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This is a one-shot-band including Pit Corradi (keyboards), Giancarlo Golzi (drums), Enzo Merogno (guitar/vocals), Alberto Moreno (bas/piano) and singer Stefano Galifi. In '73 they released "Zarathustra" (about Nietzsche's superman), this album is still considered as one of the masterpieces in the world of progrock. And it's one of the most sought after "collector items". In '92 the CD's "Rare and Unreleased" and "Live" '72 were released, both interesting but with inferior sound quality. A new line-up with the drummer and the bass player who made the album "Exit" in 2000.

The album "Zarathustra" starts with the magnificent titletrack (five parts, almost 21 minutes). The foundation is a beautiful theme (like in "Firth of Fifth" from GENESIS) that returns in different climates (from dreamy to heavy and bombastic) and with different colouring of the instruments. The interplay between the electric guitar, keyboards (Hammond organ, synthesizer and piano), rhythm-section (propulsive and perfectly timed drumming) and strong and expressive Italian vocals is very captivating. It all creates a constant tension, topped by majestic eruptions of the Mellotron. The omni-presence of this instrument gives the titletrack the same thrilling impact as it does on the early albums from KING CRIMSON and GENESIS! The other three (shorter) tracks sound flowing and powerful with a lot of Hammond organ and guitarplay with echoes from Steve HACKETT. ESSENTIAL!

A long anticipated return called "Barbarica" arrives in April 2013.


-Erik Neuteboom-

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4.29 | 677 ratings
Zarathustra
1973
3.29 | 24 ratings
Exit
2000
3.48 | 61 ratings
Barbarica
2013

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1.66 | 17 ratings
Museo Rosenbach Live '72
1992
3.81 | 23 ratings
Zarathustra - Live in Studio
2012
4.30 | 10 ratings
Live in Tokyo
2014

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3.09 | 14 ratings
Rare and Unreleased (recorded 1972)
1992
2.75 | 4 ratings
Rarities
1992

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 Zarathustra by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 1973
4.29 | 677 ratings

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Zarathustra
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by arschiparschi

5 stars Even though there are already so many reviews on this album, I still felt the need to add another praising one. This album quite clearly for me stands as one of the finest bits not only of Italian Progressive Rock but of Prog in general. The music is at times subtle (e.g. in Il Re De ieri or L'ultimo uomo) and at times rumbling (e.g. in Della Natura) in an alltogether very harmonious mix. the music is nver predictable or boring and yet quite accessible, which is not easy to achieve over the course of an entire album. But there is not one point on the album where it becomes borng, redundant or uninteresting. Instead, the album beautifully progresses and shifts easily from gloomy to more melodic moods, such as in Il Re De Ieri. It is an album to listen to closely, preferably in one bit.

The musicianship is top-notch and Galifi's vocals are very passionate and powerful, yet at times also subtle as in Superuomo. The production is good though of course the drums sound a bit flat by today's standard (here it is indeed interesting to compare the more aggressive but very clear drum sound of the rerecording from 2012). But Pit Corradi's keyboard and organ sound is absolutely fabulous and really adds a great quality to the overall sound.

The lyrics are very interesting and at times quite complicated. Surely, however, they were not fascist or right-wing oriented (as the band also makes clear in the booklet of their rerecording). In fact, Nietzsche himself strongly opposed nationalist and xenophobic tendencies, which should make it clear that the concept of the Superhuman is not meant to be the fascist idea it was unfortunately later made to be. And I believe that this album's lyrics are not meant to represent this either. They are devoted to the philosophy and in my opinion add to the quality of this album as they are very thoughtful (a good translation can be found on arlequins.it).

It is a shame that Museo Rosenbach did not produce more material in the 70s as composer Moreno seems to have been in a very inspired phase when he wrote this album: there are simply no musical flaws I could point to. But then, maybe it is the singularity of this album that adds even more to the name of Museo Rosenbach. Do yourself a favour and get this album, which is luckily now widely available in various formats (CD, LP and digital).

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars MUSEO ROSENBACH hasn't exactly been the most prolific band in the World when it comes to creating music. They released their classic "Zarathustra" back in 1973 and that was followed up by "Exit" released in 2000 then this record "Barbarica" released in 2013. There certainly is a lot to like with their most recent album but there's also some rather unconvincing sections in my opinion.

