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Founded in Naples, Italy in 1969 (before as Battitori Selvaggi) - Disbanded in 1973 - Reformed in 1996

IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO formed with a line-up consisting of Lino Ajello (guitar), Giancarlo Stinga (drums), Marco Cecioni (guitar/vocals) and Michele Cupaiuolo (bass) using initially the name BATTITORI SELVAGGI. Despite avoiding the fate of many other Italian progressive bands of releasing one album and splitting up (they managed two) they still suffered from a lack of interest, the reason cited by some that they were too advanced for the time, which ultimately led to a split in 1973.

Their recording career started with the single "Neve Calda" in 1969 followed the following year by the album "Sirio 2222". Not really displaying much in the way of progressive rock at this stage the album was more in the psychedelic/blues rock vein with one foot still firmly in the sixties. 1971 saw a change of line-up with Cecione and Cupaiuolo leaving. They were replaced by on keyboards/vocals, Gianni Leone, who was in the original line-up of CITTA FRONTALE and bassist Vito Manzari, formerly of QUELLE STRANE COSE CHE, a band from Rome who despite doing some recording for RCA never managed to release anything. The addition of keyboards to the band's sound was to prove an inspired move and change the dynamics of their sound drastically. Their second album "Ys", which over time has become to be regarded as a classic by many RPI fans, was a much more sophisticated affair. Bearing no resemblance to "Sirio 2222" it saw a move towards symphonic prog with a very busy playing style containing elements of jazz and classical influences. An English language version was also prepared but didn't see a release until 1992.

After the split in 1973 one more release in the form of a single titled "La Tua Casa Comoda" saw the light of day, but only featured Stinga and Leone from the "Ys" line-up. Leone went on to a solo career as LEO NERO and released two albums. Many years later he returned with a new line-up of IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO where he was the only member of the seventies incarnation. He was joined by bassist Romolo Amichi and drummer Ugo Vantini and they released the live album "Trys" in 1999. More live shows with yet another rhythm section featuring drummer Adolfo Ramundo and bassist Marco Capozi later resulted in a DVD being released in 2008 titled "Live In Rome."

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2.91 | 90 ratings
Sirio 2222
1970
4.24 | 606 ratings
Ys
1972
3.00 | 3 ratings
Cuma 2016 DC
2016

IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.76 | 24 ratings
Trys
1999
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Official Bootleg
2020

IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.04 | 12 ratings
Live In Rome
2008

IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.34 | 13 ratings
Il Re Del Castello
1990
3.33 | 3 ratings
Il Balletto di Bronzo e l'Idea del Delirio Organizzato
2009

IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.67 | 3 ratings
Neve Calda
1969
3.50 | 2 ratings
Si, Mi Mama
1970
5.00 | 2 ratings
La Tua Casa Comoda
1973
3.57 | 18 ratings
Ys (English versions)
1992

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 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Ys
Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by zeuhl1
Collaborator RPI Team

5 stars Once you get past the big three in Italian prog (PFM, le Orme and Banco), there are some lesser known gems that are some of the most important albums in not only RPI, but all of prog -Museo Rosenbach, Osanna and Balletto di Bronzo being the best examples. This album is certainly one of the most important and rewarding releases in that category.

Balletto di Bronzo's only release with Gianni Leone is a masterwork that is essential for anyone exploring RPI, but also is an album that should reside in every serious prog rock collection. A quick warning, this isn't the usual pastoral flute and acoustic guitar driven typical romantic and symphonic journey that many Italian bands usually get labeled and lumped together with. This is a frantic and colossal work that is a masterpiece of the prog era. Influences dart in and out-Tarkus era ELP, Van der Graaf Generator of the Pawn Hearts era, some King Crimson-but this album is clearly greater than the sum of its influences.

The album is constructed as a suite, and after some Italian horror-esque female vocals set the mood, we are off. Slightly out of tune swirling moogs frantically push the initial theme of the 15 minute Introduzione. Fans of A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers will enjoy the moods created-more complex and even more unsettling than the VDGG comparison. Electric guitar and mellotron create slow counterpoints to subsequent flurries of piano and organ (Leone, the lead vocalist, is also a keyboardist that can give Keith Emerson a run for his money on piano, organ and synthesizer) along with some twisted guitar effects that bounce several times back and forth in a dance of madness reminiscent of some of the more potent moments on Osanna's masterpiece Palepoli. The pace continues recklessly with piano contrapuntal duels with drums and organ while the guitarist Lino Anjello tears things apart on top of it all. A harpsichord motif is the denouemont of an amazing side of actively unsettling prog. It is but a brief respite until we flip and....

