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ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO

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Rock Progressivo Italiano definition

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 AndrÚ, 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 Ó 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 Wikstr÷m
Todd Dudley

For the Mick.
29 July 2009



Current RPI Team
Todd
Aussie-Byrd-Brother (Michael)
rdtprog (Louis)
zeuhl1 (Paul)




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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4.40 | 1769 ratings
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.38 | 1223 ratings
DARWIN!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.38 | 1121 ratings
IO SONO NATO LIBERO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.34 | 1406 ratings
STORIA DI UN MINUTO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.31 | 923 ratings
ZARATHUSTRA
Museo Rosenbach
4.29 | 931 ratings
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.27 | 698 ratings
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Area
4.25 | 987 ratings
FELONA E SORONA
Orme, Le
4.27 | 516 ratings
MAXOPHONE
Maxophone
4.24 | 621 ratings
YS
Balletto Di Bronzo, Il
4.22 | 899 ratings
L'ISOLA DI NIENTE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.22 | 707 ratings
UOMO DI PEZZA
Orme, Le
4.26 | 424 ratings
PALEPOLI
Osanna
4.24 | 389 ratings
CRAC !
Area
4.24 | 341 ratings
DISCESA AGL'INFERI D'UN GIOVANE AMANTE
Bacio Della Medusa, Il
4.20 | 364 ratings
L' ENIGMA DELLA VITA
Logos
4.28 | 204 ratings
SADAKO E LE MILLE GRU DI CARTA
Logos
4.18 | 329 ratings
CONTAMINAZIONE
Rovescio Della Medaglia, Il
4.14 | 364 ratings
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.16 | 314 ratings
CELESTE [AKA: PRINCIPE DI UN GIORNO]
Celeste
4.12 | 385 ratings
ALPHATAURUS
Alphataurus
4.11 | 381 ratings
LA CRUDELT└ DI APRILE
Unreal City
4.14 | 299 ratings
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO
Biglietto Per L'Inferno
4.09 | 425 ratings
FORSE LE LUCCIOLE NON SI AMANO PI┘
Locanda Delle Fate
4.11 | 348 ratings
IL TEMPO DELLA GIOIA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.19 | 186 ratings
RISVEGLIO
Egonon
4.16 | 196 ratings
IL PASSO DEL SOLDATO
Nuova Era
4.07 | 419 ratings
STATI DI IMMAGINAZIONE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.24 | 122 ratings
TERRA IN BOCCA
Giganti, I
4.12 | 228 ratings
MELOS
Cervello
4.16 | 162 ratings
VIETATO AI MINORI DI 18 ANNI ?
Jumbo
4.02 | 554 ratings
PHOTOS OF GHOSTS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.12 | 192 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM - THE COMPLETE WORK
Latte E Miele
4.06 | 313 ratings
DEDICATO A FRAZZ
Semiramis
4.04 | 373 ratings
IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE
Tempio Delle Clessidre, Il
4.09 | 216 ratings
LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
Coscienza Di Zeno, La
4.12 | 168 ratings
AVENOTH
Bocca Della VeritÓ, La
4.02 | 386 ratings
THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.02 | 379 ratings
IL PAESE DEL TRAMONTO
Unreal City
4.07 | 233 ratings
LA NOTTE ANCHE DI GIORNO
Coscienza Di Zeno, La
4.05 | 272 ratings
BANCO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.09 | 191 ratings
WARM SPACED BLUE
Ingranaggi Della Valle
4.08 | 203 ratings
MALEDETTI
Area
4.04 | 270 ratings
INFERNO
Metamorfosi
4.08 | 189 ratings
