearing a jazzy touch the drumming totally fits, no question, comes to the point.

You will hear wonderful violin and cello all around, plus ethereal female voices on Dei Miei Sospiri for example. Delicate Sabbath transfers a special rhythmic elegance with Latin/Samba touch. Acoustic guitars all over, and nice piano solo excursions on Darkness I Became. So Far Out even really rocks with driving electric guitar and bass. So there's a plenty to discover. Now Let Them Say (the band) ... ''an instrumental album which essentially consists of a sort of crossover of various influences, from ethnic to electronic music, to jazz and rock influences' ... Yep, a proper conclusion, nothing more to add. 4.5 stars.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Notturno Concertante have been around since the 1980s, but this is the first time I've ever heard of them. I was struck by the album cover. The dark tones and rustic textures combined with that face are interestingly evocative. First things first, this is not symphonic prog. The closest I could ... (read more)

Report this review (#2639282) | Posted by mental_hygiene | Friday, December 3, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars "The most striking aspect of this new record is that it is completely instrumental, it is based on a mix of acoustic instruments (mostly guitars, but also drums and piano) and electronics. It is an album made also with a work at distance with musicians of various nationalities and in this albu ... (read more)

Report this review (#2412658) | Posted by luciolazzaruolo | Friday, June 12, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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