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    Posted: April 06 2007 at 09:46
This is the new thread where to introduce reviews, to begin discussions and to do every type of questions on the Italian Prog, from the origins to the present time. 

I decided to make close the other thread on the ISP/ RPI because I received a lot critical on my operation in PA that have open wounds much deep and this is one of the motives that it carried to do to cancel all my old reviews.

From this moment I will use only and exclusively this thread and I will continue to support the thread of Erik [Symphonic Prog Appreciation thread]). Is clear that when it will be timely you will find me in the Collaborators zone.

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Specials on this thread:

ISP/ RPI/ IP recommended pages: 6,7(a), 7(b), 8, 13, 21, 23
ALAN SORRENTI special page: 16
"FABRIZIO DE ANDRè+ PFM IN CONCERTO" special page:24


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This is a good list of web sites from Italian Prog bands, artists and Prog related bands: 
www.antoniusrex.com (Antonius rex/ Jacula)
www.artiemestieri.org (Arti+ [E] Mestieri)
www.furiochirico.com (Furio Chirico, drummer The Trip & Arti+ [E] Mestieri)
www.bancodelmutuosoccorso.it (Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso)
www.bigliettoperlinferno.com (Biglietto Per L'Inferno)
www.ilcastellodiatlante.com (Il Castello Di Atlante)
www.enricorosa.com (Enrico Rosa, guitarplayer of Campo Di Marte)
www.capgroup.it (Consorzio Acqua Potabile)
www.richardbenson.it (Richard Benson, guitarplayer of Buon Vecchio Charlie)
www.idelirium.it (Delirium)
www.formulatre.com (Formula 3)
www.carlosiliotto.com (Canzoniere Del Lazio [Folk Prog, not in PA]/ Carlo Siliotto, violin, guitar, mandolin of this band)
www.minieri.com (Pasquale Minieri, Bass and keyboards of Canzoniere Del Lazio)
www.revoltons.com (Revoltons, Prog Power Metal, not in PA)
www.dikdik.it (Dik Dik)
www.battiato.com (Franco Battiato)
www.igiganti.it (I Giganti)
aloysius.itimpresa.mi.it/dimartino/index.html (Giacomo "Mino" Di Martino, guitarplayer of I Giganti)
www.simonetti.org (Claudio Simonetti, keyboarder of Goblin)
www.baroneago.it (Agostino Marangolo drummer of Goblin)
www.alfiovitanza.com (AlfioVitanza, drummer of Latte & Miele)
www.locandadellefate.it (Locanda Delle Fate)
www.museo.it (Museo Rosenbach)
www.newtrolls.it (New Trolls)
www.newtrollsnetclub.it (New Trolls Fan Club)
www.ilmitonewtrolls.com (Il Mito Dei New Trolls, Nico Di Palo)
www.ilcuorenewtrolls.it (Il Cuore Dei New Trolls, Gianni Belleno)
digilander.libero.it/nuovacompagnia (Nuova Compagnia Canto Popolare)
www.donelladelmonaco.com (Donella del Monaco/ Opus Avantra)
www.le-orme.com (Le Orme)
www.tonypagliuca.it (Tony Pagliuca, keyboarder of Le Orme)
www.malaavia.net (Malaavia, Etno Prog band with Pagliuca's collaborations)
www.aldotagliapietra.it (Aldo Tagliapietra, bass, guitar and voice of Le Orme)
www.leormefanclub.com (Le Orme fan club)
www.cucciologiadikdik.com (Osage Tribe and Nunzio "Cucciolo" Favia official site)
www.osanna.it (Osanna)
www.mauropagani.com (Mauro Pagani)
www.picchiodalpozzo.com (Picchio Dal Pozzo)
www.arturostalteri.com (Arturo Stalteri, keyboard, percussions and voice of Pierrot Lunaire)
www.taproban.com (taproban)
www.mauiviolin.com (Don V. Lax, violin of Quella Vecchia Locanda)
www.claudiorocchi.com (Claudio Rocchi)
www.jennysorrenti.it (Alan Sorrenti's sister and voice of Saint Just)
www.michelezarrillo.com (Michele Zarrillo, voice of Semiramis)
www.francofabbri.net (Franco Fabbri of Stormy Six)
thanitart.com/demetrio/index.html (not official site of Demetrio Stratos)
thetrip.altervista.org/intro.htm (The Trip)
www.riccardozappa.it (Riccardo Zappa)
www.lucianoregoli.it (Luciano regoli. Painter work site of ex RRR, samadhi and others, reappeared with Prog Metallers DGM)
www.dgmsite.com (DGM, Prog Metallers with Luciano Regoli in its three first album)
www.middleaging.it (Middle Aging, Folk/ Folk Prog band [not in PA])
www.fiabaweb.com (Fiaba, Folk Metal band, in PA in Folk Prog list)
www.imagin-aria.com (Imagin'aria, contemporary Italian Prog band)
www.arpia.info (Arpia, contemporary Italian Prog Band)
www.zuffantiprojects.com (Fabio Zuffanti world!!!)
www.ennioficiur.com (for State O' Mind, Prog Metal band [not in PA])
www.metamorfosi.org (Metamorfosi)
www.corradorustici.com (corrado Rustici ex Cervello and ex Nova)
www.tolomarton.com (guitarplayer Tolo Marton with Le Orme in "Smogmagica" album)
www.nccp.it (Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Popolare, Folk Revisited in Prog Key [not in PA])
www.nosound.net (Nosound, contemporary band, not in PA)
www.ivanofossati.net (Ivano Fossati, ex Delirium)
www.eugeniofinardi.it  (Eugenio Finardi, Prog related artist)
www.coccianteclub.it (Official site of Riccardo Cocciante's Fan Club)
www.thewatchmusic.net (The Watch, Neo Prog band)
www.attikmusic.com/goad/ (Goad, one of the little Italian Prog bands of the 80's)
www.calliopeonline.it (Calliope, one of the firsts new Classic Prog italian bands of the New Wave Of The Italian Prog)
www.derepublica.com/ (Deus Ex Machina)
www.yugen.it/ (Yugen)
www.venegonieco.com (Venegoni & Co.; the band of Gigi Venegoni from Arti (+) & Mestieri)
www.viadelcampo.com (for Fabrizio "Faber" De André info. and for info for "Fabrizio De André In Concerto vol. 1 & 2 (with PFM)")
www.oniric.tk (Oniric, Dark/ Ambient Prog)
www.beat-les.it (
Beât Lès, The Beatles tribute band, sung in Friulano language)


