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RANESTRANE

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Founded in Rome, Italy in 1998 - Still active as of 2019

The aim of the musicians involved in this project was to compose and perform a rock-opera, so they chose a famous Werner Herzog's film, "Nosferatu The Vampyre", and commented it with music and original lyrics. They started their live activity in 2000 and conceived their shows as a "cineconcerto", with the images of the Herzog's film flowing in the background. In 2006 they released their rock-opera on a self-produced studio album, a double CD called "Nosferatu il Vampiro", and they have continued with works based on "The Shining" and "2001: A Space Odyseey". They also have a live video, probably the best way to experience them as artistically envisioned. The present line up features Maurizio Meo (bass), Daniele Pomo (vocals, drums), Massimo Pomo (guitars) and Riccardo Romano (keyboards). Among their musical influences you can find bands like Goblin, PFM, BMS, Genesis, and Marillion, to name a few. Incidentally, the band makes up a large part of the reorganized Il Rovescio della Medaglia. [Todd]

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3.39 | 40 ratings
Nosferatu Il Vampiro
2007
3.61 | 41 ratings
Shining
2011
3.99 | 90 ratings
A Space Odyssey, Part One - Monolith
2013
3.92 | 96 ratings
A Space Odyssey, Part Two - H.A.L.
2015
3.87 | 116 ratings
A Space Odyssey, Final Part - Starchild
2018
3.97 | 51 ratings
The Wall
2020

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4.47 | 15 ratings
Monolith in Rome - A Space Odyssey Live
2015

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 The Wall by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.97 | 51 ratings

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The Wall
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by prog_traveller!!

4 stars When you embark on a project of this size there is always the possibility of success or failure. "The Wall" is one of the most legendary albums in the history of music. RanestRane, over a decade, have dedicated themselves to the musical remodeling of classic cinema material and after the great trilogy "A Space Odyssey" this band showed incredible possibilities and I felt obligated to pay attention to this album.

RanestRane, the Italian formation breaks away from their usual approach on this album in several ways. On the one hand, they are very much based on the original material, so "The Wall" is not a new setting, but more or less a tribute album, material was only reinterpreted with slightly modified sounds. Throughout the album there are plenty of sound elements that this band is known for, especially in a melodic sense. Usual quartet line-up Daniele Pomo - drums, vocals, Riccardo Romano - keyboards, vocals, Massimo Pomo - guitar, vocals and Maurizio Meo - bass, vocals, oriented themselves towards the film, and not towards the studio album so we have a different schedule of songs.

RanestRane certainly did their job well with small, nuanced changes, aadding two original instrumental inserts "Train Of Masks" and "Razorblades".

For me personally, this album is a success and a great combination of paying tribute to the band and the album, and adding their personal stamp (not excessively but as much as necessary).

 A Space Odyssey, Final Part - Starchild by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.87 | 116 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Final Part - Starchild
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by prog_traveller!!

4 stars The final part of RanestRane trilogy called "A Space Odyssey, Final Part Starchild" was released in 2018 and it represents a magnificent end to this story, passion and emotions together with true excellent musicianship. The band musically continues to deliver melodic, high-quality symphonic/Space prog which is pleasant, but with a lot of atmosphere and bombastic parts.

Like in the previous albums you can hear their very own sound, extremely independent musically and not to be compared with any band.

This album is more on the symphonic side which can be noticed from the beginning of the album with "L'insieme delle case". "Sognero' Mai" delivers a true heavy prog jam, an amazing Hammond organ solo which takes you to another world.

Stargate is an almost 15 minute epic and this piece delivers all of the bands glory and presenting highly accomplished way of delivering a true prog jewel. This composition has many different moods and tempo parts, which of course works perfectly to tell the story.

With this trilogy the band crafted a fantastic series of artistic music and on this ride you have space, heavy, symphonic prog, it lets you travel from a safe place to the edge and back, a must have.

 A Space Odyssey, Part Two - H.A.L. by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.92 | 96 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Part Two - H.A.L.
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by prog_traveller!!