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA
Reale Accademia Di Musica
4.12 | 150 ratings
IL NOME DEL VENTO
Delirium
4.01 | 322 ratings
LE PORTE DEL DOMANI
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.03 | 263 ratings
ROLLER
Goblin
4.07 | 183 ratings
IL GRANDE LABIRINTO
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.01 | 265 ratings
IN HOC SIGNO
Ingranaggi Della Valle
4.00 | 276 ratings
CONTRAPPUNTI
Orme, Le
4.00 | 270 ratings
COME IN UN'ULTIMA CENA
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.02 | 210 ratings
INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE
Alusa Fallax
3.94 | 479 ratings
CHOCOLATE KINGS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.05 | 150 ratings
WINTERTHROUGH
H÷stsonaten
4.08 | 128 ratings
SULLE CORDE DI ARIES
Battiato, Franco
4.04 | 159 ratings
MYSOGINIA
Syndone
4.07 | 131 ratings
S.E.I.
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.03 | 159 ratings
1984 - L'ULTIMO UOMO D'EUROPA
Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto, La
3.99 | 211 ratings
ALIENATURA
Tempio Delle Clessidre, Il
4.14 | 92 ratings
TALE OF A DARK FATE
Albero Del Veleno, L'
4.01 | 175 ratings
LUXADE
Maschera Di Cera, La
3.97 | 229 ratings
CAUTION RADIATION AREA
Area
4.03 | 149 ratings
ATTOSECONDO
Alphataurus
3.94 | 305 ratings
SUMMEREVE
H÷stsonaten
4.05 | 119 ratings
CAP. 7 - TRA LE ANTICHE MURA
Castello Di Atlante, Il
4.07 | 109 ratings
CONCERTO GROSSO - THE SEVEN SEASONS
New Trolls
3.99 | 166 ratings
LA MASCHERA DI CERA
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.12 | 82 ratings
DRAMMA DI UN POETA UBRIACO
Pandora
4.20 | 61 ratings
LA BELLA ╚ LA BESTIA
Syndone
4.02 | 115 ratings
III (VIAGGIO NEGLI ARCIPELAGHI DEL TEMPO)
Delirium
4.02 | 111 ratings
NOUS
Nodo Gordiano
3.98 | 142 ratings
TALSETE DI MARSANTINO
Estate Di San Martino, L'
4.03 | 103 ratings
IL TRONO DEI RICORDI
Trono Dei Ricordi, Il
3.92 | 195 ratings
SENSITIVIT└
Coscienza Di Zeno, La
3.97 | 128 ratings
AUTUMNSYMPHONY
H÷stsonaten
3.86 | 328 ratings
COLLAGE
Orme, Le
3.91 | 185 ratings
CHERRY FIVE
Cherry Five
3.92 | 167 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM
Latte E Miele
3.91 | 180 ratings
APOTEOSI
Apoteosi
3.98 | 112 ratings
DIARIO DI VIAGGIO DELLA FESTA MOBILE
Festa Mobile
3.92 | 164 ratings
PROFONDO ROSSO [AKA: DEEP RED] (OST)
Goblin
3.90 | 203 ratings
CAMPO DI MARTE
Campo Di Marte
3.96 | 123 ratings
DI CARNE, DI ANIMA
Gran Turismo Veloce
4.05 | 81 ratings
NEO
Torre Dell'Alchimista, La
3.93 | 146 ratings
ODYSS╔AS
Syndone
3.91 | 163 ratings
IO SONO MURPLE
Murple
4.09 | 65 ratings
HYBLA ACT 1
Randone
3.98 | 101 ratings
ULISSE - L'ALFIERE NERO
Progenesi
4.11 | 61 ratings
E TUTTO COMINCIĎ COS╠ ...
Sensitiva Immagine
4.08 | 65 ratings
STORIE DI UOMINI E NON
Rocky's Filj
4.08 | 65 ratings
UNA VITA UNA BALENA BIANCA E ALTRE COSE
Testa, Stefano
3.94 | 116 ratings
SULLA BOLLA DI SAPONE
FEM Prog Band / Forza Elettromotrice
3.99 | 89 ratings
A SPACE ODYSSEY, PART ONE - MONOLITH
RanestRane
3.94 | 115 ratings
DEDALO E ICARO
Cerchio D'Oro, Il
3.90 | 149 ratings
ESSERE O NON ESSERE ?
Volo, Il
4.01 | 78 ratings
LE PORTE DEL SILENZIO
Malibran
3.88 | 164 ratings
1978 - GLI DEI SE NE VANNO, GLI ARRABBIATI RESTANO!
Area
3.86 | 183 ratings
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - CHAPTER ONE
H÷stsonaten
3.87 | 161 ratings
PFM IN CLASSIC - DA MOZART A CELEBRATION
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