Side two begins with some startling declamations from Leone shouting until the furious pace is instantly picked up. Chaos straight from the more disturbing sections of In the Court of the Crimson King set the tone immediately. A brisk walking jazz bassline brings the intensity back a hair, but the stabs of organ/drum combined with a crawling fuzz guitar keep things from getting too settled. Soon, we are back on the roller coaster-some strangled moog and vocals alternate with Tarkus-esque flurries of action that exceed anything ELP was able to ever pull off. Without blinking, we are thrust into the closing piece, Epilogo. More classically oriented than most of the rest of the album, Leone's vocals strain while odd rhythms lurch underneath. Finally the accelerated pace of the album abates for a bit of tinkling piano over slow bass and quiet electric guitar jazz improvs as Leone's audibly takes several breaths, accentuating the pace of what has come before us already. The guitar then starts a slow march with extremely unsettling over the top tremolo while piano scales randomly up and down and the female vocals inject some of the Goblin styled horror we began with. The tempo slows to a crawl and we head towards more silence than music remisniscent of the quiet interlude in the Court of the Crimson King before a near Philip Glass exposition of keyboard, vocal and bass arpeggios bring the whole suite to a delirious and joyous end, with unsettling voices leaving us with an ending that makes you want more, now. One of the few albums in the history of rock that I physically felt upset when it was over. (Perhaps Close to the Edge gave me a similar feeling when I first encountered that album over four decades ago.)

Overall, themes dart in and out, but it is hard to think of this work as consisting of songs so much as it is a whole and singular work, one that takes a person on a well thought out roller coaster ride from the drop of the needle on side one to the final vocal flourishes that leave the story seemingly unfinished for the listener. A mighty achievement and a blockbuster of Italian prog. Absolutely essential listening.

Perhaps some will be put off by Leone's anguished and passionate vocals in a tenor range...this album is not for everyone. Other than Leone's clear skills on keyboards, this isn't an album where 'virtuoso' gets bandied about, and one can point to impressive soloing--instead it is a quartet that plays as a unit where personal attention is subsumed by a group effort of staggering import.

I found the non gatefold Italian reissue from 1974 that is produced from the original stampers, and it is pristine in sound quality. Vinyl fans should seek this out as the first 1972 Italian pressing is hitting some astronomical prices.

Five stars

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mark-P

4 stars This album is considered by many as one of the best in RPI genre. Released in 1972 by second line-up of Il Balletto di Bronzo, introduced Gianni Leone in keyboard section and vocal and Vito Manzari in bass.

There are 5 tracks (with one or two bonus tracks, depend on the version of release), all of them have strong progressive elements with a blend of jazz (extensive use of snare drums and cymbals, and dynamic bassline). The complexity of the tracks is challenging, and may take several spins before one can digest them. Too bad I could not find the English translation of the lyrics (would be more entertaining way to enjoy a concept album). There was an English version of this album, with only 2 tracks (and most reviewers say that it consists of demo version of the song).

Introduzione is the 15-minute first track. Complex time signatures and mood changes. Good guitar work in this part, with elaborated sound effects, mellotron / moog galore, and fast pace drums.

The next three tracks : the first, second and third encounter each lasts between 3 to 5 minutes. Many of good progressive moments in those tracks.

The last track Epilogo lasts 11 minutes. This is my favourite track. Very dark and aggressive composition, showing their high level of musicianship. The high-pitch human voice, vibrating sounds of guitar and keyboards (including dissonant sound of background piano) in the middle of the track is really a thrilling moment (a bit of metal prog atmosphere here).

While I appreciate much this work, I could not find themes or structured flow. To me the band seems like a bit too far in improvising in some tracks. But above all, I admire this work and their level of musicianship, and would agree to see it as one of the best in RPI scene.

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by jeromach

5 stars Ys is about worshipping and love. Its subject is you, the listener. Diving into it feels like being honoured, as if it was written and performed just for you.

What more can I say? Raw Italian beauty, as only the Italians could make at the time.

Because of the magic, the craftmanship, the outstanding performance - I could rattle on for ages - it deserves nothing less than the full five stars.

It needs some time to fully get into it, but that is not uncommon for any true great piece of progressive musical art. In fact it more or less guarantees large amounts of listening joy seeming to be fresh for ever and never able to start to bore.

