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Logos is an Italian prog band from Verona that was formed in 1996 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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3.46 | 10 ratings
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1999
3.46 | 11 ratings
┴srava
2001
4.80 | 17 ratings
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2014

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 L' enigma della vita by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.80 | 17 ratings

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L' enigma della vita
Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Dr÷mmarenAdrian

4 stars Now I am back to write about an Italian modern prog rock band. They contacted me some weeks ago and I was very honoured when they wanted me to hear and review their record. The band's name is "Logos" and they seem to have been around for a while. They come from Verona and started their band 1996 and made two albums in the beginning of their carreer: "Logos"(1999) and "┴srava"(2001). Their third studio album came now this year 2014 and the cover picture is powerful and should look especially progressive on a vinyl cover.

"L'Enigma della Vita" from 2014 feautures Fabio Gaspari(guitars, bass and vocals), Luca Zerman(keyboards, Hammond, lead vocals), Claudio Antolini(piano, keyboards) and Alessandro Perbelini(drums). The record has a lot of music in different styles and the music could from place to place be compared with other great bands without losing their the unique feeling the band has.

The best is to listen to everything in a row, the pieces follow each other. "Antifona" is a calm introduction(7/10) which leeds into "Venivo da un lungo sonno" where you both could here sililarities with Pink Floyd and Genesis. The main melodical theme is a Genesisesque lovely creation and later comes Pink Floyd guitar and calm fine song(9/10). Then comes the third song "In fuga" which I like even more: it is fast and vivid and has a strong heavy symphonic melody(10/10). "Alle fine dell'ultimo capitolo" contains a lot of great epic stuff which is pleasant to hear(8/10) and "N.a.a" do I like even more: it starts undure and experimenting and evolves to a heavy symphonic tune(10/10). "L'Enigma della vita" is also a fantastic song, also the albums title track(9/10) and the playful "In principio" is not bad at all(7/10). "The rocky "Completamente estranei"(7/10) and "In quale lugo si fermo˛ il mio tempo"(7/10) where we hear wonderful piano come then and "Pioggia in campagna" concludes the album in a beautiful way wher we also hear the splendor of the voice(9/10). The closer "Il rumoro dell'aria" doesn't appeal to me in the same way(5/10).

I do like what I heard on this record, those times I listened to it and the musical world the band has painted is lovely to be in, and now I am sure I would return to "Logos" and also their earlier works of course. This record has a lot of those ingredients that a record need and I am very content in giving it a high rating. Four strong stars and a record I definitely think you should try!

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 L' enigma della vita by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.80 | 17 ratings

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Review by Ivan_Melgar_M
Special Collaborator Symphonic Prog Specialist

5 stars Unexpected Surprise

A few days ago I received a PM from the guys of LOGOS asking me to review a digital copy of the album, to be honest, I had never heard of the band and had no desire to listen it. But thanked the guys and downloaded the album they sent me (L'enigma della Vita ) and left it in the computer because I was too busy. A couple days ago read the reviews and all were really positive, so decided to give LOGOS a chance, a decision I don't regret, the album is simply BRILLIANT from start to end.

The album is opened by Antifona, which is some sort of short hypnotic overture that allows us to have a slight idea about the record, even when it's not remotely as good as the rest of the album.

Venivo da un lungo sonno (Returning from a Long Dream), is simply captivating sobng somehow reminiscent of GENESIS due to the massive use of Mellotron, but with a very delicate guitar work with hints of David Gilmour by Massimo Maoli and the guest guitarist Simone Bistaffa. But what impressed me more is the extremely precise rhythm section with Fabio Gaspari in the drums and bass. The vocals by Luca Zerman (who is also one of the two keyboardists along with Claudio Antolini) are very good and relaxing. The whole song is well elaborate with dramatic moments that are simply delightful.

