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aka "RPI"


"So it's an established fact that in Italy during the period between 1971-1974, a music movement existed where bands would challenge each other to see who could be the most imaginative, who could create the album for the ages. They were all painters and sculptors just as in Renaissance Italy." -Tom Hayes/Gnosis


1. The background
As the 60s drew to an end, Italy experienced a wave of new ideas and ideals which coincided with the new musical era being born. It would not be exaggeration to state that the 70s were a watershed period in the history of the country. Even though the 60s are generally remembered as the years of the 'economic boom', it was only in the following decade that Italy made the long, difficult change from a relatively poor, traditional country into a fully developed Western society. A look at any timeline for 70s Italy will show an incredible concentration of events that changed the fabric of Italian society irrevocably: laws and acts were passed which affected worker's rights, family and divorce law, and women's rights and reproductive health. In a country where the physical presence of the Catholic Church has always been impossible to overlook, not least because of its open intervention in the country's political affairs, the introduction of such radical changes was no small feat.

Most of those changes were made possible by the presence of a strong left-wing component in Italian political life, even if regarded with extreme suspicion by both the Church and Italy's main ally, the United States. Though the existence of a party that openly called itself Communist was not exclusive to Italy, at the time the PCI (Partito Comunista Italiano) was considered more of a danger than, for instance, its French equivalent - mainly due to Italy's strategic position in the Mediterranean area, as well as the party's obvious connection with the Soviet Union. Such a peculiar, potentially explosive situation sadly became a breeding ground for a number of extremist groups, who were responsible for the season of violence and unrest commonly known as the 'Anni di piombo' ('years of lead'), which lasted well into the first half of the Eighties. The number of casualties due to terror acts and rioting was quite high, involving people from all walks of life. However, the defining episode of the decade was the kidnapping and subsequent murder of well-known politician Aldo Moro (a left-leaning Christian Democrat) by the notorious Brigate Rosse ('Red Brigades') in the spring of 1978.


2. The birth of a movement
The turbulent times affected countless musicians looking for something new-some way to parallel the political climate through artistic media. Ranging from highly educated conservatory students to local singer-songwriters, this spirit managed to captivate an entire country within a few short years. Young people were restless, bursting with a burning desire to change the staid, suffocating atmosphere of Italian society starting with one of its symbols, its venerable musical tradition. Most musicians had more or less strong left-wing leanings (the prime example being Area), while the few examples of openly right-wing bands never managed to break out of obscurity, or gain more than a strictly cult following.

Without a strong rock tradition in the 60s Italy had mainly produced beat bands of varying quality, as well as singers well-versed in the long-standing canzone tradition of the country. As the tidal wave of counter-culture swept in, it brought revolution not only in the form of progressive rock, but also differing forms of heavier, continental rock which was establishing itself around the same time. Psychedelic influences and the incorporation of classical music may have been the same stepping stones used by most other progressive scenes around the globe during the same period, but even at this embryonic stage there was a whiff of something else in the air. In the late 60s when the beat scene was already heading towards a decline, a number of bands formed, some of them releasing singles (or even albums) that bridged the gap between beat, conventional Italian easy listening music (musica leggera), and the new ideas coming from Great Britain - among them, New Trolls, Le Orme, Panna Fredda, I Quelli (later to become Premiata Forneria Marconi), Il Mucchio, and Fabio Celi e gli Infermieri.

"We wanted to put some improvisations between the singing parts and we had to make up our minds about the style to follow... After having been to the Isle of Wight festival, it was clear to all of us that we couldn't keep on playing the usual songs with verses and refrains." -Toni Pagliuca, Le Orme


3. The golden years
The beginning of the new decade saw the rise of a countless number of bands and artists, some of whom would go on to become successful acts. PFM, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Osanna, Il Balletto di Bronzo, Quella Vecchia Locanda belong to this group, with all but the latter being still active at the time of writing. Some others only managed to release one album (or even just a handful of singles) before they disbanded. The prog-rock bug became so widespread in Italy that some experts say every artist and band in Italy produced at least one progressive album during this time. A number of well-known mainstream artists started their career with a prog album, like singer-songwriters Riccardo Cocciante (with Mu) and Ivano Fossati (with the first Delirium album, Dolce acqua). Or, like Lucio Battisti or Fabrizio De André, they released strongly prog-influenced albums when the movement was at its height.

During the peak years of the RPI movement in the early 70s, countless bands showcased their talent in the many pop festivals organized throughout Italy. The festivals were often free of charge and boasted a level artistic freedom and competition seldom seen in popular music. Fans witnessed bands rise from obscurity to compete on the same stage as the heavy hitters. This musical competition created something of an upward spiral; everyone tried to outdo each other, producing unique sounds and incorporating disparate influences into their music. The variety of the music went through the roof, with every band sharing the same aspirations, though seldom the same sound. It must also be made clear that despite the beliefs of those who write off Italian prog as simply a British counterfeit, many of these bands were creating music that was phenomenally original, experimental, free-spirited, and creatively successful. While bands from abroad helped influence and inspire Italian bands, Italy's young bands quickly took the ball and ran with it. It is ludicrous to suggest the scene a mere imitation. The upward spiral also meant an over saturated market, in which many bands only managed to put out one or two releases with minimal budget and intense recording. Some of the best, most genuine and treasured albums of Rock Progressivo Italiano can be found in this group: Semiramis' "Dedicato a Frazz", Pholas Dactylus' "Concerto delle menti", Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno's "Per un mondo di cristallo", Museo Rosenbach's "Zarathustra", and Balletto di Bronzo's "Ys" to name just a few.

