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Consorzio Acqua Potabile


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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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 |


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