4 stars A SPACE ODYSSEY, PART TWO - H.A.L. starts with Jupiter mission a really dreamy piece with keyboards followed by an operatic voice and leads us to Discovery One a really cool tune which at the beginning delivers a textbook space prog but it builds up to a RanestRane style of writing compositions.

What is really important to say is that this band goes beyond your standard space/psych prog and RPI. Throughout this album and the first part of SPACE ODYSSEY they really deliver a very different vibe of both space rock and RPI. Yes the elements are there, but the presentation of the pieces is really different and it sounds like nothing I have heard in this particular style.

Majestic keyboard and guitar playing, the high level of musicianship throughout, introduction of some operatic and other style female vocals really compliments this concept beautifully.

This album is a great continuation of the story, computer sounds and spoken parts are used to 'visualize' the story and it's an obligatory part of the concept, each and every composition is a must listen to, no weak tracks at all

 A Space Odyssey, Part One - Monolith by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.99 | 90 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Part One - Monolith
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by prog_traveller!!

4 stars RanestRane released theyr A SPACE ODYSSEY, PART ONE - MONOLITH in 2013.

The album starst with a 18 minute epic "Semi" that consists of seven parts. This piece of music is a real treat for the ears. Beautifly presented prog filled with ambiental space music combined together with the heavy drum sounds, fantastic bass, keyboards and guitar parts. The entire piece is composed in such a masterful manner and it takes you on an unforgettable ride. From a place of tranquillity to unsettling feeling and back, followed by various styles of music from space, heavy to jazz all presented by brilliant musicianship and a fantastic vocal performance.

Materna Luna continues in the same manner, but this time electric guitar takes the role of the leader, just great guitar work.

Beautiful "Clavius" leads us to "Il Monolito DI Tycho" a heavy nine minute tune, great modern take of guitar/Hammond riffing, heavy prog on the verge of metal. Heaviness is interrupted by a cheerful and carefree part. Second part of the song jet again gives us that trademark sound of the album.

This album is a fantastic showcase of the band that knows how to mix various styles and it's highly recommended.

 The Wall by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.97 | 51 ratings

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The Wall
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by alainPP

4 stars Ranestrane is known for his cover work on rock opera such as Noferatu or Kubrick's space odyssey. In the middle of the year, they are attacking the cover of the cult Pink Floyd album, namely the legendary "The Wall". They added two songs to this accasion telling the true story of Roger Waters' father himself during WWII; titles which do not denote in any way with the titles of the flamingos, more atmosphere "The Final Cut". They also included an extract of the song by Vera Lynn, worthy heroine of the concept album as an intro with the sound of the helicopter in the background. The interest of listening and buying this album is due to the fact that Ranestrane has allowed himself with a lot of daring to invert certain original titles, to rework their duration to surf on the Pink Floyd spirit while adding in fact different atmospheres and sounds. The instrumentations during the intros have been reworked and leave on soft, limpid and luxuriant atmospheres. The sound is less aggressive than the original, more in the sensitivity, the meditation as for the title "Mother" or "One of My Turns" stretched and introspective; the "In The Flesh" would almost make forgotten the original on the other hand for its freshness, its spontaneity, its grandiloquence. "Stop" and its post-spatial variation may also disturb you for the better. The fact of having its own few titles and the inversion of the original titles with respect to the major work of the floyds gives the real impression of living a "The Wall" bis more than 40 years later. So we will say that this is only a recovery, yes! So we will say that the original there is no better, yes and no! This Ranestrane album is just worth the trip to dive back into your younger years because even if the prog is getting younger, you are just going to jump back into the past of almost half a century in which you risk coming back all weird.
 The Wall by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.97 | 51 ratings

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The Wall
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by OneOpinion

