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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 André, they released strongly prog-influenced albums when the movement was at its height.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

For the Mick.
29 July 2009



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




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

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

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

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

Movimenti Prog
http://www.movimentiprog.net

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

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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4.40 | 1405 ratings
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.37 | 947 ratings
DARWIN!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.37 | 876 ratings
IO SONO NATO LIBERO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.35 | 1112 ratings
STORIA DI UN MINUTO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.30 | 713 ratings
ZARATHUSTRA
Museo Rosenbach
4.29 | 728 ratings
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.27 | 542 ratings
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Area
4.24 | 710 ratings
L'ISOLA DI NIENTE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.23 | 781 ratings
FELONA E SORONA
Orme, Le
4.22 | 584 ratings
UOMO DI PEZZA
Orme, Le
4.25 | 367 ratings
MAXOPHONE
Maxophone
4.23 | 482 ratings
YS
Balletto di Bronzo, Il
4.25 | 333 ratings
PALEPOLI
Osanna
4.24 | 296 ratings
CRAC !
Area
4.22 | 267 ratings
DISCESA AGL'INFERI D'UN GIOVANE AMANTE
Bacio Della Medusa, Il
4.20 | 275 ratings
L' ENIGMA DELLA VITA
Logos
4.18 | 263 ratings
CONTAMINAZIONE
Rovescio Della Medaglia, Il
4.16 | 311 ratings
LA CRUDELTÀ DI APRILE
Unreal City
4.19 | 236 ratings
CELESTE [AKA: PRINCIPE DI UN GIORNO]
Celeste
4.25 | 148 ratings
RISVEGLIO
Egonon
4.22 | 163 ratings
MELOS
Cervello
4.10 | 357 ratings
STATI DI IMMAGINAZIONE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.08 | 448 ratings
PHOTOS OF GHOSTS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.10 | 341 ratings
FORSE LE LUCCIOLE NON SI AMANO PIÙ
Locanda delle Fate
4.11 | 289 ratings
ALPHATAURUS
Alphataurus
4.19 | 162 ratings
IL PASSO DEL SOLDATO
Nuova Era
4.10 | 274 ratings
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.08 | 267 ratings
IL TEMPO DELLA GIOIA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.16 | 154 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM: THE COMPLETE WORK
Latte e Miele
4.09 | 239 ratings
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO
Biglietto Per L'Inferno
4.15 | 147 ratings
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA
Reale Accademia Di Musica
4.26 | 93 ratings
TERRA IN BOCCA
Giganti, I
4.16 | 133 ratings
IL GRANDE LABIRINTO
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.10 | 182 ratings
LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.08 | 214 ratings
BANCO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.04 | 268 ratings
LE PORTE DEL DOMANI
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.07 | 207 ratings
IN HOC SIGNO
Ingranaggi della Valle
4.05 | 243 ratings
DEDICATO A FRAZZ
Semiramis
4.07 | 212 ratings
ROLLER
Goblin
4.01 | 313 ratings
IL PAESE DEL TRAMONTO
Unreal City
4.15 | 118 ratings
TALSETE DI MARSANTINO
Estate di San Martino, L'
4.01 | 307 ratings
THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.14 | 118 ratings
IL NOME DEL VENTO
Delirium
4.00 | 318 ratings
IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
4.12 | 123 ratings
VIETATO AI MINORI DI 18 ANNI
Jumbo
3.95 | 394 ratings
CHOCOLATE KINGS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.00 | 210 ratings
COME IN UN'ULTIMA CENA
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.04 | 153 ratings
MALEDETTI
Area
4.07 | 123 ratings
WINTERTHROUGH
Hostsonaten
4.01 | 170 ratings
INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE
Alusa Fallax
3.98 | 208 ratings
INFERNO
Metamorfosi
3.99 | 184 ratings
LA NOTTE ANCHE DI GIORNO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.11 | 94 ratings
CAPITOLO 7 - TRA LE ANTICHE MURA
Castello Di Atlante, Il
4.00 | 166 ratings
ALIENATURA
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
3.94 | 281 ratings
SUMMEREVE
Hostsonaten
4.09 | 101 ratings
SULLE CORDE DI ARIES
Battiato, Franco
4.18 | 72 ratings
WARM SPACED BLUE
Ingranaggi della Valle
4.10 | 91 ratings
DELIRIUM III (VIAGGIO NEGLI ARCIPELAGHI DEL TEMPO)
Delirium
4.01 | 135 ratings
LUXADE
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.20 | 61 ratings
DRAMMA DI UN POETA UBRIACO
Pandora
3.94 | 211 ratings
CONTRAPPUNTI
Orme, Le
4.17 | 65 ratings
AVENOTH
Bocca della Verità, La
3.95 | 169 ratings
CAUTION RADIATION AREA
Area
3.98 | 128 ratings
LA MASCHERA DI CERA
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.04 | 84 ratings
IL TRONO DEI RICORDI
Trono Dei Ricordi, Il
4.02 | 90 ratings
CONCERTO GROSSO, THE SEVEN SEASONS
New Trolls
3.98 | 103 ratings
AUTUMN SYMPHONY
Hostsonaten
4.02 | 85 ratings
STRIGMA
Taproban
3.94 | 130 ratings
APOTEOSI
Apoteosi
3.94 | 125 ratings
PFM IN CLASSIC - DA MOZART A CELEBRATION
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
3.93 | 131 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM
Latte e Miele
3.95 | 110 ratings
ODYSSÉAS
Syndone
3.95 | 112 ratings
1984 - L'ULTIMO UOMO D'EUROPA
Fabbrica dell'Assoluto, La
3.90 | 160 ratings
SENSITIVITÀ
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.00 | 85 ratings
ULISSE: L'ALFIERE NERO
Progenesi
4.04 | 72 ratings
NOUS
Nodo Gordiano
3.96 | 100 ratings
DI CARNE, DI ANIMA
Gran Turismo Veloce
3.90 | 150 ratings
CHERRY FIVE
Cherry Five
3.99 | 85 ratings
DEDALO E ICARO
Cerchio d'Oro, Il
4.14 | 51 ratings
HYBLA ACT 1
Randone
3.91 | 130 ratings
PROFONDO ROSSO O.S.T.
Goblin
3.91 | 127 ratings
IO SONO MURPLE
Murple
3.98 | 86 ratings
DIARIO DI VIAGGIO DELLA FESTA MOBILE
Festa Mobile
4.17 | 46 ratings
HYSTERO DEMONOPATHY
Antonius Rex
3.98 | 84 ratings
SULLA BOLLA DI SAPONE
FEM Prog Band
3.97 | 87 ratings
SYMPHONY N.1: CUPID & PSYCHE
Hostsonaten
3.83 | 252 ratings
COLLAGE
Orme, Le
4.07 | 58 ratings
NEO
Torre Dell Alchimista, La
4.10 | 52 ratings
FRONTIERA
Procession
3.90 | 121 ratings
ESSERE O NON ESSERE?
Volo, Il
3.92 | 105 ratings
ATTOSECONDO
Alphataurus
4.14 | 46 ratings
UNA VITA UNA BALENA BIANCA E ALTRE COSE
Testa, Stefano
3.86 | 158 ratings
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - CHAPTER ONE
Hostsonaten
4.09 | 52 ratings
GOBLIN REBIRTH
Goblin Rebirth
3.99 | 70 ratings
L'ISOLAMENTO DEI NUMERI PARI
Astrolabio / Elettrosmog
4.11 | 47 ratings
STORIE DI UOMINI E NON
Rocky's Filj
3.87 | 130 ratings
1978 - GLI DEI SE NE VANNO, GLI ARRABBIATI RESTANO!
Area
4.05 | 55 ratings
VOCI
Basso, Luciano
4.12 | 45 ratings
E TUTTO COMINCIÒ COSÌ...
Sensitiva Immagine
4.02 | 60 ratings
LE PORTE DEL SILENZIO
Malibran

