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Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy


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Founded in Verona, Italy in 1996

Logos was formed by Luca Zerman (keyboards), Alessandro Perbellini (drums) and Fabio Gaspari (bass and guitar) as a cover band of Le Orme. Later guitarists Massimo Maoli and Andrea Dossi joined the band (although Andrea Dossi only for a short period) and they started to work on original compositions. In 1999 they released a first self produced eponymous album. In 2001 they released a second interesting self produced album, "Asrava". Their sound is clearly inspired by Italian classic prog bands like Le Orme, BMS, PFM but also by Genesis, King Crimson...

After many troubles and line-up changes they are working on a new album. The present line-up features Luca Zerman (keyboards), Fabio Gaspari (drums), Massimo Maoli (guitar) and Claudio Antolini (keyboards)

In 2014 they release their long anticipated 3rd album "L'enigma della vita".

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3.52 | 21 ratings
Logos
1999
3.51 | 25 ratings
Asrava
2001
4.17 | 353 ratings
L' Enigma Della Vita
2014
4.26 | 174 ratings
Sadako e le mille gru di carta
2020

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4.26 | 174 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Dream_Nebula

5 stars Review - #1

2020 has not been a easy year. But music definitely helped me get through it. I have noticed that many Italian prog bands have released albums this year and many of them were great. This was a great year for Italian prog! But this album by Logos is my favorite album that came out this year, and maybe even my favorite album that has came out in the past few years. Every song on this album is done with perfection and grace. There are not any moments that I feel could have been done better. The melodies are memorable as well. I really loved the keyboards on this album. But every instrument is played with excellence. My favorite song on this album would be the epic (Sadako e le mille gru di carta). But it is honestly hard to choose a favorite since every song is nearly flawless. I would highly recommend that everyone heard this album if you enjoy Italian prog or you just like prog rock in general!

Origami in SOL - 5/5

Paesaggi di insonnia - 4.5/5

Un lieto inquietarsi - 5/5

Il sarto - 5/5

Zaini di elio - 5/5

Sadako e le mille gru di carta - 5/5

Overall - 5/5

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4.26 | 174 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by FragileKings
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I first encountered Logos with their previous album, "L'enigma della vita" which was a top-rated album on this web site for that year. I was slow to get into it, but after a few listens I really enjoyed it. One thing I appreciated was a more modern style of Italian prog. I felt there were newer sounds and ideas in the music that distinguished the album from classic Italian prog.

"Sadako e le mille gru di carta" is based on the story of Sadako, a girl who was a victim of the atomic bomb and dying of cancer. She thought that she could beat the cancer if she made 1,000 origami cranes. Sadly, she never reached her goal. The album opens with a big Italian prog boom that reminds me a lot of Le Orme's "Felona e Serona". There are certain chord or note combinations that just seem so indicative of Italian prog, and the first couple of tracks here are loaded with them! It fact, this album strikes me as being very different from "L'enigma della vita", so much so that I would hardly have guessed it's the same band.

The keyboards make up a big driving force in the music, another reason for the Le Orme semblance. Guitars are either used sparingly or they just don't come to the forefront very often, unless I'm getting so wrapped up in the heady keyboards that I rarely notice the guitars.

The album plays out with much texture and excitement to the music. There are subtler moments and beautiful moments, but there is a lot of action going on as well. It's very easy to just hitch a ride with the music and enjoy the scenery. There are vocals though the instrumental parts seem to be where the real show is at. Female vocals appear as well which adds a nice touch.

I see that other reviewers have offered detailed descriptions of the music and the tracks, so I will not delve in deep in my review. However, I will say that this is an album that impresses right from the first listen and it continues to produce new delights in the music with subsequent listens. I am sure I will take me a few more spins before I can become truly acquainted with this music. But there is no doubt about the creativity and talent that has gone into making this album. I'd actually give this 4 and a half stars if I could. Maybe I might even want to give it five stars later on. It is surely an album of prog lover's delight!

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4.17 | 353 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by prog_traveller!!

4 stars L' Enigma Della Vita (The Enigma of life) is the third disc for the Logos, and from the first moment I can immediately tell you that music is very profound. By the length of the pieces you see all the things that make a milestone prog- rock record are present and that we are faced with a concept album.