5 stars Ranestrane plays a fantastic and loving tribute to PF and "The Wall." They have written and added two new songs that are noteworthy, "When the Tigers Broke Free, Parts 1 & 2. These two songs tell the general story regarding the death of Roger Waters's father in WWII, 1944. Great songs. The album also starts with a snippet of a Vera Lynn song. I read that that was Roger's desire but it was axed by the record company. A couple of PF songs are not here and some are in a different order. The vocals and instrumentation are superb. As always, with Ranestrane, production is crystal clear. Hesitated giving a tribute album five stars but can't stop listening to this A+ version. I like it better than the original. Compare, for example, the two takes on "Mother." I find Ranestrane's version much more dynamic. May the gods of prog forgive me, but it's that way with every song. Sacrilege?!?!? Let the stoning begin.
 A Space Odyssey, Final Part - Starchild by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.87 | 116 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Final Part - Starchild
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

4 stars Formed back in 1996, Italian project RanestRane have spent the last two-plus decades crafting ambitious concept work adaptations of legendary horror and science fiction films (`Nosferatu' and `The Shining' being two previous examples), but their latest disc from 2018 is their third and final of a trilogy based on the `2001: A Space Odyssey' movie, sub-titled `Final Part: Starchild'. While it would be preferable to have the earlier `Monolith' and `H.A.L' volumes from the past couple of years, `Starchild' still manages to stand as its own musical statement, because, despite taking inspiration from another source, the lyrics constantly convey a very surreal quality all their own. And if that wasn't intriguing enough, the band have also enlisted the aid of Marillion members Steve Rothery and Steve Hogarth to provide some quality contributions!

One thing to point out about RanestRane immediately is that the group are as far from the RPI/Rock Progressivo Italiano sound as possible, as there's none of the classical or theatrical touches that are often signature components of that tag (mind you, several members of RanestRane have also pulled double duty as members of reworked versions of legendary vintage Italian proggers Il Rovescio della Medaglia!). Instead, RanestRane have a firmly modern sound that shares much more in common with the most dramatic Pink Floyd moments, Marillion, as well as little touches of Riverside and Aryen Luccassen's Ayreon projects without merely lazily resorting to the heavier guitar riffing. RPI or not, it really makes no difference, because RanestRane are an exceptionally skilled and exciting band who deliver a first-rate album here with their latest effort.

Opener `L'insieme delle Cose' is a reflective soft rocker that grows in power as it progresses, full of icy Neo-Prog-like synths, the chiming guitars of the Hogarth-fronted era of Marillion and some frequently recurring wordless sighing harmonies. The tune, sung in Italian by drummer Daniele Pomo with a great and weary dignity, ultimately proves defiant with victoriously chest-beating moments. Instrumental `Do You Read Me H.A.L.?' is a space-rock sound collage interspersed with soundbites from the movie that borrows greatly from Pink Floyd's `One of These Days', all slide guitar and shimmering organ slivers (and the CD booklet even cheekily refers to it as the `Meddle Variation'!). `Ambasciatore delle Lacrime' is a tougher rocker with plenty of moody guitars courtesy of Steve Rothery but a more relaxed chorus, and `Sognero Mai' shakes things up with some colder electronics, gloomy organ and snarling guitars that bristle with desperation before a haunting acoustic climax.

Very few prog albums are without their longer epic, and the near-fifteen minute `Stargate' certainly delivers, with three of its four sections being fully instrumental. Combining everything from lulling piano interludes, heroic guitar passages and deep- space synth journeys, there's also breathless up-tempo sprints powered by coursing bass and touching acoustic breaks. The various segments all flow together effortlessly, and this multi-part piece is full of warmth and carries a quietly powerful beauty. `Prometeo tra le Stelle' is more of the same, perhaps just a little unengaging and probably could have been left off altogether without lessening the disc, but a fancy harpsichord-like break in the middle is likely the closest the disc comes to a teasing RPI-like moment here. The short `Abandoned' is then a pristine and sobering electric piano ballad finale given a stream-of-consciousness narration from Steve Hogarth, and the overall piece probably wouldn't have sounded out of place on any recent Marillion album.