 Sirio 2222 by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1970
2.91 | 90 ratings

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Sirio 2222
Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by RisingForce

4 stars Il Balletto Di Bronzo born in the first wave of Italian Prog signing their first work in 1970 (Sirio 2222) and we can say they contribute to the start the road of the Italian Prog together with the bands like New Trolls, The Trip, Le Orme, Gleeman and those who released an album between 1969/1970 and following this sounds transformation and (Sirio 2222) is an album that is affected by this influence of the early 70s with a Progressive contaminated by acid psychedelic and hard/heavy rock with powerful electric guitars, by Lino Ajello channeling the dark, jagged energy of Jimmy Page, Adrian Gurvitz, and Jeff Beck.

Il Balletto Di Bronzo absorbed the influences of (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix experience, The Yardbirds, Gun) but from there it moved into an inspired and decisive musical space; the overwhelming power of the band and the great melodies and with that "Mediterranean flavor ", what has made many Italian Prog productions unique and different.

Unfortunately the album even if released for RCA was not appreciated by critics in Italy when it was released in those years and still today is considered by Italian music critics to be a not a very important album between (beat - pop rock) it's absolutely a judgment that does not suit this album and totally wrong.

This hasty judgment maybe because it's a totally different record from its predecessor (YS) capitulated by Gianni Leone the new entry on keyboards projecting the group to new sounds, abandoning the hard/heavy rock and bringing the band into more technical and virtuosity avant-garde sounds of the Progressive genre with the album (YS) which came out in 1972.

Two completely different albums from each other but two albums have definitely remained in the history of this musical genre.

Sirio 2222 even if it did not have much consensus in their country the album found a lot of interest and success from fans of the genre around the world in the following years with new reissues of the album and website about the band.

No wonder t's a band like "Nurse With Wound" from a different genre like "industrial/noise/dark ambient/drone" cited Il Balletto di Bronzo and Sirio 2222 as an influence..

Definitely four stars ****

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Ys
Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys (1972)

Heavy jazzy basslines, up-tempo drumming, pinchy distorted guitar, loads of keyboard fanaticism and hellish vibes garantue for a lot of excitement - perhaps a bit too much for the avarage Italian prog listener. 'Ys' is among the rare Italian progressive rock records that is both professional and well-recorded.

The album consists of longer tracks in which mostly up-tempo themes are explored, with some symphonic moments the avarage RPI listener will surely enjoy. During the more intense parts Il Balletto di Bronzo sounds like an Italian marriage between early Keith Emerson and Pawn Hearts era Van der Graaf Generator. I expect a majority of listeners will find this album a bit too psychedelic and heavy on the stomach, but I myself can find moments where I can really enjoy such an intense experience. After a few spins the listener finds that there aren't actually that much different part & themes on this album, which makes it easier to digest. I myself like the high pitched Italian vocals with a sweet tone of voice but an almost spooked out performence at times. All instruments in the band are played very well, but the bass-player stands out for me because of the groovy yet melodic lines.

Conclusion. If you like your symphonic prog intense and doomish this is a great pick! Four stars.

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

5 stars Some albums just make your freak flag fly full staff. YS by the Rock Progressivo Italiano band IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO (the bronze ballet) makes mine fly more than an erection of a horny pony off of Prince's "Lovesexy" album. This album is in a world of its own which incorporates the best of the best as its stomping grounds and for that I am quite enamored since I can't seem to get enough of this eclectic concoction that is a progressive rock version of a wet dream. This album simply satisfies my musical needs on every level and has thus become one of those rare "desert isle" must-haves because of the simple fact it incorporates so much in a single album that it is a near panooptic view of everything prog in the most exciting year of 1972.

Lyrically speaking, non-Italian speakers will not understand that this is a concept album about a man who is the sole survivor left on planet Earth who makes a journey and mysteriously disappears. The mythical city YS is not Italian at all and is actually a Celtic creation that supposedly existed off the coast of Brittany in modern day France. The city represents a magnificent and outstandingly beautiful city in Europe and how it went to hell in a hand basket because of the way it was governed. Hmmm...

Although IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO started out as a hard rock band with their debut album "Sirio 222" they caught the prog bug and went for the jugular in their approach of no holding back on this 2nd album. They simply incorporated every musical trick in the musical universe and deftly honed every possible development to create one of the most satisfying progressive rock albums there is to be had . Upon first listen you may deem this to be the centerpiece of the musical demented and the sonically insane and for that conclusion I cannot rightfully disagree. The fact is that this is extremely complex music that requires a multitude of listens to be able to even come close to "getting" what is going on here. I pride myself on being on the extreme edge of musical "eclecticness" and I must wholeheartedly admit that this release has taken me countless listens to appreciate in its entirety to the level that I appreciate it as I currently do.