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^ now that is a way to kick off your new thread Mandy..... 

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NEWS:

I saw that a new album for  the italian neo-prog band The Watch has been released and it's titled Primitive.
 
 
After having listened to the wonderful Vacuum I am curious to this one!
 
 

1. Sound of Sirens (8:00)
2. The Border (4:15)
3. Two Paces to the Rear (9:08)
4. When I was a Tree (6:00)
5. Another Life (6:10)
6. Berlin, 1936 (8:55)
7. Soaring On (4:37)

Total Time: 47:05

Line-up/Musicians

- Simone Rossetti / vocals, flute
- Ettore Salati / guitar
- Roberto Leoni / drums
- Marco Schembri / bass
- Sergio Taglioni / keyboards

 
 
A lot of vintage keyboards, according to their website:Big%20smile
 
 
 
  After three years of waiting, The Watch are back with their third album PRIMITIVE. It represents a clear continuation, but also a step-forward to their previous albums Ghost and Vacuum. And I'm not considering their first attempt, Twilight, which was recorded under the name of The Night Watch: a sweet memory far away from the new proposed tunes and lyrics of PRIMITIVE.
 
At first listening, I have been surprised how the band have been able to outline a backward path to the origins of progressive. And with PRIMITIVE they reach the starting point. As before, they have taken a risk again: their braveness is mixed with the humbleness of a fiery attempt to make prog-music alive again. Taking stock of the origins, The Watch venture on new paths in lyrics and sound, daring us with dazzling combinations.

The lyrics touch different matters and Nature appears as the inspiring muse of many subjects. Other topics are, among the others, love and friendship, like in the song "Berlin, 1936", which was inspired by the great story of Jesse Owens and Lutz Long at the Olympic Games of 1936 in Berlin. As before, unreal atmospheres and absurd characters are depicted in PRIMITIVE.