"We had to tackle this tradition, we had to fight against the conventions and refuse to be integrated. The New Sounds hadn't arrived yet, there was no music for the young people, there was nothing, you had to invent and build up your space. Perhaps this was the mainspring that unchained such a creative strength." -Gianni Leone

With time some of the biggest bands achieved international success, with PFM as the best-known example. Lyricist Peter Sinfield, known from his work with giants like King Crimson and ELP, even wrote for the band, while Peter Hammill provided English lyrics for Le Orme's "Felona e Sorona". Ironically this success often meant a detour from the roots of the RPI sounds, making these albums more aligned to the British scene than the bulk of the artists and albums in the archives. Look beneath the surface in order to discover hidden (or not so hidden) gems. While the oft-mentioned big 3 of Italian prog (PFM, Banco, and Le Orme) are conveniently considered the peak by those casually mentioning this scene, RPI enthusiasts know the river runs so much deeper, and many of our personal favourites are found outside of these popular groups. Those who search beyond the surface will discover that the most daring and provocative works were often made by more obscure groups who released one fantastic album and then vanished into thin air. This common syndrome of Italian "one-shot" bands became the bane of many RPI fans.

Since so many different musicians experimented with the progressive format, you will also find a broad musical scope within RPI, something which has kept the subgenre fresh and vital over time. Examples include Franco Battiato (still a very successful artist in Italy), Picchio dal Pozzo, Opus Avantra, Stormy Six and Area, who each in their own individual way, show a more cosmopolitan flavour and range of influences than most other acts.

After its explosive development in the early 70s, the movement followed the same path as other progressive musical movements around the world as the 80s approached. Some influential artists continued to release new albums though never with the same success as in the halcyon days. Others changed with the times and became highly successful mainstream artists both in Italy and internationally. As elsewhere in the prog universe the quantity and quality of RPI began to dry up a bit in the late 70s and early 80s, although there were some quality releases from that period. These titles tended to be more melodic and less brashly avant-garde than the classic period but were respectable nonetheless. To name but a few there were Locanda Delle Fate, Stefano Testa, Pierpaolo Bibbo, and L'Estate de San Martino. Area, Stormy Six, and PFM had a good title or two left in them as well.


4. Musical features of RPI
Italian symphonic prog is notable for the prominence of classical influences, often providing the driving force behind the music. The new listener will discover that this particular branch of RPI feels more like classical music in a rock setting as opposed to occasional classical influences on top of the rock format. Furthermore, the rich, diverse musical traditions of Italy permeate the albums, creating a strong national and even regional character. The "textbook" RPI groups can usually be identified by a pervasive sense of romantic melancholy and earthy flair, sometimes enhanced by baroque elements, sometimes by more ethnic ones. Other distinctive features include overt opera and operetta influences, wild and uncontrolled storytelling, and as a general rule, bold and highly emotional vocals. There is extroverted, operatic gallantry and panache or mellow balladry; exciting use of all sorts of keyboards, with sounds heard nowhere else but in this particular scene; exotic instruments such as aggeggi, ottavino, mandoloncello, clavicembalo- names that tickle the imagination and leave their distinct mark on the music. There is a uniquely magical marriage of the traditional to the modern, of the warm to the wild. The combination of flute, piano and violin is often encountered, and the interplay between the first two instruments in particular supplies the subgenre with a fair share of its identity and flavour.

Though the symphonic element is indeed the most common in RPI, the genre would be better characterized as eclectic. Jazz-fusion, folk, hard rock riffing à la Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, intense drama a la Van der Graaf Generator (whose albums were revered in Italy), singer-songwriter, proto-metal, blues, avant tendencies, pop, psych, dark/occult, electronic-the list goes on. Even more amazing, these differences in style can often be found to varying degrees on one album, and still feel natural in the distinct stylistic framework mentioned above.

No overview of RPI would be complete without mentioning the use of the Italian language, by many considered one of the most musical languages in the world. It could be safely stated that the use of Italian is inherent to the soul of RPI, a critical component to the full appreciation of the subgenre. In fact, even if some key RPI albums were translated into English in an attempt to gain international recognition, most of them fail to impress. They feel as if one of the basic ingredients of what makes RPI such a successful concoction is missing. While most serious RPI fans consider Italian vocals essential to their listening experience, it is fair to say that some believe English lyrics are not so detrimental-even if in most cases the odd phrasing, incorrect emphasis, and heavy Italian accent of the singers detract significantly from an authentic overall effect. While some prog fans can find the gregarious Italian vocal style challenging at first, newbies are encouraged to simply stick with it for a while. With only a modest effort any RPI newbie will soon find they cannot imagine this music without traditional Italian vocals-they truly are the icing on the cake.

