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ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO

A Progressive Rock Sub-genre


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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)




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

Mats Italian Prog Site
http://www.italianprogrock.com/index.php

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.synphonic.8m.com/index.htm
Doug Larson (USA) - http://www.hicom.net/~dlarson/
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/

Rock Progressivo Italiano Top Albums


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4.42 | 1209 ratings
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.40 | 765 ratings
IO SONO NATO LIBERO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.38 | 953 ratings
STORIA DI UN MINUTO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.38 | 823 ratings
DARWIN!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.30 | 629 ratings
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.29 | 607 ratings
ZARATHUSTRA
Museo Rosenbach
4.31 | 462 ratings
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Area
4.27 | 681 ratings
FELONA E SORONA
Orme, Le
4.27 | 613 ratings
L'ISOLA DI NIENTE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.25 | 527 ratings
UOMO DI PEZZA
Orme, Le
4.20 | 426 ratings
YS
Balletto di Bronzo, Il
4.23 | 286 ratings
PALEPOLI
Osanna
4.20 | 328 ratings
MAXOPHONE
Maxophone
4.21 | 267 ratings
CRAC !
Area
4.20 | 286 ratings
LA CRUDELTÀ DI APRILE
Unreal City
4.22 | 242 ratings
DISCESA AGL'INFERI D'UN GIOVANE AMANTE
Bacio Della Medusa, Il
4.19 | 231 ratings
L' ENIGMA DELLA VITA
Logos
4.10 | 407 ratings
PHOTOS OF GHOSTS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.26 | 123 ratings
RISVEGLIO
Egonon
4.15 | 226 ratings
CONTAMINAZIONE
Rovescio Della Medaglia, Il
4.15 | 209 ratings
PRINCIPE DI UN GIORNO
Celeste
4.10 | 307 ratings
FORSE LE LUCCIOLE NON SI AMANO PIÙ
Locanda delle Fate
4.08 | 339 ratings
STATI DI IMMAGINAZIONE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.09 | 249 ratings
ALPHATAURUS
Alphataurus
4.12 | 196 ratings
IL PAESE DEL TRAMONTO
Unreal City
4.11 | 193 ratings
BANCO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.15 | 150 ratings
IL PASSO DEL SOLDATO
Nuova Era
4.13 | 169 ratings
LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.08 | 236 ratings
IL TEMPO DELLA GIOIA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.06 | 252 ratings
LE PORTE DEL DOMANI
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.14 | 146 ratings
MELOS
Cervello
4.06 | 238 ratings
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.16 | 123 ratings
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA
Reale Accademia Di Musica
4.13 | 131 ratings
IL GRANDE LABIRINTO
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.06 | 201 ratings
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO
Biglietto Per L'Inferno
4.01 | 305 ratings
IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
4.14 | 126 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM: THE COMPLETE WORK
Latte e Miele
4.01 | 276 ratings
THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.23 | 81 ratings
TERRA IN BOCCA
Giganti, I
4.03 | 206 ratings
DEDICATO A FRAZZ
Semiramis
4.05 | 179 ratings
ROLLER
Goblin
4.10 | 114 ratings
VIETATO AI MINORI DI 18 ANNI
Jumbo
4.10 | 108 ratings
IL NOME DEL VENTO
Delirium
3.94 | 363 ratings
