Header

THE TRIP

Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Trip picture
The Trip biography
The TRIP were but one of many Italian bands combining rock, classical, jazz, pop and folk to produce what is now known as the Italian rock renaissance. They are another three man classical rock band in the realm of the NICE and Le ORME.

All four of their albums are completely different and bear the stamp of another international group or movement. "Caronte" was considered their best album by psych collectors. On their third, "Atlantide", The TRIP looks squarely at EMERSON LAKE and PALMER for inspiration. The both are recommended to ELP or Le ORME fans.

The Trip official website

THE TRIP MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

THE TRIP forum topics / tours, shows & news


THE TRIP forum topics Create a topic now
THE TRIP tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "the trip"
Post an entries now

THE TRIP Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all THE TRIP videos (1) | Search and add more videos to THE TRIP

Buy THE TRIP Music


TripTrip
Soundtrack
Reel Time 2011
Audio CD$12.40
$15.36 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
VARIOUS ARTISTS BLUE NOTE TRIP 2 VOL.1 "SUNSET" 180GM LP VINYL RECORD NEW USD $41.99 Buy It Now 31m 31s
Spearmint CD single (CD5 / 5") A Trip Into Space E.P. UK HITBACK7CD HITBACK USD $21.15 Buy It Now 37m 6s
PLATO'S TRIP A Psychedelic Journey to Greece in the 1970's IMPORT Vinyl LP USD $18.00 Buy It Now 46m 53s
FIDDLER'S DREAM Day Trip To Bangor Danish 45PS 1980 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 49m 50s
ECLECTRONIC A TRIP THROUGH THE MAGICK EYE CD MINT USD $5.92 Buy It Now 59m 23s
Burnin Red Ivanhoe-Canal Trip CD NEW USD $19.80 Buy It Now 1h 15m
1980 Elvis Presley Fan Club Memphis Trip Documentary Orig Radio Times Article USD $2.97 Buy It Now 1h 16m
GROOVE ARMADA - GREATEST HITS CD ~ TRIP HOP 90's BEST OF DANCE *NEW* USD $8.05 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) by Nanci Griffith (CD, Jul-1998,... USD $3.99 Buy It Now 2h 23m
UNHOLY: Trip to Depressive Autumn, CASSEP 92 Lethal, thergothon funeral doom USD $44.00 Buy It Now 2h 24m
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS 1973 LP TRIP IT HURT ME SO BAD USD $16.25 Buy It Now 2h 26m
DINAH WASHINGTON LP THE SWINGIN' MISS D 1956 TRIP JAZZ USD $16.25 Buy It Now 2h 28m
KIK TRACEE - Field Trip 5 Track CD EP ( RARE Orig.BMG 1992 / Glam/Hair Metal ) USD $5.20 Buy It Now 2h 29m
Rockabilly; Wesley Reynolds; Trip To The Moon / Dont Say Goodbye on ROSE re USD $12.50 Buy It Now 2h 30m
The Genius of Jimi Hendrix -Trip - TLP-9523 VG++ USD $2.55 [0 bids]
USD $3.79 Buy It Now
2h 35m
Gnarls Barkley - A Trip To St. Elsewhere ( CD 2007 ) NEW / SEALED USD $2.95 Buy It Now 2h 36m
This Ain't Trip Hop One 1994 CD MINT Portishead Weller USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 49m
OUT ON A FUNKY TRIP...FUNK,SOUL & REGGAE FROM RANDY'S 1970-1975. USD $4.45 [0 bids]
2h 52m
RONNIE MATHEWS-TRIP TO THE ORIENT-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 3h 6m
paradons diamonds & pearls / bluejays lovers island / trip 72 vinyl 45 record USD $8.00 Buy It Now 3h 10m
Lamb 12" Cotton Wool 1996 Drum & Bass Trip Hop Fontana UK Pressing M- USD $8.50 Buy It Now 3h 11m
Between Two Worlds - Lee,Trip (2010, CD New) USD $12.51 Buy It Now 3h 11m
TIM Plus jamais JUNGLE & TRIP-HOP USD $9.90 Buy It Now 3h 12m
DOWNBEAT/TRIP HOP/SAMPLES TOAH DYNAMIC HIP HOP GYMKHANA 45 RPM 7 INCH SINGLE USD $1.47 [0 bids]
3h 13m
Forty Minutes Off Your Trip, Matt Griffin & Some Fellow Trave,Excellent, Audio C USD $7.38 Buy It Now 3h 26m
W5-74 Vinyl Record Album 45 Trip Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl Nite Owl RARE! USD $22.45 Buy It Now 3h 38m
Beach Trip USD $2.43 Buy It Now 3h 47m
DJ Z-TRIP - SHIFTING GEARS [PA] - NEW CD USD $13.19 Buy It Now 3h 54m
DUB PISTOLS~"Speakers And Tweeters"CD~2008~Big Beat,Trip Hop~Defend~Explicit USD $2.00 Buy It Now 3h 59m
JOHN TROPEA ~ Short Trip To Space ~1977 MARLIN PROMO WHITE LABEL NM USD $12.14 Buy It Now 3h 59m
Gabriel Bondage - Another Trip To Earth - Prog Blue Vinyl - Dharma Records 1977 USD $12.08 Buy It Now 4h
