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Aurora Lunare (Italy): RPI/Symphonic

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Topic: Aurora Lunare (Italy): RPI/Symphonic
Posted By: yam yam
Subject: Aurora Lunare (Italy): RPI/Symphonic
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 13:33
I'm assuming that this band is already being considered in the collab zone, as most new RPI candidates tend to get handled 'behind the scenes'...but just in case it isn't...
Aurora Lunare was formed in 1978 in the outskirts of the city of Livorno by a group of friends with a common passion for pop music (the term "Progressive" did not exist then) that they had been listening to for years; above all ELP and Yes among the foreign bands, and PFM, Banco, Le Orme, Area among the Italian ones, in whose covers the group initially ventured.
In December 2013 the first official album "Aurora Lunare" has been released by Lizard Records, with a range of selections composed from the late 1970s up to the present day, but all played again with brand-new arrangements
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Country: Italy
Sub Genre: Symphonic
Label: Lizard Records
Release date: December, 2013

1. Evasione di un'idea (7:56)
2. Eroi invincibili... son solo i pensieri (9:17)
3. Mondo Fantasmatico (8:51)
4. Riflessi indicativi (6:42)
5. Corsa senza meta (5:19)
6. Secondo dubbio (5:58)
7. Interlunio (1:51)
8. Sfera Onirica (3:54)
9. All'infuori del Tempo / Ritorno al Nulla (7:40) (from "Felona e Sorona" Le Orme)
Total Time 57:28

- Mauro Pini / vocals, keyboards
- Luciano Tonetti / bass
- Marco Santinelli / drums
- Stefano Onorati / piano, keyboards, electric guitar
- Tolo Marton (ex-Le Orme) / guitar on "Ritorno al nulla"
- Gianluca Milanese / flute
- Alessandro Corvaglia (La Maschera di Cera) / guitars, voice
- Corrado Pezzini / synth-vocals
- Graziano Di Sacco / vocals effects
- Nicola Santinelli / classic guitar
- Greta Merli / voice
- Valentina Cantini / violin

"An album that wants to revive the original tracks of ‘70s, with the same spirit and creative emphasis, able to combine symphonicity, experiment, poetry and beautiful melodies, recorded today thanks to a miraculous lunarreunion, with additional expressive power, with notable guests like Tolo Marton (a precious contribution in the reinterpretation of "Ritorno al nulla’”from "Felona e Sorona"), Gianluca Milanese (now one of the mostpopular flautists in the field of prog and jazz), Alessandro Corvaglia (unique, great voice of La Maschera di Cera )
The poignant beauty of "Eroi Invincibili" (a potential seventies classic, where the voice of Mauro Pini duets with that of Corvaglia), the mysterious vintage symphonicity of "Evasioni di un’ idea" , the touching lyricism of"Riflessi Indicativi", the progression and the different atmospheres of "Mondo Fantasmatico" and "Secondo Dubbio”, the experimental feature of "Corsa senza meta" and "Interlunio", the hard-sinfo instrumental epicity of "Sfera onirica."
Then, the grand finale with "All’infuori del tempo” and “Ritorno alnulla" with special guest Tolo Marton, a tribute to one of the mostbeautiful pages of the Italian Prog, particularly appreciated by the Aurora Lunare themselves."
More info on the band's website:" rel="nofollow -
Comprehensive review of an earlier release of a recording of a concert they did (1980):" rel="nofollow -
They feature on a number of 'various artists' compilations releases too:" rel="nofollow -
Their entry on proggnosis:" rel="nofollow -
Album trailer:
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Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 13:50
Thank you for the suggestion David.
Andrea already brought this outfit to the RPI Team's attention in mid-December, but we can add it to our eval list if the album is now available. I'll post a link to this thread in the RPI Villa. Handshake

Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: March 30 2014 at 04:36
... and" rel="nofollow - added by the Aussie-RPI.
Thanks yam yam.

Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: March 30 2014 at 16:16
Not a problem Chris. Smile
Aurora Lunare on progstreaming:" rel="nofollow - .   Thumbs Up

Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: March 30 2014 at 21:11
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Not a problem Chris. Smile
Aurora Lunare on progstreaming:" rel="nofollow - .   Thumbs Up

Great suggestion in the first place, David, but I'm also grateful because I was able to copy and paste some of your information for the CD details add!

Thanks as always, my friend!

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