The music, in a typical '70s art rock style, is very dynamic and rich in sound. The band chose genuine vintage instruments like mellotron M400, moogs, organ, and synths (arp solina synthesizer, arp omni mk1, ecc..). This has been a move forward which brings great vintage atmospheres in a very natural and personal style of composing music. In my opinion, what puts The Watch at the top of the prog scene nowadays are the great melodies and tunes, and PRIMITIVE is not an exception.

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                                  Good luck Mandrakeroot, here is
                            an interesting new Italian progrock band:
 

GAN EDEN IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE – Lavori In Corso (***1/5)

- Another wonderful packaged CD from the Italian label Btf. featuring a cover that stimulates your fantasy and a booklet with lots of information. This new Italian band ‘with the long name’ is a project by Angelo Santo Lombardi (vocals, Hammond organ, Minimoog synthesizer, pipe organ and synthesizers) along with musicians on acoustic- and electric guitar, drums, bass and vocals. The music is obviously rooted in the 24-carat symphonic prog tradition of the Seventies, mainly because of the frequent use of vintage keyboards like the Hammond and the Minimoog. After a few listening sessions I noticed a huge difference of composing quality between the first and final track! The opener Dolce Brezza starts in a pleasant atmosphere but goes on and on without any tension or musical ideas, only the final part delivers a sensitive electric guitar solo and a fluent shifting mood with tasteful piano and organ but 10 minutes is way too long for this track. The final composition I Take All The Way showcases Gan Eden Il Giadino Delle Delizie at their best: lots of variety and dynamics and exciting work on guitar and keyboards: sparkling Grand piano, fat Minimoog flights, a sensitive electric guitar solo, a fluent rhythm-section and organ play that strongly reminds me of famous Le Orme (Collage-era). The other four songs sound pleasant and melodic with a tasteful colouring by the guitar and keyboards like warm Grand piano, fat Minimoog runs and a pipe organ interlude in the titletrack, slow and fat Minimoog flights, howling guitar and sparkling piano in La Canzione Della Bimba and mellow Hammond runs with fiery guitar in E Dopa Il Vento. The Italian vocals on this album sound warm and inspired in the typical Seventies Italian prog tradition like Metamorfosi and Le Orme.

Apart from the first composition I enjoyed this wonderful symphonic prog album and I hope this is not another Italian one-shot-band, recommended to fans of Seventies Italian Symphonic Prog!

 

                     By the way, greetings from Mara Wink
 
This week I got three Italian prog CD's from Hans (Progwalhalla) to borrow, what do you know about
iX - Ora Pro Nobis (new)
Pangea - Invasori (1976)
GOAD - In The House Of The Dark Shining Dreams (new) Question


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 10:29
Serious discussion:

Is Area a Jazz Rock/ Fusion band or one of the best really RPI (and not ISP) band?

For me (and not only for me) "Tic & Tac" is the sole Jazz Rock album (in a certain sense "Tic & Tac" is a Perigeo album). For the remainder of the Area's production is clear the Jazz Rock style in the composition field. But the classic music an Rock prevail to the point that the Jazz matrix isn't more recognizeable. 

This is my Idea. and your idea? I am it browse to know it
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Thanks, Erik. Absolutely I should investigate this band!!!  

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I have added some words about 3 new bands underneath in my post so please read it again Mandrakeroot!
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Originally posted by erik neuteboom erik neuteboom wrote:

I have added some words about 3 new bands underneath in my post so please read it again Mandrakeroot!


Unfortunately I don't know these band.  Nevertheless I should order the Goad because interest me.

