Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Consorzio Acqua Potabile - Nei Gorghi Del Tempo CD (album) cover

NEI GORGHI DEL TEMPO

Consorzio Acqua Potabile

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 47 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

apps79
Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Not unlike ''Il Castello di Atlante'',CONSORZIO ACQUA POTABILE (simply C.A.P.) were active during the 70's without releasing anything before the 90's.They were formed in 1971 in Boffalora Ticino in 1971 and their early lives included a prog-opera called ''Gerbrand'' (part of it is included in the compilation ''Fanfir'' of the Kaliphonia Label).The band split up at the end of the 70's but C.A.P. reunited in the 90's,after Kaliphonia Label published a 1977 live recording entitled ''Sala Borsa Live '77''.With great lust C.A.P. started rehearsing and this would led them to their first ever official recording ''Nei gorghi del tempo'' in 1992.

From the first listen it is obvious that the band's sound is still rooted in the 70's Italian prog tradition,though they often use modern keyboards.''Nei gorghi del tempo'''s sound is certainly centered around the dual keyboard work of Romolo Bollea and Maurizio Venegoni,which starts from energetic symphonic grandiose parts and synth flyers and ends up in numerous soft piano passages accompanied by dramatic/emotional vocals.Comparisons with the golden era of BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO are undenieable,as the album contains also some very strong and inspired guitar work both in electric and acoustic version,ranging from melodic stuff to folkish-tinged acoustic parts.Any lover of dramatic/operatic-like vocals combined with the best of Italy's prog tradition should search for this fantastic release.My highest recommendations for a band,which unfairly could have been lost in time.

apps79 | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this CONSORZIO ACQUA POTABILE review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.