CHOCOLATE KINGS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.04 | 145 ratings
MALEDETTI
Area
3.96 | 269 ratings
SUMMEREVE
Hostsonaten
4.07 | 117 ratings
TALSETE DI MARSANTINO
Estate di San Martino, L'
4.01 | 167 ratings
ALIENATURA
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
3.98 | 180 ratings
INFERNO
Metamorfosi
4.04 | 119 ratings
WINTERTHROUGH
Hostsonaten
4.02 | 132 ratings
LUXADE
Maschera Di Cera, La
3.96 | 190 ratings
IN HOC SIGNO
Ingranaggi della Valle
3.99 | 149 ratings
INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE
Alusa Fallax
3.95 | 186 ratings
COME IN UN'ULTIMA CENA
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.05 | 100 ratings
SULLE CORDE DI ARIES
Battiato, Franco
4.09 | 83 ratings
CAPITOLO 7 - TRA LE ANTICHE MURA
Castello Di Atlante, Il
4.10 | 79 ratings
IL TRONO DEI RICORDI
Trono Dei Ricordi, Il
3.95 | 160 ratings
CAUTION RADIATION AREA
Area
3.92 | 197 ratings
CONTRAPPUNTI
Orme, Le
4.09 | 73 ratings
DELIRIUM III (VIAGGIO NEGLI ARCIPELAGHI DEL TEMPO)
Delirium
3.97 | 123 ratings
LA MASCHERA DI CERA
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.14 | 61 ratings
DRAMMA DI UN POETA UBRIACO
Pandora
3.95 | 126 ratings
1978 GLI DEI SE NE VANNO, GLI ARRABBIATI RESTANO
Area
3.98 | 96 ratings
AUTUMN SYMPHONY
Hostsonaten
3.98 | 96 ratings
ATTOSECONDO
Alphataurus
3.89 | 162 ratings
SENSITIVITÀ
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.12 | 56 ratings
HYBLA ACT 1
Randone
4.00 | 79 ratings
CONCERTO GROSSO, THE SEVEN SEASONS
New Trolls
3.92 | 117 ratings
APOTEOSI
Apoteosi
3.92 | 113 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM
Latte e Miele
3.95 | 91 ratings
LA NOTTE ANCHE DI GIORNO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
3.82 | 222 ratings
COLLAGE
Orme, Le
3.89 | 127 ratings
CHERRY FIVE
Cherry Five
3.94 | 93 ratings
ODYSSÉAS
Syndone
3.90 | 114 ratings
IO SONO MURPLE
Murple
3.99 | 73 ratings
DEDALO E ICARO
Cerchio d'Oro, Il
3.89 | 111 ratings
ESSERE O NON ESSERE?
Volo, Il
3.95 | 82 ratings
SULLA BOLLA DI SAPONE
FEM Prog Band
3.89 | 110 ratings
ELEMENTI
Orme, Le
3.91 | 100 ratings
DI CARNE, DI ANIMA
Gran Turismo Veloce
3.97 | 74 ratings
DIARIO DI VIAGGIO DELLA FESTA MOBILE
Festa Mobile
3.93 | 88 ratings
ULISSE: L'ALFIERE NERO
Progenesi
3.88 | 112 ratings
PROFONDO ROSSO O.S.T.
Goblin
3.83 | 157 ratings
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - CHAPTER ONE
Hostsonaten
3.87 | 116 ratings
PFM IN CLASSIC: DA MOZART A CELEBRATION
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.15 | 41 ratings
UNA VITA UNA BALENA BIANCA E ALTRE COSE
Testa, Stefano
3.97 | 69 ratings
STRIGMA
Taproban
3.91 | 89 ratings
DNA
Jumbo
4.04 | 50 ratings
VOCI
Basso, Luciano
3.89 | 85 ratings
ARIA
Sorrenti, Alan
4.09 | 42 ratings
FRONTIERA
Procession
4.11 | 40 ratings
STORIE DI UOMINI E NON
Rocky's Filj
4.06 | 45 ratings
THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY CIRCLE
Three Monks
3.86 | 93 ratings
IL VOLO
Volo, Il
3.80 | 139 ratings
CAMPO DI MARTE
Campo di Marte
4.00 | 52 ratings
LE PORTE DEL SILENZIO
Malibran
3.95 | 62 ratings
LA TORRE DELL'ALCHIMISTA
Torre Dell Alchimista, La
4.12 | 38 ratings
E TUTTO COMINCIÒ COSÌ...
Sensitiva Immagine
4.26 | 28 ratings
LA BELLA E LA BESTIA
Syndone
4.00 | 50 ratings
NOUS
Nodo Gordiano

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 Il Viaggio by MURPLE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.98 | 8 ratings

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Il Viaggio
Murple Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