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Latest Rock Progressivo Italiano Music Reviews


 Noi al dir di Noi by PROMENADE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.98 | 51 ratings

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Noi al dir di Noi
Promenade Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Promenade are obviously a group whose members have a deep appreciation for their country's progressive rock lineage, with this album combining the symphonic flourishes of the likes of PFM, Le Orme, or Banco with jazzier playing of a sort that Area or Arti e Mestieri might have dabbled in. Tastefully done, the compositions are given room to breathe without being allowed to run on for too long, and the band are disciplined enough to keep the album to a digestible 46 minutes rather than waffling on needlessly. Between their chops, their passion, their playfulness, and their careful quality control, Promenade have turned out a really nice little package here.
 Noi al dir di Noi by PROMENADE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.98 | 51 ratings

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Promenade Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Thomas(tszirmay) I can't message you or anyone on the site here or even comment in the forum which sucks but for some reason I can still do reviews. I'll delete this opening monologue in a day or so but everytime I try to post I get an "error 400 bad request header too long". Your Wilderness review was incredible Thomas, had me in tears.

PROMENADE are a young band out of Italy and this is their debut from 2016. The music is quite complex and RYM even has an Avant tag attached to it plus there's some jazz excursions but mostly I'd say this is challenging music that will keep even the most seasoned progger occupied throughout. The vocals aren't my style, kind of light but there's nothing wrong with them at all. For me it's the enjoyment factor that hits home when I rate albums and this is a record that I actually spun once in December but put it aside not really enjoying it. Now that I've spun this many, many times my opinion still hasn't changed but I do know the album quite well now. They are a four piece band with sax, it's often smooth sax though which I don't like. There are several guests adding strings mostly but also flute and bassoon.

"Athletics" sees the band making a statement right off the hop. An instrumental of musical athletics that blows me away. How can all these sounds seem to be mashed together yet make sense? I like when we get a scream around 2 1/2 minutes, the enthusiasm, and later to end it as we get an approving vocal outburst about what they just did. It's really cool how this song unfolds and changes throughout but man can they play. Quite the opening statement.

"Il Secondo" is mellow with guitar melodies as the vocals join in almost speaking, lots of atmosphere too. He then starts singing around a minute in. It comes almost to a stop 3 minutes in then the sounds slowly build. Some smooth sax too along with some excellent drum work as the vocals return. The vocals are the focus until after 5 1/2 minutes when the smooth sax returns. I want dissonant sax! "L'albero Magico" is light with percussion and intricate sounds. The drums and vocals join in and the bass sounds very upfront which is good. The electric piano is better though after 3 minutes.

"Roccoco" opens with harpsichord? Run! What follows is this happy romp into traditional sounding Italian music which I don't like but thankfully we get another change. Then it all comes to a stop almost as samples of farm animals and more take over. Then this mash of sounds arrive meshing together, vocals follow. I really like the guitar and strings around 3 1/2 minutes. "Kernal" is led by the vocals but as usual we get a lot of complexity and interplay with so much going on. Fast paced vocals before 2 minutes but they will step aside as the piano, drums, guitar and more lead the way as it becomes fuller sounding to the end.

"Pantera" has these light vocals and sound but there's lots going on as usual. I really have trouble enjoying this despite it being very proggy. A calm as the vocals stop before 4 1/2 minutes and some jazzy bass arrives. The vocals are back followed by a laid back guitar solo. "Crisantemo" opens with a match being lit, spark it up! Dramatic piano melodies kick in along with more depth. It turns even fuller before 1 1/2 minutes followed by a change. A horn joins in but soon it's piano only after 2 1/2 minutes then strings and fragile vocals join in. I'm not into this but then he starts to sing and the sound turns brighter. A nice relaxed guitar solo before 6 minutes before we get this mellow conclusion to this song and album.

For some strange reason I kept thinking of the music Dan Britton does and how complex it is with avant flourishes. Like the music here it's often a tough listen but the appreciation level is high. Many have this high on their "Album of the Year" lists for 2016, and I wish I could be another person praising this album to no end, but clearly this just isn't my thing.

 Warm Spaced Blue by INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.18 | 69 ratings

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Warm Spaced Blue
Ingranaggi della Valle Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Progfan97402

5 stars Warmed Space Blue, the second release by this Italian band Ingranaggi Della Valle had left me completely speechless, in a completely unexpected manner, I expected them to continue on the jazz rock styles of Area and Arti & Mestieri, but instead go for a much more complex brand of eclectic prog of the more extreme end that borders on RIO at times. Really it's a giant leap forward for the band. The violin and vocals have been reduced, what vocals there are are usually in English. The Mellotron makes a bigger presence than before. What you basically get here is challenging prog in the vein of King Crimson, Änglagård, and even RIO. The music frequently takes on a darker, more sinister vibe, which is always a plus for me. On In Hoc Sogno, the band sounds positively like they're playing it safe in comparison to this! While that one featured Mattias Olsson from Änglagård and David Jackson from Van der Graaf Generator and the recent Osanna as guests, Warmed Space Blue features Fabio Pignatelli, of Goblin guesting on the opening cut. This was completely unexpected for me! Isn't the reason for prog rock is to challenge listeners and even their expectations? Well Ingranaggi Della Valle did just that! This could very well be one of the finest prog releases I've heard of the 2010s! To think of the musical progress, think of if Yes started off with their debut in 1969 and then make their following release Close to the Edge, but to be fair, Yes had three years to get to that point, and so did Ingranaggi Della Valle, the major difference was Yes had three albums released between their debut and Close to the Endge, and Ingranaggi had no albums released between those three years, but it still allowed them time to progress to where they are now. I just love it when new prog bands show their potential on their debut, but then really make that major leap on their next release. That's what IDV does here. But if you like the more jazz rock leanings of In Hoc Signo, Warm Spaced Blue would me a more rough ride. For those wanting new prog that's quite complex and challenging, there's no reason not to own a copy, this is essential!
 Il Corponauta by PARADISO DEGLI ORCHI, IL album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.89 | 45 ratings