"Il Respiro Del Pianeta" is the almost 14 minute epic and it opens the proceedings in style. It opens with an almost dirge-like atmosphere before the vocals arrive after a minute. The vocals stop and the music picks up with some nice guitar. A powerful soundscape follows before it settles in sounding very Italian with that accordion. The vocals are back as this song continues to shift. Organ and heavy guitar come in after 5 1/2 minutes but again the song continues to change in tempo and mood. "La Coda Del Diavolo" is melancholic with laid back vocals and the violin really adds to the sadness. It kicks in hard after 3 minutes. Drums to the fore as we get this driving rhythm and the organ joins in as well. I'm not a fan of this driving section and the passionate vocals.

"Abbandonati" features tribal-like drumming and flute early on then multi- vocals come in that I don't like. Some heavy guitar comes and goes then it settles around 2 minutes with vocals. Nice bass 3 1/2 minutes in and the heaviness will come and go. "Fiore Di Vendetta" opens with synths before we get some metalish guitar with organ. It calms right down and flute joins in. Reserved vocals after 2 minutes then it turns more powerful 3 1/2 minutes in before calming down once again. It's heavy before 5 minutes and the vocals return as well. "Il Re Del Circo" ends the album and it opens with flute and gentle guitar. It becomes heavier before a minute but it settles back again quickly with relaxed vocals but they do get passionate at times. Some nice drum work and I also like the organ here. Aggressive guitar joins in as well as it picks up with vocals. Not a fan of the fast paced vocals and sound though. Drums and synths standout late.

Clearly this album is but a shadow of their classic recording "Zarathustra" but there's lots to like here too. I wish the mellotron was more prominent and that the modern vibe was toned down. 3 stars.

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Progulator
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A band with no small reputation that has certainly managed to spread their albums out over the years (3 in 40 years, to be exact), Museo Rosenbach is hardly a small name when it comes to the classic RPI scene, and 2013 sees the release of Barbarica. No matter how you spin it, when you have a record in your catalogue of the caliber of 1973′s Zarathustra, the expectations are high, and in this case I would say that Museo Rosenbach was a bit short in reaching them, releasing an album that in my opinion had its ups and downs. On the upside there are some great vocal lines, such as the ominous vocal presence in "Il respiro del pianeta," and the powerful melodies of "Fiori di vendetta." Instrumentally speaking, there were some grand moments, such as the fabulous keyboard solo and epic climax of "Abandonati." On the other hand, there were segments of songs and transitions that felt a bit disjointed, such as when the electric instruments come in on "La coda del diavolo," leaving the impression of riff cutting and pasting. Regardless, Barbarica is a decent album and fans of the band will no doubt be happy to have another release from this great band. And besides, I'm thrilled to see them live next year at Baja Prog, where I'm sure they'll full on deliver the goods.
 Zarathustra by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 1973
4.29 | 677 ratings

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Zarathustra
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mr. Mustard

5 stars While not their only album, Museo Rosenbach's Zarathustra is by far their best, and certainly one of, if not the best RPI offering. The album takes the best of the Italian genre and mushes it into what could only be described as a flawless album from beginning to end. The energy and intensity is at an undeniable high, but is balanced by more atmospheric and melodic moments to give this a very diverse feel.

As mentioned, the basic style of this album is rooted in the intensity of Banco, the melody of PFM, and the prevalent keyboard work of Le Orme. The admirable thing then perhaps is their ability to sound completely unique despite carrying this combination.

Musically, the album is filled to the brim with energy and intensity. Ideas are mostly upbeat and flow from one to the next in rapid succession. Despite this, there is no shortage of theme development, leaving the listener engaged, yet allowing the album to become cohesive. This is something I believe only a few bands achieve, and is probably the strongest point of the album.

It is a bit harder to talk on a song to song basis, as each song offers something unique to the album such that a single one doesn't truly stand out. It is for this reason why I believe this is one of the more consistent listens from beginning to end. However, I believe one would need only listen to the beautiful main theme in 'Il tempio delle clessidre' or the crushing opening riff and organ work of 'Degli Uomini' to have a good understanding of the album.