4 stars The chances of a `comeback' album of sorts from a vintage Seventies RPI band delivering hugely unexpected music was very unlikely - safe and predictable symphonic prog perhaps, but not much more. So what a delightful surprise it is to discover that `Il Viaggio', released in September 2014 and being only the third album in forty years for Roman band Murple, also holds some very unique and unexpected sounds! The group released an album back in 1974 that in some ways became a bit of a minor gem, `Io Sono Murple' due to its lengthy and colourful instrumental passages, and they returned in 2008 with the pleasant if unspectacular `Quadri di un Esposizione', but this new album sees a slightly altered line-up exploring new styles and directions, delivering their best work since their Seventies debut. While there's still an emphasis on vintage keyboard-dominated symphonic instrumental elements (of course!), this brisk 35 minute album also races through a mix of strong folk song-writing with an interesting approach to vocals, often giving the band a new identity altogether, allowing then to offer something more fresh and vital. Murple reborn if you will!

Rumbling dusty country acoustic guitar strains announce the title-track opener - not the sounds one would normally expect to hear on an RPI album! Don't worry, Italian prog devotees, before long a skittering relentless beat and the more typical shimmering organ and fizzy synths enter `Il Viaggio', but you're in for another surprise - a fascinating combination of both a male and female vocal singing in unison! Original Seventies member/keyboard/piano player Pier Carlo Zanco is joined by newcomer lady Claudia D'Ottavi, and the pair have such contrasting yet equally fascinating voices that unexpectedly come together perfectly. Overall it's quite an accessible piece, a pleasing tune made more interesting by some tasteful instrumental elements.

However, it's `Alejandra' that moves a little closer to the sounds of Murple's little 1974 jewel `Io Sono Murple'. A pleasing mellow instrumental, Duilio Sorrenti's punchy drums snap over droning organ, Mario Garbarino's murmuring bass slinks behind Mauro Arno's bluesy guitar wailing and the whirring Moog in the victorious finale lifts the piece high into clouds of symphonic heaven. A sprinkling of fancy piano to introduce `Nani e Clown' suggests a more romantic mood, but the almost eight minute piece darts through everything from galloping P.F.M-like prances with regal majesty, rambunctious drum outbursts and sweetly chiming guitars with dreamy bubbling Moogs. A drowsy vocal from Pier Carlo is eventually joined by Claudia's spirited proclamations. Next instrumental `Angelika' presents a beautiful mix of sadness and love, with mysterious and gently melancholic verses rescued by a warmer, almost fanfare-like repeated chorus and some lustful electric guitar soloing in the finale.

`Per Una Volta' is a straight-forward but tastefully stirring male/female vocal piece with warm acoustic guitar and sparkling piano, plus a lively instrumental run in the closing minute (shame about that fade-out though!). Instrumental `La Battagglia' is a medieval call- to-arms soundtrack full of regal pomp, driven by thick chunky bass, snarling guitars and imposing organ with wavering synth trills that effortlessly move between heroic and whimsical. Then, despite some darker lyrics (check out fellow reviewer Andrea's translation!), album closer `Sirene' is a pleasing and breezily melodic folk tune, acoustic guitar mixing with pan-pipes and sweetly murmuring bass, with brief moments of classical prettiness throughout as well. Perhaps a strange piece to close the album on, but a charming song all the same.

While plenty of the usual RPI sounds emerge throughout, this is not some lazy clone of past sounds, nor a band simply repeating the kind of music they used to deliver. Murple sound full of creativity and originality here, embracing new styles with enough of the symphonic synth-driven flavours of their older work, but reaching in refreshing new directions with great confidence and, perhaps for the first time, really giving themselves a truly distinctive identity. It means `Il Viaggio' is a beautiful little album that many Italian progressive listeners will likely end up falling in love with very easily!

Four stars.

 Il Paese Del Tramonto by UNREAL CITY album cover Studio Album, 2015
4.12 | 196 ratings

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Il Paese Del Tramonto
Unreal City Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by aapatsos
Special Collaborator Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams

4 stars Second album from these talented Italians and a late (better than never!) review from my part. I have now spun this album more than a few times and it always leaves my ears satisfied: retro- (almost medieval in a way) Italian progressive rock, also influenced from the Brit scene, but maintaining a peculiar dark/gothic, and, at the same time, 'Italian-optimistic' character. To this largely contribute the mellotron and lush keyboards in a plethora of different formats e.g. organ, high-pinched, piano etc.