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Il Corponauta
Il Paradiso degli Orchi Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 3.5 stars. This is album number two for this young Italian band. The first record(2011) was pretty good but that's about it in my opinion. Enter Fabio Zuffanti to guide the proceedings and not surprisingly they've improved in almost every area. We get the usual instruments plus sax, flute and mellotron. The vocals are in Italian and are half decent. I must say that the almost 79 minute running time has influenced my rating because I'm just not that into this so it's been a challenge. There's so much great music here though and I count three tracks that I really like, while there's also three songs I'd skip if I wasn't listening to review this. Clearly I'm in the minority here as this has been getting a lot of praise in Prog circles but I'm not feeling it myself, just in spurts while listening to this.

"Il Mondo Dei Pensieri" is a good opener and a top three. They hit the ground running with vocals. The guitar is fairly aggressive at times then the mellotron joins in. Nice. I like the flute at 2 1/2 minutes along with the bass and drums as the guitar continues. Check out the extended guitar after 5 minutes as he lights it up. "Il Corponauta" the title track is disappointing. It's fast paced with vocals which I'm not into here as he sings with a bit of theatrics. I do like when the guitar enters the picture as it's quite adventerous but then the vocals return. The mellotron sounds amazing after 2 minutes but the vocals not so much, and we get an intense ending.

"Selenzi" is a top three and probably my favourite. These guys in my opinion create some incredible romantic Italian music bringing PFM to mind. I just wish there was more of it because this is their strength. This one is fairly laid back with soft vocals and sound. Some nice flute and the mellotron is gorgeous before 2 minutes along with the whole sound. Some emotion when the vocals return before 4 1/2 minutes, nice bass too. "Specchio" is another good one that features strummed guitar and bass to start as the vocals join in. They will contrast the mellow with the more fuller sections. A feel good tune. "Pioggia" reminds me of PFM's "Celebration" tune with the pulsating sounds that also bring THE DOORS to mind. A change before 2 1/2 minutes though when the vocals arrive and they will come and go. Nice guitar 6 1/2 minutes in as the tempo picks up. Not really a fan overall. "Volare Via" has a sound I enjoy. The drumming and mellotron sound really good along with the guitar when it joins in. Vocals after 2 1/2 minutes as it settles down but the tempo will continue to shift.

"La Stanza Dei Ricordi" is one I can't get into. It's uptempo with some excellent sounding bass. I'm not into that sound after 2 minutes as it brings a Celtic vibe with flute. It's much better when it settles down after 3 1/2 minutes and the vocals arrive. Lots of mellotron too. "Addio Al Corpo" is a top three. I like the distorted guitar as the flute and spoken words join in. It turns powerful including the vocals as the tempo picks up and the drums gallop away. This is urgent and intense with some killer mellotron. Check out the guitar before 3 1/2 minutes as he rips it up. "Il Volo" opens with multi-vocals, no instruments until just before 30 seconds when a beat kicks in and the vocals stop. Vocal melodies before 2 minutes. Catchy stuff.

"Deserto" is over 18 1/2 minutes in length. It's pleasant and melodic with flute, a beat and more. Relaxed vocals join in. It calms right down with percussion only around 7 minutes then kicks back in without vocals this time as the guitar leads the way. Spoken words after 10 minutes then it settles back again with flute. A nice flute/ mellotron section after 15 minutes with a beat that goes on for some time thankfully. Vocals are back after 17 minutes but more passionate this time. "Il Gran Finale" is the over 9 minute closer although I thought the previous epic would have been the perfect closer. This one is fairly punchy and energetic. The vocals arrive after a minute as it settles right down. It kicks back in with mellotron this time. I like the aggression. Vocals stop and we get a guitar solo around 4 minutes. The song continues to change as we get multi-vocals and atmosphere(wind) only before 6 1/2 minutes, then it kicks back in sounding really good with that mellotron. The guitar starts to solo after 8 minutes pretty much to the end.