The amount of variety and alternating vocal/instrumental passages means `Starchild' keeps constantly surprising. Just when the disc seems like it's settling into a song-driven format where the tune is the priority, the band break out a gorgeous instrumental passage, or subtly incorporate everything from electronic, spacerock and ambient styles into different corners of the album. Add in charismatic vocals that hold a very seasoned and dignified rasp, and you have a superb all-round progressive rock band making greatly inspired music, and `Starchild' is a very grand and rousing Italian highlight of 2018.

Four and a half stars.

(Note - well done to Ranestrane including English language translations in the CD booklet for all the Italian lyrics. This is something that many more bands from that country should do, as it provides a welcome entry-point for a wider range of worldwide listeners!)

 Nosferatu Il Vampiro by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.39 | 40 ratings

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Nosferatu Il Vampiro
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars This four piece formation was founded in the second half of the Nineties, a few years later the band started to play live with the images of Werner Herzog's movie Nosferatu (1979) on the background, a 'cinema concert' as the band explains on their website. This was the starting point of their ambitious double CD debut release entitled Nosferatu : Il Vampiro. Instead of creating rock-opera's at the scale of Tommy by The Who or The Wall by Pink Floyd, RanestRane decided to build their music on Nosferatu Il Vampiro around the Werner Herzog movie, because of the costs and the fact that this double CD is an auto-production.

Most of the 28 compositions on the two CD's sound dreamy, mellow and ambient. These songs are blended with sounds, voices (based upon the original lyrics), soaring keyboards, wonderful Grand piano, pleasant Italian vocals and atmospheric guitar work. The albums Love Over Gold by Dire Straits and Brave by Marillion come to my mind, but RanestRane delivers a more progressive rock touch to the music. Due to the way the musicians present compelling shifting moods, subtle accelerations and captivating build-ups. Especially in tracks like:

Via De Wismar : a mid-tempo with bombastic keyboards and powerful guitar and in the end sensitive work on guitar and piano,

L'Assalto : raw, pretty aggressive sound with hypnotizing distorted electric guitar runs,

Saranno Giorni Tristi : a slow and compelling rhythm with Hammond organ in the vein of Ken Hensley),

Ritorna : beautiful moving guitar similar to Steve Hackett,

Gli Ultimi Momenti Di Wismar : warm accordeon and piano sound,

L'Ultimo Incontro : bombastic interplay between keyboards and drums,

and the awesome final composition Via Da Wismar (close to neo-prog): first wonderful Grand piano and Italian vocals, then the music gradually turns into bombastic with propulsive drum beats, sumptuous keyboard layers and delicate synthesizer flights, what a splendid 'grand finale'!

Let yourself carry away by this wonderful 'soundtrack-progrock', a big hand for RanestRane their daring debut!

Meanwhile RanestRane released three other highly acclaimed studio-albums, their latest is A Space Odyssey Part Two H.A.L. from 2015.

My rating: 3,5 star.

 A Space Odyssey, Part One - Monolith by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.99 | 90 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Part One - Monolith
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by HarmonyDissonan

4 stars A QUALITY SET OF RECORDINGS (IMHO) PRESENTED TO GIVE HOMAGE TO A MOVIE CLASSIC!

First I would like to thank everyone who has written reviews for PA in the past, especially the prolific reviewers. I understand where the inspiration comes from, obviously the music, but for myself the variety in the reviewing to keep them fresh is a real art. Be they dramatic, unique or specific. Not to mention the time needed to produce said reviews. So, if I were wearing a hat presently, I'd tip it to all of you. There are many very good reviewers here on the site and I'd be here all day if I were to name all that I've come to rely on for viewpoints, but one reviewer has found a niche I've noticed relatively recently that is very interesting and unique to this reviewer. I very much enjoyed Atavachron's interview's with deceased musicians. A unique perspective on critiquing which I appreciate and find very interesting. If I may ask, David, are you a Warlock? Alright, enough kissing up to the reviewers. Thanks again.