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Latest Rock Progressivo Italiano Music Reviews


 Mysoginia by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.04 | 159 ratings

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Mysoginia
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by alainPP

4 stars SYNDONE or the Italian progressive rock of good quality, or the prog rock that is desired! SYNDONE, which with its 5 albums (in fact 7!), Had since 1992 and its "Spleen" set the tone with music filled with very cold style, very bewitching too! SYNDONE, with Nick and Riccardo at the helm for a style of music oscillating between avant-garde jazz, convoluted symphonism, energetic and electric prog rock straight from? Italy; we go to Peter HAMMILL, ELP and AREKNAMES for the dark and romantic side, but also and this is where it gets interesting towards RAINBOW for the voice and towards QUEEN, yes QUEEN for the voice and the musical textures. SYNDONE quite simply a group apart in the progressive world.

Question titles, an instrumental intro to lay the foundations of the following compositions with a little of everything, flirting towards symphonic jazz but not only, and which allows to get a good idea of ​​the SYNDONE sound, that is reassuring from the start! "Red shoes" with his voice a la D. WILSON or a J. TURNER sublime voice and a bluffing air passing to different genres, including the typical AYREONnesque organ. "Caterina" with a station wagon straight out of the first steps of PINK FLOYD. "12 minuti" and his snub to "The Millionnaire Waltz" of the legendary QUEEN with its almost intimate ending, cozy and theatrical atmosphere. "Evelyn" always on F. MERCURY in jazzy hard rock opera and progressive mode at will, and her vocal convolutions leading to a charleston aria! "Mysoginia" sends us to orchestral symphonic jazz with a second aerial instrumental on the first part followed by a sequence taken from a BOF. "Women" draws frankly on notes of the 2nd generation GENESIS (no, not "Abacab" but almost !!), and on the musical games of an ELP of the great era; it is for me the tube of the album! "No Sin" with his minimalist piano and his tortured, frail voice, accompanied by a plaintive violin, then assisted by a fruity synth and later by a highly energetic guitar solo, all this on a masterfully orchestrated crescendo ; to note here again a grandiloquent final evolution with symphonic notes. "Amalia" ends this CD on a ballad one could say, on a simple piano arpeggio once again on the 1st part of the title and then on a musical hymn, on a soft voice-synth melody where thousands of violins mingle: again and again a theme used for film soundtracks. The last minute resumes al dente, uh a capella the air on the piano alone.

In short, this album is confusing, far from the prog of the 70's, and yet throughout it, notes, airs, tunes, hymns, melodies come and go and avoid leaving a messy atmosphere detected at the 1st listening; the different breaks between each title or even within the same title finally give the signature of this "mysoginia" invaded by musical contrasts, film music tunes, fruity tones where each instrument goes at one time or another take the front to better bring the place to another; a real jazz-prog progression! It is obvious that this album needs several listening to be able to let pass the emotion which simmers in it.

 Grandi Incontri by ORME, LE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1990
2.17 | 6 ratings

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Grandi Incontri
Le Orme Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

2 stars I wasn't expecting to see this compilation in PA, especially as I consider it more of an "object" for Le Orme devotees. I try to explain: in the "Quintet" phase Le Orme are simply an Italian Beat/ Psychedelic band that engages something progressive but only to try to differentiate from the other bands that were operating in Italy at the time. Many of the ideas that are exposed in music have aged too badly and are tied too much to a period of the late 60's where I listened to better things even between bands of their own subgenre. What strikes me positively, however, is the quest to stand out despite having no real idea where the music was heading. As is known, in fact, it was only with the trip to the "Isle of Wight Festival" in 1970 that the band realized what the international scene was proposing and what their new verb will be. In their first two albums ("Ad Gloriam" and "L'aurora delle Orme") there is only the germ of what Le Orme will be later on. Which is fundamental for the birth of the Italian progressive. But which, in a more international sense, is not memorable.
 Il Pozzo Dei Giganti by CHERRY FIVE album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.78 | 43 ratings