In Fuga (In fugue) starts with a synthesized flute and violin intro that abruptly explodes in a burst of energy and power and leads to a very elaborate vocal passage, it's surprising to find that before the third minute I have counted at least 7 radical changes with lush keyboard sections that remind me a bit of Wakeman's Softsword but with that unique melodic flavor that only Italians can add and a Psychedelic edge provided by the organ and guitar. Again they hit the nail right in the head.

Alla Fine dell'ultimo Capitolo (At the End of the Last Chapter) caught me by surprise, being that seems as taken from another album, the style is fluid but vibrant, instead of dramatic changes they go for a solid melody with excellent performances including the one by the guest drummer Alessandro Perbellini, but specially the impressive guitar work of Massimo Maoli who really puts the instrument in flames. Excellent song.

When I expected that nothing more could surprise me, is the turn for N.a.s., and we are removed from melodic and Symphonic territory to some sort of spacey "Crimsonian" nightmare, and even when I'm not a fan of this style, loved the track from the first to the last note.

In L'enigma della Vita (The enigma of life), the band continues with the vibrant and aggressive atmosphere, psychedelic explosions and softer passages all mixed with unusual skills, a great song that is complemented perfectly by with the melodic and melancholic In principio (from the start), two tracks that must be heard together.

Completamente estranei (Completely Foreign) is a hard to unscramble puzzle, this guys are able to combine completely different and contradictory styles and make them sound as if they were created to be played together, here I can find hints of Hard Rock, WAKEMAN oriented keyboard and some early ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT (I Robot) with a touch of PINK FLOYD and GENESIS, all blended with care and good taste?Well, maybe it's not a combinations of different band styles but unique sound of LOGOS?.Well as I said before, it's a puzzle and the fun is in trying to decipher it.

In Quale Luogo si Ferm˛ il mio Mempo (In which place did my Time stopped) works as a heartbreaking piano introduction for Pioggia in campagna (Rain in the countryside),the first song in which LOGOS really sound as an Italian band with BANCO and PFM influences, a perfect song that I won't even try to describe, because words can only ruin an almost perfect musical experience.

The album is closed by Il Rumore dell'Aria (Rumor of the Aria), a narrated epilog that closes the album as oneiric as it started with Antifona.

I hate to rate an album, because a number can't really define how good is a musical work, but rules are rules, so I would go with 5 solid stars for a flawless release.

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 ┴srava by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.46 | 11 ratings

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Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars Apparently Logos had written material for more than one CD and their next move was to record down these tracks for an instant follow-up to the debut.Among the tracks having a definite shape was ''L'enigma della vita'', which was not recorded at the end and appeared only 13 years later on Logos' third album.Meanwhile the band stopped any live activity to focus on rehearsing the songs and the process begun in August 2000.Just one month prior to finishing the album Fabio Gaspari left the band to dedicate himself to acoustic music and he was replaced by Simone Chiampan.In August 2001 the second album ''Asrava'' finally saw the light.

Already from the beginning and the deep, grandiose, synth-driven orchestration of ''Prologo'' the listener can feel that something special is going to follow.And the taste is sweet and spicy.''Asrava'' appears to be one of the most well-hidden gems of Italian Prog in the 2000-10 period, a masterful work of symphonic-oriented Progressive Rock, much more personal than the band's debut and composed with a palette of powerful colors, intense arrangements and edgy performances.Their vastly keyboard-based sound on ''Logos'' has been replaced by a more balanced, instrumental team with plenty of room for some great guitar moves and solos.But the synthesizers and organ are still present to offer delicate moves and impressive runs and solos.Their slightly heavier style combined with the smoother instrumentals and the poetic atmosphere during the vocal sections bring to mind a cross between LA MASCHERA DI CERA and CONSORZIO AQUA POTABILE.The tracks are long and fascinating with splendid, Italian-flavored melodies, bombastic moments with keyboard/guitar interplays, plenty of tempo switches and an unmet lyricism with superb, emotional Italian vocals.Logos sound now much more symphonic and demanding that a couple of years ago and the album has been taken care in each of its details.Lovely acoustic segments, some dark church organ monstrosity and a Medieval-like Classicism complete the new face of the band, resulting a monumental album of the Italian Prog scene.

