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    Posted: February 11 2006 at 12:02
I am very much enjoying their self-titled album and it's my first leap into the Italian Symphonic Prog. genre as a whole.

I am aware of other bands that sound similar, such as Museo Rosenbach, Il Balleto di Bronzo, Premiata Forneria Marconi (P.F.M.) and lots of others, but I was wondering what happened to these guys?  Did they go into any other Italian bands?

I have been reading the reviews and there is no mention of sounding like Colosseum in places.  The vocalist reminds me of Chris Farlowe and the guitar playing reminds me of Clem Clempson too.  The keyboards in Ombra Muta also reminds me of Colosseum.  I can also hear Miller Anderson of Keef Hartley Band in Ombra Muta in the guitar parts.

And obviously I hear VdGG moments as well.

I would love to hear an English vocals version of this type of music.  I know P.F.M. used English vocals on some of their albums and even brought in Peter Hammill to write some, but are there any English vocal equivalents of Alphataurus?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2006 at 15:21

To find more,youcan go to www.italianprog.com

BTW,they really are a superb band!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 07:57

Alphataurus are simply amazing!

On the top ten of all the huge italian progrock scene of the seventies!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:12

^^^

I agree!

Excellent music.

La Mente Vola is outstanding... I always sing along to it .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:18
Originally posted by avestin

^^^

I agree!

Excellent music.

La Mente Vola is outstanding... I always sing along to it .

Yep, La Mente Vola is also my favourite track!

It's incredible to think that it was recorded over thirty years ago!! Arrangements are so modern...also vocals...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:23

ALPHATAURUS's self-titled debut album is one of the best releases that came out from the prolific italian prog scene of the '70s. The 12-minutes "Peccato D' Orgoglio" is wonderful, maybe the best track on the album. The musicians are all excellent, especially the keyboardist and the singer.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:28

Avoid the other album listyed, though

Asbjornssen says it is third quality demo tracks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:30

^^^

Not necessary to get it, it is not something too special, nice, but not essential.

Maybe not third quality, more like second .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:30
Originally posted by avestin

^^^

I agree!

Excellent music.

La Mente Vola is outstanding... I always sing along to it .

 

  • All' improvviso vedi il sole,
  • Respiri l' aria, raccogli un fiore
  • Che cosa eri, non lo sai più
  • Un viale lungo, davanti a te
  • Alberi immensi sul tuo cammino
  • Una ragione di vivere c'è

 

  • La mente vola, non ti conosci più:
  • Ora sai cos'è la voglia di pregare
  • Ora sai cos'è la forza di sperare
  • Lassù qualcuno c'è
  • Ti guardi in un ruscello, sei proprio tu!

 

  • Un altro inverno che se ne va
  • I tuoi ricordi sono lontani
  • Cos'è la neve non lo sai più
  • Si apre una porta, davanti a te
  • Il sole è alto, vieni con noi
  • Una ragione per vivere c'è.
  • La mente vola...

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:34

^^^

Thanks ANDREW!

I started singing now in fromt of a lot of people...They think I lost it ...

I can't help it, such a great song.

And I agree with you regarding "Peccato D' Orgoglio".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 08:41

This is a translation from - http://www.arlequins.it/translations/Alphataurus.asp 

La mente vola / The mind flies

Suddenly you see the Sun.
You breathe the air, you pick a flower
what were you, you don't know anymore
A long avenue, in front of you
immense trees on your walk
There is a reason of living.

The mind flies, you don't know anymore yourself.
Now you know what the wish of praying is
Now you know what the force of hoping is
Over there there is somebody
You look at yourself in a brook, it's really you!

Another winter that goes
your recalls are far away
What's the snow you don't know anymore
A door opens in front of you
The Sun is high, come with us
There is a reason of living.

Andrea and ANDREW is this a good translation?

There are more translations there: http://www.arlequins.it/translations/translations.asp

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 11:44
Beautiful album!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 12:58
Originally posted by Sean Trane

Avoid the other album listyed, though

Asbjornssen says it is third quality demo tracks

They are demo tracks, indeed! That's because the band split up prematurely during the recording sessions of what whould have been their second release!

At that time they had only released some demos. In the early 90s, due for the rising interest for the italian progrock scene, the demos were released as their second effort!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 13:05
I thought somebody had started a new thread... then I saw it was my own!  Nice to see old threads get resurrected.

I like Ombra Muta as well, the whole album is great, it's just a shame they only did the one official album.

I agree, the guitar playing is great as well as reserved too.  You think he's going to kick off into some long solo, but he holds back.  Very nice!

I am glad this thread got resurrected, this band needs more listeners.

Can anyone recommend anything similar?  I don't own any other Italian prog besides this.  How about Museo Rosenbach?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:25
may want to try Schicke, Fuhrs and Froeling's Symphonic Pictures from Germany also. I find it along with Alphataurus' debut and ELP's Brain Salad Surgury to be some of the best keyboard driven progressive symphonic/electronic rock to come from the 70's.
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