AS I ROVED OUT Field Trip Ireland, Music Collected By Jean Ritchie... LP 19 Trac USD $48.31 Buy It Now 4h 4m
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN FIELD TRIP Various LP 9 Track Blue Label With Booklet Sticke USD $29.60 Buy It Now 4h 4m
BALCONY DOGS Trip LP 9 Track UK Bloodline 1988 USD $14.01 Buy It Now 4h 5m
BILLY PRESTON Goldfingers DOUBLE LP 20 Track Double US Trip USD $14.01 Buy It Now 4h 5m
FIELD TRIP Beautiful LP 11 Track US Ruby 1989 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 6m
DONNIE ELBERT Stop In The Name Of Love LP 9 Track US Trip 1974 USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4h 6m
Schubert(Vinyl LP Gatefold)Trip Op.100-PG-PG 7188-Netherlands-VG+/NM USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 6m
ACADEMY OF ST.MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Baroque Concertos/the Choice Of Hercules TRIP USD $211.97 Buy It Now 4h 7m
TRIP DIS BLACK ORCHID RECORDS SEALED vinyl 12'' USD $3.00 Buy It Now 4h 9m
ORANGE BICYCLE Let's Take A Trip On An LP 16 Track UK Morgan Blue Town 1988 USD $20.25 Buy It Now 4h 15m
JIMMY NOONE AND BUNK JOHNSON Kings Of New Orleans LP 10 Track US Trip USD $10.90 Buy It Now 4h 16m
GOSPEL GIANTS Songs Of Faith LP 10 Track US Trip USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4h 16m
LESLIE MCKEOWN All Washed Up LP 8 Track Gatefold No Poster UK Ego Trip 1979 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 16m
JIMI HENDRIX Moods LP 11 Track Has Small Deletion Clipped Corner US Trip USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4h 16m
KNACK Round Trip LP 12 Track With Insert But Embossed Sleeve Has Surface Tears USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 16m
IGGY AND THE STOOGES Death Trip LP 7 Track With Inner FRENCH Revenge USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4h 16m
GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS It Hurt Me So Bad LP 10 Track US Trip 1973 USD $9.34 Buy It Now 4h 16m
TRICKY - PRE-MILLENIUM TENSION CD Hip Hop trip hop electronic USD $1.26 [0 bids]
4h 17m
RUNNING STREAM Butterfly Trip LP 20 Track Repress In Gatefold Sleeve EUROPEAN B USD $35.61 Buy It Now 4h 19m
Fisher Price Road Trip Fun by Various Artists (2013) - Import + DVD USD $14.23 Buy It Now 4h 20m
SCREWTAPE Tiny Me Trip Alternative/Rock Band Austin Texas USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 31m
Pluto Faction - Future Pop 7" Tampa Trip Hop Peripheral Records 2002 USD $13.99 Buy It Now 4h 32m
ADVENTURES One Step From Heaven 7" Remix B/w Trip To Bountiful Lp Version Pic S USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 42m
ADVENTURES One Step From Heaven 7" With Press Release Remix B/w The Trip To Boun USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 42m
BONNIE GRAHAM Love Trip 7" B/w The Lies That You Told Me Sticker On Label US Pr USD $9.34 Buy It Now 4h 44m
BOYS WHITE TEETH Prices 7" 2 Track B/w Trip To Rio Pic Sleeve UK Tw 1982 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 44m
BOYS WHITE TEETH Prices 7" With Promo Info Sheet B/w Trip To Rio Pic Sleeve UK USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 44m
CHANNELS Girl Next Door 7" B/w Now You Know US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 44m
CHARTS/STARLIGHTS Deseire/valerie 7" Split Release US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 4h 45m
GRATEFUL DEAD BEST OF, STRANGE TRIP IT HAS BEEN 1977 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
4h 47m
Gospel Rap Music Videos - Lecrae Andy Mineo Bizzle Trip Lee - 4 Discs 55 Videos USD $5.75 [5 bids]
4h 48m
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT It's A Trip 7" Hacienda Mix B/w Instrumental Mix Pic Slee USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h
DANCE PEOPLE Fly Away 7" B/w Solo Trip UK Satril 1979 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h
DONOVAN Sunshine Superman 7" B/w The Trip Writing On Label UK Pye 1966 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h
The Knack Round Trip Vinyl LP 1981 1980s, 33RPM and Pop USD $19.99 [0 bids]
USD $25.99 Buy It Now
5h 2m