Somewhat reminding me of my favourite "Eternity" album from Anathema, the album kicks off with a 'dream sequence' sample and a lovely piano intro, followed by a much more dynamic keyboard section which alternates between grandiose and 70's electronica, before setting off to a pure progressive tempo and improvisation. Traditional Italian music, symphonic a-la Genesis progressive rock, jazz/fusion and middle-eastern passages comprise a purely varied album where fear for experimentation is non-existent. Within this mix, there are enjoyable heavy references to Sabbath and Atomic Rooster (see e.g. the closing sections of ''Caligari'' and ''Lo Schermo di Pietra'' or the beginning of ''Ex Tenebrae Lux''), which work exceptionally well with the gothic atmosphere and the revolving theme of dreams.

Despite its long duration (ca. 70min), the variation and ideas of the album are more than enough to maintain interest at high levels. Perhaps a small potential for improvement is the vocals of Emanuele, which are full of energy but at times sound rather rough around the edges or rather too flat. A bit more colour would lift the compositions even higher, but appreciate the youth element here!

Most likely one of the top-10 prog releases in 2015. The 70's RPI pioneers would be proud of their children. Personal highlights: Ouverture, Caligari, Ex Tenebrae Lux

 Live in Seoul by TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE, IL album cover DVD/Video, 2014
4.74 | 7 ratings

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Live in Seoul
Il Tempio delle Clessidre Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

5 stars Emerging from the modern Italian prog scene back in 2009, Il Tempio delle Clessidre initially came together due to the desire of female keyboard player Elisa Montaldo to perform the classic Italian progressive album `Zarathustra' alongside the original vocalist Stefano "Lupo" Galifi. With the addition of more players, writing sessions soon produced an album of original compositions which formed the basis for their self-titled debut release in 2010. To some (myself included), the album was a bit of a modern Italian classic, and as good word of mouth spread, the band were also able to commence live performances. `Live in Seoul' is a two DVD set from Black Widow Records, containing a complete two hour show featuring the band performing the bulk of their debut album, as well as a daring (and risky) interpreatation of a particular work that can only be considered one of the most important and defining vintage Italian progressive albums.

The first disc is devoted to a 2011 performance of the entire Museo Rosenbach classic from 1973 `Zarathustra', however, to call it a `cover version' would be hugely dismissive and somewhat insulting. Instead, the Il Tempio band take the arrangement of the original work and then completely reinvent it. All the familiar themes still show up, but they're woven between new and alternate passages, instrumental improvisations and fresh vocal arrangements. The following fifty minute performance is played with such a wild energy by a group of musicians utterly passionate about the revered vintage RPI work, and it stands completely on its own merits. Compared to the original, the drumming, bass and electric guitars have an added attacking heavy power (some older fans and prog-snobs will likely have a tough time with this part), and plenty of focus is placed on gothic priestess Elisa Montaldo's evocative and dazzling keyboard atmospheres. Stefano "Lupo" Galifi's lead vocals sound just as strong and commanding as they did on the original work, and the thirty-odd years since then have not weakened his voice even slightly. An element that immediately lifts the piece even higher are new duet vocal passages between Stefano and Elisa, and she even takes several solo spots herself, absolutely enchanting and hypnotic.

The second set from the band has them performing most of their debut album, a strongly theatrical performance dominated by dark queen Montaldo, but all the other members charging the material with a wilder force compared to the studio album versions. There's also footage from various progressive music related festivals such as 2 Days and Nearfest Apocalypse, their first live performance in Genova from 2009, various behind the scenes bonuses, reviews and a photo gallery.

Big changes would come for Il Tempio delle Clessidre soon after the Seoul performance. A proper reunion of the original Museo Rosenbach from the Seventies would see Lupo depart to rejoin his old band, resulting in them releasing a new album `Barbarica' in 2013. Il Tempio would (thankfully) carry on with a new vocalist Francesco Ciapica to release `Alienatura' in 2013, an exciting and varied album that proved they were not simply some group of imitators, and it builds even more on the talent that was instantly displayed right from their superb debut album, whilst also allowing them to forge their own identity without relying on high profile connections. But that's the next chapter currently being written...!