This album will test your patience. All I can say is don't let it dissuade you. There are melodies to had. There are progressive fits of wanktitude as well. There is basically everything musically under the sun that makes its way into this recording. Simply don't have any expectations except for the most unorthodox and semi-accessibly bizarre outputs of any musical entity and you just might be able to appreciate this high point in progressive music. It really does reward but not upon first listen. It demands your dedicated attention but in the end won't disappoint. Masterpiece!!!

If you're disappointed by the fact the band broke up after this simply listen to the very well performed pop rock bonus track "La Tua Casa Comoda" that adorns my remastered CD and you would realize how they would have to go down the same path as many progressive bands of the day and realize that releasing an album or two and disbanding may have been the best strategy for musical integrity. Let your freak fly high and embrace this most dizzifying and monstrous concoctions of progressive rock in its full fury. YS is mysterious. YS is energetic. YS is a freakin' full-fledged all encompassing progressive rock experience. I can think of few recordings as progressive as this one and as deserving as the fullest of 5 stars that shine as brightly as this in the vast darkened skies.

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Il Balletto di Bronzo is to me an over rated band, I mean Ys album released in 1972 is a good one but fail to impress me big time. It is considered one of the most well known prog albums from italian school and aswell one of the best. Ok, the music is very much ok , but the vocal arrangements distract, I really don't like it, is odd and unintrsting. There are some powerful hammond here, and some lenghty instrumental sections, that a quite like, but always the vocal parts are quite irriating. Anyway I do considered overall a good album, but no more then that, to me is not among the greates italian records ever. The opening track Introduzione is the best by far. 3 stars to this odd album.
 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.24 | 606 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars One of the legendary and darker Italian Prog bands of all-time, Il Balletto di Bronzo came from Napoli and were formed as Battitori Selvaggi inl ate-70's.Marco Cecioni on guitars/vocals, Lino Ajello on guitars, Michele Cupaiuolo on bass and Giancarlo Stinga were the original line-up, that put up the ''Sirio 2222'' album in 1971 on RCA, actually a good Heavy/Psychedelic Rock album.Afterwards Cupaiuolo and Cecione left the band to be replaced by keyboardist Gianni Leone and bassist Vito Manzari.The entrance of Leone brough a significant change to style as presented on the second album ''Ys'', released in 1972 on Polydor.

Considered by many prog listeners as a masterpiece of Progressive Rock, ''Ys'' kicks off with the long ''Introduzione'', a mix of complex Symphonic Rock ala E.L.P. and typical Italian Hard Prog of the OSAGE TRIBE/JUMBO school.With absolutely angular guitar riffs and solos and a Gianni Leone spreading out all his keyboard talent, the composition is characterized by its mournful Mellotron interludes, the sudden synth breaks and the powrerful organ washes, as ''Introduzione'' changes tempos and moods in a blink of an eye, making it at the same time a rather inconsistent but strangely attractive listening at the same time.The irritating vocals of Leone, already present from the start, continue on ''Primo incontro'' with its bizzare rhythms supported by sharp, psychedelic guitars and the dreamy harsichord of Leone in another schizophenic arrangement.''Secondo Incontro'' is closer to MUSEO ROSENBACH, a passionate track where alternating Mellotron, flute strings and organs complete a frenetic trip into Il Balletto di Bronzo's adventurous skills.''Terzo Incontro'' combines the very complex Prog of the band with another poetic performance by Leone, based on loose individual performances, like Leone and Ajello work for a different direction.Another complete madness by the group.''Epilogo'' is propably the most consistent of all tracks.Incredible dual keyboard/piano parts with a pounding rhythm section meet a more theatrical and softer side of the group, although a mad atmosphere remains definitely present with over-the-top vocals and abstract jams at moments.However the magnificent piano lines next to the bombastic Mellotron notes offer one of the most unique moments of the album.

The following year Il Balletto di Bronzo split up because of personal arguments and the last single ''La tua casa comoda'' was only played by Leone and Stinga.A rather accesible track, included in many CD reissues of ''Ys'', presenting the more melodic, easy-going still proggy side of the group.Leone released a couple of albums as Leo Nero in late-70's, while the rest of the group moved to Sweden without any further traces.During the 90's Leone fronted the revival of Il Balletto di Bronzo with Romolo Amici on bass and Ugo Vantini on drums, both of Divae fame (whom he helped in their sole release ''Determinazione''), a comeback which lasted till late-00's alongside bass player Marco Capozi and drummer Adolfo Ramundo.

''Ys'' is a strange album indeed.Magnificent and masterful at moments, but maybe a bit too loose and slightly abstract, although the band could produce some really personal atmospheres.Anyway this album is highly recommended for any lover of Classic Italian Prog and strongly recommended to the rest, especially those deep into haunting, doomy and bombastic Progressive Rock...3.5 stars.

