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Formed in 1996 in Rome, Italy by keyboardist Gianluca De Rossi, drummer Fabio Mociatti, singer Paolo Cedrone and bassist Stefano Proietti, the group's name is taken from Taprobana, the ancient name of Ceylon Island (Sri-Lanka). Their main influences back then were 70's British bands like Genesis, Gentle Giant and King Crimson. They recorded two demos before changing musicians, Valter Strappolini (drums) and Roberto Pizzi (bass guitar) entering the band at this point. Their new sound added a strong E.L.P influence with prominent keyboards.

Due to lack of enthusiasm, the band became inactive for two years until reuniting in 2001, with yet additional line-up changes, Davide Guidoni entering on drums/percussions and Guglielmo Mariotti on bass, both having past experience playing in bands. They released three strong studio albums and contributed to several Colossus Project albums ("7 Samurai" and "Spaghetti Epic"), filled with long compositions.

In 2012 the band was renewed with the addition of Roberto Vitelli on bass and guitars and Francesco Pandico (to also be replaced by Fabio Agresta in September 2013) on drums/percussion, who collaborated with Gianluca De Rossi to compose the new tracks for TAPROBAN's fourth studio album 'Strigma', issued in December 2013 on the Musea Records Label.

Bio by Martin M (Marty McFly), updates by Michael H (Aussie-Byrd-Brother).

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3.29 | 28 ratings
Ogni Pensiero Vola
2002
3.69 | 38 ratings
Outside Nowhere
2004
3.12 | 30 ratings
Posidonian Fields
2006
3.86 | 68 ratings
Strigma
2013

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 Strigma by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.86 | 68 ratings

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Strigma
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

5 stars With an instantly striking erotic front cover painting depicting women dancing amongst infernal flames, and a title that translates to `The Brand of the Witch', the fourth album `Strigma', by RPI band Taproban, is a grand symphonic classical gothic opera. It's a keyboard-dominated, predominently instrumental work cloaked in glorious Mellotron and vintage synths, and anyone who likes the majesty of vintage era Genesis, the darker Italian works by bands such as Goblin and Three Monks (but never in the overwhelming pitch-black manner of the Antonio Bartoccetti projects Jacula and Antonius Rex), the symphonic keyboard onslaught of E.L.P and Ars Nova, as well as the intensity of modern Swedish acts such as Anglagard and the Par Lindh Project will relish this exquisite album.

The album is comprised of three long suites, opening with the fifteen minute `Nesia al Notturno Congresso delle Streghe'. After a gently creeping piano introduction, the piece growls to life with heavy snarling guitars and violent choir Mellotron. A 'Tron flute offers a soothing, darkly romantic respite, spiralling Moogs and jangling guitars bring a Genesis/Marillion call-to-arms pursuit, and when the Goblin-like 'Tron choir bursts into chorus near the finale, you'll truly believe that a Mellotron can sing. `Lo Sguardo di Emily' is full of dazzling mystery, incorporating little traces of marching `Suppers Ready'/Genesis drama and eerie Goblin-esque chilliness to bring an air of gothic pantomime. Stark and gloomy piano turns victorious and defiant in the final minutes, low-key flute, searing violin, pulsing bass, whirring spacy Moogs, bristling Hammond and booming church organ complete a rich musical tapestry.

The almost 19-minute closer `La Porta nel Buio' (The Door in the Dark) is the most sinister piece on the disc. It perfectly captures the written passage and illustration provided in the CD booklet, conveying a maddening sense of isolation, loneliness, fear and anxiety. Parts of the track have the same hair-pulling intensity of the `Dun - Eros' album, overloaded with thrashing time-signatures. Gianluca De Rossi's army of synths and piano have a stalking quality, and there's an almost gleeful malevolence once the vibraphone starts racing around like little demons chasing you with hatchets! Francesco Pandico's drumming is relentless, Roberto Vitelli's bass lurks in the background like a serpent waiting for it's moment to strike and withdraw back to the shadows. Gianluca also delivers a brief stirring and passionate vocal, and the piano section that follows has a heart-breaking fragility that offers some light in the gloom. But it's only a tease, before we're back to slaughtering manical church organ, a battery of drums and ghostly Mellotron choirs. The almost uplifting outro melody perhaps suggests a way out...?