Museo Rosenbach and `Zarathustra' fans, please do not be alarmed by the decision of the band to play this beloved vintage Italian release. Personally speaking, `Zarathustra' is one of my absolute favourite RPI albums that I have listened to endlessly over the years, one that I also instantly think of to recommend to listeners wanting to investigate the vintage Italian prog era for the first time. I myself approached this part of the live DVD with apprehension and some suspicion, so to witness Il Telpio delle Clessidre perform it with utmost respect to the original, but also implementing their own skill, passion and clever musical ideas is hugely satisfying and frequently thrilling. I hope diehard Italian prog fans will give it a chance and hopefully be just as won over by it as I was.

Almost four hours of concert footage, powerful live performances from a talented group of charismatic musicians, and a colourful variety of theatrical flair, `Live in Seoul' is an essential live document of Il Tempio delle Clessidre, one of the most exciting and distinctive modern RPI bands, so take the opportunity to allow Lady Elisa Montaldo and her male guard to cast their spell on you.

Five stars.

 Gleemen by GLEEMEN album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.17 | 23 ratings

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Gleemen
Gleemen Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by RisingForce

4 stars GLEEMEN (1970) is a good interesting Psychedelic/Prog album made in Italy and a powerful band. The band Gleemen and the album is qiute influenced by the Psychedelic,Acid Hard Rock Blues sound of first Deep Purple,Vanilla Fudge,Cream and Jimi Hendrix Heperience. However there are in the album some evident progressive moments then the band will develop properly later with the album NUDA (1972) Garybaldi.

Although the Psychedelic style of the band is never been put aside in the album Garybaldi Nuda that feels the influences and mostly in the album Astolabio (1973) and Bambibanda e Melodie (1974) etc etc.

The Psychedelic style characterizes this band especially the guitarist leader Bambi Fossati even in their most Progressive album that will come later under the name Garybaldi.

In the album Gleemen (1970) and Between all musicians of the band Gleemem stand uot Bambi Fassati with his stratocaster much on the line wave of Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton and of course Jimi Hendrix.

 Il Paese Del Tramonto by UNREAL CITY album cover Studio Album, 2015
4.12 | 196 ratings

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Il Paese Del Tramonto
Unreal City Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by marcuse

5 stars I saw their gig in Chiasso (Switzeland) yesterday. What a performance! They introduced their complete last album ''il Paese del Tramonto''. This CD is in my opinon a masterpiece of Italian Prog. The rooth of the group are very clear in he classics of the past, but their style is somehow new and fresh. We can esily say this is the new ssymphon prog for the future. They kebord wizar Tarasconi is possibly one of the best, and not only in Italy. A great mix of Weakman and Emerson, with a strong touch of classic music. To see him live is a show in the show, as he manage to handle a huge mumber of instriments. Hammon organ,mellotron, moog, syntyetizer, Rhodes and he even perform Theremin....He his the author of musics and texts, than are a value on their own, being very deep and poetic with a strong touch of psicoanalisys. This is a big advantage for Italian supporters, that can understand the message of UC. The cd start with a instrumental part of about 5 minutes, where they summarize the armony of the complete album. There is a lot of young energy in what they perform, and this is an extra point in their music, kind of atomic injection. Other feature is the complexity of each single song, with sudden change of rythm and style. In some point a great tribute to hot jazz, in some other a fantastic acustic piano of classic inspiration. The music of UC can be very easy in some part and very hard in some other. The second piece, Oniromanzia has a beautiful armony that is developped with the help of several nice guitar solos and some bass solos as well. Bass and drimmer are not just participarting, but often rise to protagonists quite orfen. The last Song is a faraonic suite of more than 20 minute where you find all the good I can say about them.Another point I like in UC is how the fuse all the sounds together in a way that sometime it seems only one instrument is playing. For sure keyboards are protagonist, but the guitar give a substantial support in all parts. I beleive this masterpieve of Italian prog merit 5 start indeed.....
 Le Città Invisibili by OBSCURA album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.04 | 9 ratings