The Goad album is in PA (the year is 2006) but not in the discography page in Goad web site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 10:42
Goad's website hasn't been updated for a while, as far as I know. I think the band may be on temporary hiatus, or have disbanded. I know that a few months ago I found a lot of their songs available to listen to from a website whose address I don't remember now - then, a couple of weeks later, they had disappeared. I don't know what has happened to them, but from what I heard they are (or were) an excellent band.
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THE WATCH are absolutely genius, thanks Mandrake for mentioning them here. Impatiently waiting to hear PRIMITIVE!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 11:35
THE WATCH,MARYGOLD and MOONGARDEN are three modern Italian bands that i can't get enough of.I also love WICKED MINDS who are heavier then the other three.Oh,and NOSOUND who i hope will be added to this site soon because they have such a beautiful spacey sound.Reminding me of "The Sky Moves Sideways" era of PORCUPINE TREE.Keep up the amazing reviews Mandrakeroot!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 14:21
I love the Italian prog scene (both past and present) and from all the rainbow of prog genres.
 
So my small contribution will be this:
Yugen
This band/project originating from Italy features a very promising and international lineup in its debut cd. It was conceived in autumn 2004 by Francesco Zago (formerly of The Night Watch) and Marcello Marinone who wanted to create a band which will play combine RIO and chamber music. As influences they state the following: “Satie, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Cage, Reich, Zappa, Henry Cow, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Univers Zero”.

The name chosen for this group is Yugen which is a Japanese word “which expresses the aesthetic canon of japanese art, as haiku in poetry or Noh in theatre”.

Between December 2004 and January 2005 they record their first demo. Diego Donadio (former drummer of The Night Watch), is drummer in this recording. In February 2005 the lineup is reinforced in the shape of keyboard player Paolo Botta (French TV) and Swiss saxophone player Markus Stauss (Spaltklang, Ulterior Lux) when they have a jam session in Tradate. Another expansion is the joining in of bassist Stephan Brunner (Spaltklang), and reed player Peter Schmid (Evan Parker, Vinny Golia).

As Zago composes more music the band wants to fully express their potential by adding more musicians who will help create a final outcome befitting the aim. It is then that these people join in: percussionist Massimo Mazza, harpsichord player Giuseppe Olivini (OZ, Contrapplugged), the classical players Maurizio Fasoli (piano), Elia Mariani (violin) and Marco Sorge (clarinets). Finally arrive drummer Mattia Signò, Tommaso Leddi (Stormy Six) and U.S. drummer Dave Kerman (Thinking Plague, 5uu’s, Present, Ahvak Blast).

In June 2005 they start recording their first album entitled Labirinto d'Acqua and the album is released in 2006. The album was mixed and mastered by Udi Koomran (Avhak, Present, Thinking Plague).

The record is instrumental, and while you can trace the chamber rock sound similar to Univers Zero and Art Zoyd, it has a fresh modern and rockier sound. Since there are several different backgrounds here in the lineup (Zago is symphonic oriented, Kerman and Leddi are RIO people and other players are classically trained) we get a mix of everything, and the result is compelling. You can hear some 5UU’s, Thinking Plague and Ahvak similarities, dynamic chamber rock, chamber music, mellow and ponderous parts, some “symphonic prog” parts (there is a mellotron and minimoog), quickly changing rhythms and unusual time signatures, layers of instruments playing different tunes, some quirky tracks which are free-form and more abstract (played mostly by only the classical instruments) and you have the complete freak-out parts where the band goes insane. There is a myriad of styles here and you need many listens to be able to absorb all of it and identify the numerous influences and musical ideas. The sound is rich due to the expanded lineup and the production.

==Assaf Vestin (avestin)==

 

Track Listings

1. sévére réprimande (0:50)
2. catacresi (6:35)
3. omelette norvegese (1:07)
4. corale metallurgico (7:33)
5. danse cuirassée (periode grecque) (1:03)
6. brachiologia (3:11)
7. la mosca stregata (0:56)
8. quando la morte mi colse nel sonno (9:23)
9. skellotron 003 (1:23)
10. le rovine circolari (6:53)
11. anastomosi (1:28)
12. danze corazzate (3:49)
13. labirinto d'acqua (1:21)
14. incubi concentrici (4:42)
Total time 50:14

Line-up/Musicians

- Paolo Botta / E-Piano, Mellotron, Organ, Moog
- Stephan Brunner / Bass
- Maurizio Fasoli / Piano
- Dave Kerman / Drums (Track 4)
- Tommaso Leddi / Mandolin, Flute
- Massimo Mazza Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel
- Elia Mariani / Violin
- Guiseppe A. Olivini / Cembalo, Percussion, Shakuhachi, Theremin
- Peter Schmid / Bassclarinet, Tubax, Subcontrabass Sax, Bass Flute, Taragot
- Mattia Signo / Drums
- Marco Sorge / Clarinets
- Markus Stauss / Sax
- Francesco Zago / Guitars, Keyboards
- Diego Donadio / Drum Arrangements

Releases information

AltrOck Productions, ALT001
Udi Koomran - Sounds, Processing, Mix

 
 

YUGEN — Labirinto d'Acqua

Review by avestin (Assaf Vestin)
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4%20stars A new fusion path? (not really, but could be a start).