HARRY BOLDER WITH PAT COLLINS TRIO Sunday Trip To Withernsea 7" No Centre 3 Trac USD $17.13 Buy It Now 5h 8m
HARRY BOLDER WITH PAT COLLINS TRIO Sunday Trip To Withernsea 7" 3 Track B/w Bumm USD $29.60 Buy It Now 5h 8m
IKE AND TINA TURNER/DUALS Poor Fool/stick Shift 7" Split Reissue US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 8m
JENNELL HAWKINS Moments 7" B/w Can I US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 9m
JOANNE MACKELL Trip The Light Fantastic 7" B/w I Used To Think It Was Easy UK U USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 9m
JOANNE MACKELL Trip The Light Fantastic 7" Demo B/w I Sued To Think It Was Easy USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 9m
JIMMY REED I'm Gonna Help You 7" B/w Mary Mary US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 9m
Various - Day Trip To Brisco EP 12" USD $9.28 Buy It Now 5h 9m
INNER CITY Let It Reign 7" Reese Vocal Trip The Edit B/w Reese Hardcore Trip The USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 10m
A Trip Called Life, Iridesense,Excellent, Audio CDs-Complete in Jewel Case-with USD $5.99 Buy It Now 5h 11m
KELLY G Teach Me 7" Test Pressing B/w Trip To The Future, Hand Written Labels USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 11m
KING CURTIS Soul Train 7" Part 1 B/w Part 2 US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 12m
KING CURTIS Soul Twist 7" B/w Rinky Dink By Dave Baby Cortez US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 12m
LESLIE MCKEOWN Shall I Do It 7" B/w Do It All Again Pic Sleeve UK Ego Trip 1979 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 12m
NEIL DIAMOND Primitive 7" B/w It's A Trip Pic Sleeve UK Cbs 1984 USD $12.45 Buy It Now 5h 14m
ORANGE BICYCLE Sing This All Together 7" B/w Trip On An Orange Bicycle Sticker USD $32.72 Buy It Now 5h 23m
PATTI LA BELLE AND THE BLUE BELLES One Phone Call 7" B/w Where Are You US Trip USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 23m
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE Trip To My Soul 7" B/w Mystery Pic Sleeve But Has Small Stic USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 23m
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE Trip To My Soul 7" B/w Mystery Pic Sleeve GERMAN Electrola 1 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 24m
RITCHIE FAMILY Brazil 7" B/w Hot Trip UK Polydor 1975 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 25m
RITCHIE FAMILY Brazil 7" B/w Hot Trip UK Polydor '75 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 25m
RUE DE REEMARX One Way Trip 7" B/w Full Circle UK Underground 1981 USD $9.34 Buy It Now 5h 25m
ROBYN HITCHCOCK It's A Mystic Trip 7" Flexi Disc B/w Grooving On A Inner Plane USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 25m
SECOND IMAGE Fall In Love 7" B/w Take A Trip Pic Sleeve UK Polydor 1982 USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 25m
S'EXPRESS Theme From S'express 7" B/w Trip Microdot House Mix In Red/purple Full USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 25m
SAW DOCTORS Hay Wrap 7" Original Issue With Company Insert B/w The Trip To Tipp USD $24.92 Buy It Now 5h 25m
Blue Note Trip 1 Vol.2 Sunday Morning (2LP) [VINYL] * NEW USD $33.05 Buy It Now 5h 26m
Blue Note Trip Vol.2 Sunrise (Gatefold) [Vinyl] * NEW * Free Priority Shipping USD $33.05 Buy It Now 5h 26m
STATE OF GRACE Touching The Times 7" B/w Alive Liddells Bad Trip Lovely Clean USD $48.31 Buy It Now 5h 28m
PATTI LABELLE & The Bluebelles EARLY HITS Trip TLP-9525 album vinyl Soul doowop USD $17.95 Buy It Now 5h 29m
ZANTI MISFITZ Kidz Songs 7" B/w Alive Liddells Bad Trip Residue Mark On Front O USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 30m
ZANTI MISFITZ Kidz Songs 7" B/w Alive Liddells Bad Trip Ringwear And Residue Ma USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 31m
SUNSCREEM Walk On 7" B/w Trip You Up But Has Crease In Bottom Corner Of Picture USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 31m
SPANIELS I Know I Know 7" B/w I Love You For Sentimental Reasons US Trip Oldies USD $7.78 Buy It Now 5h 31m
0 result found for "THE TRIP"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results