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Le Città Invisibili
Obscura Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars Short-lived Italian band from Mantova, starting with Matteo Cavallari on guitars, Barbara Mazzola on flute, Matteo Pinfari on bass, Marcello Ricci on drums, Massimo Tabai on keyboards and Luca Palleschi on lead voices.They recorded one album at the second half of the 90's, produced by Davide Cremoni, during its sessions though Paleschi left (and later joined Moongarden) and was replaced by Davide Cagnata.For unknown reasons it was shelved with the band touring for some time, before dissolving.Eventually it was released about a decade later as ''Le città invisibili'' (2007, Mellow Records).

And it would be a shame if this remained on the shelves, because this is a prime example of beautiful modern Italian prog with symphonic twists.Influenced by bands such as Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Blocco Mentale and Maxophone, ''Le citta invisibili'' is a perfectly-arranged work with big time Classical colors, fantastic interplays between flute and keyboards, dramatic singing parts and loads of Mellotron.Excellent atmosphere with romantic moments and more melancholic touches to go along with melodic ethereal flute lines and some heavy guitar riffing, that is far from disturbing.To my knowledge only Cagnata remained strictly involved in the music industry, playing with his main band, Prog Metallers Dark Ages, while Matteo Cavallari is still recording solo tracks.A definite classic of the modern Italian Prog scene.

 La Notte Anche di Giorno by COSCIENZA DI ZENO, LA album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.95 | 91 ratings

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La Notte Anche di Giorno
La Coscienza di Zeno Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by giulia

5 stars I start my co-operation with PA from the review of ''la notte anche di Giorno'' by La Coscienza di Zeno. this group of 7 skillfull artists is one of the best expression of contemporary RPI. The new cd is probably the best in their production, with an evident improvement from the past. I love the vocalist, in my opinon one of the best in today scene, with a voice plenty of character. La Coscienza di Zeno stay in the guardlines of the best Italian Progressive Rock: strong classic rooths, musical skill, armony and variety in the sounds, use of vintage instruments. In other words tradition revamped for our times. I would say 3 are the points of strenght for the group: keyboards, violin and vocalist. In this album the song I like more is the one that gives the name to the album, La Notte Anche di Giorno. In this piece,more than the others, you feel the classic rooths, harmony has somehow a middle-age flavor and in some parts it is really ''keping your heart''. In general a cd very well buited and recorded, I would say essencial for a serious RPI collection, so 5 shiny notes...
 Il Paese Del Tramonto by UNREAL CITY album cover Studio Album, 2015
4.12 | 196 ratings

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Il Paese Del Tramonto
Unreal City Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by giulia

5 stars My second review for today is about a group that I really love . Unreal City. 4 youg artists coming from the region of Parma in Italy. Il Paese del Tramonto is their second album and it created a very big expectation among the Italian Progressice Rock supporters, as the first ''La Crudeltà di Aprile'' was really great.Expectation really match reality this time as Il Pase del Tramonto goes one step further. I beleive this group will be in a near future the best of this gentre, when you consider that the avarage age I think is around 23 years. So you can expect a further maturation from the actual already very high level.Young , but with an evident very strong musical background in a variety of areas (classic music, jazz, blues, hard rock etc..). In this album they keep their style, that is already well defined, made of a wide variation during each song. They major capability is to move from gotic to funk to jazz so quickly that it is always a surprise. Amazing how they manage to blend rythms and styles in a very logic sequence. The vocalist (who is also the keyboard wizar) has a very personal voice that you can love or hate, but in this second cd he has matured a wider range of tones (maybe due to the very young age...). An evident improvement of the guitarist, one of the very few girls in the progressive word. She has an emotional way of playing with some clear influences from Guilmore and Fripp. The ritmic part is largely in line with the 2 leaders and give a great support with some very nice bass solos. Another feature of Unreal City is the qualitry of their live performance. They are a group more famous outside Italy, with gigs in Canada,Austria,Holland and Switzeland. I consider this new cd as the best RPI album of the third millennium. 5 stars without discussion and make sure to participate to one of their live gigs...
 Florian by ORME, LE album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.76 | 92 ratings