One common misconception that must be addressed is the belief that any prog band from Italy is an RPI band. There are bands from Italy more appropriate for other genres. As an example, a pure and obvious post-rock band who just happen to be from Rome are going to be in the post-rock sub, not RPI. A pure jazz-fusion band with no RPI characteristics to their sound could be easily placed in the Jazz/Fusion subgenre. The RPI team will work hard to evaluate bands that fit the characteristics and the feel of the subgenre, and those whose primary sound is more suited for another sub are recommended to them.

"Progressive is basically a blending of three elements: the song, the improvisation inspired by jazz and the composition in classical style. This cocktail is interpreted in different ways in every country: in England, for instance, Celtic, rock and blues influences prevail. In Italy we have to cope with our classical tradition: the melodramma, Respighi, Puccini, Mascagni but also all the contemporary classical composers. It's in this legacy, in my opinion, that the specificity of the Italian Progressive Rock is concealed." -Franco Mussida, PFM


5. RPI in the new century
As recently as the 90s and early 2000s RPI again proved its longevity to the prog community. Scores of the classic albums were re-pressed in Japan, then specialized independent labels such as BTF, Mellow and Black Widow (the latter responsible for rescuing the likes of Jacula and Antonius Rex from oblivion) started to re-issue many of the classic albums. As a consequence RPI has not only reached a new generation of fans, but the increased interest and appreciation have led to new material being released. Artists whose recordings have never been in circulation, bands that are as new to our ears as they are to many of those who were there when it happened, now have a new-found audience creating an ironic worm-hole effect: brand new music straight from prog's golden years.

With the revival clearly under way the 90s produced some stellar Italian albums and the beginning of CD reissue fever. In the 2000s the trend has continued to a much more successful degree. RPI is back and fan interest has exploded for both the classic period and the new bands of today like Il Bacio Della Medusa, Pandora, Lagartija, Conqueror, Il Ruscello, Senza Nome, Coral Caves, J'Accuse, Ubi Maior, and the projects of Fabio Zuffanti to name just a few. Italian progressive rock today covers a wide range of styles and influences, but many of the bands ground a portion of their sound in the RPI tradition. Moreover, this first decade of the 21st century has seen a new round of publications (both in print and in electronic format) covering various aspects of Italian prog, as well as the creation of a number of excellent websites dedicated to the subgenre, which are extremely influential as regards the promotion of new bands and artists.

The commercial success of RPI has always been modest compared to the big bands from other countries. However, the quality of the music past and present, from its unique compositions to fiercely independent spirit, has earned the RPI subgenre some of prog's most loyal followers.

By:
Raffaella Berry
Michael Berry
Ryan Olsen
Jim Russell
Linus Wikström
Todd Dudley

For the Mick.
29 July 2009



Current RPI Team
Todd
Aussie-Byrd-Brother (Michael)
rdtprog (Louis)




Additional information:
Italian Prog - A dedicated RPI site
http://www.italianprog.com

Italian Prog Map - A superb blog by RPI writer Andrea Parentin
http://italianprogmap.blogspot.com/

Andrea Parentin's history of RPI (essential reading)
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33377&PID=2345095#2345095

Andrea Parentin's contemporary Italian prog (newer bands)
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=62150&FID=58

Movimenti Prog
http://www.movimentiprog.net

Centro Studi per il Progressive Italiano
http://www.centrostudiprogitaliano.it

John's Classic RPI blog - Another good blog on the "classic" era
http://classikrock.blogspot.com/

Arlequins - A prog rock webzine with much RPI content
http://www.arlequins.it/gb/index.asp


Where to buy Italian prog
Syn-phonic (USA) - http://www.synphonicmusic.com
Doug Larson (USA) - http://www.douglarsonimports.com
Kinesis (USA) - http://www.kinesiscd.com/index.html
Wayside (USA) - http://www.waysidemusic.com/
Mellow Records (Italy) - http://www.mellowrecords.com
BTF (Italy) - http://www.btf.it
Black Widow Records (Italy) - http://www.blackwidow.it
Camelot Music Store (Italy) - http://www.semanticweb.it/camelotstore/
Discogs - www.discogs.com