More places to buy THE TRIP music online Buy THE TRIP & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE TRIP DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE TRIP shows & tickets


THE TRIP has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

THE TRIP discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

THE TRIP top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.76 | 29 ratings
The Trip
1970
3.65 | 63 ratings
Caronte
1971
3.29 | 46 ratings
Atlantide
1972
3.17 | 35 ratings
Time Of Change
1973

THE TRIP Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

THE TRIP Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

THE TRIP Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

THE TRIP Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

THE TRIP Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Time Of Change  by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.17 | 35 ratings

BUY
Time Of Change
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Accordingly to their members, The Trip, now reduced to a trio, had a lifetime experience in May 72' at the Villa Pamphili concert in Rome, performing in front of 80000 people.The band changed label the following year, now recording for Trident, and released the fourth album in as many years, under the title ''Time of Change''.

The album is undoubtfully highlighted by the sidelong 20-min. epic ''Rhapsodia'', a well-crafted composition with major YES, LE ORME and E.L.P. influences, highlighted by the complicated, almost jazzy drumming of Furio Chirico, the furious bass lines of Arvid Andersen and the incredible work of Joe Vescovi on keyboards.This track alternates rapidly between loose jazzy jams and tight Progressive Rock with huge Classical influences, offering plenty of organ, synths and piano textures, supported by excellent vocal work.The rest of the album is also good yet a bit uneven.''Formula nova'' is some sort of keyboard-driven Prog/Fusion, all instrumental and highly challenging, while ''De sensibus'' is pure Avant-Garde/Experimental music, featuring percussion, cymbals, synths and wordless screams.''Corale'' is a beautiful laid-back symphonic ballad with church organ and bass on the forefront along with the romantic vocal lines of Andersen and the closing ''Ad libitum'' is a piano solo by Vescovi with evident Classical and Jazz inspirations.