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Il Pozzo Dei Giganti
Cherry Five Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars CHERRY FIVE are probably most known for being the band that GOBLIN came out of. The guitarist, bass player and keyboardist would make a lasting mark in Italian music with their Horror soundtracks. The singer and drummer interestingly enough had more pedigree than the other three with the vocalist previously being in one of my favourite RPI bands called L'UOVA DI COLOMBO. The drummer was in RUSTICHELLI & BORDINI prior to CHERRY FIVE. Anyway the drummer and vocalist have resurrected this band to surprisingly great results some 40 years after the debut. They've gone to Italian vocals instead of the English featured on their debut plus no YES flavour here at all only a strong RPI sound that is often quite powerful. I'm leaning to this one over the debut even though this is far from perfect.

Highlight is the almost 25 minute opener. Yeah lets make an impression. They did! Bass and sparse sounds as the organ rises out of this and drums join in. Soon the organ is pulsating and the vocals join in. So good. Powerful vocals 5 minutes in as we get some great sounding bass, guitar and drums before the synths arrive. Not a favourite sound here but it's mostly all organ on this album from the keyboardist. Pulsating organ once again after 7 1/2 minutes. It turns powerful once again before 9 minutes as the vocals step aside. Piano only a minute later. Vocals are back around 11 minutes in. It's building until the guitar is ripping it up 14 minutes in. Gotta like the vocals and mellotron after 19 minutes in. A guitar solo then a calm before 20 1/2 minutes. Check out the depth of the sound. Organ then leads to the end.

The second track is energetic with vocals. The next one "Il Tempo Del Destino" is a favourite of mine. Love the contrasts between the mellow passages and powerful sections. This and the next track along with that long opener are my top three. Not big on the ballad-like section to start "Un Mondotra Noi Due" or the lightweight start on the closer but both end well.

A very solid album here and 4 stars in my book. Ahhh it's good to listen to some RPI again.

 Il Paese dei Balocchi by PAESE DEI BALOCCHI, IL album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.76 | 120 ratings

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Il Paese dei Balocchi
Il Paese Dei Balocchi Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Carnier

4 stars The mysterious "Toy Land" album - and its band

"Il Paese Dei Balocchi" name is a reference to "the fictional location in the Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) that is disguised as a haven of freedom and anarchy for boys and occasionally girls, but is eventually discovered to be far more sinister" (Wiki). The Italian progressive rock band of the same name dedicated its debut album to tell part of this story.

PDB's album is not an easy one to swallow when you listen to it for the first time. It took me some 4 to 5 times to really capture its essence. It's very unorthodox if we compare it with other Progressive Rock Bands. Its tracks are very sentimental, melancholic, very silent and with an interesting sense of mystery, like spirits singing silently in desert halls such as in the track "Impotenza dell'ulmitá e della rassegnazione", being interrupted by prog rock style guitars, drums and organs. This whole atmosphere has an explanation.

In an interesting interview to Italianprog.com, the guitarist Fabio Fabiani exemplifies the whole essence of the album.

"The main themes in our LP were very pessimistic, because in those years we didn't trust the official institutions, and we were nauseated and obsessed by everything that was around us (Vietnam, politics, false respectability, ...) where the questions were so many, and with no convincing answers. All these things did spiritually inspire us in the making of our LP, just searching for.... the answers."

It's an odd and very interesting album, a nice addition to any prog rock collection.

Lowlights: Very silent tracks sometimes spoil the listening experience due to bad mixing quality. Highlights: Wonderful orchestral tracks and innovative approaches to music. Overall Rating for the Album: 4/5 Overall Rating for the pressing quality: 4/5 (Vinyl, LP, Label - K22P-244) Vinyl (used for this review) Quality Grade: Very Good (K22P-244)

This review is based after listening to the band's record Vinyl Label Ref: (K22P-244)

 I Successi de I GiGanti e Nuovi Angeli ('Juke Box Italy' serie) by GIGANTI, I album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2006
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I Successi de I GiGanti e Nuovi Angeli ('Juke Box Italy' serie)
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

— First review of this album —
1 stars Short review ... I have to do it. Even if only to point out that there is no trace of Progresive in this compilation. However, it must be said that, as I will write, this Split compilation (I Giganti & I Nuovi Angeli) contains excellent music.