Most authors passed by this album at the time of its release.Do not turn your back on this.Italian Prog at its best, rich, grandiose and sensitive at the same time, no less than highly recommended.

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Review by tszirmay
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5 stars As so brilliantly expressed by my esteemed colleagues Todd and Aussie-Byrd-Brother, the Italian progressive scene has been spurting lately with fierce determination, Vesuvius and Etna exploding simultaneously with a lava flow of stunning 2013 releases and it is now clear that 2014 will be just as scorching. Recent arrivals Phoenix Again, Ego, Aurora Lunare, Nodo Gordiano and the delectable Fabio Zuffanti are simply eclipsed by this utter stunner! As both reviewers so clearly have stated, Logos' 'L'Enigma della Vita' is one for the ages, a scintillating example of modern RPI, caramelized with grandiose symphonic elements, a touch of space/psychedelia, massive hues of shadow and light, as well as all the characteristics that make RPI such a devout prog institution. Nearly 14 years in the making, the patience, the dedication and the savoir-faire are all there in vivid sound and art, with a picture perfect cover, sublime photography and general artwork. Needless to say, the crew led by maestro keyboardist Luca Zerman is tight as a screw, with second ivoryman Claudio Antolini adding that special Banco-like touch, guitarist Massimo Maoli spitting out a slew of rich riffs and glittering leads whilst the foundation of both bass and drums are held down solidly by Fabio Gaspari. The material is exemplary, highly layered and intensely emotional on a multitude of levels, a recording that will definitely stand the test of time.

The atmospheric intro 'Antifona 'briefly sets the tone, a velvet curtain of sound slowly setting the stage aglow with ambient splendor. The dream show is about to begin, please take your seats, sit back comfortably and turn off your cell phones. The segue into 'Venivo da un Lungo Sonno' kicks off sprightly, a steady propulsive beat, armed with sea-gull crying guitar flourishes, churning organ and synthesizer swells liberated by the two-man keyboard team. This 9 minute + piece has all the ingredients described above with shifting moods between pastoral and explosive, strong rhythmic interplay and a keen sense of weaving something extraordinary. Some bright Zerman vocals adorn the dazzling melody, spiced by a spirited yet simple guitar phrasing from guest Simone Bistaffa , organ and mellotron blazing in the background, all very lyrical and highly symphonic. Yes, the Floyd influence remains vivid by structure, yet the axe solo is more personal in its conclusion.

The reverberating electric piano joins in with the mighty mellotron on 'In Fuga', as the frolicking organ and sizzling synths join the fray, in a baroque/medieval twist that vaults into a space groove (a la Eloy) , brief vocal in full expansion. The playing is resourceful, elegant and refined, all four so very perceptibly in synch, a delightful piece of RPI magic, delicately coated with that distinctive finesse we all adore.

The mood veers towards the stark and mordacious with the sombre 'Alla Fine dell'ultimo Capitolo', led by a burping bass from Gaspari and classic interval thumping from guest drummer Alessandro Perbellini , choppy guitars give a weighty atmosphere to the arrangement but most of all, a series of turn-on-a-dime instrumental wizardry on all solo instruments, painted with colored dissonance and a nasty attitude. A tortured synth solo remindful of a mini-tornado kills the deal, half way through. The voice only adds to the bass- grooved menace, my kind of adventurous mind music, as the thriving mellotron adds her voice to the finale. Wow!

