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ORCHESTRE CELESTI

Crossover Prog • Italy


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ORCHESTRE CELESTI is the creative moniker of composer and keyboardist Federico Fantacone, which he use for his endeavours in the field of music. The project was born in 2006, and the idea was to blend the stylistic expressions of typical Italian prog artists with the English 70's variety, and to add innovation to this mixture by spicing it all up with contemporary electronic soundscapes. All compositions are instrumental, but sampled voices are used on occasion.

On a side note, the artist name - Celestial Orchestra - is a reference to an old Chinese art now alomost forgotten, in which doves were trained to follow specific flight patterns. Once the trajectories were all set, small flutes were attached to the legs of the birds, who then produced music according to the patterns they'd been trained to fly.

Discography:
1. Compi La Tua Magia (2007)
2. Black and Red (2009)
3. Transition Of Power (2011)
4. Quattro (2012)

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Compi La Tua Magia
2007
2.70 | 5 ratings
Black and Red
2009
2.40 | 10 ratings
Transition of Power
2011
3.67 | 3 ratings
Quattro
2013

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Suites - the long ones
2013

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 Transition of Power by ORCHESTRE CELESTI album cover Studio Album, 2011
2.40 | 10 ratings

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Transition of Power
Orchestre Celesti Crossover Prog

Review by Marty McFly
Special Collaborator Crossover and E&O Teams

2 stars I can't help but feel that this album sounds cheap. I mean there are some great one-man projects, but album Transition of Power certainly ain't one of them. As it goes on forth, there is a clear sense of continuity - the music certainly flows, but it's not like a wild river, or a gentle stream, it's more like water being poured down from a tap - clean, technically flawless, but soulless and devoid of any passion. Nah, drum machine was never my favourite and even it alone wouldn't be reason for bad rating, the other elements are. Too long, too dreary and boring, I am not pleased. The positive side is that the album is for free, but why bother.

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Orchestre Celesti Crossover Prog

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams

3 stars Federico Fantacone, the keyboardist behind Orchestre Celesti is obviously quite talented. On this album he plays in a range of styles, from almost new age to close to full blown symphonic progressive. His keyboard playing is splendid, and his compositional skills are intriguing.

However, he falls into a trap that seems to entwine many solo artists. The instrumentation that he programs around his wonderful keyboard leads often doesn't match the intensity, and brings the music down. Particularly the drums. Few non-drummers seem to be able to reproduce with synthesizers the nuances of a human drummer. Fantacone's drums are way too mechanical, and usually too light for the music. The bass synths bug me a bit, too, but since I was a bass player, I'm especially sensitive to that.

Despite the problems above, I like the album.

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 Black and Red by ORCHESTRE CELESTI album cover Studio Album, 2009
2.70 | 5 ratings

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Orchestre Celesti Crossover Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars Orcheste Celesti is a one man band from Italy. This is the second album from this combo.

It starts very beautiful with a couple of RPI compositions. Both the title track and the following track Abstraction From Reality is superb. The hopes of a good album takes of like a rocket towards the sky. The rocket comes down to earth in a rather chaotic fashion though after some more minutes.

After the two RPI tracks, the album heads onto....... well, everywhere. Jazz, some prog metal pastisjes, avant-garde, electronica, new age. You find it all here. Which is crossover prog. But quality is absent and most off the album ends up as background noise to whatever I do. There is nothing here which makes me drop the things I am doing and listen to the album instead. That goes for everything past the first ten minutes. I am sorry, but this is not for me.

2.5 stars

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 Black and Red by ORCHESTRE CELESTI album cover Studio Album, 2009
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Orchestre Celesti Crossover Prog

Review by besotoxico

3 stars Drum Programming isn't horrible. When used in the right context it can be just as entertaining to listen to as with real drums. Many great electronic albums have memorable beats. The only time drum programming fails is when it attempts to replicate or replace real drums. As is the case with this album.

Fransisco is sick on the keys. There is no doubt to that. Two of a Kind being a perfect example of his badness. This man is definitely a force behind his instrument.

This music is ambient and album will definitely be played on my next road trip. However there isn't really anything memorable about this. Nothing really sets it apart. It could fit to be music for a good anime movie. The eastern twing part on Piano St N1 is interesting. In fact te two Piano Suites are the highlight of this album. Three stars for good keyboard work but overall this is just an average album.

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Orchestre Celesti Crossover Prog

Review by Conor Fynes
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2 stars 'Orchestre Celesti' - Transition Of Power (4/10)

Orchestre Celesti is the solo project of Italian musician Federico Fantacone, and the newly released 'Transition Of Power' is the third album he has released under this pseudonym. As with the great majority of one-man bands, the sound revolves heavily around one instrument, being the keyboard. 'Transitions Of Power' feels like a part-time exploration of Fantacone's over the course of two years,as if he decided to get up and record simply when he felt the interest coming on, rather than investing himself in a full project. With that in mind, 'Transition Of Power' is both underwhelming and inconsistent, sometimes being quite impressive and even strong in its composition, but othertimes really falling into the curse of a work that feels more like a series of one man's indulgences rather than a balanced piece of music.

With a cropped image of a well known art-piece as the album cover, two loose sounding 'epic' pieces, Orchestre Celesti does not do anything to set itself aside from the legions of weekend warriors which seek to proclaim themselves as prog artists. The album's music can be described as almost entirely keyboard driven ambient rock music, with classical and jazz fusion elements weaved into it. Fantacone is indeed a skilled arranger when it comes to making music; many of his harmonies and use of modes is very skilled. Throughout nearly all of the album though, something important is missing. Although Fantacone clearly has potential to even arrange classical music at his will, his compositions lack melody, feel, or dynamic,

To Fantacone's credit, this general lack of feeling in the music is not a direct fault of his own, but rather the equipment and budget he has used for this album. There are no 'real' instruments here besides the keyboard, which takes the duties of virtually everything here besides the programmed drums, which sound fairly weak. While Fantacone is skiled enough with the keyboard, there are no human flourishes with the music that make it organic or truly interesting, save for some vocals. The vocals really save the middle of this album, especially the otherworldly 'Sound Of My Dreams', although I still find it unsettling to hear a prog lyricist telling me I should 'move to the beat' of the music.

As it stands, Orchestre Celesti is difficult to recommend. It is skilled yet uninspired; excellent in some cases yet dreadfully boring in others. A fairly disappointing piece of Italian prog.

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