This entire album is represented by each instrument equally, without any individualism and this gives the balance to this piece, you can say that it's on the edge of improvisation but it's all fantastically combined and profound. Trough out you can hear various elements of classic prog sound, but it does not sound like they are copying other bands at all, it gives a fresh feel and a fantastically done modern touch to the music.

What makes this album great are the moments of beautiful guitar and keyboard melodies to blistering heavy prog Hammond and guitar play along, the concept flows perfectly and delivers over 70 minute prog brilliance.

4,5 stars

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4.26 | 174 ratings

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Review by prog_traveller!!

5 stars I was introduced to the band with their third album L' Enigma Della Vita from 2014 and it was a fantastic record. Six years later Sadako e le mille gru di carta is released and it's a fantastic follow up of greatness that was their third album.

Origami in SOL is a fantastic opener of the album powerful and strong. Paesaggi DI insonnia delivers various mood changes it starts really intense a true grand opening of the song and then we have the introduction of just fantastic vocals from Luca Zerman only to take us to a dreamy keyboard part. The song builds up perfectly and goes back and forth from intensity and drama to tranquility and features powerful saxophone work. The end of the song is a really heavy mix of Hammond, guitar and sax and it just sums the whole piece greatly.

Il Sarto is a wonderful ballad represented by beautiful vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar and melodic accordion sound.

The epic title track is the last song on the album and its an over 20 minutes long ride which delivers all that this album represents melodic and harmonic keyboard driven prog with great heavy moments followed by guitar work that delivers wonders.

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by DiversionConVinilos

5 stars Logos, a band from Verona with 10 years of experience and 4 interesting albums in which each new release is better than the previous one. In this case, their latest work "Sadako e le mile gru di carta" is, in my opinion, their best album and a truly outstanding creation. It is a work very sustained in the extensive use of keyboards that create rich textures, in long instrumental developments and especially in really moving melodies, as only Italians know how to create. The album is conceived as a concept album based on "Sadako and the thousand paper cranes" that tells the story of a girl who survived the Hiroshima bomb. The development of the music really fits the story perfectly and this makes this album even more special.
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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by nick_h_nz
Collaborator Prog Metal Team

4 stars [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect]

Even if I did not already have great interest in a new LogoS album, the title and artwork would have settled it for me. Without knowing Italian, it's clear enough that this is an album that references Sasaki Sadako and the one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death. It's a story I learnt at primary school, and one of very few memories I have from those school days. We learnt of the symbolism of the origami crane (orizuru), and additional symbolism when 1,000 are strung together (senbazuru). We attempted to fold 1,000 as a class. I can't remember if we did, but it was a good way of showing just what an achievement it was for Sadako, particularly when she was literally on her deathbed. I've never forgotten her story, so to hear it played out in music was an attractive prospect. My only worry was that LogoS might fall prey to attempting to integrate Japanese instruments or instrumentation into their lush RPI sound, something I'm not sure could work terribly well, and far too easily be tokenism at best, and appropriation at worst. I need not have worried.

The album begins with the short instrumental piece, Origami in SOL-, providing a powerful and intense opening. It's quite incredible, and far too short. I could definitely have done with this track carrying on a little longer. Paesaggi di Insonnia, which follows, is even more frantic ? tossing and turning as one with insomnia might. (I admit I've not attempted to find the translations of the titles, but 'Insonnia' looks enough like insomnia to me?). If it were not already obvious with Origami in SOL-, Paesaggi di Insonnia makes it clear that this album, like the one that preceded it, is beautifully produced and mixed. The sound is perfect and crystal clear. There's no muddiness, every instrument has its space. And just to add to the already wonderful mix, an additional instrument is brought into the mix, thanks to the saxophone of Federica Zoccatelli.

Paesaggi di Insonnia is a thoroughly enjoyable and unpredictable romp through many moods, with the always excellent Luca Zerman, who may well be my favourite Italian vocalist (I love his tone and expression), with Claudio Antolini on keyboards kicking up a storm (why have one keyboard player, when you can have two?), and the vibrant and strong rhythm section of Fabio Gaspari on bass (and also occasionally guitar, mandolin and vocals) and Alessandro Perbellini on drums, definitely not hiding in the background. I'm really happy Perbellini is now a member of the band (he drummed on only one track on the previous album), as his powerful presence on this album provides much enjoyment.