I can personally listen to this sort of instrumental progressive music over and over, the kind I absolutely adore, and this is almost as special to me as other modern Italian instrumental works such as Armonite's `Inuit' and Progenessi's `Ulisse: L'Alfiere Nero'. `Strigma' is a triumph for lovers of the usual Italian sophistication, with complex arrangements and consumate playing, wrapped in an intoxicating darker mood that's perfect for night-time listening.

Five stars.

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Strigma
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by mal9000

5 stars Taproban's (MK IV) fourth effort quite represents an authoritative example of what should be the real 'Dark Progressive'. The Three tracks, "Nesia Al Notturno Congresso Delle Streghe", "Lo Sguardo Di Emily" e "La Porta Nel Buio", are three long suites packed with magic atmospheres and full of excellent technical performances. The dosage of dynamics is really appropriate, featuring well-balanced passages from piano to fortissimo, as well as the use of odd rhythms reflects an attentive strategy of composition. It's possible to perceive a quite personal musical style, even if there are many references to some colossus of the genre like King Crimson, Goblin, Yes, Step Ahead, even Magma on their "Stravinskyian" side; you can even find an homage to Police in "Lo Sguardo Di Emily". The three performers are, obviously, excellent: Gianluca De Rossi, leader and keyboards wizard, Roberto Vitelli, bassist and guitarist gifted with a great taste and refinement, last but not least l'enfant prodige Francesco Pandico, with his precise and refined drumming. A very recommended listening for all its 42 minutes and 48 seconds, you will not easily forget it!!! Mal9000

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 Outside Nowhere  by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2004
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Outside Nowhere
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by andrea
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4 stars Outside Nowhere is the second album by Roman band Taproban and was released in 2003 on the independent label Mellow Records. The line up is the same as on its predecessor, Ogni pensiero vola, and features Gianluca De Rossi (keyboards, organ, Minimoog, vocals), Guglielmo Mariotti (bass, 12-string acoustic guitar, Moog, vocals) and Davide Guidoni (drums, percussion) but here the overall sound is enhanced by the special guest Alessandro Papotto (sax - from Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Periferia del Mondo) who took part to the recording sessions. If you like bands such as Le Orme, Emerson Lake & Palmer or Quatermass I'm sure you will not be disappointed by this interesting work where the music flows steadily taking you across the space. In fact, this is a concept album dedicated to the memory of Russian cosmonaut Komarov and to all the other space-flights pioneers...

The short instrumental opener "At the Fifteenth Orbit" sets the atmosphere. As you can read in the beautiful booklet, Komarov, aboard of the Soyuz 1, returned to Earth after fifteen orbits around the planet and this track tries to capture the feelings of the cosmonaut before his return trip...

The following "Outside Nowhere" is a long instrumental suite divided into six parts. The first part, "The Mission", features a dark atmosphere and a haunting marching beat that develops in a kind of strange bolero. It takes you back in time as a flashback, when everything started and the space mission was planned. The following section, "The Last Goodbye", is warmer and lightened by the sound of Alessandro Papotto's sax that evokes the strong emotions of the departure. On the third section, "The launch", you can hear the countdown while the rhythm takes off like a glider: here the music reminds me of some counterpoints by Le Orme... Next comes "Outside Nowhere", the fourth section which describes in some way the feelings that an astronaut can experience during his long flight... Komarov: oh, what a Lucky Man he was! The last two sections, "Return To..." and "...A New World", take us on the way back with new perspectives and a strong sense of hope.

"Broken Shell" is a short acoustic ballad sung in English that tells about the sense of solitude and restless inquietude that seizes the astronaut when he thinks of his ex-sweetheart... "Now my life is a broken shell / I need a place to go far away... But there's no place that is safe from you / And in spite of my strong will / You will be anywhere, forever with me...".

"Il difficile equilibrio tra sorgenti d'energia" (The difficult balance between sources of energy) is a beautiful track featuring Italian vocals that evokes infinite spheres clashing one against each other, ruled by mysterious laws that, sooner or later, will make them melt in a black void... "Long is the fighting between sources of energy / One against each other / One against each other...".

"veS ml' tagHach" (Klingon War Dance) is track full of obscure energy. It features some martial passages, some exotic touches and fiery keyboards rides. The title refers to a fictional extraterrestrial warrior species in the 1960s television series Star trek...

The following "Pieces Left Behind" reminds me of some Pink Floyd's atmospheres and features some vocal parts in English drenched with nostalgia. Feeling alone and lost in the space, our astronaut is looking forward to the return trip because he has realized that the world leaves a mark on you and you can't really escape from it... "In this place is it always day-time? / Is it always night-time? / I really don't know / World, I'm coming back...".