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Florian
Le Orme Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by coasterzombie

4 stars From the opening notes of "Florian," it's clear you are in for a treat. Le Orme abandon all the preconceptions of Prog on this 1979 release, and accomplish something truly progressive. Trading in electric guitars, bass, synthesizers and drums for baroque instrumentation, the group manages to seamlessly and effortlessly transition into an 'unplugged' version of themselves, and the result is mesmerizing; Florian is beautiful, majestic and powerful in a reserved way. But don't let the acoustic instrumentation scare you away - this is vintage Le Orme, featuring all the trappings of the classic band but in a new presentation. Considering the timeframe, it's clear Le Orme knew something had to change considering the rise of punk and new wave and the wane of progressive rock in general. And change it did...Florian defies all convention, achieving a timeless, dignified result while pushing the boundaries of what Italian Prog is and what it isn't. What this album lacks in raw energy and aggression it more than makes up for in concise songwriting, unique instrumentation, and true emotion.

The instrumental "Florian" sets the tone sublimely. Michi Dei Rossi's percussion ping pongs its way forward, propelling the song in new directions while retaining the classic Le Orme sound. I suppose you could call this 'Chamber Prog'. Newest member Germano Serafin lilts by on violin, expressing himself confidently. Singer Aldo Tagliapietra swaps his trademark bass for cello, and plays more of a reserved role; Antonio Pagliuca trades in vintage analog synthesizers for piano, harpsichord and harmonium. Aldo's familiar voice finally graces the somber "Jaffa," a reflective piece that is full of emotion and the characteristic Le Orme balladeering. "Il Mago" incorporates Eastern sounds, while retaining a driving, rhythmic touch. I especially love the strummed classical guitars on this one. "Pietro il Pescatore" takes things down a notch, and breezes its way through these three-and-half minutes. Don't let the brief running times of these songs fool you - Florian is concise yet fully fleshed out. The playful "Calipso" finds the second side as enjoyable as the first. The longer "Fine di un Viaggio" leads perfectly to the concluding "El Gran Senser." This instrumental bookends the album wonderfully, leaving the listener satisfied yet wanting more.

Florian is one of those albums that may seem like background music at first, but don't let the gentle instrumentation escape your attention. I would consider this one of the more important releases in Le Orme's long history, and one that more than meets the test of time. Florian easily stands next to Contrappunti and Collage in their discography, even if falling a bit short of the masterpiece achievements of Uomo di Pezza and Felona e Sorona. Florian would predate the similar, if somewhat less effective Piccola Rapsodia Dell'Ape which attempts to recapture some of this Florian magic. Florian is definitely recommended for all Le Orme fans, Rock Progressivo Italiano collectors, and especially those with a more adventurous spirit. While I can't quite get to five stars, Florian is every bit of four and probably closer to 4.5. Buy with confidence.

 Odysséas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 93 ratings

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Odysséas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Italian project SYNDONE was formed by composer and keyboardist Nik Comoglio back in the late '80s, but following two initial albums in the early '90s this project took an extended hiatus. A few years back the project revived however, and from 2010 and onwards three more full-length albums have seen the light of day. "Odysseas" is the most recent of these, released by the Italian label Altrock's Fading imprint in early 2014.

Quirky, sophisticated symphonic progressive rock with a strong and characteristic vintage sound is what Syndone had created on their fifth studio album "Odysseas". With a liberal amount of high-quality guest musicians, this album should be an enjoyable affair for just about anyone with an affection for the more demanding variety of this type of progressive rock, and in particular for those who have a soft spot for Italian-language lead vocals.

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IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Italy
IL BALLO DELLE CASTAGNE Italy
THE BALMUNG Italy
LA BAMBIBANDA E MELODIE Italy
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BARABBA Italy
MARIO BARBAJA Italy
BAROQUE Italy
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PIERPAOLO BIBBO Italy
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I CALIFFI Italy
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