Rock Progressivo Italiano Top Albums


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4.41 | 1508 ratings
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.37 | 1019 ratings
DARWIN!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.36 | 1202 ratings
STORIA DI UN MINUTO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.37 | 949 ratings
IO SONO NATO LIBERO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.30 | 771 ratings
ZARATHUSTRA
Museo Rosenbach
4.28 | 787 ratings
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.27 | 578 ratings
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Area
4.24 | 841 ratings
FELONA E SORONA
Orme, Le
4.23 | 772 ratings
L'ISOLA DI NIENTE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.23 | 516 ratings
YS
Balletto di Bronzo, Il
4.22 | 619 ratings
UOMO DI PEZZA
Orme, Le
4.25 | 404 ratings
MAXOPHONE
Maxophone
4.24 | 358 ratings
PALEPOLI
Osanna
4.25 | 316 ratings
CRAC !
Area
4.21 | 286 ratings
DISCESA AGL'INFERI D'UN GIOVANE AMANTE
Bacio Della Medusa, Il
4.20 | 297 ratings
L' ENIGMA DELLA VITA
Logos
4.17 | 284 ratings
CONTAMINAZIONE
Rovescio Della Medaglia, Il
4.18 | 254 ratings
CELESTE [AKA: PRINCIPE DI UN GIORNO]
Celeste
4.13 | 339 ratings
LA CRUDELTÀ DI APRILE
Unreal City
4.21 | 183 ratings
MELOS
Cervello

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Testa, Stefano
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STORIA MAI SCRITTA
Capuano, Enzo
PROFONDO ROSSO [AKA: DEEP RED] (OST)
Goblin

Latest Rock Progressivo Italiano Music Reviews


 The Green Side Of The Moon by GREENWALL album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.05 | 3 ratings

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The Green Side Of The Moon
Greenwall Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

4 stars Doing covers of one of the most famous albums of the musical history is not an easy thing. To be successful, if you aren't one of the many "official cover bandsshould preserve the main melodies and if possible the mood. As example, a disco/house version of DSOTM which I have listened to "less than once", was unable to preserve the mood. The reggae version of Easy-Star All-Stars was very successful, I think.

The Green Side of the Moon belongs to the second category: the tracks are all altered, but small parts of the originals have been preserved so that the gap is not too wide and the songs are very recognisable. But this album is not just "another version" of the famous one. It contains extra material which deserves to be examined on its own.

It starts with a storm which replaces the heartbeat, then the main two chords are played by piano and acoustic guitar. The lead vocalist is Michela BOTTI as usual. Her sweet vibrato is very far from the rough voices of Dave and Rog but fits perfectly in what is "Breathe" transformed into an acoustic ballad.

You can't give up to the clock bells and the tic-toc on "Time", but the rototom is replaced by heavy drums and instead f the electric piano there are synth violins. but....a grotesque tempo roeminding of a circus...what the hell? Ok listen to it a couple of times and you'll see. It ends with being one of the most interesting things of the album with the alto sax in charge of keeping the song recognisable. "Breathe Reprise" gives the original some justice. It would be a cover If it wasn't for the echo on Michela's vocals.

"Where's "On The Run"? Moved later. The piano and violin intro of "The Great Gig in the Sky" makes it likely sound as it could have been if PF didn't have the idea of involving Clare Torry, but it includes a reprise of "Time" with a strange effect on Michela's voice. A baroque string quartet (more or less) takes the place of Wright's keys and the sax plays instead of Clare Torry. Good choice, I think. For a fan of Quintorigo like me, this is a very good surprise. The coda reprises "Speak To Me".

"Money" is the jazziest thing released by Pink Floyd. So an orchestral swing version is a good idea, and again, it's perfect for Monica's voice who can show a consistent vocal extension over a huge number of octaves, tendentially on high pitch. Guitar and sax alternates in the riff but the 4/4 part is identical to the original, only the guitar has a distorsion which is not present in Gilmour's version. Back to the 7/4 scat and whistle before Michela is back. Swing guys!

Another drastical change: "Us And Them" starts funky: piano, drums and bass quoting Breathe, then the original melody is restored. Instead of the sax there's a moog now. The song preserves the beauty of the original even with all the differences and a short quote of Burning Bridges from Obscured By Clouds deserves a mention.

"Any Colour You Like" has a bit of dub in the bass line and some funky in the guitar. Even if this is one of the best Pink Floyd's instrumentals, changing it in this way is not a scandal. The guitarist should have had a lot of fun playing it. On the final, instead of fading into Brain Damage, it goes into "On The Run".

The 5 sequenced notes are initially preserved but it doeasn't last too much. Is it Salsa? Whatever it is it's different enough from the original, A different thing. "Brain Damage" is opened by a reminder from Ummagumma: "Sysyphus" intro followed by the two bass notes of Careful With That Axe Eugene and in the back the bells of High Hopes. But the song is still Brain Damage. Also "Eclipse" is not too different from the original. Mainly vocals, keys, piano and drums. "There is not a green side of the moon really...matter of facts it's all green"

"Prelude For Rick" is a short melodic track dedicated to Rick Wright, driven by the sax. It introduces the "album in the album". What is presented as bonus material is effectively an EP. "Il petalo del fiore" has a lot of stuff inside. Melodic like classic RPI but very jazzy in some parts. Excellent performance of the whole ensemble. Andrea Pavoni is a very good composer and songwriter. The arrangements are very well done and the production is excellent. The jazzy mood crosses all the suite, but after a first rhythmic part, the second is slower and melodic. For who likes "Le Orme", jus to mention one. Listening to Greenwall I think that the band has a distinctive sound, influenced by Pink Floyd, Camel, and others, but with their own personality. It sometimes turns into heavy. "Galleria E Uscita" has an uptime tempo which reminds to PFM "E' Festa" also in the sound of the synth. I consider it a hommage. I can hear also a bit of Camel inside. But this is prog, nothing strange. The two final pieces of the suite cross sevreal territories: "Respirare #1 is close to RIO alternated with orchestral when the vocalist reminds to Ennio Morricone, The closure is melodic with the armonies created by Michela and the male backing vocals. The final guitar solo could be Steve Rothary. A lot of things, I say.