"In The Deep" is a short track full of tension that describes the dive of the space ship towards the Earth. The mood is dark and in some way you can feel an impending sense of tragedy in the air. It leads to the final track, "Nexus" that recalls the early works of Franco Battiato. It features some beautiful sax lines and filtered vocals in Italian... "I sent signals as I was moving between sound waves / Visualizing my dream among dark interferences...". According to the booklet the voice that you can hear in the background is really the voice of Komanov, but you can't hear the final explosion. As you probably know, the Soyuz 1 crushed on the ground...

On the whole, an interesting work with a nice art-work by Davide Guidoni that maybe describes its atmospheres and content better than all my words.

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 Strigma by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.86 | 68 ratings

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Strigma
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by BloodyMary

5 stars In every Strigma long tracks you can find a recurring theme, an involving and exciting rhythm that captures the listener's attention, carrying away him in a musical whirl. The fiBloodyack of the album, "Nesia al notturno congresso delle Streghe", alternates fast and interesting rhythms to slower and mysterious moments, a very thrilling and pleasant track, never boring or repetitive but ever fickle and amazing. Is particularly Gianluca De Rossi' synth solo to be astonishing, he well shows all his cleverness and experience on keyboards instruments. In the second track, "Lo sguardo di Emily", you can find the same mysterious mood, but with a little bit of sadness. In every single moment, we can feel on our skin the music development, a frantic and charming tune, that remains in your memory even after listening. In the third and last track, "La porta sul buio", the most melancholy, frightful and intriguing of the album, the music makes you feel as you're in a suspended state of danger. A full of shades track, that brings you in a world apart, in that dark room, without any escape, until the last note... Absolutely recommended to every progressive aficionados, but perfect for everyone who wants to listen something different.

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Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Klingonian

5 stars Taproban is an italian Progressive Rock Trio formed by GIANLUCA DE ROSSI on Keyboards, ROBERTO VITELLI on Bass, Guitars and Bass Pedals Synthesizer and FRANCESCO PANDICO on Drums and percussions. The new line-up aim from 2012 was to close up the four elements tetralogy, that started in 2002 with the album "Ogni pensiero vola" , inspired to the Bosco di Bomarzo carved-in-stone statues (Earth), and continued with "Outside Nowhere" in 2004, this time dedicated to space explorations (Air), and "Posidonian Fields" in 2006, inspired to the ocean abyss as a metaphor of human subconscious (Water). The elements tetralogy had to close up with the fourth element of Fire, this time associated with the female figure. The new album, in fact, is titled STRIGMA, from the two latin words strix (witch) and stigma (brand) "The brand of the Witch". Throughout Strigma tracks you can find something misterious, sinister and arcane, growing to get the fascinating trademark of the whole album. There are many heavy passages as well, leaded by De Rossi's exuberants sonates and Vitelli's powerful strings. The three tracks are long-lenghted, as in the best tradition of Progressive Rock, neverthless I think is reductive to catalogue Strigma as a pure Progressive Rock album, because if the presence of the Progressive sound of the '70 (ELP, Genesis, Jethro Tull) is undoubted, there is also a more personal taste, featuring many others references, that reveals the band members' musical culture. The second track "Lo sguardo di Emily" is particularly remarkable, with all its exciting variations, where De Rossi shows all his unfailing virtuosity, not pretentious, that raises the listener to the higher top of aestetic enjoyment and then brings back him to a more earthly dimension. Finally I think Strigma is the fully mature Taproban album, and if you love Progressive Rock, and not only, you can't miss it!

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3.12 | 30 ratings

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Posidonian Fields
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Year 2004 and Taproban had already composed one cover (''Lark's Tongues in Aspic Part 2'' with the help of Fabrizio Santoro from Nodo Gordiano) and one long prog-suite (''Morton'', helped by Alessandro Papotto, formerly of Nodo Gordiano and later with Periferia del Mondo) for two nice upcoming albums within the year, the King Crimson tribute ''The Letters: An Unconventional Italian Guide to King Crimson'' and the Musea-related '' The Spaghetti Epic''.At the dawn of 2006 the trio entered the XL Studio in Rome to work on a third full-length work.The recordings finished in May and six months later ''Posidonian fields'' was shelved in stores by Mellow Records.

