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Consorzio Acqua Potabile


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars CAP are an Italian band who formed in 1971 yet didn't release an album until 1977. And even then it was a self-released live record which was re-released properly in 1993. So this debut is from 1992 and it's a tough one to track down since it's out of print. Thankyou Tszirmay for allowing me to finally here this gem.They are a six piece band with two keyboardists. Excellent vocals too, in fact I wish there was more of them.

"Il Mercante" kicks in right away then settles right down before 2 minutes with relaxed guitar and more. Reserved vocals arrive at 4 1/2 minutes.The tempo picks up after 6 minutes when the vocals stop. It settles again with vocals before 7 1/2 minutes before picking up one more time to end it.

"In Un Vecchio Castello" changes after 1 1/2 minutes then the guitar starts to soar a minute later before the tempo picks up.The tempo will continue to shift. It settles right down with piano before 8 minutes.Vocals after 10 minutes and this is so good. In fact I haven't been totally impressed until here but my appreciation will continue the rest of the way.Spacey synths 11 1/2 minutes in then it's heavy after 12 minutes.

"Arnaldo Di Chatillon Crociato" has more spacey synths to start then the guitar cries out before a minute. Vocals a minute later and man he can sing. It starts to pick up after 3 minutes then we get a spacey calm a minute later. Some brief vocals follow then it picks up before 7 1/2 minutes again. Great tune.

"Vivendo Un Giorno...Solo Di Niente" starts off sounding a lot like BANCO. Very uptempo with lots of keys.Vocals come in before 6 minutes as it settles. It kicks back in quickly minus the vocals.Thunder and rain take over before 7 1/2 minutes as acoustic guitar joins in. Birds are singing before 9 1/2 minutes then spoken words join in. Killer track. "Tracca...Ora Lo" ends it with a good uptempo instrumental.

There's everything here that a fan of Italian Prog could hope for.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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