Now I can seem heretic: The cover of "Wish You Were Here" is incredible. I'm Floydian, I've grown up with Pink Floyd but I like this cover as much as the original if not more. The Pink Floyd's version is based on acoustic guitar and Gilmour's voice. Here we have a song full of well arranged parts which doesn't betray the original. It deserves a special mention.

The package is as usual very well done: it includes booklets and a DVD with live and studio material. Give them a try.

 Per Aspera Ad Astra by TAPROBAN album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.78 | 78 ratings

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Per Aspera Ad Astra
Taproban Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

4 stars I don't know what it is about many Italian progressive rock bands, but they can make it seem as if the Seventies have never gone away. And with their fifth studio album, Taproban are again producing something that makes an old progger like me just smile from the start to the end. The Mellotrons and classic keyboard sounds are there in abundance, and one can just imagine Rick there with his long blond hair and cape just joining in the fun for the hell of it. The keyboards are deliberately high in the mix, but this is very much a band album, operating in an ELP-style format (although keyboard player Gianluca De Rossi is actually the singer here). There are times when the keyboards do take a back step to allow bassist/guitarist Roberto Vitelli his time in the spotlight, while drummer Ares Andreoni is always kept high in the mix.

But, the star and centre stage will always be Gianluca, and the reason that there aren't many vocals on the album is that there simply isn't any need. For the most part this is classic Italian keyboard drive progressive rock that sees no reason at all to move past 1977, and is going to stay in that mid-Seventies period thank you very much (although there are some keyboard runs that are more early Mark Kelly than Keith Ermeson). I find it hard to comprehend that this is the first time I have come across these guys, which just goes to show just how much music there is out there at the moment. If like me this is a name that you haven't come across before, then if you enjoy classic keyboard progressive rock then this is one you should discover.

 Intergalactic Video Archives by MANGALA VALLIS album cover DVD/Video, 2009
4.13 | 6 ratings

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Intergalactic Video Archives
Mangala Vallis Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars "FIRST REVIEW OF THIS DVD"

Recently the Dutch music venue De Boerderij (in Zoetermeer) is voted as the second best, after the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. That is a huge award for concert planner Arie Verstegen, he is not only the one who took big names like Kansas, Steve Hackett, Ange, Uriah Heep and UK to Holland, but also the Italian progrock, from Le Orme, PFM and The Watch to Moongarden and ... Mangala Vallis. Their gig is partly used for this live DVD (6 tracks), a registration of the 2006 European tour. It also contains 2 concerts in Italy (2 tracks in Milan and 3 in Fidenza), along some interesting extras.

The focus is on legendary singer Bernardo Lanzetti who was a member of Acqua Fragille that recorded two albums in the early seventies. But he also joined the legendary PFM, between 1975 and 1978 Bernardo made three albums with PFM. I was pleasantly surprised that this prog rock veteran decided to join Mangala Vallis, in those years a new and promising band. Lanzetti sang already on the debut album The Book Of Dreams (2002) with a guest role on one track. Then he was asked fort he entire, very strong second album Lycanthrope (2005). Another big name (from the last two decades) is multi-instrumentalist and producer Christiano Roversi, his calling card includes Submarine Silence, The Watch, Moongarden, John Wetton, David Jackson and he made the album Quasi English with.. Bernardo Lanzetti.

Watching this DVD I notice that Lanzetti adds an extra dimension to the pleasant blend of symphonic rock and neo- prog that the six-piece formation Mangala Vallis deliver. He has not only a distinctive voice, but he obviously adds a theatrical element with his Peter Gabriel -inspired gestures, facial expressions and the phrasing of his vocals. However, he is not the only one who has an important role in the sound of the band. I also enjoyed the lush vintage sound of the keyboards from Christiano Roversi : the violin, flute and choir sounds of the unsurpassed Mellotron (on a Roland U 20 keyboard), the Mini Moog sound (on the Nord Lead synthesizer) and the sound of the Hammond (on the digital Hammond-Suzuki XB-2). Especially on the highlight The Boy That Howls At The Moon it's vintage keyboard time, but the composition A New Century also features lots of Mellotron! The guitarists use 'a small vintage guitar museum', I noticed: a Gibson ES 345, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster and a Fender Telecaster, both legends in the history of the electric guitar. In the track Call Me Alias one of the guitarists plays on a Fender Stratocaster with delicate use of the bottle neck and in the track Days Of Light we can enjoy a guitarist playing on a red and white Fender Stratocaster. For me these are almost magical elements! The songs Lycanthroparty/Hum/Animal (in The Netherlands) and Cosmotraffic Jam and The Journey (both in Fidenza) are embellished with animations, a fine visual element on this DVD just like the two interesting bonus video clips entitled Lycanthrope Ducalis: The Boy That Howls At The Moon and The Mask. The 'Milan session' was recorded live in the studio, a nice feature.