Indeed, if anything, the rhythm section are right out in front for the following Un Lieto Inquietarsi. This comes across as quite an evil piece of music. It may not be intended to be, but it just sounds mean and nasty to me. Well, for the first half, at least. After a remarkably serene mid-section, the second half of the song has a far more optimistic air. But even more serene is Il Sarto, which is a quite beautiful ballad. The sort I would probably hate if it were sung in English, but which Italian vocals just seem perfect for ? full of emotion and expression that sounds genuine and rich, rather than corny and cheesy. Another guest, Elisa Montaldo, sings on this track and she really adds to the magic. It's a pastoral gem, rich in the classic RPI sound of the '70s, yet still sounding completely modern. This is what LogoS do so well, time and time again.

Zaini di Elio is a rousing return to the more manic music of the first few tracks, with some wonderfully choppy and changing passages, and an absolute star turn from Perbellini on the drums. Definitely my favourite drumming on the album. Most RPI bands at one point or another get compared to ELP. I guess it's because I've never really liked ELP, but I've never heard that. In fact, I'm more likely to be reminded of Genesis, and this song is one where I could make that comparison. As for the keys, these are as often reminiscent of Wakeman as they are of Emerson, but the swirling and twirling of the two keyboard players is distinctly their own. Any of these comparisons do a disservice, too, for they give an impression that this music might sound (out)dated and stale. This is not retro music. It doesn't sound like it's trying to emulate the sounds of the '70s as so many modern bands seem to be doing. Rather, it's using those sounds as a template for a modern album, in the same way Quel Che Disse Il Tuono did earlier this year. These two bands have not just released the best RPI albums of the year, but of the last few years ? taking sounds of RPI somewhere new, rather than merely reflecting on the past.

The band save the best for last, with the title track. Sasaki Sadako was two years old when the bomb fell on Hiroshima. The effects of the radiation were not immediately apparent. She was hospitalised in February 1955, and started folding paper planes, hoping that she might achieve her wish to get well. By August Sadako had completed her senbazuru and, not getting any better, began folding more. By the time she died in October of that year (aged twelve), she had folded approximately 1,300 to 1,400 orizuru (the exact number is unknown). A novel based on her life changed the story to suggest she did not complete a senbazuru, so her friends and family kept folding for her, so that she might have 1,000. It might make a nice story, but somehow knowing that she folded them all herself, and kept going, is more impressive to me. And impressive is what this approximately 20 minute song is. A fitting end to a wonderful album. Anyone who loved the previous LogoS album, 2014's L'Enigma della Vita, and was worried that the band might struggle to follow it up with something as good need not worry. Anyone who doesn't yet know the band is simply in for a treat.

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4.26 | 174 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars LogoS formed in Verona in 1996 as an Italian progressive rock cover band of the 70s, presenting songs from legendary Le Orme and Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso. In 1999 LogoS released its debut album entitled Logos, followed by Asrava in 2001 (more close to Nineties King Crimson, aggressive and dark). Then it took many years (in 2010 the band opened for the known Biglietto Per L'Inferno at an Italian festival) before LogoS released the successor in 2014, the concept album L'Enigma Della Vita (CD and vinyl), on the Andromeda Relix label. LogoS got international acclaim and performed at several foreign festivals, like the Dutch ProgFrog and the French Rock Au Chateau (along Ars Nova from Japan, and Pendragon). In 2016 LogoS met Marica Fasoli at one of her exhibitions where the artist presented the first works of the successful series dedicated to origami. The painter tells the band the story of little Sadako; the group is fascinated by it and immediately involves Marco Zuffo, young author of the lyrics of the album that the Logos are writing in those days. Within a few hours the group and Marco come to the decision to write a song about Sadako, immediately involving Marica in the project. In the summer of 2020, 75 years after the bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima , the Andromeda Relix label released the album with Pick Up Records distribution. On this new album LogoS features the original band members Luca Zerman on keyboards and lead vocals, Fabio Gaspari on bass, and Alessandro Perbellini on drums, along Claudio Antolini on keyboards who joined LogoS in 2004. Guitar player Massimo Maoli has turned into one of the guest musicians.