Man I'm conflicted with this album but I just don't enjoy it enough to pull the trigger on 4 stars. For me it's closer to 3 stars than it is to 5 stars, lets just say that. So much music and as I often say about double albums, they could have cut the time almost in half making it more about quality. Please check this out though as most seem to love it. For me "Warm Spaced Blue" stands alone in 2016 as the best RPI album.

 Buon Vecchio Charlie by BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.73 | 98 ratings

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Buon Vecchio Charlie
Buon Vecchio Charlie Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by steelyhead

4 stars One of the hidden gems You find if You are good enough on digging thru the basement of the Prog Rock Archives. This is an excellent CD to have on your collection. I mean, It has everything We love from prog: guitar (not so prominent) an excellent keyboard player and, of course, a killer flute, sax player. The music is a mix between classic prog and jazz prog. Highly recommended to everybody around here! And forget about the bonus tracks, the real deal is in the original album. It is a shame It was shelved so many years, but now You can look for It even on Google Play!
 Warm Spaced Blue by INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.18 | 69 ratings

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Warm Spaced Blue
Ingranaggi della Valle Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

5 stars This young Roman band offers us his second album with guest musicians Mattias Olson (Anglagard) and Fabio Pignatelli (Goblin). We can hear influences of those two bands in the music that has an old Italian style but a modern Swedish influence including Anekdoten. From the ethereal opener, we are in a strange and dark territory with some violin and vintage mellotron. The drums patterns remind me of the classical song of Ravel "Bolero". The music is mostly instrumental with occasional English lyrics. The band enjoys building the melody slowly in a faster and louder tempo. In the second track, we can hear the piano and keyboards in a pure canterbury style. The third track instrumental starts again with a dark intro and has soundtrack atmosphere. The fourth track brings back the vocals with some jazzy excursions. "Ayida Wedo" is a little masterpiece of vintage sounds, smooth drums, delicate and beautiful keyboards tones with a King Crimson ending. The last song has an acoustic intro with that dark and intense atmosphere ending furiously in the Anglagard style. This album is another fine example of how the Italian scene can be very creative. It's like hearing the sound on the 70's in the modern age with the same songwriting quality.
 Neo by TORRE DELL ALCHIMISTA, LA album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.07 | 58 ratings

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Neo
La Torre Dell Alchimista Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars Don't let the album title provide any confusion: this is not a neo prog album, but instead is a high class RPI release that has been heavily influenced by PFM and most especially Seventies ELP. Although they do have a guest guitarist who makes the odd appearance, for the most part this is band with a highly complex rhythm section, an amazing keyboard player, and a wonderful singer. There is only one thing wrong with this album, and that is it is only fifty minutes long! I could plat this all day, probably every day. When music is as good as this, played my musicians as highly skilled as these, then it is always a delight from start to end. Melodies and counter melodies, traditional style keyboard sounds, fretless bass, incredibly deft touches on beautiful piano, a wise use of guests (the sax, when it is employed, works incredibly well). This is just so good it is hard to know where to start.

I am amazed that this album didn't make a much bigger splash when it was released in 2007, and I firmly believe that the title probably had quite a lot to do with it, as it may well have put off some people who may otherwise have investigated it. This was their second studio release, and as this had taken six years from the debut, hopefully that it is now ten years since this came out there may be another be in the works (certainly that is implied, hopefully, from their Facebook site). If you enjoy regressive progressive rock, taking you back to the heady days of the Seventies, then this is something that needs to be investigated. There is space, there is light and shade, there are dynamics and elements of real grace. I can't rate this too highly.