To complete my review I have to mention that this DVD also contains an interview and concert excerpts including PFM's composition Impressioni Di Settembre. The total running time of this DVD is 143 minutes, so there's plenty to enjoy.

 Dialoghi del presente by CILIO, LUCIANO album cover Studio Album, 1977
4.11 | 16 ratings

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Dialoghi del presente
Luciano Cilio Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Lewian

5 stars This album has such stunningly beautiful, sensitive and vulnerable music on it! I'm reviewing the original 1977 album here, which is very short at about 30 minutes. These 30 minutes are really unlike anything else and are currently my favourite Italian album (and there are quite a few good ones, as you know).

This is very calm music, although it comes with a very rich instrumentation. "Primo Quadro della Conoscenza" is based on acoustic guitar and piano and has some violin and female voices that are used in an instrumental manner. This is quite harmonic but the voices add an experimental feel to it. "Secondo Quadro della Conoscenza" is carried by flute and Tony Esposito's meandering percussion with some oboe. It has some jazz- and contemporary experimental music influences and I'm actually reminded of the approach taken in the last two marvellous Talk Talk albums (minus Talk Talk's straight drums). I wonder whether Mark Hollis knew this album when embarking on Talk Talk's big transformation. The "Terzo Quadro" is a little slow piano piece, played so light as if Cilio had triggered the keys by breathing alone. Tony Esposito's percussion is back on the "Quarto Squadro"; also he touches his instruments very lightly and creates pulsating soundscapes rather than straight rhythms. Later acoustic guitar and oboe join in, and even later the strings, to create a fascinating twilight atmosphere. The last piece is surprisingly called "Interludio". It starts as a guitar piece; later oboe and violin join in again, changing the originally lighter mood to something more mysterious and deep. The guitar ends the album in a more optimistic fashion.

To me the music is an extremely touching expression of the uncertainties of finding ones way in life, and how a very sensitive character perceives it. This is one of these albums in which every single note played by any instrument is important and carries emotion. The songs are mostly of a free form; it is never predictable where they lead. I'd still think they were mostly composed (I can imagine some improvisation here, but overall there is much attention to how things work together). There is a very subtle balance between conventional and more experimental tonality; we are led along familiar paths but suddenly find ourselves in the middle of a strange landscape we have never seen before without knowing the way out. I'm very sad to read on Wikipedia that Luciano Cilio " died in Milan by his own hand at the age of 33", six years after recoding this album. I'd have wished the man who here shows so much of his vulnerable personality without even using words all the best in life, but this comes too late.

In any case, this is something very special and worth 5 stars without a doubt.

 Banco by BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.08 | 227 ratings

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Banco
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by poito

4 stars 4.5

With the altitudes the band were achieving some must have thought it would be a good idea to try the international path by re-issuing the band's hits with the lyrics sung in English. I can't say if they hit it or not, sorry about my ignorance. When I now compare the themes one by one with the originals I have mixed feelings. Production is better, but In general I would stay with the Italian versions. On one side, they band had the opportunity to rework their own compositions, and they did add improved skill and maturity, plus the technical ameliorating of the sound, but on the other, it is kind of downgrade in more emotional aspects. Certainly, some of the tracks I love them now which I didn't in the 72 version, as the 15 min long 'Metamorphosis' that is much improved, it last five more than the original, and several sections have been extended and reworked, with a stronger musicianship, particularly the work in the drums has seen a strong boost, and the keys, as usual, perfect. The track 'Outside' is a rework of the original 'R.I.P'. I like more the original, it's ruder but the freshness makes it unique, and Di Giacomo is far more emotional in his native language, a true force of nature. The perfect anthem of the band 'Non mi rompete' from the album IO SONO NATO LIBERO is now 'Leave me alone', and though it has a better production, I still prefer the original; this version loses some of the intimate air and again the emotion of the singing, which is one of the essential values in this masterpiece theme. Also the track 'Dopo... Niente E' Piu' Lo Stesso - Io Sono Nato Libero' from the same album is now 'Nothing's The Same', and again I keep the original. There is an original track 'L'Albero Del Pane (The Bread Tree)', kind of dancing folk rock prog theme, beautiful.

 JL by ALGEBRA album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.33 | 21 ratings

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JL
Algebra Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars What a remarkable return: in 1994 Italian band Algebra released their debut album entitled Storia Di Un Iceberg, then they disbanded but in 2009 Algebra produced this successor with the very short title JL. It's a concept story based upon Richard Bach his work Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

The first, pretty atmospheric track Il Molo Deserto contains wonderful flute and harder-edged guitar runs, it turns out that is performed by ' Steve Hackett, what a surprise to discover this symphonic rock guitar legend on a relatively unknown Italian progrock album!

