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    Posted: Yesterday at 15:22
Some new Gran Turismo Veloce



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Some very good news, at least for me:

La Torre dell'Alchimista started recording a new album!!!

Seven years after the marvelous "Neo" I had lost all hope for that to happen..

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Originally posted by hellogoodbye



Psychedelic  mood Question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrNx2ssosQ



Gli Spettri will have a new concept album called "MMCMLXXIII…LA NEMICA DEI RICORDI" out soon.

This one will feature Elsia Montaldo (Il Tempio delle Clessidre) on guest vocals (!?)

There was some very high praise on this new album by the lable boss of Black Widow.
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Psychedelic  mood Question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrNx2ssosQ
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^ Thanks guys for the recommendation, got the Chocolate Kings today and am listening for the first time now.  Wow, totally different than the big three but in a good way.  Guy does sound like Garbriel.

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^ I'm sure they'll repress that before too long. Go with Chocolate Kings--I think the music is incredible! The polarizing aspect is Lanzetti's voice, which I happen to like. But even if you don't, the music is still amazing, very symphonic and energetic. Jet Lag is good too, especially if you like Fusion.
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^ Not so bad Coaster, but as always the Italian version is by far the better one.
I've been listening to it on repeat the last few days and it's just getting better and better, this is superb music RPI or not, it even reminds me of Maxophone (minus the brass) in a few places. I begining to think Triumvirat Doug's rating is not that far off at all.

The opener is a killer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpVzvHQuyY
Hey, guys, great to see some interest, praise  and focus on the Libra debut! Thumbs Up


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^ I'm sure they'll repress that before too long. Go with Chocolate Kings--I think the music is incredible! The polarizing aspect is Lanzetti's voice, which I happen to like. But even if you don't, the music is still amazing, very symphonic and energetic. Jet Lag is good too, especially if you like Fusion.
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^ I am not familiar yet with Libra, sigh another one to check out!
I am thinking its about time I got another PFM album since I only have the big 3, Storia, Amico, and Niente.  Any suggestions from the Den, something more from the 70s or newer?
Little curious about the 2013 PFM in Classic...

Personally I find the best album after the "big three" to be Stati Di Immaginazione, it's purely instrumental and it is really superb! But if you prefer 70's albums try Chocolate Kings or Jet Lag, they are very different from each other so it depends which road you'd like to take.

Thanks Sagi!  I began looking for the availability of the Stati Di Immaginazione and it seems to be out of print (unless I am searching wrong).  Checked Larson, blackwidow, and other sites mentioned on PA RPI page.  Did not see it available, except for 1 used on Amazon for $314!!!! OuchOuch

Odd if this is out of print since it was not that long ago released.  Guess for now I will have to check that out on the Tube and purchase a different album.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2014 at 11:36
Originally posted by AEProgman

^ I am not familiar yet with Libra, sigh another one to check out!
I am thinking its about time I got another PFM album since I only have the big 3, Storia, Amico, and Niente.  Any suggestions from the Den, something more from the 70s or newer?
Little curious about the 2013 PFM in Classic...

Personally I find the best album after the "big three" to be Stati Di Immaginazione, it's purely instrumental and it is really superb! But if you prefer 70's albums try Chocolate Kings or Jet Lag, they are very different from each other so it depends which road you'd like to take.
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^ I am not familiar yet with Libra, sigh another one to check out!

I am thinking its about time I got another PFM album since I only have the big 3, Storia, Amico, and Niente.  Any suggestions from the Den, something more from the 70s or newer?

Little curious about the 2013 PFM in Classic...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2014 at 06:51
^ Not so bad Coaster, but as always the Italian version is by far the better one.
I've been listening to it on repeat the last few days and it's just getting better and better, this is superb music RPI or not, it even reminds me of Maxophone (minus the brass) in a few places. I begining to think Triumvirat Doug's rating is not that far off at all.

The opener is a killer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpVzvHQuyY
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote coasterzombie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2014 at 22:29
English version

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2014 at 05:38
Yes I know it was released in English, but I never saw it anywhere and it's not listed in the archives as well, maybe you guys need to fix that one?
I was talking about the Italian version, and that's the reason I posted it here. As I said it doesn't sound Italian except for the vocals, so you need to approach it a little differently, but the music is really good if you don't mind a little sugar in your prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2014 at 05:24
Sagi...that Libra album...is there some chance it was also released in English? That cover looks familiar...I seem to recall Triumvirat Doug mentioned it to me once, but when I checked it out on Youtube, it couldn't have sounded less Italian (and not due to the English vocals!)...it just had a very American sound! Does that sounds like this one to you? (Can't play the clip, I'm at work)
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I've been listening to Libra's debut lately, and it's amazing how you hear different things when you give an album a second chance, it's like listening to an entirely different album and it makes you wonder Where the hell was I?
I'm glad I rediscovered this album now and I know what was my problem with it in the first place. It's not proper Italian symphonic album, it's not dark and it's not raw, meaning it's 90% different than all RPI albums.

First of all it enjoys one of the best recordings and a crystal clear sound, unlike most of RPI albums. The music is very melodic and the melodies are sweet, but still it's interesting and progressive, I'd say it's like an Italian Alan Parsons Project.
This might not be everyone's cup of tea but one thing is for sure, the playing is simply superb, man this is some killer guitar playing, just how I like it to be.

I actually didn't intend to write all of this, it's somehow just slipped, I just wanted to post this video LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2014 at 19:35
Love this album, gets better every time I listen to it!

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Pozzo dei Giganti (cool!)



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I have no trouble with Simonetti's Goblin site,
up and running.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goblin-Claudio-Simonettis/608532229212354

Concerts were cancelled out of contract conflicts.

Chery Five reunion is really cool. A band reunites that never exited at all (they where already Goblin when they recorded that album)

The "other" Goblin is also in running order:
https://www.facebook.com/goblinofficialpage?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

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