The next year Chirico formed Arti E Mestieri and Andresen had a serious road accident, which propably marked the end of The Trip.More than three decades later the band was revived with the legendary Andersen-Chirico-Vescovi line-up, performing live concerts, but sadly came to an end in the spring of 2012 after the death of Andersen.

The last studio contribution of The Trip is energetic keyboard-led Progressive Rock with an obvious leaning towards more Fusion realms and comes as another nice contribution of one of the earlier Italian Prog bands in the proggy paths.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time Of Change  by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.17 | 35 ratings

BUY
Time Of Change
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

2 stars I am not quite sure why this band is referenced into the RPI category.

Half of the members were of Saxon origins, their first two albums were good to very good psychedelic rock albums (sung in English); their third album showed some reminiscences from ELP but was a global fiasco and this one resembles as close to the Italian style than I would be a deep fan of karaoke evenings...

This being said, their prog angle is not to be discussed and in their last album, the accent is quite deep jazzy. The twenty minutes long "Rhapsodia" could have been an enjoyable song, but some instrumental parts, leading nowhere are somewhat ruining the atmosphere.

It is a mix of classical music, piano jazz entertainment, a bit of "Yes" and some "ELP" all together. But the whole cocktail is not top notch to say the least. At times, I just feel like sitting in the lobby of an international hotel and listening to a band that plays for the guests?not really my cup of tea.

What comes next is pure jazz-rock frenzy: "Formula Nova" is hermetic, instrumental, well played but totally out of my musical scope. Jazz-rock it is. And nothing else. At least, when a band was referenced under the ISP umbrella, one could easily identify the type of music which would be discovered. Within the RPI, one can get anything from the most brilliant and true Italian style to this sort of music.

Skilled musicians, probably; but short of ideas in term of song writing and leaning towards jazz maestria but nothing else; even if a fine symphonic mood is sketched in "Chorale". A bit mellow maybe, but my favourite out of this album. Just good though, no more.

The closing instrumental "Ad Libitum" is not going to change my mind about this very average album. My advice would be to stick to their first two albums (especially "Caronte") and leave the other two ones aside.

Not good it is. Two stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Atlantide by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.29 | 46 ratings

BUY
Atlantide
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Exit William Gray (guitars): "The Trip" has turned into a trio now (bass, drums and keys). Yes, like ELP. And you can notice this while you are going to listen to this album.

From wild psychedelic on their previous effort ("Caronte"), the sound is more melodic even if "Evoluzione" still shares the psyche feel. Upbeat, solid drumming and English vocals are on the menu.

The intro of "Leader" could have come out of Jon Lord's organ. Some jazzy touch is only adding to the feel. Vocals though are not very convincing (as usual should I say). It is the weakest number from "Atlantide".

In a sense, this album is more diversified than their prior ones; but globally it holds less interesting songs and it leans too much on ELP ("Energia"). Highly energetic indeed: the rhythmic section plays a solid role here.

This album leaves me a flavour of being too disparate which is quite bizarre for a concept album: little unity during this work. After the rocking "Ora X" comes the pompous "Analisa". Quite unpredictable!

The long "Distruzione" sounds quite improvised: most of it consists of a drum solo that can't really fill my prog heart.

Two stars for this third album. Their weakest effort so far IMHHO.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Caronte by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.65 | 63 ratings

BUY
Caronte
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I quite liked their debut album, and this one is a perfect continuation of the work started one year prior to this release.

The fundamentals have not changed: "The Trip" stills play a solid psychedelic rock (sung in English) and the best of this album are the instrumental passages. Just listen to the superb and wild opening number to make up your mind. Logically, the model resides in the Floydean atmospheres of the late middle sixties.

But even three years after that period, it must have been quite daring for an Italian band to play such music. Don't forget that in these prehistorically days, Banco nor PFM had seen the light. "The Trip" must then be considered as a pioneer in the peninsula, although as I have said in my review of their first album that they have nothing to share with the Italian genre. Psyche music and English lyrics: that's what you get here.

At times, they play somewhat heavier as well ("Two Brothers"). Solid keys ą la "Atomic Rooster" is quite well performed. The echoed vocals are just another confirmation of the musical style of the era.