 Ys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Guldbamsen
Special Collaborator Retired Admin

5 stars The joyful sensation of being shot out of a canon

Some albums fortunately escape categorisation - quite simply because they are impossible to pin down. They bask in the sunlight of their own unnatural ways and give to you something unique and at times bonkers as cats. I've read a couple of reviews that relegated Ys as the album you never remember anything from. I don't feel that way though. Every inch of this record is deeply ingrained in my cerebral cortex, even if the moods change at the drop of the hat, only not in a Gentle Giant way, but far more monstrous and psychedelic.

With Arthur Brown on Italian vocals teaming up with ELP, Amon Düül ll, Gong, Area, Van Damme Generator, King Crimson and a 70s version of The Mars Volta, Il Balletto di Bronzo jump through hoops and burning buildings like the best of them. This is flexible music right here people - it bends and writhes - transforms evolves, takes nosedives on purpose only to jump back on it's feet - sprint, galloping furiously across the plains. If you want an album with loads of surprises, complex sections and a groove that'll frighten pacemaker patients, then Ys is your go to album from now on. It's just about the most successful attempt at creating a true Frankenstein monster out of sound.

You get insanely jittery classical pianos, gooey spacey guitars see-sawing back and forth in the music, and rides that scoop up everything fabulous and shiny from the spacey jazz rock of Canterbury. This last trade really comes to the fore in the tune Epilogo that starts out wonderfully erratic and symphonic, recalling a strangely confused Emerson composing freeform in the shed following a rather large tonic of vodka and coke. Eventually the temper jolts back into a slow groove, and the bass and drums commence a wild and beautiful duet taking you places only known to hawks and mountain climbing giraffes. It almost feels like Gong, but then again it's something completely different.

Melody wise you'll be reaching for your spare brain though...... It's not totally bereft of melody, but remarkably so they often only exist in some 30 seconds, and then the course shifts, gives you a wet Willy and embarks on an entirely new heading. Still with that good old piano and the additional leads you get from keyboards, harpsichord, Hammond organ, Mellotron and Moog - you often find yourself able to whistle small fractions of this album during awkward bus rides and occasionally while you're listening to the album itself. You gotta be quick about it though, or else you'll miss it!

Il Balletto di Bronzo's main course is obviously not for people with sensitive stomachs, but if you've got a thing for grooves - like in an infinitely funky, earth moving music that'll rustle up your kidneys, then you are looking at the mother load right here. As strange as it seems, I tend to think of Ys as a masterpiece of fusion sage rated RPI and symphonic Krautrock - one that relies heavily on grooves, and moreover a superhuman focus on establishing concord with only those - make them work and zing - funnelling them maniacally into the machine and see what comes out on the other side.

34985 stars and a free sightseeing tour to the loony bin.

 Trys by BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL album cover Live, 1999
2.76 | 24 ratings

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Il Balletto Di Bronzo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by coasterzombie

1 stars I've debated for a while whether one-star reviews serve any purpose and if I should even bother writing them; well, this came on the iPod shuffle the other day and I decided that someone needs to know how truly awful it is. Maybe awful is too strong a word, but it is definitely below average and just poor enough to not even warrant a two-star rating. Unnecessary is the first word that comes to mind. Trys is marginally unlistenable and only of interest to Il Balletto di Bronzo completists or concert collectors.

Trys is a live album recorded in 1996 and released in 1999. Keyboardist and singer Gianni Leone used the Il Balletto di Bronzo moniker for what is essentially a solo album - he is the only original member of the group in participation. Obviously the main draw here is going to be the live rendering of that group's seminal 1972 album, Ys. Unfortunately, there is about twenty minutes of filler to sit through while waiting for it. The only track of interest is "Donna Vittoria," b- side to the "La Tua Casa Comoda" single released shortly after Ys. This version however is an industrial-tinged creepfest - any redeeming qualities of the original are completely obliterated and replaced with a cheap facsimile. This seriously sounds like music played by robots.

Once the Ys suite begins we see that Gianni Leone's voice has not aged that well but he has managed to amass an amazing collection of throwaway digital synthesizers and effects pedals, all of which will be used ad nauseam. The sound is a lot like like what Yes was doing circa Keys to Ascension, which permeated most of the mid-nineties and is the main reason I try to avoid that period of progressive music. If you like that sound then this may be your cup of tea, but it assuredly isn't mine. My main complaint is the utter ruination of a masterpiece such as Ys, and the decision to record and release it. The only positives I can find are the sound quality (which is quite good), and the competent drumming of Ugo Vantini. Other than that, Trys should be avoided at all costs.

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