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    Posted: December 18 2020 at 03:31
Hi all!

Out today my new LP, I don't know if it's correctly prog, but maybe crossover, it's an experimental soundtrack,,,.

I'm so curious to know your feedback!

What do you think about "Faust und Netflix"?

Thank you! :)



Let me know what you tink about it! Thanksss :) :) :)


I copy and past the description of my label with google translate...

"Upon hearing Gretchen's voice, Faust decides to take his own life. There is neither soul nor body, only Gretchen and the innocence of the world remain" ... Can you imagine what Goethe's Faust would be like in 2020 in a TV series produced and distributed by Netflix? Faust und Netflix is ​​a cinematic soundtrack, a visionary album of 14 tracks composed by Francesco Malaguti that tell an alternative Faust in which Margherita (Gretchen) is the protagonist and heroine of the story. Perhaps human or perhaps gynoid, Gretchen will win over Faust and Mephistopheles in a dystopian world, both gothic and futuristic. The music of this imaginary TV series, between reminiscences of ancient music and strong industrial-noise influences, piece after piece outlines both the characters and the events in a breathtaking succession, without failing to mention the greats of the Italian soundtrack such as Moroder and Morricone. A 360-degree portrait of the multifaceted Bolognese instrumentalist and composer, who ranges from electronics to solo guitar with total ease and signs "Gretchen's tale" with the artistic producer Gerolamo Sacco, opening and closing of the disc.

(sorry for my english...)
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Anyone? Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 25 2020 at 11:51
Listening now.  Quite ambitious, enjoying the scope and professionalism.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 25 2020 at 14:31
I very much like that and am seriously impressed.
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Hi,

A total WOW and incredible piece of work.

In this day and age when "new music" is often just another rock song, the same as all others, it was quite amazing to finally hear something that was totally different and deserves the accolades.

IF, and it is a big "IF", I have a side comment, it was that all the pieces of music were too short and I might even say that they were not developed far enough, but this is a personal comment and something that aligns with my classical music ideas more than it does with the "pop music" concept of the 3 minute song for it to be sold for 99 Cents ... but that is just a thought of mine, but I don't see how someone/anyone can take a concept and make little "songs" out of it, and then consider it important ... it's like the old college days, you went out and bought the small booklet that had all the "details" and "meanings" and "themes" of the book, and then you took the final and got a B! At least you did not spend 20 days reading Crime and Punishment, right? Always a reason ... and the same goes for the Commercial side of things in rock music ... making it all the same and having exactly the same format and drumming!

Hopefully, there is "more" in some of those pieces of music to make a full "opera" (so to speak -- I may be off some!), and then maybe, this can go a bit further and be appreciated a lot more ... right now, it is fantastic and a magnificent "sampler" ... and ... I WANT MORE.

This is, without a doubt, the best thing I have heard this year ... and for my tastes it deserves all the mentions possible ... although I would rather change the story a wee bit, and make it more modern, and less "symbolic" of something that we think is a great example of classic literature.

Excellent work ... wonderful listen for me!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2021 at 11:08
Hi,

Can I please get a CD that is complete, or is all that is on the tube the whole thing? I would like to review this. It is a 5 ***** already from me btw! 

As I mentioned what is on the tube appears to be shortened and cut up ... and I would like to hear more ... IF THERE IS such a thing.


Edited by moshkito - January 01 2021 at 11:09
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote france_mala Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2021 at 03:29
I say wow for your feedback, really thanks!

So ... the concept would consist of three medleys / suites ("classical", "electronic / industrial / noise" and the more prog rock one) each of 12-15 minutes, therefore with some cuts.
In reality the cuts are many, in the creative phase the compositions together exceeded two hours ...

What we decided with the artistic producer was to divide the suites into tracks to create the story of the Faust / Gretchen concept, in order to be able to "tell" it.
However, we also considered publishing the release as long original suites, but in the end we preferred to reformulate it by dividing it into 14 tracks to be able to create overture, endings, etc ...
It is more a choice of production than mine ... but it is a correct choice in the end, for various reasons ... I too, coming from prog, am used to long suites and so on, but we are also in 2020 and above all it is a cinematic work.
In addition to the three suites (divided) there is the sonata for harpsichord and the impromptu for guitar (also divided into two tracks).

I hope in the future to be able to do a "bonus release" with the extended versions, without cuts ...

On this work I worked a lot on the silences between sounds, consequently on polyphony, while on melodies and harmonies I tried to work on the emotions and sensations in its flow.

It is and remains a concept album to be listened to from start to finish, however it is thought of as a long suite / work and not as single tracks to be able to understand and live the experience in full, otherwise it loses meaning,
there is no "hit" or that most beautiful or least beautiful track, it is a single stream.

A bit as if "Amarok" (or other works by Mike Oldfield) were divided ...

In any case, thanks again for your appreciation, thanks again!
(and sorry for my english ...)



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Other feedbacks are welcome! :)


P.P.S.

Do you think I could ever appear as an artist on the site? Maybe like "Prog Related" and the like?

Thanks and happy new year and lots of prog for everyone! : D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2021 at 11:11
Hi,

Thanks for the reply ... I can understand your thoughts, although for me as a progressive listener now for 50 years, the material that I enjoy the most is the one that is not cut up and is complete. I wish I could hear the whole thing, and not just bits and pieces ... but so be it. 

I'm not into the top ten, rock song thing ... where it is all 4 minutes and ciao baby! And it is considered progressive because of the sound, not the composition. Yours deserves to be known as a composition, but, I have to agree ... I'm not sure you will get as many buyers for the whole thing as you could single songs as it is right now ... but for me ... not a favorable experience, as it is very clear that it is cut up.

My opinion will remain that in its complete version it would do better, and that cut up is not going to give the listener the proper expression, and as you can see by the comments, it is not attracting replies. I'm sorry that it is so, but in this case I would make sure a download of the complete thing would be made available so the more serious progressive listeners, that are not into "songs" can appreciate this material. One of the replies is by someone that also writes a lot on foreign film as well as I do ... and his knowledge of it is probably way further up than mine!

Best of luck, but since there were not many replies (no surprise there!) ... hopefully it gets better ... but many of our friends here, don't always have an ear for the long material, and continually go for the "song" instead of the suites and the stuff that is more of a composition than a song in a recognizable format it.

Thanks for posting ... it was a wonderful listen all the same.


Edited by moshkito - January 16 2021 at 07:43
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