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Coral Caves


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.42 | 32 ratings

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3 stars Palermo-based Italian act Coral Caves started in 2001 by flutist/bassist/singer Pietro Saviano and drummer Stefano Bartolomei, initially as a Pink Floyd cover band.Guitarist Dario Gallotta was the next to join Coral Caves and brought onboard his brother Luciano, also on guitars, and keyboardist Salvadores Arcoleo.At some point original drummer Stefano Bartolomei was replaced by Massimiliano Vacca and in 2005 the band entered the Pentagramma Studio in thei hometown with original material in hands.Around the middle of the process several promos were sent to labels and the band decided to move on with Mellow Records.In 2007 the album was eventually finished and the following year ''Mitopoiesi'' was shelved.

The style of Coral Caves is a mixed bag of diverse influences, scanning every possible fashion having appeared in Italy over the years, but the delivery is always under a progressive matrix.Energetic, groovy and passionate music with lots of punchy guitars, angular synthesizers and vintage-styled organ waves, but there are also lots of pop sensibilities among the textures.Influences come from a varied spectrum: Classic Italian Prog, Italian Pop with a singer/songwriter approach, Fusion and Heavy Rock, elements which are often combined even in the same track.Thus the music becomes a bit misleading along the way, however it's hard to pass by some of the good melodies, powerful performances and nice Italian vocals of the band.The guitars are either delivered in a hard, edgy mode or offer series of interesting solos, while keyboards are always there to add more color in the arrangements.Jazzy interludes are also apparent in a few cuts, close to the style of IL VOLO or SALIS, while another pair of pieces moves fairly along the lines of a clearer symphonic direction.Overall the production and style is very modern and fresh with nice instrumental diversity, coming from different sources, resulting an intricate but also a bit unconvcincing album.

Hopefully this wasn't the sole musical affair of the group, as they were in search for economic sources in order to finance their next release.

''Mitopoiesi'' contains music that can be rockin'/angular and lyrical/poetic at the same time.The arrangements are based on both accesible and more bombastic themes, while the vocals are excellent.The result is a good but not extrairdinary album by a band with potential.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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