I Giganti: Beat music recorded between 1966 and 1969. For Italy it is excellent music. Of course there is more of a US derivation than an English one. But, in the end it's not bad.

I nuovi Angeli: Beat band, originally. Then it passed to a form of POP similar to Schlager which had great success in the 70s thanks to Philips and Polydor. Here, however, the songs are all new recordings from 2000.

What else to add? I Giganti are presented to us with songs closely related to the Italian Beat movement and not always aged in an excellent way. I nuovi Angeli are presented with 6 songs ("Donna felicitÓ" and "Singapore" above all) that despite being new versions are really all to be tasted. But, after all, this compilation I don't know who to really recommend it here in ProgArchives.

 And the Stars Above by ARMONITE album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.94 | 70 ratings

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And the Stars Above
Armonite Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by andrea
Prog Reviewer

4 stars "And The Stars Above" is the third album by Armonite, a project based in Pavia led by composer and keyboardist Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi with the aim of mixing rock and classical chamber music. It was released in 2018 on the independent label Cleopatra Records and recorded with the help of many prestigious guest musicians such as Alberto Fiorani (bass), Colin Edwin (bass), Giacomo Lampugnani (bass), Gianmarco Straniero (bass), Corrado Bertonazzi (drums), Emiliano Cava (drums), Jasper Barendregt (drums), Maria Chiara Montagnari (vocals) and Diletta Fosso (vocals). The album is almost completely instrumental and confirms all the good qualities of their previous works. The art cover by Lele PicÓ tries to capture the musical content and probably describes the album better than my words: "the man who waits at a train platform with a balloon in his hand gives an idea of human activities and of their potential, of the horizontal dimension of life but also of its upward motion"... In fact, according to the band, the album was conceived as an imaginary soundtrack for a spiritual journey in twelve legs, from the Earth to the stars...

The opener "The March Of The Stars" starts by violin, piano and soaring vocals singing the last verses from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, then the rhythm section comes in and a disquieting marching beat leads you to the sidereal horizons where "Love moves the Sun and the other stars"...

The dynamic "Next Ride" takes you further in the infinite space while the following "District Red" blends classical music and rock with a touch of exoticism. Then it's the turn of "Plaza de Espa˝a" that begins by a delicate, dreamy piano pattern and slowly develops into a surreal bolero...

"Clouds Collide" is a nice, romantic song interpreted by Maria Chiara Montagnari and dealing with childhood memories and the loss of innocence where different feelings, dreams and notes roll in the sky like clouds clashing into each other and "marking Time with a fragrance of Love"...

The nervous "Blue Curašao" follows and leads to "By Heart" that combines acoustic atmospheres and a touch of electronica. "Freaks" starts by a soft piano pattern before turning into more experimental territories while "By The Waters Of Babylon" is a melancholic, acoustic piece with a mysterious atmosphere...

"The Usual Drink" is a short, delicate piece for piano and violin with a particular Mid-European flavour that contrasts with the frenzied mood of the following "What's The Rush?". The evocative "Ghosts" closes the journey while the last two pieces, "A Playful Day (for Strings Quartet)" and "The Fire Dancer (for Piano Solo)" are considered bonus tracks.

On the whole, I enjoyed the album and I think that it's a really good work.

 Superissimi, Gli Eroi Del Juke Box (Formula 3) by FORMULA 3 album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2006
2.82 | 2 ratings

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Superissimi, Gli Eroi Del Juke Box (Formula 3)
Formula 3 Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

3 stars Formula 3 is a band that has always been associated with Lucio Battisti. Indeed ... It would be better to say that Formula 3 was Lucio Battisti's band. They weren't simply the backing band of Lucio Battisti (especially in two tours in 1970 and 1971), when they had to express themselves through the bloodiest Rock but they signed for "Numero 1", the label of Lucio Battisti and Mogol (the lyricist of Battisti) , were produced by Lucio Battisti and Battisti himself wrote many songs for them (some he also recorded later). Also, at some point (1973), they turned into Il Volo when Lucio Battisti asked them to expand the line-up.