As if to confirm and stamp the impression even further, the frenzied 'N.A.S.' shoots straight for the 'ballistic missile in space' style, a chop-fest for sure, so studiously correlated by Aussie-Byrd-Brother as an intermingling of slashing Carpe Nota power jamming and Italian psych masters Sensation's Fix penchant for interstellar sonic overdrive. I am in lust with such instrumental discourse, a fond mix of bizarre and comfortable, an audacious expression of cosmic guitars and enlightened synths, all ICBM-ed by a rabid and binary bass/drum propulsion unit. I stand and applaud!

The title track shifts into a more modern electro-prog hip beat, a concrete groove is laid down on which shimmering slivers of keys and shrivelling guitars are evenly spread out like some prog shag carpeting, the drums' studding nails keeping things tight as a drum. The mid-section recalls the course again, giving Maoli the road adherence he requires to speed his Ferrari-guitar over the macadam. Bombastic synths supply a monumental and grandiose apotheosis to it all. Vroom-vroom!

A highlight track without a doubt, the pic 11 minute 'In Principio' begins with flourishing piano motifs, a mournful classical guitar foundation and an impassioned voice, pleading for some understanding. Simple drums (Simone Chiampan) keep it all graceful and nebulous, a fragile adventure with a transcendent main melody that flutters into infinity , when suddenly it gets kicked into maximum acceleration with some trendy rhythm guitar shavings, aided and abetted by jazzy electric piano rumblings and crowned with a wicked 'search and destroy' guitar solo. Madonna mia! Or OMG as the most current phone app claims! Gurgling synths returns the thrill into more Floydian expanses, gently charting the final voyage.

Crystalline synthesizer introduces 'Completamente Estranei' allied with a booming bass, colossal drums and a wall of howling mellotron washes, constructing a delightful main chorus that is enriched by a zooming guitar riff. The theme seems familiar only because it is based on classic prog tendencies that have stood the test of time, Zerman adding another brief vocal that fits well with the mood. Parping synthesizers wave the flag.

Being a total sentimental fool for any piece that showcases piano, 'In Quale Luogo si Fermo'il Mio Tempo' qualifies as a melancholic addition to any compilation, a short and lovely etude that would make even Liszt or Chopin proud, elegant and celestial. Achingly dazzling.

Another clear highlight track is the cinematographic 'Pioggia in Campagna', an archetypical symphonic blowout that will combine sorcery and technique, a microcosmic universe of all those elements that make us such devoted fans. Dual keyboard assaults by both Antolini and Zerman, fueled by dynamic rhythmic foundations and some exquisite playing by guitarist Maoli are all massaged into one brilliant piece of work. Tons of details are immersed into the canvas, in respect to the Monet-like art that adorns the track lyrics, a classic RPI epic.

'Il Rumore dell'aria' proudly lowers the velvet drape on another magnificent performance, a truly world class release of the very highest standing. Sonics, raindrops, echoed narration, buona sera e grazie.

This is a massive opus, a thrilling classic and destined to place itself on the RPI mantel, alongside the other great role models from the land of the Azzuri. Italy rules again, proggers!

5 Life puzzles

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 L' enigma della vita by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.80 | 17 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

5 stars 2013 was a banner year for all things Italian prog related, an astounding mix of winning comeback works from established bands and dazzling works from newcomers filled with so much exciting potential and promise. It was already looking like 2014 would potentially measure up to the same quality, and then an album like this first disc in 14 years from RPI band Logos shows up to make you think that this year may be even better! Play the first few tracks of `L'Enigma della Vita', and lovers of all things Le Orme and the romantic, symphonic side of Italian prog will think they're in heaven. But large doses of Eloy/Sensation's Fix-like space-prog, sombre influences from the gloomy Swedish bands like Paatos and Anekdoten, classical grandiosity and subtle gothic flavours soon emerge to take you by surprise. There's so many beautiful contrasting moments of light and dark, bridging old vintage styles with modern influences effortlessly. A mix of lengthy instrumental passages with stirring vocal sections, with so much time and careful attention having gone into every detail of the album, there's over 77 minutes of some of the finest music modern progressive rock has to offer right here.

