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FROM VENETO...

Il Fedelissimo Bracco Branco came to life in 2013 in Motta di Livenza, a small town near Treviso, when Guido Morossi (drums) and Loris Ceccato (bass) teamed up with Federico Panighel (accordion, keyboards, lead vocals) to play original compositions inspired by classic and progressive rock. In 2014 guitarist Stefano Crovato joined them and, after a good live activity on the local scene, in 2017 the band self-released an excellent debut album entitled Appunti di navigazione (Navigation notes), a conceptual work dedicated to the sea. In my opinion it’s an excellent work, fresh and rich in ideas. The use of accordion and the theatrical vocals give a particular touch of colour to pieces where vintage echoes are perfectly blended with more modern sounds while the packaging and booklet are enhanced by Erika De Pieri’s wonderful paintings that in some way convey the musical content into visual art...



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blaqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2018 at 13:03
very exhaustive essay! I didnt 'expect mention of Garden Wall
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^^^ Thanks!

Coming soon, live in Rome...




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Ælementi come from Rome and have been active for more than ten years before realising their debut album. Formed in 2007 and led by guitarist and composer Daniele Lulli, all along this time they have honed their skills and tried to find a personal way to merge different influences ranging from Italian prog bands such as Banco del Mutuo Soccorso or Premiata Forneria Marconi with newer, heavier sounds inspired by likes of Rush or Shadow Gallery. In 2017 they finally managed to release their debut work, entitled Una questione di principio (A matter of principle), thanks to the interest of the independent labels Lizard Records and Andromeda Relix. On the album, the line up features along with Daniele Lulli (guitar) also Francesca Piazza (vocals), Manuele D'Anastasio (drums) and Angelo Celani (bass) plus the guests Dario Pierini (keyboards), Giordana Sanfilippo (backing vocals) and Carlotta Sanfilippo (backing vocals) while the nice art work is provided by Maria Chiara Santoro. The overall sound blends vintage and modern with strong melodic accents and a slight leaning to AOR that is worth listening to, especially if you like other Roman bands such as Magnolia, Layra or Laviàntica...



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Prog can't be Italian. Italians can't make Prog. Prog can only be Bri-itish ok??

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FROM LOMBARDIA...

Il Sentiero di Taus, from Milan... They have just released a new album on Lizard Records produced by Fabio Zuffanti...



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FROM CALABRIA...

La Collina Sommersa, from Tropea. At the moment they're working on a new albm sung in Italian but for the moment you can listen to their debut one in English entitled Changing Hemispheres...



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andrea,

Thanks so much for this consolidation of great information!
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^^^ Thaks! It's an eternal work in progress...

FROM ROMAGNA...

Aldi dallo Spazio, from Ravenna...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2018 at 13:26
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Prog can't be Italian. Italians can't make Prog. Prog can only be Bri-itish ok??

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FROM UMBRIA...

Wandering Vagrant, prog metal from Perugia...



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FROM EMILIA...

Self Portrait, from Parma...



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FROM VENETO...

The Mad Lab, jazz rock from Padova...



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FROM LAZIO...

Algot Blackfisk, from Rome...



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2018 at 02:54
Andrea,
I've just finished (?) doing some updating of RPI top 100 list bands  - band's main page and studio discog for now ... (bios only took a facelift, no comprehensive fact checking really)
Would you care to take a look and criticize/propose any wrong I may have incorrectly introduce/leave behind ?
Hope you can find a few spare time, thanks anyway
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^^^^ It's not an easy task! For instance, the album Cuma 2016 D.C. might be included in Il Balletto di Bronzo's discography... or should not?

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Il Balletto di Bronzo di Lino Ajello e Marco Cecioni (featuring Gianni Leone), from Naples...





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FROM LOMBARDIA...

Hollowscene (formerly Banaau) from Milan... They're going to release a new album on Black Widow Records, a "concept" based on Shakespeare's Coriolanus...


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FROM LAZIO...

Heartache, prog metal from Rome...



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FROM CAMPANIA...

La Janara. Dark, heavy prog from Grottaminarda...



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FROM SICILIA...

Renato Moretti, from a small town in the province of Catania called Zafferana Etnea. He has just self-released an album entitled Sequenze...



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