The style of the band is, as I read it, a great Hard Rock on the first album which then evolves towards a Progressive Rock that never manages to become immortal (but almost all the songs are great). This compilation proves it very well. Tony Cicco, Alberto Radius and Gabriele Lorenzi are among the best musicians we could boast in Italy at the time and, of course, they can interpret the songs really well. Their skill in how they play and interpret is evident, managing to involve us totally, in very different songs like "Dies Irae" (Proto Metal, for me), "Eppur mi son scordato di te" (POP / melodic Hard Rock), "Io ritorno solo" (Epic Progressive Hard Rock) or "Cara Giovanna" (POP with Progressive structures). And all this succeeding immensely to please the public who, in truth, was not so competent to distinguish these musical differences.

Concluding "Superissimi, Gli Eroi Del Juke Box" is a compilation that is part of a compilation series. Therefore its value is not very high. But the quality is, however, excellent. When I saw it I did not hesitate to buy it and, I must say, I did not regret it. But if you have all of this band (or all of these songs) you can very well avoid it.

 Grandi Successi by GIGANTI, I album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2005
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Grandi Successi
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

— First review of this album —
2 stars I Giganti is an Italian Beat band of 60's that is present in ProgArchives only for the concept album "Terra in bocca- Poesia di un delitto" (1971) which, however, was a flop. Therefore "Grandi successi" is a compilation of Beat songs which are little jewels of the Italian Beat but which are not of real interest in the Progressive field. Moreover, some of them have not aged too well and today they seem banal. The fact remains that I Giganti are an excellent Beat band for the Italian scene. Thus "Grandi successi" becomes a good compilation only as a curiosity for a progressive lover. Although it should be known as it allows us to understand in what field were formed (and also published) bands such as Le Orme, PFM (with the name of I Quelli), Banco Mutuo Soccorso or New Trolls.
 Collezione by DIK DIK, I album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2005
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Collezione
I Dik Dik Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

4 stars In Italy we have the terrible propensity to consider certain bands in a certain genre just because they have been more successful in that genre. Therefore I Dik Dik ends up being considered only one of the best (and most successful) Italian Beat bands, referring to their production of the 60's. The problem is that one of their symbolic songs is the cover of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum which re-titled (with Italian lyrics) "Senza Luce", published in 1967. Subsequently I Dik Dik have recorded several songs in the same style (for example "Il primo giorno di primavera" of 1969) that cannot fail to go unnoticed by a lover of Progressive Rock, even if on the more POP and melodic side. After 1972's "Suite per una donna assolutamente relativa", a poorly successful Progressive concept album, the band tried to return to early music and some line-up changes (Roberto "Humka Munka" Carlotto and Nunzio "Cucciolo" Favia joined in 1974) their music definitely changed. towards Progressive and the recovery of foreign songs (translating them into Italian) but creating a bit of chaos in the choices and style, so much so that they were not understood (in fact they were only successful with singles). However I believe that "Amico" (Progressive POP) and "Cavalli alati" (Symphonic Progressive), both included in this compilation, are to be considered masterpieces of the Italian Progressive.

"Collezione" is a really interesting compilation to understand what Progressive is for I Dik Dik. For them it was playing a Procol Harum or The Moody Blues POP Progressive style. In this sense they succeeded quite well. And they were among the bands that paved the way for the Italian Progressive. Too bad they did not reap what they sowed (even for wrong choices). However for me they remain a very important and very fundamental band in the Italian scene. Although they will always be considered a Beat band.

 Suonare Suonare by PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) album cover Studio Album, 1980
2.69 | 138 ratings

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Suonare Suonare
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