Now to the music in question. I already had RanestRane's first album Nosferatu Il Vampiro, which definitely showed potential as a debut recording. I wasn't overly enthralled by the music, but between the music, conception and the album cover, it was more than satisfactory and recommendable. I had noticed that their second album Shinning was also an homage to a classic film release as well. So in keeping with their style, it was no great surprise to see that their third album was based upon another classic film, this time 2001: A Space Odyssey. After noticing that some of the early critique's were positive/very positive, I decided to purchase the A Space Odyssey Part One: Monolith. I am very glad that I did. It is filled with high quality musicianship! There seems to be no missteps in it musically whatsoever. If there was anything that at first I found just a tad negative it would be the slight over abundance of movie dialogue used on several of the tracks. I have become used to them after a couple of listens and actually have come to an appreciation for them with familiarity. I enjoy this album immensely and would highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality music with an Italian air.

Also I would like to state that the over-all quality was carried over completely in RanestRane's-A Space Odyssey Part Two: H.A.L. I feel that it is just as good as Part One with both outstanding musicianship and a classy package as well. The music for Part Two is of a very similar vein as found in Part One which makes the set of very good quality and also very homogenous without being repetitious or unimaginative in the least. I have come to appreciate these recordings as some of my personal favorite's from the RPI sub-genre having been released in the last few years. RPI is my personal favorite genre/sub-genre. They're obviously a different style, yet I feel that they're right up with Absenthia and Egonon as a couple of my newer RPI favorites. Although the other two albums by the fore-mentioned groups are outstanding and are needless to say very highly recommended, the RanestRane albums have a certain quality which makes them top end RPI releases as well. If I had to use one word to describe these albums, it would be 'quality'! You won't find ground breaking music here, but quality and inspiration abounds! I would highly recommend both Part's One and Two without any hesitation. I could easily place these two recordings at 4.5 stars if possible!

And to end my critique, showing a small personal homage to the wit and creativeness of fellow PA Collaborator: Atavachron, I would like to slightly plagiarize his hopefully non-copy-written idea with two questions to the deceased former lead singer of the classic RPI group Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso-Francesco Di Giacomo. (Please remember the old saying, David, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery).

Me: Mr. Giacomo, it is an honor to speak with you today! I wish I could say earlier, but I've been a fan of yours since I joined PA back in June of 2007 and discovered the great Italian progressive music scene! If you don't mind, I would like to ask you two related questions if you please?

Francesco: Yes, of course.

Me: First, have you been able to keep up with any the new progressive musicians and groups that are currently coming out of your home country of Italy?

Francesco: Yes, absolutely! It would very much seem as though there is a substantial resurgence in Italia that is truly rivaling the 1970's heyday for Italian progressive music. Since the turn of the millennia, the Italians have come alive! Sorry, no pun intended there.

Me: Also, if I might ask, I have come to appreciate the Italian group RanestRane. Especially there latest albums Part's One and Two-A Space Odyssey. Are you familiar with them and those particular albums?

Francesco: Oh yes, I am. I would say that these two albums are of the highest quality.

Me: That's interesting, as quality is also the word that I used to describe them. Thank you so much for your time, Mr. Giacomo.

Francesco: You're welcome and please call me Francesco. I'm sorry, but that's all of your earthly time that I can spare for now as I am expecting to meet someone this evening for dinner at The Aroma. Arrivederci!

Thanks for reading and writing! Take care and enjoy God's gift of music!

 A Space Odyssey, Part Two - H.A.L. by RANESTRANE album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.92 | 96 ratings

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A Space Odyssey, Part Two - H.A.L.
RanestRane Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Bucklebutt

5 stars It's tough to rate this album for me considering the progarchives rating system. This isn't particularly an essential ablum, but for people like me who love themselves some sci-fi Space Rock/Rock Progressivo Italiano (Neo-prog?), it is. If you are not a fan of Space Rock or Rock Progressivo Italiano or Neo-prog, then you are not likely to find anything here that will change your opinion, but for those who are I thoroughly recommend.

