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Topic: D.F.A. from Italy
Posted By: avestin
Subject: D.F.A. from Italy
Date Posted: July 24 2008 at 18:36
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=81 - D.F.A.
 
In light of their newly released album, 4th, I thought of having a thread for this Italian band.
Again, not exactly a serious poll, but more to get the band exposed and also a question for those who know the band well (I only have two of their albums so far):
What album would you suggest for newcomers to the band?
 
That and what's your favourite release of theirs (and why?)
 
 
PA bio:
Another intricate Prog band from Italy, with some psychedelic moods among their orchestrated and improvised music. The music is mostly instrumental, but some vocals in italian are present too.

"Duty Free Area" (1999) probably ranks among the very finest Italian releases of the 90s. In all, DFA is a great jazzy symphonic group that surely stands apart from the pack of the modern prog scene. Highly recommended to fans of intricate / elaborate prog music.

Links:
http://digilander.iol.it/dfa/ -
Official website: http://digilander.iol.it/dfa/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dutyfreearea - http://www.myspace.com/dutyfreearea   
http://www.moonjune.com/ - http://www.moonjune.com/


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: July 24 2008 at 19:16
Wish I'd heard enough of them to comment Assaf. But the most recent should be on some "best of 2008" lists...it will please many

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: July 24 2008 at 19:19
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Wish I'd heard enough of them to comment Assaf. But the most recent should be on some "best of 2008" lists...it will please many
 
 
I've yet to listen to 4th, but I've read good reviews and comments about it, as you say.
But I will; it's on my to get list in my future purchase.
 
 


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 24 2008 at 20:48
I only have Duty Free Area,it surprised with the spacey sections.Very good album though.

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: July 24 2008 at 23:15
Excellent band, their 4th album has not been listened to my ears yet, but i hope to do it soon.
For starters, Lavori in Corso is a great option because if you like it, then you will love the others as well.
Actually Trip on Metro is also unknown to me, but the 3 i know are all worth listening, either studio or the Work in Progress Live, will please you.


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Posted By: andrea
Date Posted: July 25 2008 at 03:50

Clicking on this link you can watch them performing live at Verona Prog Festival 2008 (complete concert):

 

http://www.unotv.net/unotv/index_titoli.cfm?sector=titoli&page=tl_showVideo&tlCodiceID=16&chCodiceID=1 - http://www.unotv.net/unotv/index_titoli.cfm?sector=titoli&page=tl_showVideo&tlCodiceID=16&chCodiceID=1

 

Any comment?

 



Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 25 2008 at 03:55
terrific band, I would recommend Lavori in Corso to almost anyone.. the s/t good too but not outstanding


Posted By: Norbert
Date Posted: July 25 2008 at 09:30
Duty Free  Area...not a bad band name either.
And they have a track called Pantera, probably and hopefully not much to do with the band Pantera.


Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: July 25 2008 at 09:55
Originally posted by Norbert Norbert wrote:

Duty Free  Area...not a bad band name either.
And they have a track called Pantera, probably and hopefully not much to do with the band Pantera.
 
Do not fret, nothing to do with that (and I love Pantera)
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: July 26 2008 at 13:23
I have a soft spot for Lavori in Corso . There is this long spacey bass fueled ride that is simply marvelous which I prefer to their more complex stuff where they have a tendency to really lay it on in terms of chops. Haven't heard the new yet though.

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Posted By: inrainbows
Date Posted: July 26 2008 at 17:55
I actually fave been listening to the selftitled. I need to buy some more cds from this band Smile

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Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: July 27 2008 at 16:37

I haven't heard the "4th" album yet, but I'll vote for "Duty Free Area" because I love the eclectic approach (combining space-rock and ounces of heavy prog) to jazz-prog, its is richer than the already amazing debut album.

   Kind regards.

 

 



Posted By: Garion81
Date Posted: December 20 2008 at 14:15
DFA 4th is the only one I have heard so far.  Great band.  How did I overlook them so long? Shocked

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: January 03 2009 at 20:44
Originally posted by andrea andrea wrote:

Clicking on this link you can watch them performing live at Verona Prog Festival 2008 (complete concert):

 

http://www.unotv.net/unotv/index_titoli.cfm?sector=titoli&page=tl_showVideo&tlCodiceID=16&chCodiceID=1 -  

Any comment?

 



Thanks for the link!


Oh and bumping this for more people to discover the band or just comment.




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Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: January 04 2009 at 06:46
I've only heard 4th so far, so it has to be that one. A very good album, and great to see music like that still being made!

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: July 24 2009 at 00:36

I am listening to their 4th right now, so this poll deserves a bump Tongue



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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 24 2009 at 00:38
 ^ still need it



Posted By: Alberto Muņoz
Date Posted: July 24 2009 at 09:53
Duty Free Area  3 option, first album that i have heard

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Posted By: Dr. Occulator
Date Posted: July 24 2009 at 16:31
Love DFA. To me they are a more accessible Deux Ex Machina who I admire as well. But DFA have more melody in their songs and they resonate with me more each time I hear them. D E Machina don't do that for me.


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: July 28 2009 at 10:12
This is a very tough callm on here, because of the three real studio albums (one is a demo, the other a live), they're all quite good.
 
I have a slight prefereance for Lavori, but they'reall fime.


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 29 2009 at 03:19
Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

To me they are a more accessible Deux Ex Machina who I admire as well.


other way around for me, that is to say I prefer DFA's complex fusion over DeM's hard symph/neo







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