 Warm Spaced Blue by INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.18 | 69 ratings

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Warm Spaced Blue
Ingranaggi della Valle Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Roane

2 stars Neither bad nor good... The two first tracks are interesting, essentially instrumental and based on a good and rich orchestration. There is a good Jazz rock groove, the style is baroque with many rhythm breaks, featuring Italian style (makes think to Not a good sign for example), but also with the difficulty to extract some recognizable melodies. Tracks continue in the same style and you begin to wonder if you still not in the same song, except that vocals clearly appear in the forth one and this vocal style is quite special: you like or not... me not unfortunately. Both ending tracks are less good so, at the end of the day, it's difficult to evaluate these kind of album quite inconstant: the average, 2.5 stars
 Warm Spaced Blue by INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.18 | 69 ratings

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Warm Spaced Blue
Ingranaggi della Valle Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars Roman band Ingranaggi delle Valle is returning with a slightly more experimental sophomore album, having thrilled the prog community with their rather epic debut "In Hoc Signo". The main core of Mattia Liberati on keyboards, guitarist Flavio Gonnellini , violinist Marco Gennarinni and drummer extraordinaire Shanti Colucci are now complemented with a new vocalist in Davide Savarese, a full-time bassist in Antonio Coronato , as well as multi- instrumentalist Alessandro di Sciullo, who provides both keyboards, vocals and guitars to the heady mix. Guest appearance by iconic bassist Fabio Pignatelli, he of Goblin fame, only enhances the magic. This infusion of new blood has created a new sonic tangent, less jazzy perhaps and more atmospheric and stretching the bizarre even further

The 3 part "Call for Cthulhu" opens, continues and closes this mesmerizing recording, a true progressive sandwich that encompasses many of the stellar attributes that were unleashed on their debut but adding a ton of depth and atmospherics to their rather complex brew. Part 1 "Orison" remains mostly instrumental, as it highlights once again the spectacular interweaving of all players, obviously in tune with each other as if connected spiritually as well as musically and blending in some odd details, like the choir-like Mahavishnu Orchestra stylized voices that enhance Savarese's wild rant. Gonnellini does some serious screeching on his guitar as Colucci defies drum logic with a wild beating of the skins.

The Teutonic-tinged "Inntal" is a10 minute + affair that bewilders with initial delicacy, electric piano and booming bass setting the table, followed by sweet Mellotron waves. The various tangents come together unconditionally, a slow forming structure that reeks of Anglagard-like obstinate symphonism, Colucci doing his finest Bill Bruford imitation/tribute in syncopating the arrangement , exploding into a furious hurricane of insanity, violin in tow. The Mahavishnu- Larks Tongues-ear KC influence is overt and delightful, what with the violin, guitar, bass and drums creating a heady amalgamation of notes that stun and conquer. Bizarrely comes the unexpected German recited poetry (guest Florian Lechter) , as if to add to the bewildering confusion. Axeman Gonnellini shreds again in fine fashion, stripping, shearing and blasting unmolested.

Part 2 of "Call for Cthulhu", a perverse but short "Through the Stars", deafeningly unnerving and spectral, echoing bells and floating ghosts, very soundtrack Goblin. This seems the appropriate preparation for the highlight marathon "Lady Niva", a pulsating slash of melody and urgency, heavily dominated by cowering Mellotron washes, as the rhythmic tandem of Coronato and Colucci carve up quite a storm, while Savarese scales the octaves with a dissonant and hop-scotching vocal display that seems to ache with pain. Out of the 'warm blue', a mirrored pool of Frippian guitar streaks collide with a layered keyboard panorama that serves only to ratchet up the pulse, veering into almost Soft Machine/Isotope universes, clearly devoted to the jazz-rock idiom , before reverting to the initial symphonic storm. A hypnotic and repetitive piano note kills this masterpiece track off.

Obscurity tumbles on the sober "Ayida Wedo", a delirious blend of mathematical keyboard cubism (a la Richard Barbieri), a morose bass line and shifty drum beat. Clanging shards of guitar phrasings and Mellotron sweetness only add to the melee, then swerving into a demanding listen and frightening images that sear the brain. Complex, brooding and immaculately dark, perhaps in tribute to the Starless and Bible Black.

"Call for Cthulhu" finale "the Promise "fences in this troubling opus, a definitely engaging and unsuspecting ending that keeps the listener on a constant precipice, perhaps even vertigo. Organ, Mellotron and manic drumming create a tension-filled universe, a controversial flute solo from guest Paolo Lucini fueling the madness, the discomfort and the raw aggression. The experimental mid-section evolves into a cloudy universe of noises, effects and impressions, slowly rebooting the insanity and supplying the coup de grace.