This is my first musical encounter with LogoS, and I am very pleased with the melodic and harmonic keyboard driven prog. The two keyboard players deliver lots of exciting work on Hammond and synthesizers, like in the spectacular short opener Origami in SOL, Un Lieto Inquietarsi and Zaini Di Elio, often ELP comes to my mind. But also Le Orme and Banco, and the Japanese bands Ars Nova and Gerard, due to the lush and sumptuous keyboard sound, and the classically trained background is obvious. The track Paesaggi Di Insonnia is coloured with powerful saxophone work, along majestic Mellotron choirs and dazzling synthesizer flights. And Il Sarto is a wonderful ballad, embellished with churchy Hammond (in the vein of Procol Harum), inspired Italian vocals (evoking Angelo Branduardi), acoustic rhythm guitar, and in the end a beautiful accordeon sound, with tubular bells. What a contrast with the many sumptuous parts on this album!

My highlight is the alternating epic titletrack, starting and ending with tender piano play, but in between cascades of dynamic changing atmospheres, from mellow and mid-tempo to bombastic. The keyboard work is awesome, the slow and bombastic synthesizer flights reminds me of Toshio Egawa from Japanese Gerard, along strong echoes from Rick Wakeman solo (Minimoog and Mellotron choirs). Halfway Massimo Maoli delivers fiery guitar runs, a tasteful addition to the omnipresent keyboards. The band succeeds to keep my full attention during the entire running time, close to 22 minutes, this is LogoS at its compositional peak, elaborate, dynamic and varied!

How to rate this music? I am delighted about my first musical encounter with LogoS, but two tracks feature mediocre vocals (the other singer does a way better job) and the sound is pretty derivative so four solid stars. Nonetheless, highly recommended, this album 'is a wet dream for keyboard driven prog aficionados'!

This review was previously published (in a slightly different version) on the website of Background Magazine, the oldest Dutch progrock source.

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

5 stars Greek for "word," "discourse" or "reason," the word LOGOS encompasses many meanings whether it refers to the pre-Socratic philosophy, the divine wisdom of Hellenistic Judaism or the Christian references to the creative word of God. It also makes a mighty fine and majestic sounding band name which has in fact been adopted by a few other musical acts including an Argentinian heavy metal band, an obscure psychedelic folk band from Kansas, a Belarusian power metal band (albeit in Cyrillic) and a cheesy new age act from France but it goes without saying that the BEST band to adopt this moniker and unleash some of the coolest Italian symphonic prog to rock on the planet since the 70s has come from this LOGOS that originates from Verona, Italy.

LOGOS began as far back as 1996 and released a couple early albums such as the self-titled debut in 1999 and the followup "Ásrava" two years later. While a little rough in the production department, LOGOS fronted by Luca Zerman and Fabio Gaspari nevertheless displayed a talent in crafting massive prog sprawlers that evoked the epic nature of 70s Italian prog from the greats such as Premiata Forneria Marconi, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Museo Rosenbach however something was clearly lacking from those early albums. With a lackluster production that sounded like a DIY tribute to the past, LOGOS slowly slipped into a coma and spent thirteen long years crafting an album worthy of standing in the shadows of the great Italian musical gems that preceded. "L'Enigma Della Vita" was released in 2014 to great fanfare which hit all the right notes for symphonic prog lovers and established LOGOS as one of the most memorable Italian prog bands of the 21st century.

"L'Enigma Della Vita" was an absolute treasure trove of Italian prog that mined heavily from the past but also included many aspects of the modern neo-prog word as well as interesting electronic supplementing not to mention a crystal clear production job that far exceeds most albums of not only the past but of the present as well. The pacing of the tracks was perfectly placed and while the album evoked the now traditional framework of Italian symphonic prog, the album managed to take you somewhere else entirely and still remains one of my favorite prog albums from the last 10 years. With a team of musicians so dedicated to perfection, we easily could've expected another decade to lapse before a followup would find the light of day but lo and behold the fourth album SEDAKO E LE MILLE GRU DE CARTA ( Sedako And The Thousand Paper Cranes ) has finally emerged in 2020 a mere six years after its predecessor and prog fans can giddily cheer that this band strikes again with another perfect mix of Italian prog of yore fortified with unexpected modernities.

SEDAKO E LE MILLE GRU DE CARTA does not deviate from the band's established sound. This album mines the past greats such as PFM and Banco for brash retro sounding Italian prog that includes plenty of knotty, sinewy classically infused prog rock with occasionally excursions into mellotron-fueled jazz. Complete with a conceptual narration of a small girl named Sedako who lived in Hiroshima during World War II and the tragedy of the day when a nuclear bomb dropped forever changed the entire world. With this microcosm of time and place in mind, LOGOS crafts a musical accompaniment that mixes lengthy instrumental passages, often quite dramatic along with more sensual vocal led song sections. Of course like any great Italian band, LOGOS exclusively uses the Italian language which IMHO is much more emotionally expressive than English in many ways.