Taproban continue from where ''Outside nowhere'' stopped, taking a few more steps towards a more British-styled keyboard-driven Progressive Rock with huge old-school influences, but always surrounded by a more dramatic and fairly mysterious flavor, akin to BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, NUOVA ERA and LE ORME.The ten tracks of the album are divided in three chapters with great keyboard parts by di Rossi, changing from haunting Classical-drenched moves to nervous Symphonic Rock, somewhat with an E.L.P. and RICK WAKEMAN edge.With a strong armour of synthesizers next to occasional Mellotron, Hammond- and church-organ washes, the album has plenty to offer to a listener, starving for rich, nostalgic and Classic-styled Progressive Rock.Bombastic dual-keyboard themes, smooth interludes, organ fanfares in a KEITH EMERSON style and a nice bunch of romantic movements with less energy and more vocals and melodies in the forefront.Unlike many prog trios, there are also sporadic guitar runs in the album, usually with a smooth touch similar to STEVE HACKETT's time with GENESIS.But the driving force of the album remains the mass of grandiose, keyboard-based instrumental textures of the group with inspirations from the 70's era.

Another solid release by a very consistent band.Again not a groundbreaking album, but a nice work full of impressive instrumental atmospheres.Recommended.

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 Outside Nowhere  by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.69 | 38 ratings

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Outside Nowhere
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by toroddfuglesteg

4 stars The second album from this Italian band.

Neither this album or the other outputs from Taproban is Rock Progressivo Italiano if truth is being told. They are most definate within the Symph Prog genre. But that is splitting hairs (and in the case of the RPI team; spitting feathers) and an uneccesary debate.

Taproban's music is pretty close to Emerson, Lake & Palmer on this album. Though with a small Italian twist. I am not only referring to the Italian vocals here. But they also have a lot of Premiata Forneria Marconi in them. A blend of these two above mentioned bands and you more or less get this band. Which is both a compliment and an observation.

The music on this album is keyboards dominated. Gianlucca De Rossi's keyboards, that is. He is also the vocalist here and the vocals is great. Alessandro Papotto from Periferia Del Mondo is here as a guest saxophonist. His sax is brilliant on the main track on this album; the excellent title track. A track also dominated by lush keyboards, sax and vocals.

The rest of the tracks is also great and that makes this a great album and a great addition to anyone's collection.

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Ogni Pensiero Vola
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by andrea
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Taproban began life in Rome in 1996 on the initiative of keyboardist Gianluca De Rossi and drummer Fabio Mociatti. The name of the band was inspired by the ancient name of Ceylon or Sri-Lanka where Italian philosopher Tommaso Campanella (1568 ? 1639) settled his imaginary "City of the Sun". After many troubles and line up changes, in 2002 Taproban released their debut album, "Ogni pensiero vola" (Every thought flies) on the French label Musea Records with a line up featuring founder member Gianluca De Rossi (keyboards, moog, synthesizers, acoustic guitar, vocals) along with Davide Guidoni (drums, percussion) and Guglielmo Mariotti (bass, acoustic and classical guitar, mandolin, vocals). The mainly sources of inspiration of the band are Emerson Lake & Palmer and Le Orme but the music is not too derivative and perfectly fits the concept. Music and lyrics, in fact, were inspired by a very peculiar place, the Garden of Bomarzo, near Viterbo, also known as the park of Monsters of Bomarzo. It's a monumental complex created by the prince Pierfrancesco Orsini in the XVI century and composed of small buildings and a wooden park populated by strange sculptures. It was built not to please but to astonish and its symbolism is arcane, according to the liner notes, the band tried to transpose in music the ideal dimension behind this artistic creation, that consists of "non-conformist and parodistic overturning of the Renaissance stylistic principles of balance and harmony, proposing instead a horrid and grotesque version of classical mythology and chivalric epic". Well, it's high time now to visit the park following a musical path between mythology and fantasy...

The opener "Prologo" (Prologue) starts with dark sounds and hypnotic percussive patterns, then tension melts in an dreamy acoustic passage... The prince Pierfrancesco Orsini from a window of his castle seems still to be observing the statues of his garden... "You, who are coming in, leave out every thought / Until you'll reach your goal...".

"L'enigma della Sfinge" (The Sphinx enigma) is full of vibrant energy and exotic excitement. In the middle section you can listen to echoes of bolero and oriental touches... At the entry of the garden there are two mysterious sphinxes, one of them has an enigma carved in its stone... "You, who are coming in, put you mind part to part / And tell me whether so many wonders are made for deceit or for art...".