This is without a doubt a masterpiece. Exciting, engaging, creative; the vocals are superb and the production leaves plenty of breathing room. This is as flawless an album as I can think of.

10/10

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Zahler

4 stars Like more than a few folks on here, I am of the opinion that Museo Rosenbach's Zarathustra is one of the top few best albums of Rock Progressivo Italiano, and I also believe that that album stands up well alongside many of the better known classics from England such as Close to the Edge, Meddle, Tarkus, and Larks Tongues in Aspic.

Thirty years after the release of this RPI classic, Museo Rosenbach has reformed and produced a new studio record. Singer Galifi, who performed on one of the best album of modern prog, the debut by Il Tempio Delle Clessidre, and some other original Museo members, including the drummer Golzi, are aboard this incarnation. The result is the album Barbarica, a piece that asserts itself right away and remains inspired for its duration.

Barbarica is more technical and modern than Zarathustra for sure, and far less obviously retro than the Flower King types (who I'm not really into), even though Museo is centered on older guys who were there the first time around. In fact, this album doesn't feel retro at all, but like people from another era doing what they do and in many ways embracing a more modern sound for their proggy compositions. This feels as modern as Deep Purple's Purpendicular did in the 90s---and evinces a similar amount of inspiration.

While I definitely prefer the warmer more spacious analog sound of Zarathustra, the clean, sharp and loud production of Barbarica definitely fits the more technical bits in songs like Il Re Del Circo, and the overdriven tone of the guitar occasionally sounds metallic, but never remains prominent in the mix that way for too long. The leads that leap from the speakers throughout the album recall some of Belew's finest moments in King Crimson, and the ambitious opener Il Respiro Del Planeta is a marvel of ever-evolving and continuously changing songwriting.

Other than the colder/louder sound, the only disappointment for me was that the album lacks the incredible drumming of Zarathustra, even though it is the same player (plus thirty years...). Golzi is very solid on this new one, and occasionally plays some tasty fills, but on Zarathustra it sounded like he was conquering a planet.

Although Barbarica doesn't have the pinnacle highs of Zarathustra, it also has none of the mistakes of that excellent debut, such as the unwanted fade out in the first epic song or the occasional wacky vocals that aren't quite "on." Thirty years later, Museo Rosenbach proffers RPI music that is more technical, more confident, a bit more logical, and more consistently well sung than they originally did: Their return is a grand success.

Bravo!

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars I seem to love this subgenre and Museo Rosenbach's latest was one more nice experience. They have been around for over fourty years and "Barbarica" is their third record, thirteen years since the last one. The cover shows a very coloured face in front of a purple, red and brown background. The album has a normal length and contains five tracks. We have seven musicians on this record: Stefano Galifi sings, Alberto Moreno plays bass and mellotron, Giancarlo Golzi drums, Sandro Livra plays guitar, Max Borelli plays guitar and sings, Fabio Meggetto plays keyboards and Andy Senis plays bass and sings.

The album has always everything you can creve from a band in this genre. It sounds professional and they do a greta job with the instruments. Perhaps I had wanted anything more from the compositions. Perhaps I will come back to this and rate it up one star. Right now three stars feels most fair. I felt I lacked originaity and progressivity in the music, as like the band were playing like the symphonic law book. But still it's very honest and nice. So this is a strong three star record.

All compositions are good so here we have an even record. "Il respiro del pianeta" was the most lengthy track and a nice one. The best though was "Abbandonati" and "Il re del circo". I also must say the main voice is great in this album even if I lack some form or uniqueness. The album is both symphonic and expressive. A fine exemple of nowadays prog rock. I think it's a record which will grow - call this review immature if you want. Worth checking out!

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ProgShine
Collaborator Errors & Omissions Team

4 stars Italian Progressive bands have always been a kind of mystery. First, because they have been always releasing tons of albums since the end of 60's and throughout 70's. But not just that. There have always been bands releasing albums, especially in the 90's and forward. What was always weird, is that they release an album and fade away in the haze of time?

In the last years many bands that were considered 70's giants came back to life. Many bands that had only one album and it has always been classified as big classics of the golden era of Prog Rock came back to record. Locanda Delle Fate, Alphataurus, Antonius Rex and Osage Tribe are few examples of bands that released new studio album during last year. Also, the two biggest names of that country, Le Orme and Premiata Forneria Marconi released new albums in the last 2 or 3 years.