The album is intermittent with dialogue taken from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. I'm a big fan of this film. The dialogue segments taken from the film are dealt with very well, with the band playing over the dialogue with spacey atmospherics. Again, if you aren't a fan of the film or the use of audio tracks in this manner, be wary.

'Jupiter Mission' is a short track featuring lovely operatic vocals and introducing the spacey atmosphere. The track builds and feels as if it's about to explode but stops abruptly leading into the next track..

..'Discovery One'. A spacey synth riff and wailing guitar introduce us to the general feel of the album. The highlight of this track for me is it's fantastic chorus, I find myself singing along without having a clue what is exactly being said (oh yes, I butcher it).

The next track, 'Broadcast News', is a real gem. Here a dialogue segment introduces us to the crew of ship with a mission statement. An absolutely beautiful instrumental section follows with a great little synth solo and some downright tasty drumming. Another audio segment introduces to the "full-proof" artificial intelligence system H.A.L. through a dialogue segment. H.A.L. tries to reassure us that we are in good hands, what can go wrong right? A great guitar solo follows, ending with a last bit of dialogue Interviewer: "Do you believe that HAL has genuine emotions?" Dave Bowman: "Well, he acts like he has genuine emotions. Um, of course he's programmed that way to make it easier for us to talk to him. But as to whether he has real feelings is something I don't think anyone can truthfully answer."

Man, HAL creeps me out. Why the hell would they would they program him with "emotions"?

'Freddo al Cuore' is a nice slow track which slowly builds to a breakdown with a gorgeous guitar solo with some great drumming. The calm before the storm.

'AE-35' starts with HAL talking to Bowman: "I know I've never completely freed myself from the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about this mission.( Nice rhyme there HAL - maybe HAL just wants to be a singer or poet or something) I'm sure you agree there's some truth in what I say." After some chatter between the two, HAL informs us of a "fault in the AE-35 unit". The beginning of the storm. There is a shift in atmosphere as a haunting synth solo backed with a pounding drum bit explodes into one hell of a haunting jam.

'Space Walk' starts off with an audio of someone breathing heavily with a sound of seeping oxygen in the background reminding us that this is happening in space, thousands of miles from the comfort of our atmosphere. Soaring vocal passages evoke a feeling of despair throughout the song. This is a more restrained track with some very solid playing all around without taking focus on the poignant and evocative vocals and atmosphere. Great outro jam.

'La perfezione che si cerca' takes us back to a pretty straight forward track. That's not to say that it isn't great, nothing to hate here.The ending guitar solo and drumming steal the show here. "It can only be attributable to human error." reminds HAL regarding the supposed failure of antenna on the ship, which HAL himself falsified. HAL... you literally heartless bastard!

'Sono Come Morte' is yet another fantastic track. Absolutely beautiful instrumental passages definitely make this a highlight of the album.

Dave Bowman: I'm not sure, what do you think?

Dr. Frank Poole: I've got a bad feeling about him.

Dave Bowman: You do?

Dr. Frank Poole: Yeah, definitely. Don't you?

Oh hell yes I do. In space, rogue AI governing survival chances, what could go wrong?

'Buio Interno' is a vocal and piano driven ballad where Daniele Pomo shows us his vocal chops. Beautiful piece.

The album comes to an explosive end with 'Computer Malfunction' which is a bombastic track with all the bells and whistles. The 'computer noises' at the end send a chill down my spine much like the movie. We are living in one hell of a time where Kubrick's fears seem more real and impending then ever. A great ending to a great journey.

So all in all, I unabashedly love this album. I even sat on this review for a few weeks to ensure I wasn't being swept up in the moment. There is not a weak track on the whole disc, the musicianship is downright fantastic. Easily one of my favorites from 2015, probably listened to it more than any other album considering I love to drum along to it. What would have Stanely Kubrick thought? Who knows, he probably wasn't much of a prog fan. But as a fan of both the movie and prog I feel that this album does do the movie justice evoking the horrific implications of space travel and unruly AI, even if it relies a bit heavily on it the material. I think I'm gonna go watch myself some 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Thanks to Todd for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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