Fusion of what? Well, read on and see....

Much like the cover art of this album the music here is a mixture of various genres, making this possibly more accessible to those who are not usual fans of the RIO/Avant camp. Several tracks have them being what Univers Zero had sounded, had they taken a much lighter approach towards life/music. And in other tracks there is clear (to me at least) symphonic prog references (tracks 1 and 8 for instance) which is may be understandable when you consider Francesco Zago background and previous band (The Night Watch). This reminds me of Le Silo in the broad influences of past RIO/Avant sounds that they have and also some non-R/A influences (but not at all the Le Silo sound).

As with some other reviews I’ve made, I won’t go into song-by-song interpretation, but tell about the overall feeling and impressions I get from this record with some specific examples to illustrate better to what I refer and give a slightly clearer point of reference as to what this album is like.

There are several layers of music going on at the same time. Your job as the listener is harder here and you need to distinguish between them and make out what is going on and what does each part play (that is you don’t need to, but then most of the pleasure of listening is unfulfilled). You have to decipher the code while listening and repeated listening are required for this one to sink in properly and be “decoded”.

To continue this, for one to hear those various layers so well as to be able to discern each instrument, means that the production must of high quality and standard. And here the praises must go to Udi Koomran, who has worked before for example with Ahvak and Present among others.

The sound is very rich as you would expect from such a vast lineup filled with rock and classic instruments playing together. The lineup is quite impressive. Among others are: Dave Kerman (track 4), Paolo Botta (various keyboards), Markus Stauss (saxes and bass), Tommaso Leddi (mandolin), Peter Schmid (various wind instruments) and there are the other classical instruments players (you can read in the bio I wrote who they all are).

The music heads in so many directions at once and with each passing second that it’s easy to lose track of it. But should you keep close attention to it, the main theme and directionality of the composition become clear and admirable. There are moments that sound as if the musicians have been freed from a prison where they were not allowed to play and they now unleash their skills and express their joy of their new found freedom and set free all their wild musical notes that have been going on in their head. What’s also fascinating to hear is the incorporation of several influences in a short period of time within one track. You can hear traces of Univers Zero, Thinking Plague, U Totem and then some non-RIO movements alongside or in a row, like in the second track, Catacresi.

Each odd-numbered track is a short track (around 1 minute long) sone of which are without any rhythm (no drums and percussions) in which the musicians seem to play freely, without form and structure a sort of chamber music gone insane. 2 others are interpretations/excerpts of compositions by Erik Satie (sévére réprimande & danse cuirassée). Others are experimentations and a blend of noises and instruments “yelling”. Those provide linking between tracks or a pause or “rest” for the mind of the listener.

Track 4 starts out with full thrust, filled with energy and sounding like a happier Univers Zero on steroids… it calms down a bit into an eccentric chamber music part in which several instruments sound like animals trying to break loose from their cage….

Track 8 quando la morte mi colse nel sonno is perhaps the best example here of the merge of symphonic prog and avant-prog. It starts as if Yugen were an Italian symphonic prog band. And this develops nicely inside the realm of avant-prog and free- form style. Yet they come back to the style of the beginning towards the ending of the track. At several points throughout the track, you might be fooled to think you are listening to some new symphonic prog from Italy and not a RIO/Avant band, which I find great and refreshing.

Track 10 Le Rovine Circolari has a nervous and wacky vibe to it. There is a part at the beginning with great guitar riffs and the required demented sounding wind instruments. They then mingle into a unified “entity” and play smoothly together and fade out. This track will test your patience and probably be too much for non-RIO fans who stumbled on this. I love it! Here is a good example of the various layers of instruments playing one atop of the other.