The longest number has to be considered as a tribute to Hendrix. Still: lots of keyboards, melody and little crazy guitar. Another highlight of this work: the heavy groove is catchy, the loaded organ is powerful: I have to admit that I quite like these sort of sounds. Vocals are just average, but I have already mentioned that the vocal department was not quite in line. Anyway: nobody's perfect.

I think that this album is worth seven out of ten, but due to its historical importance I will upgrade it to four stars. But be aware that this is a psychedelic rock album sung in English.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 The Trip  by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1970
2.76 | 29 ratings

BUY
The Trip
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

3 stars With such a name and such a title, you can easily imagine which type of music this Italian band is playing. Pure psychedelic glory of course!

And I have to say that it is quite enjoyable to the ears of yours faithfully. Totally early Floyd oriented, this album is sung in English (when vocals apply) and can't be really be considered to belong to the Italian genre IMHHO.

The opening number, which is an instrumental, is a highlight of this album. More ASOS oriented I would say: it is demoniac psychedelia from the good old days. With "Incubi", the band gets back a bit more in time, and the sound is more "Piper" oriented. Instrumental passages are quite well performed but the vocal parts are not that great (but this is general remark as far as I'm concerned).

"Visioni dell'Aldilą" is a weird track in its early stages (but Roger said about ASOS that it couldn't be called a "song"; so?). Vocals are better than usual; but there is no structure in this song. Themes are changing all the time: so be prepared for quite an experience! What a ride!

At a certain moment ("Rifflessioni"), the band doesn't seem to know in which direction they want to go. This song is a pitiful melting pot of several influences (mainly pop, boogie, AND decadent music).

The closing number is a childish pop/psyche song which sounds quite outdated (but hey! This was released in 70). All in all, I quite like this album. Three stars is accurate for this work.

I am looking forward to discover more from this band.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time Of Change  by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.17 | 35 ratings

BUY
Time Of Change
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars THE TRIP's final album is quite different from the previous one even if it is the same lineup.

The record starts off with a side long suite called "Phapsodia" clocking in at 20 minutes. Not the usual singer on this one and he sounds a lot like Jon Anderson, and because of that this does sound too much like YES at times. Sounds build as piano joins in. It kicks in before 2 minutes followed by a silent calm. Kicks back in again with organ and drums this time.The high pitched vocals arrive for he first time. When they stop the fat bass and pounding drums impress. Great section. Vocals are back at 10 minutes. We get a silly section after 13 1/2 minutes with vocals. Piano follows but i'm still not liking this (they must be ELP fans). It finally changes 18 minutes in but then this rhythm comes in late that is just bad.

"Formula Nova" opens with piano and drums as the bass joins in.This is an uptempo instrumental and a good one. "De Sensibus" is even better. My favourite track here. Church bells and blowing wind create some killer atmosphere. Very haunting to say the least. Whispers and percussion can also be heard. "Corale" opens with some great sounding bass and organ. It settles with vocals (the other singer from the last album). It picks up as contrasts continue. "Ad Libitum" is a piano dominated piece that's okay.

So very hit and miss for me, but an interesting listen. I like the previous album more, barely 3 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Atlantide by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.29 | 46 ratings

BUY
Atlantide
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars THE TRIP had been around since 1966 but didn't release their first album until 1970. This is their third record and first with the great Furio Chirico on drums, he of course would later lead ARTI & MESTIERI. And for me the highlight of this album is listening to Furio play.The band is a trio with no lead guitar, and this album clocks in at just under 31 minutes. English vocals too.

"Atlantide" opens with piano that picks up speed then the drums and bass join in around a minute. A dark calm 3 minutes in with vocal melodies to end it. "Evoluzione" is an uptempo tune with vocals. Piano and drums lead. "Leader" has a keyboard intro before the drums and vocals take over. Catchy tune.it blends into "Energia". I like the organ here with the steady drums. Great sound. Piano ends it. "Ora X" is catchy until it changes late as we get some powerful instrumental work.