After a fragile flowing space-music opening over synths and delayed droning electric guitar, drums and pumping bass gradually fade in through the clouds, all rapidly turning triumphant over the faintest of Mellotron choirs. Band leader Luca Zerman 's charismatic voice, full of dignified warmth, croons alongside some very tasteful slow-burning electric guitar soloing in the manner of Pink Floyd (instantly `Wish You Were Here' and even the clarity of `The Division Bell'-era came to mind). Twinkling electronics, washes of synth oceans and snappy drum-fills open punchy rocker `In Fuga' that oddly reminds of German band Eloy, but with some added classical RPI piano sophistication, and some nice call and response back and forth interplay between the guitars and keyboards sharing an up- tempo waltzing melody. There's a surprising gothic flavour for the heavy `Alla Fine...', overloaded with thick organ. It brings a lovely regal fanfare build, plenty of lurking chiming guitar and dark synth mystery over gently grooving bass that sneaks along the background and some sinister Mellotron intensity that would make Anekdoten jealous! Then we reach `N.A.S', a deep space nightmare that sounds like an unholy cross between Italian spacerockers Sensation's Fix and U.S instrumental proggers Carpe Nota. Powerful drum fury drive an up-tempo beat, maddening repetitive slab-like bass and spitting Mellotron venom with delirious synth freakouts and strangled electric guitar nooses all weave around an impossible to resist melody. With a superb build to as exciting a climax as possible, this is without a doubt the instrumental track of the year so far, simply incredible stuff, and the album would be worth it for this track alone.

The title track jumps around in tempo with gentle grooves, shimmering electronic programming and pleading vocals, but it's almost a mere diversion to what is to come next. `In Principio' opens with beautiful melancholic classical acoustic guitar that reminds of both classic era Genesis and the more recent Opeth albums, with some dark jazzy hypnotic electric piano that leads to a malevolent drum n' bass breakdown in the finale. Moody yet achingly beautiful prog doesn't come any better than this, and anyone who highly rates the classic Paatos debut `Timeloss' and bands like Landberk will worship this track. `Completamante...' is a foot-tapping organ/Moog/Mellotron spacey rest to come down on with restrained group harmonies and grooving bass that actually wouldn't have sounded out of place on the debut Unreal City album from last year. `In Quale Luogo...' is an exquisite classical piano solo that will bring you to tears. `Pioggia...' is a keyboard tour-de- force, fusing regimented drumming and classical grandness with a passionate vocal over whirring Moogs, fairy-tale Mellotron, lavish ghostly piano serenades and scratchy Hammond runs. There's a spiky danger to the electric guitar sound through this one, although the piece always remains triumphant. The album then concludes on an eerie narrated passage over doomy ambience.

Each additional listens reveals more and more jaw-dropping moments that remind you over and over why you love the Italian works so much. Sole founding member Luca Zerman clearly had a strong vision for this album, and the additional musicians now brought into the band have delivered the best results possible. To have the musical skill and confidence to successfully pull of a perfect mix of both vintage influences and modern styles is utterly inspiring, and those who want to experience everything they cherish about Italian progressive music now know one of the best bands that carries on that proud tradition. Without a doubt, the powerful `L'Enigma della Vita' is very likely the candidate for Italian album of the year so far, and a standout release for progressive rock in 2014 in general.

Five stars.

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 L' enigma della vita by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2014
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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Todd
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano!

5 stars A wonderful welcome back!

LogoS has been around for nearly 20 years, having released two interesting self-produced albums around 2000. They have returned in full force now in 2014, releasing a new album, "L'Enigma della Vita." The only remaining founding member is Luca Zerman, and over the intervening years he has assembled a band that have been playing live and composing together for a while, honing and shaping their pieces. Finally the end result is in, and it's a phenomenal accomplishment! As good as the first two are, they suffered somewhat from musical production and mature composition. This new album is head and shoulders above their first two albums, and the production is superb.