Aside from the variation within each track there is also a distinct sound for each individual track. And all in all, this is pretty relentless music with some occasional places to “rest” from the mania. What more, is the nice combination of acoustic instruments with the electric ones (guitars and organ/electric piano/moog/mellotron). The music lets all players here express themselves appropriately. Each has its moments to “convey” their contribution to the composition.

I read some not so positive reviews about this record, and while I understand their criticism, I perceive this album differently from these other reviewers. I agree there can be flaws here and also that this is not for everyone, but all in all, I find this to be an impressive release with a great blend of styles and superb musicianship. It might be too much to absorb for some, but for those willing to go into the adventurous side of prog, then this is a good choice. For ZAR fans, this will be a great experience and I highly recommend it.

BUT, I urge all prog fans to get this one. I urge to not stick to one or two genres you like and remain safely there. I listen to all genres represented here in PA and have favourites from all (and not only prog obviuosly). Try something else, new, exciting for a change (doesn't necessarily have to be RIO/Avant, it can be anything new you haven't tried before). At first it might seem weird, incoherent, noisy and unlistenable (so I’ve been told about what I listen to), but as you go deeper and get into the spirit of things, you will have a more indepth insight, and will “see the light” and the hidden “meaning” in this music. There are better genre-initiation albums than this one for sure, but make sure you get this one after you’ve done so.

A fantastic release, which makes me hungry for more… With each listen you discover something new, you hadn’t noticed before. Highly deserving of praises and should be a great addition to any progressive music collection.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 15:11
I also love Italian symph, i just noticed i miss only 4 albums from the italian top 20 (2 Banco records, Nuova era and Osanna). From the new bands i like all work by Fabio Zuffanti, Notabene, Randone and Mangala Vallis. Recently i picked up Faveravavola and Tapobran, after a few listens i have the impression that these bands are also very goodThumbs%20Up

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Thanks all and a special mention for avestin.

I have a good suggestion for all the Beatles fans that they are present in PA. 
In fact I have one Beatles tribute band from my Italian region (Friuli) that is also one of the best Beatles tribute bands of the world. This band play the music of the beatles and sung lyrics specially written in Friulano language!!! 

I do the report of which fairies you the use that it retain better. 

The URL of this band is:
www.beat-les.it

That it isn't a simple game with the name of the "Fab Four" because in Friulano Beat Les means: "taken pleasure you"!!!


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Originally posted by Dirk Dirk wrote:

I also love Italian symph, i just noticed i miss only 4 albums from the italian top 20 (2 Banco records, Nuova era and Osanna). From the new bands i like all work by Fabio Zuffanti, Notabene, Randone and Mangala Vallis. Recently i picked up Faveravavola and Tapobran, after a few listens i have the impression that these bands are also very goodThumbs%20Up


The new Italian bands are good like those of the 70's. Unfortunately it is easier (in Italy) to find the works of the 70's bands that the works of the new bands...CryCryCryCryCry!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 16:43
Originally posted by Mandrakeroot Mandrakeroot wrote:

Originally posted by Dirk Dirk wrote:

I also love Italian symph, i just noticed i miss only 4 albums from the italian top 20 (2 Banco records, Nuova era and Osanna). From the new bands i like all work by Fabio Zuffanti, Notabene, Randone and Mangala Vallis. Recently i picked up Faveravavola and Tapobran, after a few listens i have the impression that these bands are also very goodThumbs%20Up


The new Italian bands are good like those of the 70's. Unfortunately it is easier (in Italy) to find the works of the 70's bands that the works of the new bands...CryCryCryCryCry!!!
That`s a pity and i also have that problem here in Mexico, i can find several Italian (70`s  bands) albums easily, but 90`s bands are hardly known here so i cannot find some jewels that i love.
 
 
In other things, this is the link to the official website of superb band Deus ex Machina, if you haven`t listened to them, please do it, is one of my favorite bands and i dare to say that one of the better bands from Italy in the last 15 years ClapClapClap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2007 at 16:49
Thanks Guillermo. I've added in the list the link that you have signalled me
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