But more surprises are underway, in the next, dreamy song Jonathan (fragile classical guitar, compelling work on the harmonica and in the end sensitive solos on electric guitar and violin) I got the idea that I hear Le Orme's singer/bass player Aldo Tagliapietra ' and indeed, to my delight he IS the singer. And what a great and very distinctive voice this man legend has, I am on the albums Felona E Sorona and Uomo Di Pezza!

Also the song Il Volo Perfetto has a surprise, now it's other Classic Italian Prog legend Osanna their singer Lino Vairetti who delivers a strong contribution to Il Volo Perfetto, wonderfully blended with pleasant organ and a strongly build-up saxophone solo.

The final surprise is the collaboration of Steve Hackett's brother John on flute in the compositions La Gogna (compelling with passionate vocals), Ritorno Allo Stormo (beautiful classical orchestrations, a swirling flute solo and fiery guitar leads) and Nel Vento Della Grande Montagna (catchy beat with delicate synthesizer sounds).

Remarkable on this CD is the huge variety: a modern sound collage in the instrumental Aria Nuova ' ... male opera vocals in Al Naufragio Del Mio Sogno ' ... percussion and xylophone in Un Battito D'Ali ' ... fretless bass and sultry saxophone in the jazzy Ciang ' ... tender piano with warm strings in the soaring Soffi Da Oriente ' ... rock guitar in the swinging Un'Infinita Idea Di Liberta ' ... and pure symphonic rock in Un'Altra Dimensione (wonderful keyboard sound and moving guitar work) and Atto Finale (compelling bombastic climate with splendid guitar).

What a wonderful album and what a contrast with their mediocre effort in 1994. Because this second effort sounds strong and varied, released almost 10 years ago. Perhaps in 2024 another surprising return .. ? My rating: 3,5 star.

 Crisi by EXPLOIT album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.37 | 22 ratings

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Crisi
Exploit Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars So you've got your Le Orme's, your P.F.M's, your Q.V.L's, your Museo Rosenbach's and so on...in other words, all the classics of the vintage Italian prog-rock period, so what's next? How about exploring the numerous obscurities and relatively unknown albums from the era that may not hold the same reputation, but still have plenty to recommend about them? One such case in point is Exploit's sole album `Crisi' from 1972, a perfectly charming and energetic set that offers multiple musical personalities! The first side is a twenty-plus minute three-part suite that shares much in common with Le Orme and The Nice with its symphonic bluster, and the flip offers some sweet and cool pop/rock tunes that are hard not to love, and the LP overall curiously jumps between both English and Italian to keep you on your toes that little bit more.

With a commanding and dramatic introduction, the `Crisi Suite' bursts to life with a rapid blur of pompous organ fanfares, stabbing murmuring bass attacks and rattling drumming tension! Slinking in and out of sprightly jazzy runs, bluesy saunters and brisk up-tempo sprints, the piece frequently calls to mind the more well-known Italian band Triade's `1998: La Storia di Sabazio' from 1973 with its lengthy symphonic flights. In parts, ravishing classical-like themes emerge, and swooning vocal breaks (alternatively in English and Italian) are full of dignity and dripping with passion. Enzo Cutuli lets rip with aggressively buoyant bass soloing around a psychedelic swirl of Carlo Crivelli's dizzying and shimmering organ swells, even Aldo Pignanelli gets one of those oh-so-Seventies furious drum solo breaks! All up, this raucous and lavish symphonic suite proves thoroughly addictive and well worth constant replays, and is many ways holds its own against many other tightly written and arranged extended suites found on Italian progressive music releases.

Switching entirely to Italian, the B-side takes a step away from ambitiousness and delivers a run of well-played commercial rock/pop tunes. `Anche Se Ho Sbagliato' is a groovy rocker with snarling guitars, bristling Hammond organ and a joyful peppy choral chorus, romantic ballad `Un Bambino' sighs with gentle doo-wop flavours, and `Il Campanile Della Cattedrale' is reflective with a slightly sombre weariness that may remind some of the most honest Beach Boys ballads. `L'Anima Nuda' starts as a solemn ballad but grows hair on its chest for fiery little spurts, full of stop/start frantic instrumental outbursts (just listen for those breakneck rupturing bass spasms!), but it's a shame about the abrupt fade-out mid-wailing guitar solo. `Giochiamo Insieme' is a prancing psych-popper (superb bass, organ and piano throughout) with a cheerful sing-along chorus, and `La Tua Pelle Scotta' is an up-tempo spiky guitar-driven rocker with a proudly poppy chorus.

It's probably hard to completely recommend Exploit's LP if you have an incomplete collection of the vintage Italian prog works that needs a few more of the classics. Alternatively, the dual languages utilised throughout this disc, and well as the frequently accessible arrangements might help make `Crisi' an ideal gentle introduction to the wider world of Italian progressive music for newcomers! The side-long suite has endless ideas of great merit, but the second half of the set retains a welcome toughness to even its poppier moments, calling to mind similar accessible Italian acts of the early era like I Raminghi and Laser. All up, Exploit's sole precious little `Crisi' is simply a fine Italian rock album overall that holds plenty of charm and personality.