One of this bands that returned with total power is Museo Rosenbach This Italian band recorded one album only back in the 70's, the classic Zarathustra (1973), and vanished just some months after that. In 2012 a new line-up of Museo Rosenbach featuring original members Stefano 'Lupo' Galifi (vocals), Giancarlo Golzi (drums) and Alberto Moreno (keyboards) with new members Sandro Libra (guitars), Max Borelli (guitars), Fabio Meggetto (keyboards) and Andy Senis (bass) released a CD containing a remake of their 1973 classic called Zarathustra - Live In Studio (2012). This year they surprised many people by releasing a brand new album, Barbarica (2013).

The album comes wrapped in all the 70's details that most proggers love. Digipack in Gategold sleeve, 5 songs that spam around 40 minutes, the 70's sound style and of course, a conceptual album.

Barbarica (2013) tells a story based on a world that is dominated by an instinctive violence, this violence brings the civilization back to its primitive barbaric state. So the band tries to tell a story of a world that is lost and torn apart by wars and, of course, by man itself.

When the opening track 'Il Respiro Del Pianeta' starts you can see that the band still has power and the best thing, doesn't try to emulate new bands or new sounds, they go where they were good once, the Symphonic Prog Italian style. Over 13 minutes of great Prog. 'La Coda Del Diavolo' continues the quality of the first track, this time with some heavier passages. One thing to notice is that Stefano Galifi still has a powerful voice even after 40 years.

'Abbandonati' is enigmatic and abuses from the keyboards and guitars. By the way, great use of guitars by the new members Sandro Libra and Max Borelli. 'Fiore Di Vendetta' is a bit more Hard Rock and 'Il Re Del Circo' starts slowly but soon gains strength, Giancarlo Golzi drums on this track seem a bit sloppy, but everything turn out to be alright in the end.

Some people might say: "What's the point in a band like Museo Rosenbach to come back in 2013?" In times like ours that we have all these Prog bands that are supposed to 'sound modern' and all these bands that wanted to be on 70's but weren't. Museo Rosenbach is the finest answer around. They were there on the top of the Prog wave, they released one of the more important albums on that golden era. And on top of that, Barbarica (2013) is a hell of a comeback with some superb music and experienced musicians. This is a definitely 'must have' album!

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Nightfly
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars One of the greatest, if not the greatest Italian prog album of the last few years was the debut from Il Tempio Delle Clessidre. An album that really captured the essence of what is so special about Italian prog. Symphonic prog at its best full of stunning melodies and soaring instrumental work it was one of the highlights of 2010. Of note was the fact that the band featured none other than vocalist Stefano " Lupo" Galifi from legendary Italian sympnonic prog band Museo Rosenbach. Since making one album with Il Tempio Delle Clessidre he's jumped ship and joined the reformed Museo Rosenbach which also features two other original members - Albert Moreno on bass and drummer Giancarlo Golzi. Along with four new members Barbarica is their first new album (not including the live in the studio reworking of the their classic Zarathustra).

Like fellow Italians Alphataurus, who've also made a recent and unexpected comeback, they've produced a solid effort though it won't be troubling Zarathustra for best album status in their catalogue. Also like Alphataurus its slick and well played though just a little sterile and lacks the compelling nature of their masterpiece. Nevertheless the five compositions are good to very good symphonic prog with heavy touches with some pleasing instrumental work alongside Galifi's very capable vocals. A welcome return then but whether Galifi lives to regret leaving Il Tempio Delle Clessidre remains to be seen, who seem more at the cutting edge of the current RPI scene, long awaited second album due in a few months I believe. 3 ½ stars.

 Exit by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.29 | 24 ratings

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Exit
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
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3 stars ''Zarathustra'' was more or less regarded as an album created by fascists due to its extreme cover and lyrics and Museo Rosenbach disbanded after some concerts during the summer of 73' with Giancarlo Golzi continuing as a member of the Pop Rock act Matia Bazar.Fast forward some 25 years Golzi along with Alberto Moreno re-established the group with new members Andrea Biancheri on vocals, Marco Balbo on guitars, Marioluca Bariona and Sergio Cossu both on keyboards.Between December 98' and December 99' the new MR formation created the album ''Exit'', which was released in 2000 on Nuova Carisch, the new name of the old Disco Carisch label.