"Analisi" opens with piano as reserved vocals join in. Organ before a minute. Contrasts continue. Drums end it. "Distuzione" is experimental early on then the drums come in after a minute. Bass and organ 2 minutes in .The drums before 4 minutes are incredible as he starts to solo. It goes on for too long though as we get these little outbursts coming and going. "Il Vuoto" is the short closing number with organ and a powerful atmosphere.

3.5 stars. I liked this album a lot. It is a little inconsistant to my tastes but well worth checking out regardless. By the way I think THE TRIP is a fantastic name for a band.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Caronte by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.65 | 63 ratings

BUY
Caronte
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars This is an adventure into the unexpected. This Italian Symphonic Prog album has a very British feel to it. I had to look at the cover several times to really convince myself that this band is indeed from Italy.

The music is somewhere between Vanilla Fudge, The Nice, ELP and Deep Purple. Heavy Prog meets Keith Emerson in other words. The over the top ELP stuff is present here. So is John Lord and his Deep Purple stuff. Just to confuse the matter, there are some classic pop here too (the song Little Janie). The music varies from hard to soft. The quality is pretty good throughout this album. I find it a bit boring and fragmented. But it is a pretty good effort, although maybe not I am to fond of. I am missing a really good killer track here. But a good effort, it is......

3 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Atlantide by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.29 | 46 ratings

BUY
Atlantide
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Joćo Paulo

4 stars Nice album of this Italian Progressive band. In the same vein of another bands of this country, and in the 70 decade, this albun are a nice arrangement of piano and keiboards with a powerfull drums works played by Furio Chirico. Great Bass that create in some parts a jazz fusion atmosphere. This album show us how Italian musicians feel rock music because they make a mix of progressive style music. This album are not a Genesis style and we can listen some Jazz Fusion, Psicadelic Space Rock and Symphonic Prog in this work. This band was a traditional Italian band of seventies and this albun are a nice adiction of Italian Progressive Rock collectors and fans. I give 4 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Caronte by TRIP, THE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.65 | 63 ratings

BUY
Caronte
The Trip Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Jack A Lynn

4 stars An unusual release for the Italian scene of the first 70s, and maybe unusual as an Italian record, as heavy music had never proved popular in Italy. What made possible the release of an Italian heavy prog record in 1971 is maybe be the presence of two English musicians (guitarist William Gray and bassist Arvid Andersen), who came in Italy in the sixties with Ritchie Blackmore.

You will surely read loads of reviews saying over and over that the record is influenced by Pink Floyd and King Crimson, but I don't think so. It reminds me more of heavy bands with massive use of keyboards such as Atomic Rooster (Two Brothers), Deep Purple (the two parts of Caronte, at the beginning and the end of the record), Quatermass (Ode A Jimi Hendrix), and obviously ELP (L'ultima Ora).

Anyway, this is a classic concept album, appearently based on mythology (Caronte, best known as Charon, is the guardian and ferryman at the gates of hell, both in Greek mythology and in the famous book by Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia). But the use of a mythological figure is a metaphore for the conformism that sentences its damned to lose themselves, literally "crossing the river of Acheron"; the damned are Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who both died shortly before.

The musicianship here may seem a little bit raw, but I do think it's good. Joe Vescovi's multiform keyboards (he uses piano, Hammond and church organ and mellotron) are the pivot of the band, being able to provide atmosphere, strenght and virtuosity. The powerful and driving hard rock riffs of William Gray's guitar gives to the music its real "physical" strenght, even if it sounds very close to Deep Purple and similar English acts. Arvid Andersen's deft, pulsating bass and Pino Sinnone's solid and powerful drumming makes a strong and competent rhytm section. Maybe the worst thing about the record are the vocals: they are just good, but they could have been done much better.

The production is quite raw, but since all the instruments are clearly audible, it's a good supplement to the rawness (not meant as ineptitude) of the music itself.

Anyway, I would suggest this album to all the ones who love Italian prog, and it might be a delight for heavy proggers!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Fassbinder for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.95 seconds