Three stars when placed alongside the classics, but personally a four star LP.

 Il Pittore Volante by RACCOMANDATA RICEVUTA RITORNO album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.85 | 95 ratings

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Il Pittore Volante
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars In 1972 RRR presented their highly acclaimed debut LP entitled Per 'Un Mundo Di Cristallo (an excellent example of the very distinctive' classic' Italian progrock) with huge variety and blending many styles), then the group disbanded and some members started to play in other bands like Samadhi and Procession.. But almost 40 years later RRR delivered a new album entitled Il Pitore Volante, already during my first listening session I got exited. What a glorious return, RRR still change very easily different styles and their music still sound captivating and adventurous with lots of musical surprises.

The album opens with the alternating Il Cambiamento: first a thrilling blend of mouth organ and propulsive guitar riffs, then a compelling climate featuring wonderful classical orchestrations, a spectacular synthesizer solo and blistering guitar leads and finally an experimental part with drums, piano and brass. All topped by powerful, slightly theatrical Italian vocals. This promising start epitomizes RRR their music because in the other 8 tracks we can enjoy a huge variety, an adventurous approach and strong solos. For example, from the sultry Eastern climate with passionate vocals to a surprising acceleration with folky violin and cheerful vocals in Il Vecchio. And the varied guitar work in Eagle Mountain: a Hackett-like classical guitar intro, then fat Texan bluesrock guitar and finally a Floydian guitar solo. Or take the Seventies symphonic rock in L'Uomo Nuovo featuring swirling Hammond, flashy Minimoog and sparkling flute traverse and the cheerful folky final track La Spiaggia that contains warm acoustic guitar, vocals and flute. So much to enjoy!

RRR their music succeeded to keep my attention during every second, but you have to be up to their varied sound and their musical contrasts. In case you are, this album is highly recommended! By the way, 3 years ago RRR released the live CD Live In Elba featuring both old and new tracks as some surprising covers (Led Zep and Jimi Hendrix) in the second part of the set.

 The Archinauts by ISPROJECT album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 17 ratings

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The Archinauts
Isproject Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

4 stars This is the debut album by Italian duo Ivan Santovito (vocals, keyboards) and Ilenia Salvemini (vocals), who have been joined by Giovanni Pastorino (keyboards, programming), Simone Amodeo (guitars), Andrea Bottaro (bass guitar) and Paolo Tixi (drums), along with special guest Martin Grice (flutes, saxophones) (all of whom, apart from Andrea, are in Z-band). I am a little surprised to see these guys listed on ProgArchives as being RPI in nature, as apart from being Italian and Progressive I personally think that description is tenuous at best. Firstly, all of the lyrics are in English (which is often an automatic disqualification), and much of the music is much cleaner, simpler and less layered. But, there are times when they do definitely bring in that style and approach, but for me this isn't the pervasive sub-genre. Just goes to show that although we all attempt to categorise music, sometimes the best we can do is to say whether it is good or bad, which is always a subjective opinion even though every effort is made to be as objective as possible.

Putting all that to one side, this album is a delight from start to end. The vocals are fresh and not forced, and the arrangements are quite superb. There are times when they are symphonic in nature, and others where the piano is definitely the most important instrument. There is a strong use of space, leaving plenty of room for the atmospheric nature of the music to come through. For the most part this is a very modern sounding album, rarely looking back to the Seventies, and the duo have obviously followed their own course as they bring in elements of electronic and pop, so much so that at times I was reminded as much of Savage Garden as I was of IQ. The use of different keyboard sounds and textures is important, while Simone's guitar is sometimes non-existent and at others providing an incredibly dynamic solo, again adding to the textures. This is a modern progressive album that has been released on CD by AMS but is also available through Bandcamp, and is one of the best new projects I have heard from Italy in quite a while.

 Arx Atlantis by CASTELLO DI ATLANTE, IL album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.84 | 43 ratings

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Arx Atlantis
Il Castello Di Atlante Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

4 stars When a band has been around for forty years, with a fairly unchanged line-up for more than thirty, it perhaps isn't unsurprising that they know what they are doing. Aldo Bergamini (guitar, vocals), Andrea Bertino (violin), Davide Cristofoli (keyboards), Paolo Ferrarotti (keyboards, vocals, drums), Dino Fiore (bass) and Mattia Garimanno (drums) follow a classic RPI path, with strong symphonic elements, all lyrics in Italian, and plenty of bombast to combine with the different styles they are bringing together. The arrangements are lush, and while the vocals may not be as strong as some may wish, to me they are perfectly matched to the music.

Unusually for RPI the drums are quite high in the mix, but this has been done quite deliberately as Mattia has a deft touch, and his various rhythms make the album stand out, along with complex keyboards and wonderful violin. Hugely structured and complex, yet also incredibly enjoyable and listenable, this is a wonderful album for any lovers of this style of progressive rock.

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