While six years may be a long time to wait for the next album, LOGOS does not disappoint with SEDAKO E LE MILLE GRU DE CARTA. This album easily skirts past the 64 minute playing time and entertains with six satisfying tracks that begin with the organ heft intro of the all instrumental "Origami in SOL." With four of the six tracks exceeding the ten minute mark, this is serious prog with plenty of time for tracks to develop strong interconnected melodies, excursions into lengthy time signature rich improvisations and then like magic return at the drop of a hat to the main melodic theme. The tracks are exquisitely designed and showcase a maturity often reserved for the most serious classical composers or soundtrack geniuses. Because of the complexities involved, this is not an album to throw on and say you understand it in one sitting. This one will instantly appeal to one's prog sensibilities on a single listen but multiple spins will only reinforce a magnanimity that is on par with some of the greatest Italian prog releases of the past five decades.

The main musicians include Luca Zerman on lead vocals and keyboards, Fabio Gaspari on bass, guitars, mandolin and vocals, Claudio Antolini on additional keyboards and Alessandro Perbellini on drums however four guests contribute extra vocals, guitar, drums and saxophone. "Paesaggi di insonnia" and "Un lieto inquietarsi" generate the prog steam to hook even the most hardened progger but after the six minute "intermission" "Il Sarto" which is a melodic vocal rock ballad, the true prog workouts bedazzle the soul in the form of the near 13-minute "Zaini di Elio" and the sprawling title track which extends past the 21 minute mark. Now that's what i call PROG!!! While the concept of the album may be lost to non-Italian speakers, this album doesn't rely on any lyrical connection as the music is so divinely inspired that the melodies and motifs will give you goosebumps as they are so gorgeous.

In the music saturated world where artists come and go, i never really put any faith that any given band will follow up with any album much less one that matches the magnificence of a prior masterpiece but LOGOS has many tricks up its sleeves and proves without a doubt on SEDAKO E LE MILLE GRU DE CARTA that this act is one to be reckoned with and worthy of being grouped into the big boys club of all the greats that have come and gone. This album is satisfying on all levels. It excels with beautiful melodies that adopt classical hooks along with local Italian flavors but dedicates much of the album's real estate to hefty proggy workouts that will leave you gasping for air! All in all, LOGOS delivered a huge surprise with my top pick for best prog album for 2020. Like many other artists of recent years such as Wobbler and All Traps On Earth, LOGOS has crafted some satisfying retro prog that brings the classic sounds up to date without missing a beat. This album is really addictive. It didn't hit me as the masterpiece it is until about the fifth listen. Do yourself a favor. Listen to this album! If you love classic Italian prog then this is certainly a mandatory listening experience.

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Review by PrimeReviewsMusic

5 stars Review - #17 (LogoS - Sadako e le mille gru di carta)

LogoS' Sadako e le mille gru di carta tells the story of Sadako, a Japanese schoolgirl who developed leukemia due to the radiation from the atomic bomb dropped onto Hiroshima. She was hospitalized and became seriously ill. However, she began the journey of folding a thousand paper cranes in hopes that she will be granted with a single wish. The band tells a dark yet reflective story that is expertly crafted through its poetic lyrics and brilliant musical passages. Interestingly, A copy of the album is kept and exhibited in the Hiroshima Peace Museum, a few meters from the statue dedicated to Sadako at the Children's Peace Monument. The main musicians present on this album include Luca Zerman on lead vocals and keyboards, Claudio Antolini on keyboards, Fabio Gaspari on bass, guitars, mandolin, and vocals. Lastly, we have Alessandro Perbellini on drums. I believe the band's sound has the biggest influence from Le Orme while also having possible influences from other legendary Italian progressive rock bands. With guitars being brought to a minimum, the keyboards shine through superbly. Making this an album for keyboard lovers everywhere!