"L'Enigma della Vita" is on the spacey side of Rock Progressivo Italiano, creating lush atmospheres with two keyboardists (Ó la Banco) and a driving rhythm section. (A reference point might be Wish You Were Here era Pink Floyd seen through an RPI lens.) Soaring delicate guitars predominate as well, although they are often used to propel the pieces forward instead of the keys. Keys are generally present in the form of strings, organ, piano, mellotron, and solo synth leads, always tasteful and rich sounding. Vocals are sparse on the album, and when they appear they fit well in the context of the music.

The album gets better with each listen, and my favorite tracks are constantly changing. Current favorites include "In Fuga," with its stuttering melody lines and pulsating rhythm section. The soaring keys and guitars alternate solos, both playing over rhythm guitar and keyboard background. I especially love the little RPI piano riff.

Another is "In Principio." The beginning acoustic guitar over some gentle cascading keys gently escort the voice, as they continue their interplay. Then come the flutes, which marks the beginning of an excellent departure--the Hackett-like interlacing guitar and keyboard lines entertain for a bit, then give way to a driving rhythm with a nice electric piano solo, but still continuing their subtle contribution to the whole. A marvelous passage!

Near the end of the album we are treated to "Pioggia in Campagna," which is remarkable for opening with a military type march, possibly a reference to the campagna in the title. About a third of the way into the piece, we get a slightly angular RPI piano riff, over which there is some killer dirty Hammond soloing. Just great stuff!

I am thrilled that LogoS have been able to finally complete this album, many years in the making. It's been a long journey for them, and we've been waiting for a long time. But it's finally here, and I encourage you to grab a copy. Visit the band's website, which has (or shortly will have) links to the multiple vendors around the globe that will stock this wonderful gem, which is distributed by Andromeda Relix.

Five stars! (Gnosis 14/15)

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 Logos by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.46 | 10 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Logos' history starts back in 1996 in Verona,when keyboardist Luca Zerman, bassist/flutist Fabio Gaspari and drummer Alessandro Perbellini formed the band,later to be joined by Massimo Maoli and Andrea Dossi on guitars.Initially they started as a Le Orme cover band,later to focus on composing their own material after the addition of the two guitarists,while they played numerous live shows in the meantime.1998 sees the departure of Dossi and the group moved on as a quartet, self-releasing their self-titled debut the same year.

The album is highlighted by the soft Symphonic Rock/New Age 17-min. suite ''17-min.'',obviously influenced by the likes of LE ORME (grand piano parts), PFM (acoustic textures but also somewhat plastic-sounding flutes) and FOCUS (in a few almost jazzy guitar parts) with some nice electric solos as well.The two short ''Arc en ciel'' pieces are absolutely fantastic with grandiose symphonic synths and sensitive vocals leading the way.The 10-min. ''Sentiero nel prato, porta dell' universo'' is heavily influenced by LE ORME and heavier bands like BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO with a modern touch,where calm lyrical acoustic parts are alternating with heavy organ-driven passages to produce some good progressive music along the way.''Un giorno'' is sort of modern Symphonic/Psych/Neo Prog in the vein of ATON'S and SITHONIA with guitars on evidence and romantic vocals.Finally ''In una nuova terra?'' follows the same vein: Soft sung parts with a Classical touch switch into complicated instrumental music with complex bass, furious piano lines and obscure synths.

Logos' debut will not win the prize of the most talented band or the most ground-breaking album of the year,but their music is demanding and captivating despite the flat production with strong roots on 70's Classic Italian Prog.If you are a fan of the style,this album is more than recommended.

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 ┴srava by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.46 | 11 ratings

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars The second album from Logos and another free download from their website.