Forget about the bombastic, heavy and complex sound of the old Museo Rosenbach.''Exit'' is basically a melodic Italian Rock album with a beautiful lyrical approach and occasional progressive vibes at moments, the focus though remains an atmospheric song-based style with limited yet interesting instrumental parts.New singer Biancheri has a nice, sensational voice, offering rare emotions, and the music seems to have been built around his warm vocals.Music is quite laid-back with a deep sense of melody, based on synths and guitars, following the new Art Rock trend.Some parts of the album have a good orchestral sound among the more accesible themes, while here and there the listener faces the old side of the group through some carefully-placed organ and Mellotron washes.However the sound actually never escapes the easy path of melodic and atmospheric Rock, so you shouldn't expect any kind of intricate interplays or complicated instrumental lines from ''Exit''.

If you reach this album as an old Museo Rosenbach fan, then the game is lost.For what it is, ''Exit'' is a great album full of emotional moments and great melodies.Recommended, but be sure to listen to this new formation as a totally new entry with no comparisons to the vintage years of the group.

 Barbarica by MUSEO ROSENBACH album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.48 | 61 ratings

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Barbarica
Museo Rosenbach Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by coasterzombie

3 stars Rosenbach is back!

The latest in a trend of classic RPI bands reuniting for one more round, Museo Rosenbach join the ranks of Alphataurus, Locanda Delle Fate, and Garybaldi with new releases in the last year. Of those, only Alphataurus has offered a new studio recording, which Barbarica easily tops in both originality and authenticity. Original Museo members "Lupo" Galifi, Giancarlo Golzi, and Alberto Moreno are again joined by guitarists Sandro Libra and Max Borelli, bassist Andy Senis, and keyboard player Fabio Meggetto as on the Zarathustra Live in Studio album. These new recruits are able to achieve the rarely possible task of breathing new life into an old band while maintaining that group's original sensibility. Barbarica actually sounds like Museo Rosenbach, which is amazing considering the amount of time passed and changes in the musical landscape. A leaner, more aggressive band has emerged and while this suits the lyrical theme of war-torn civilization, it may rub some Museo stalwarts the wrong way. Heavy Prog has morphed into a hybrid Symphonic Metal genre that Museo Rosenbach seems to embrace, and this stylistic choice prevents the album from becoming a four-star affair in my book. Still, Barbarica is one of the better contemporary Italian Prog albums I've heard this year.

The album's centerpiece of course is the 14-minute "Il Respiro Del Pianeta" which hearkens immediately to the sound of 1973's classic Zarathustra. Though Barbarica never approaches the genius of that album, it keeps an eye to the past while trying new ideas. At times however, this new Museo relies a little too much on its own legacy and uses some of the same stylistic changes and mood shifts that so define the band's classic sound: In the first four minutes alone, no fewer than six distinct sections introduce "Il Respiro Del Pianeta," which borders on excess in my opinion. This Economy of Scale approach belies the individual members' contributions, and almost seems like too many cooks are stirring the broth. Though the sheer amount of compositional concepts is impressive, the transitions between them can feel forced in some cases. For instance, the pause at 5:30 as the song shifts from romantic balladry to testosterone-laden Hammond Rock...perhaps this respite was intentional but it seems like the band just couldn't find a way to get from point A to point B without simply stopping in between.

The remaining four tracks do a better job of progressing the identity of the band without being nostalgic. Lupo leads a determined bunch on "La Coda Del Diavolo," which reminds me a lot of his work with Il Tempo Delle Clessidre. "Abbandonati" reflects the album's cover art with its African themes and tribal chanting. "Fiore Di Vendetta" is the most modern sounding track here, and doesn't impress. "Il Re Del Circo" has a much darker tone and does the best job of blending the classic Museo sound with a new twist. Barbarica is a must-have for Contemporary Italian Prog fans; RPI collectors will no doubt be intrigued by its appeal, and even adventurous Heavy Prog listeners may find something to take away. The average Prog fan though will probably want to pass on Barbarica for now, and come back to it when a taste for foreign-language music has developed. Three really strong stars.

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