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Your opinion of the band - Unreal City

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Topic: Your opinion of the band - Unreal City
Posted By: prog_traveller!!
Subject: Your opinion of the band - Unreal City
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 07:55
The discovery of this band was one of the very important and dear moments for me. To enter the world of this band means to enter the world of brilliant progressive rock in which all the elements of our dear music are woven. Layers and layers of beautiful keyboards, take us into the world of an eclectic symphonic story.

Unreal City are a group from Parma founded by keyboardist and singer Emanuele Tarasconi and guitarist Francesca Zanetta. After a short EP, which already gave an idea of their good potential, after meeting Fabio Zuffanti (producer of the album and member of Höstsonaten, La Maschera Di Cera, Finisterre) in 2013 we have their first LP, La Crudeltà Di Aprile - The Cruelty of April. The title is a tribute to TS Eliot who, is the basis of the ideas of Unreal City. In fact, the first verse of the Waste Land says "April is the cruelest of months". In 2015 they made another fantastic album Il Paese del Tramonto, and after that series of live performances that have seen them play several times both in Europe and overseas have consecrated the band as one of the best realities of the current prog. Frammenti Notturni (2017), is a masterpiece of progressive rock for me.




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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 08:03
A band I always enjoy when I listen to them--and I've posted very favorable reviews of their albums--but I don't find myself remembering them or returning to their music very often. Also, since they kind of rose to prominence concurrently with La Coscienza di Zeno, I often meld the two bands together (though I listen to LCdZ albums/songs far more often than Unreal City's). Still, enjoyable, accomplished musicians and compositionally. In truth, I guess I'm not much of a RPI fan--it is not a subgenre that I seek out very often.



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Posted By: Hrychu
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 08:46
I love Unreal City. Especially their first 2 albums.

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 10:21
My opinion is that they’re unreal

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 11:33
My opinion is that they are not a city. Their albums are definitely good, but not very accessible.

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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 16:26
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

My opinion is that they are not a city. Their albums are definitely good, but not very accessible.
Well, that is still better than definitely accessible but not very good LOL


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Posted By: Sacro_Porgo
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 16:47
I have La Crudelta and I think it's fantastic. Excellent material all the way through.

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Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date Posted: November 23 2021 at 17:18
I love all three albums. They are one of my favorite bands, from my favorite subgenre.  I hope they find an outstanding new drummer.  Unreal City has one of the most impressive female guitarists in Progressive music. Her 2020 release by her band - Quel Che Disse Il Tuono was outstanding too!




Posted By: FXM
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 04:50
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

My opinion is that they are not a city. Their albums are definitely good, but not very accessible.

They are superb - one of the best of the modern RPI bands.
Not sure why you consider them to be "not very accessible" they sound perfectly accessible to me.



Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 04:54
Originally posted by FXM FXM wrote:

Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

My opinion is that they are not a city. Their albums are definitely good, but not very accessible.

They are superb - one of the best of the modern RPI bands.
Not sure why you consider them to be "not very accessible" they sound perfectly accessible to me.


maybe he meant difficult to purchase or something. Confused


Posted By: FXM
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 05:31
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maybe he meant difficult to purchase or something. Confused
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They are available on the band Bandcamp page, the Laser's Edge has the second and third albums in stock for example.

Their last album was released in 2017 - anybody know if they have plans to release a new album anytime in the near future?


Posted By: felonafan
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 06:59
one of the very good contemporary prog bands


Posted By: prog_traveller!!
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 07:21
Originally posted by FXM FXM wrote:

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maybe he meant difficult to purchase or something. Confused
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They are available on the band Bandcamp page, the Laser's Edge has the second and third albums in stock for example.

Their last album was released in 2017 - anybody know if they have plans to release a new album anytime in the near future?
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As far as I know they are currently working on their fourth album, but the release date is not yet known.


Posted By: FXM
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 07:24
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As far as I know they are currently working on their fourth album, but the release date is not yet known.
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Thanks for the info - I will be looking forward to the release of that.


Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 09:27
They certainly have a very special sound. I really like their music.


Posted By: emisan
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 12:38
In top 5 modern RPI bands, for sure.



Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 14:17
I listened to their debut today, I enjoyed it. 


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: November 24 2021 at 19:27
They are great, among the better new bands around.


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 25 2021 at 00:27
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by FXM FXM wrote:

Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

My opinion is that they are not a city. Their albums are definitely good, but not very accessible.

They are superb - one of the best of the modern RPI bands.
Not sure why you consider them to be "not very accessible" they sound perfectly accessible to me.


maybe he meant difficult to purchase or something. Confused

No, just not always easy to get into.


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Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: November 27 2021 at 11:51
I like this band a lot, especially their first record. Quite outstanding for a young RPI band!


Posted By: winebranch
Date Posted: November 27 2021 at 12:44
We have had a couple of Italian Prog weekend votings in our local Finnish Facebook Prog Group, and there Unreal City was the winner in one round, with its great and epic Horror vacui from the 1st record. The victory came narrowly before LogoS.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: November 29 2021 at 01:06
There seems to be a 'death metal' band sharing the same name. I decided to stream what I thought was the latest album and got some awful noise. Of course it wasn't the RPI band but Apple music are lumping them together. This won't help their cause I'm afraid to say.



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