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3.55 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Morgos (5:49)
2. Andalusiana (3:47)
3. To the lightouse (5:37)
4. Soneanima (4:59)
5. Improvviso (3:32)
6. Breathing with the lotus (5:03)
7. Mantra (6:22)
8. Omdurman (5:10)
9. Sahasra in the sky (7:53)
10. Pietre bianche (5:40)
11. Nel tempo (4:28)
12. Mediterraneo (3:46)
13. Avran (6:13)

Total Time: 68:09

Line-up / Musicians

- Rodolfo Maltese / guitar, mandola, mandoline
- Pierluigi Calderoni / drums
- Carlo Mezzanotte / keyboards
- Arnaldo Vacca / drums, vocals, sampling
- Mario Pio Mancini / bouzouki, violin
- Luca Barberini / bass

Guest musicians:
- Lester Bowie / trumpet
- Mauro Pagani / flute, violin
- Vittorio Nocenzi / keyboards
- Francesco di Giacomo / vocals

Releases information

CD Il Manifesto-CD 037-Ita (1999)

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INDACO Amorgos ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by hdfisch
3 stars This is third album by Italian supergroup gathering (former) members of Banco and PFM as well as trumpet player Lester Bowie. The musical style reveals more a kind of ethnic world fusion combining mostly folk-ish influences with some elements of jazz every now and then. Rocking moments actually can hardly be found on here but they managed quite nicely to merge all these traditional and ethnic influences with modern ones.

Instrumental piece and opener Morgos has a rather captivating atmosphere especially due to Lester Bowie's trumpet and changes to a more celtic sound in its second half. During the following tracks arabic tunes are alternating with indian ones or both are combined together with electric guitar as in Sahasrara in the Sky. Most of them are kept all instrumental apart of Nel Tempo with Francesco di Giacomo and Soneanima, a very melancholic one sung in Sardic dialect as I read somewhere. All songs are very nice and it's not a bad album I'd say. On the other hand probably as well not that interesting for a Progfan.

Very good album in ethnic fusion and recommended for fans of this style but in general not an essential one in Prog!

Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars Hahaha, I'm very happy to listen to the INDACO's great work. And I'm knocked out by its Oriental flavour...Ouch.

Beg your pardon I've not heard another INDACO's album and can't evaluate them well, but I suggest Amorgos is absolutely their essence. Is this suggestion correct? The work's strong impression can let me say this comment.

First listen to the first track Amorgos. I wonder how you can feel. Forgive me tellin' my impression but I felt the sound of this song can hear like Kitaro or Sohjiro, Japanese New Age musicians with synth and wind instruments. Many formations and mixtures are in this album. Oriental percussive sound, solemn synth, African beat, waving and fuzzy voice, hot mandolin play...things like that. All of them should construct sounds with their identity and character. Because of their particularly particular sounds (!), on Nel Tempo Francesco Di Giacomo took lead vocal but INDACO's sounds can let his great vocal be slightly dim. What happened! :-)

At last, FWIW I've said Italian rock have some Oriental flavour, and INDACO is, I consider, the typical band with Oriental and exotic style. Folks from Orient! Let's listen!

P.S. This band was recommended as an Oriental-flavoured band by NotAProghead. Thanks NAP!

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