"Orlando che squarta un pastore" (Orlando quartering a shepherd) is a very short instrumental that was inspired by a sculpture portraying Orlando, the protagonist of the poem "Orlando furioso" by Lodovico Ariosto, quartering a shepherd who had bothered him. It's a kind of warning against the excesses of passions leading to blind rage...

The dreamy and ethereal "La Tartaruga e la Fortuna" (The Turtle and the Fortune) was inspired by a sculptural group representing the contrast between Virtue and Fortune. The Turtle symbolizes the prudence necessary to follow the instable proceedings of Fortune, a female winged figure walking on a ball and playing two horns. "Blind and instable ruler of the world / I must pay attention to second her balance...".

On "Pegaso il cavallo alato" (Pegasus the winged horse) rhythm takes off for a ride on the wings of fantasy. This track was inspired by the statue of one of the best known fantastical creatures in Greek mythology, a winged divine white horse... "Look at his wings, the wings of freedom / Look in his wings, the wings of freedom...".

"La casa pendente" (The little inclined house) is a kind of surreal psychedelic track featuring strange filtered recitative vocals and evocative experimental sounds. It was inspired by a strange building that lies in the Garden of Bomarzo, a small leaning house apparently bent by adversities but never falling down...

"Il signore del bosco" (The lord of the wood) starts with dark organ chords. It's a short instrumental inspired by the statue of an old man sitting on a throne, the God of Hell as depicted by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso in his poem "Delivered Jerusalem", first published in 1581, which tells a largely fictionalized version of the First Crusade.

"La ninfa dormiente" (The sleeping nymph) is another beautiful instrumental, an idyllic interlude that begins with a delicate acoustic guitar arpeggio setting a dreamy atmosphere. It was inspired by the statue of a woman lying backwards...

"L'Orco (Lasciate ogni pensiero voi ch'entrate)" (The ogre ? Lay out every mind who enters here) is a long and complex track featuring a dark atmosphere. It was inspired by an enormous and ferocious mask representing the door of Hell and portrayed on the album cover. "Infernal monster mask, into your gaping maw there's a room carved into the rock / I go cautiously in / The light is low, it filters from the holes of the eyes / It carves the table, and on the walls...". Well, listen to the music and imagine the rest!

The last track "Il tempio araldico" (The heraldic temple) is an amazing instrumental with a strong Renaissance touch. It was inspired by a memorial to Giulia Farnese, Pierfrancesco Orsini's wife, located at the top of the garden. It's also called heraldic temple and represents the victory on death and oblivion and the achievement of a spiritual purification releasing from anxiety..

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 Outside Nowhere  by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.69 | 38 ratings

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Outside Nowhere
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Marty McFly
Special Collaborator Errors and Omissions Team

4 stars Indeed dear reviewers, first track is really special. Maybe striking like lighting from clear sky, but is one of the most prog intros I've ever heard (mostly because these first tracks are here usually for setting the mood, slowly preparing listener for what will come next). And right next track is epic of this album. Well, it's epic, that explains everything.

But in these tracks, there's one thing I can't take much. Do you know Cher's electronic voice modulator I suppose, so it's used here to from time to time. It's absolutely terrible and brings this music to its knees. Maybe I'm too much old-fashioned, but this shouldn't be used this way in prog music. But OK, keyboards counterweights it. And this concept story, when you allow them to influence your mind and judgement, it really helps to feel the entire story.

4(-) for average way of doing prog in new RPI style. With some better parts.

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Ogni Pensiero Vola
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars TAPROBAN's story starts in 1996 in Rome as a bass/keyboards/drums trio,influenced by the 70's progressive rock legends and recorded two demo tapes,before disbanding at the end of the decade due to direction's disagreement.A new line-up was found around 2001 led again by keyboardist Gianluca De Rossi,which finally recorded ''Ogni pensiero vola'' in 2002.Not far away from their early style,the album contains basically keyboard-dominated progressive rock with a romantic mood and just slight presence of guitars (note that most of them are acoustic).''Ogni pensiero vola'' is characterized by the lush keyboard sounds of De Rossi,reminding of LE ORME's style,while the most atmospheric vocal parts resemble to bands like IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE or CONSORZIO ACQUA POTABILE.The band isn't static at all,as I recognize some light ethnic influences through the listening,while there are some nice effects making the listening somewhat more personal.TAPROBAND are a very talented act,which I would suggest of following and spending some of your time listening to them.

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