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Topic: Obscura
Posted By: andrea
Subject: Obscura
Date Posted: January 25 2008 at 16:49
I know, this band has already been suggested for inclusion...
But it’s still missing in the database!

 

http://www.obscura.it/ - http://www.obscura.it/

 

 

This is what wrote Erik Neuteboon sometimes ago...

 
 

OBSCURA – Le Citta Invisibili (***1/5)

 
This is a new Italian sextet, their music sounds as a pleasant and alternating blend of several styles in which the contrast between the sparkling Grand piano and heavy guitar riffs like Black Sabbath are very remarkable! It give an extra dimension like in the varied compositions Limbo Cosmico Part I (from mellow flute to heavy guitar and a wonderful, very sensitive guitar solo, supported by huge Mellotron waves, Progheaven!), La Citta Del Sole (sparkling piano and heavy guitar riffs, an accellaration with organ and guitar and finally Fender Rhodes and again heavy riffs), Limbo Cosmico Part II (beautiful interplay between piano and flute, a moving guitar solo with lush organ  and a great final part with good vocals, flute and choir-Mellotron)) and the excellent final composition Guernica (alternating with Fender Rhodes piano/flute and neo-prog with fluent synthesizer flights, organ and propulsive drums and a compelling part with wah-wah guitar, first supported by organ and then by majestic choir-Mellotron, goose bumps!). This CD delivers two short pieces: Bersebea featuring Grand piano arpeggio’s and mellow flute and Ipazia with a flute/acoustic guitar duet, wonderful.

Although they still have to mature a bit in composing, to me this debut album by new Italian band Obscura sounds as a very pleasant blend of symphonic (tasteful vintage keyboards), classical and hardrock




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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 14:01
I have just been waiting to get some additional information from the band. It finally came yesterday, so Obscura will be here very soon.

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Posted By: andrea
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 15:23
Thumbs%20Up


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 15:55
where are they being added?



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Posted By: andrea
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 16:00
^^^^
It seems that the symphonic team has just stolen them from your "jurisdicition"... LOL


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 16:08
AngryLOL  it that so.....

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Posted By: jimmy_row
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 18:21
I have their album...not bad but nothing brilliant.  IMO they easily go in ISP, most of the influences come straight from the '70s scene, it even has some vintage production values.  Sounds like it could have come from 1977.

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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: January 27 2008 at 18:54
I'll talk to HT Clap

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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: January 28 2008 at 00:02
They were submitted to Symphonic, and we accepted them unanimously.

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