When beginning this album, the listener is immediately introduced to the majestic nature found within the band on the song Origami in SOL. Clocking in just over two minutes, it is a perfect introduction that sets the tone for the entire album. Not to mention, displaying some excellent keyboard work from the band (which is something you'll hear me bring up a lot). The next song, Paesaggi di insomnia introduces us to some incredible melodies found within the first two minutes of the song before we are first presented with some vocals from the band. With the combination of splendid keyboard work and the surprising introduction of a saxophone from Federica Zoccatelli just over the five-minute mark, the band is able to shine through and create a moving yet incredibly memorable song. The ensuing song, Un lieto inquietarsi happens to be my favorite found on the album. It begins with some unbelievably powerful keyboard notes with electric guitar being played in background succession. Suddenly, the song gets thrown up a notch when the drums from Simone Chiampan begin to pick up pace and the entire band commences to play. The combination the keyboards, bass, and guitar make is incredibly well done. Not to mention, having a sound that is somewhat similar to ELP. Then, the band erupts into a few beautifully crafted melodies that would be better heard then me trying to explain them. At around the five and a half minute mark the band slows it down with the sound of an orchestra. This is done with such class and beauty that perfectly displays the excellent songwriting skills found throughout the album. Just as things slow down, the song picks up again with some interesting vocal arrangements. Only when you thought things couldn't get any better, the song goes into one of the most incredible keyboard sections that I've ever heard, probably reaching my top ten of all time. The magnificence yet victorious tone found here is truly masterful. After, the song is returned with some more vocals and altered themes from earlier in the song. A definitive masterpiece of progressive rock!

The next track, Il sarto is a shorter piece introducing vocals from Elisa Montaldo. This song feels like a real callback to some of the legendary bands that came before them such as Le Orme. With the atmosphere having a more folk-like mood, the song is able to slow things down not just for the sake of it, but to create an excellently crafted and extremely beautiful song that is a perfect addition to the album. Can things get any better? Next, the album begins a 12+ minute track entitled Zaini di elio. I was lucky enough to discover from a question asked on the band's Q&A that this is some of the band members favorite song within LogoS' discography. Zaini di elio is the most synthesizer rich song found throughout the entire album, containing many beautifully crafted melodies that combines the heavy use of synthesizers with superb drum work. The group of melodies that begin at the forty second mark has to be one of the highlights of the entire album for me, it is able to display a range of emotions while delivering with excellent musicianship all around. Interestingly, this theme would later be repeated in the song but instead at a slower tempo for a few minutes while being accompanied with some beautiful harmonies from the band. Not to mention, the instrumentation present is precise while displaying a multitude of brilliant ideas from the band. Marvelous song! The last track found on the album is an epic that stretches over 21 minutes in length. The album titled, Sadako e le mille gru di carta, closing track is outstanding! In addition, the lyrics found throughout the song are extremely poetic and beautifully written. Even if you don't speak Italian I would recommend taking the time to translate them, you definitely wont regret it! The song begins with some gorgeous piano instrumentation that is dripping with a vast amount of emotion. Then, as you hear a plane coming in, the song moves into a just as beautiful synth segment that just enhances the thoughtful and gorgeous piano section found earlier in the song. In my opinion, this song contains the best vocals I've heard from the band with rich emotional emphasis found throughout the singing. All of the melodies found within the epic are nothing less then incredible! Thus, it would be somewhat difficult to talk about every single one present. The immense creativity used when writing this song is breathtaking. The band has truly created an excellent closing to this masterpiece of an album. While being immeasurably beautiful, the song also feels somewhat dark due to the lyrics present. Therefore, I always find myself leaving this song with multiple ranges of emotions and thoughts which is not easy for a band to do. Especially since it's done in such an excellent way. Bravo!

In closing, I believe Sadako e le mille gru di carta is one of the highlights of 2020! It is a wonderfully crafted album that emphasizes every element I have always enjoyed within progressive rock. I would highly recommend giving this album a listen. A definitive masterpiece of the genre!

Sadako e le mille gru di carta - 5/5 (Prime)

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ChristianRO

5 stars After the first two albums which had poor audio quality, LogoS released the impressive 5-stars album "L' Enigma Della Vita" and now, after a 6 years rest, we have an epic return with another five-stars album "Sadako e le mille gru di carta". Being a big fan of Rock Progressivo Italiano (PFM is one of my favourite bands), a new LogoS album is not something to be missed. This is a pure RPI release with great keyboard driven songs, impressive long instrumental passages and dark lyrics. "Paesaggi di insonnia", "Un lieto inquietarsi" and "Zaini di elio" are superb compositions but "Sadako e le mille gru di carta" might be the best prog epic of this century. Prog does not get much better than this!!! The best five stars album of this year.
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