The band skilled up and took a lot more technical approach on this album than on their debut album. The result is a sometimes jazzy and complex album. This album is also a bit of a heavyweight compared to the debut album. The vocals are still superb though and carries the album to a large extent. The sound is typical Rock Progressivo Italiano. So is the songs too. There are some quiet pastoral sounding melodies here too. In short; this album has it all.

.........Almost.....

What is missing is some truly great songs. There are some great melody lines here. But they are a bit scarse on the ground, I am afraid. This is still a good Rock Progressivo Italiano album and well worth the free download and megabytes.

3 stars

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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by toroddfuglesteg

4 stars A very good debut from this Rock Progressivo Italiano band. It is even a free download from their website too. It cannot get any better than this.

For those who wonder what Rock Progressivo Italiano is all about, I would recommend you to download this album and find out yourself. The music here is melodic, still symphonic and very lush. The music is not particular hard. Neither is it too soft. The music is both Hammond organ and guitar based. But most of all; the soft Italian vocals dominates the songs. This album is a good throwback to the 1970s, but with a far better sound. A sound which I cannot fault at all.

Although the sound is excellent and this album has everything a Rock Progressivo Italiano fan would like, the lack of some truly great songs is a problem for me. But this being a free download and on par with most of what I am remortaging my house to be able to buy, I cannot complain that much. Hence; this is in my view a great album and one I will continue to play well into my rocking chair retirement age. Then again; the lack of some truly great songs..... It is a borderline three or four stars album. I give it four stars though.

4 stars

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 ┴srava by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2001
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Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by seventhsojourn
Special Collaborator RPI

4 stars It's always nice when a package of new CDs drops through the letterbox, but nowadays there's no shortage of free downloads out there if money's a bit tight in any given month. One such freebie is ''Asrava'', the second self-produced album by modern Italian band Logos that's available via their website. ''Asrava'' comprises a diverse mix of styles (prog, jazz, electronic, etc) that makes for a rich and interesting tableau, in my opinion a bit like Finisterre's ''In Limine''.

The album begins in reflective mood with ''Prologo'' but its hypnotic pattern of moody electronics is soon swept away by the loud and rhythmic ''Ezra Pound'', a hard-edged instrumental that's driven along by irregular funk-fuelled beats. On the following track ''99'' the lyrical content apparently deals with the anxiety associated with the risk of a potential nuclear accident. It reminds me melodically of Hackett-era Genesis although rhythmically it has a more modern feel in places, having something of Anglagard about it. This song's complex structure and slightly tentative vocals successfully create a sense of turmoil, accentuated by some doomy choral effects and the eerie organ that smoulders away in the background. It's an ambitious idea for sure but the guys in Logos manage to pull it off with some aplomb.

The short acoustic ballad ''La Leggerezza Della Liberta'', which sits at the album's midpoint, is the most straightforward song although it's none the worse for its simplicity. The instrumental title track follows and it takes on two main shapes, the first led by forceful bass and drums while the second culminates in jazzy flute and trumpet solos set against backdrops of spacey guitars and synthesizers. There's even more diversity in store with the tapestry of sounds that make up ''Terra Incognita''. It opens up with effects of gushing water, while a robotic spider's web of vibrating electronics continues to weave its way across the entire track. This track also benefits from some excellent guitar play, undercut with ghostly choirs and psychedelic organ. The dreamy ''Epilogo'' is a pleasant little postscript of nylon guitar and synthesized strings to close the album.

Logos is one of the most exciting new bands I've discovered here during the past twelve months or so. However given that I'm listening to this album so much it's a major source of frustration not to be able to buy a hard copy of it; the fact that you can download it for free is really of secondary importance to a dinosaur like me. I'm hoping that any future releases by this band will be available in CD format. Perhaps Black Widow, or someone, could sign them. Of course Logos may have other ambitions, but I definitely think their music deserves the attention of the record labels. ''Asrava'' is a mere whisker away from being a 5-star album, so if RPI is currently the one true love in your musical life you really should check this one out.

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