4 stars In the 80's the Progressive Rock bands of the surviving 70's recycle themselves as Rock bands with mixed fortunes. Their problem is to remain credible and, above all, to be able to write credible songs. However there have also been bands that have created (although not in Progressive Rock) great albums (not to mention masterpieces). PFM's "Suonare suonare" is one of the first examples that come to mind. The fact is that for PFM they simply tried to translate into POP the Jazz Rock played in the albums "Choccolate Kings", "Jet lag" and "Passpart¨" where the talented singer Bernardo lanzetti was present. The result is that, once Lanzetti comes out of the band, PFM manages to create a truly convincing album that contains some of the band's most famous songs. Beginning to "Suonare suonare" (one of the iconic pieces of the band). It is an excellent Rock sung by Franz Di Cioccio who, not having an interesting vocal range, puts everything on the feeling and power (which he does not have). Stylistically, "Suonare suonare" is a mid tempo with an arrangement that makes it very epic and exciting. A great opening track that incorporates atmospheres dear to Eugenio Finardi, also for the text that describes a life situation very well to explain people's behavior. "Volo a vela" is a Rock with Folk parts (the violin) and a very poetic and fairytale text and, at the same time, very reflective and not at all trivial. "Si pu˛ fare" is another Rock piece where power comes first. However, it is also very technical and engaging. Furthermore, Franz Di Cioccio proves to be more than an honest singer (despite his enormous limitations). The violin solo by Lucio Fabbri is an excellent closure of a piece that is not at all trivial. "Topolino" (The title is a tribute to the Italian comic book "Topolino" ["Mickey Mouse"] which since 1949 has been collecting the stories of Disney Mice and Ducks) tells the memories of youth and is a good Jazz Rock even if it sounds a bit too cold. However, it should be noted that Lucio Fabbri's violin does a lot of Curved Air, when present. Another iconic piece of the band is "Maestro della voce" (dedicated to Demetrio Stratos, who recently passed away). Bass intro (which in concert becomes a pretext for a really fiery solo). The music is really engaging being a great mid tempo Rock with an extraordinary text that Franz Di Cioccio interprets really well with a really impressive transport (in relation to his skills ... he is not a singer!). "Sogno americano" is a cheerful Rock piece and a bit west cost (in the sense given by the 80's Hard Rock bands). "Bianco e nero" is the piece closest to PFM with Lanzetti even if, then, it develops on the usual excellent bassline of Patrick Djivas and the typical style of Italian Rock of those years that I find a bit cheerful but banal (even if I don't mind ). However, the solos section is excellent and technically it is also emotional (and that of the guitar a bit Bluesy). "Tanti auguri" is a cheerful Folk Rock (at the time it was a genre used in Italy for disengaged and cheerful songs) that could (distantly) sound too derivative from certain English Folk Rock bands. However it is a great final track for a great album.

For 1980 "suonare suonare" it's a great album. It is certainly not Progressive but it contains a lot of Jazz Rock elements and really technical moments. However "Suonare suonare" is a Rock album. And what a Rock album. Because, then, you feel that it is 100% PFM and does not present moments of tiredness or forcing. It contains no fillers and "Suonare suonare" and "Maestro della voce" are two of PFM's most famous pieces. Well ... Woe to believe it is an album made to recycle and continue a stunted career just to make easy money

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AELEMENTI Italy
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AINUR Italy
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ATTO IV Italy
AUDIO Italy
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AVALON LEGEND Italy
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IL BABAU & I MALEDETTI CRETINI Italy
SOPHYA BACCINI Italy
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THE BADGE Italy
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IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Italy
IL BALLO DELLE CASTAGNE Italy
THE BALMUNG Italy
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BARABBA Italy
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BAROQUE Italy
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LA BATTERIA Italy
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BONDAGE Italy
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BRAEN'S MACHINE Italy
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ANGELO BRANDUARDI Italy
BRIGHT HORIZON Italy
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CAGE Italy
I CALIFFI Italy
CALLIOPE Italy
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CAPITOLO 6 Italy
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ENZO CAPUANO Italy
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IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE Italy
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CELESTE Italy
IL CERCHIO D'ORO Italy
CERVELLO Italy
CHERRY FIVE Italy
CHIAVE DI VOLTA Italy
CHRISTADORO Italy
LUCIANO CILIO Italy
THE CINEMA SHOW Italy
CIRCLE OF FAIRIES Italy
CITT└ FRONTALE Italy
CIVICO 23 Italy
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I COCAI Italy
ROBERTO COLOMBO Italy
CONDOR Italy
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MICHELE CONTA Italy
CONTRAPPUNTO Italy
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MARIO COTTARELLI Italy
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CRYSTALS Italy
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GINO D'ELISO Italy
GIANNI D'ERRICO Italy
DALLAGLIO Italy
DALTON Italy
DE DE LIND Italy
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