Redefining the past by aiming for something unique, Ingrannagi delle Valle are part of the new vanguard of Italian prog (RPI or other various genres) that constantly keep the flame going, burning bright. This is very demanding music, requiring a devoted listen at all times, whether listening to the whole or the individual instrumental parts, it's a labor of love quite out of the normal context and augurs well for the future, with so many up and coming Italian groups , such as the magical Il Paradiso degli Orchi (still my favorite of 2016) and the arriving soon albums by Promenade, Il Rumore Bianco and La Bocca della Verita, that I just cannot wait to discover.

4.5 earnest spread-out sapphires

 Warm Spaced Blue by INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.18 | 69 ratings

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Warm Spaced Blue
Ingranaggi della Valle Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

5 stars Italy's Ingrannagi della Valle delivered a dazzling and brilliantly performed debut, `In Hoc Signo', back in 2013 on the Black Widow label, a thrilling shot-in-the-arm for the traditional vintage symphonic RPI sound, fuelled by endless searing violin and extravagant vocals. It was the classic sound of Italy's proud prog past meeting a youthful and exuberant future, one for lovers of bands such as Quella Vecchio Locanda. So having accomplished that, what was next for the band? How about aiming even higher in something of a different direction and possibly setting the standard for modern progressive rock overall? Because that's what the band have achieved with 2016's `Warm Spaced Blue', a defining work that not only almost completely eclipses their first work, but more than ever sets the band up for a bright future that lifts their status considerably.

It's a little disappointing at first to discover that not only have Ingrannagi della Valle abandoned some of the more obvious classical/theatrical/symphonic styles often associated with those bands that fall under the RPI banner, they've also switched to singing in English (usually this is an absolute disaster, or worse, kind of offensive to purists of the style). But all of that is pushed to one side from the scintillating first few minutes of opener `Call for Cthulhu: Orison' that paves the way for a surprisingly predominantly instrumental-based album. Eerie droning electronic ambience and doomed piano, scratchy Mellotron and Marco Gennarini's stirring violin weave together in unison behind a constant rumbling drum storm and a brief crooning vocal, the spontaneous and lively piece thankfully still containing much of the gothic atmosphere and darker unpredictability found in many of the classic Italian groups. The unsettling and playfully malevolent mood grows in drama and heaviness, and it's perfectly complimented by murmuring bass contributions from guest musician Fabio Pignatelli of Goblin, Cherry Five and Goblin Rebirth.

The ten-plus minute improvisation-heavy `Inntal' is unhurried and offers endless twists and turns of glistening electric piano tiptoes, creaky Mellotron flutes/infernal choirs and Mattia Liberati's overall psychedelic keyboard malaise fused with a delicious jazzy shambling. It peppers the album with bombastic bursts, a gloomy narration, indie-rock posturing and sprightly acoustic jangling, culminating in `Call for Cthulhu: Through the Stars', a nightmarish collage of humming distortion and ghostly piano. Parts of the up-tempo and frantic `Lady Niva' come the closest to a more traditional vocal/song piece, Davide Savarese's wavering and young falsetto voice darting between Shanti Colucci's skittering drumming, Antonio Coronato's purring bass and Flavio Gonnellini's stop-start guitar spasms, but lengthy ambient drifts with serene Mellotron veils and cinematic-flavoured violin strings lift the piece to exotic heavens.

`Ayida Wedo' crosses the sombre reflection of Porcupine Tree's `Dark Matter' off their modern prog classic `Signify' with the heavy grooving guitars of their later `In Absentia'-period, with just a touch of playfully maniacal Goblin/`Roller' electronics thrown in for good measure too! Closer `Call for Cthulhu (Promise)' is a deceiving beast, opening sweetly with chiming acoustic guitars and a reflective vocal, but a creeping heaviness and growing tension emerge to quickly twist it with thick organ, mournful group-harmonies and no end of growling guitars and searing Mellotron.

`Warm Spaced Blue' presents a bold and challenging new phase for this talented Italian group, a work that holds plenty of appeal to both younger and older listeners. So much of the disc is made up of extended instrumental and improvised passages, yet it never sounds aimless or drawn-out, and the punchy vinyl length means it never becomes overlong or causes interest to wane. If there's any justice in the music community, Ingrannagi Della Valle will become one of the biggest progressive rock bands on the planet based off this album, and it is not only probably the best Italian disc of 2016, but absolutely one of the essential Prog rock albums of the year as well. Well done once again to this truly superb band!

Five stars.

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A PIEDI NUDI Italy
ABISSI INFINITI Italy
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ACQUA FRAGILE Italy
AD MAIORA Italy
ADHARMA Italy
AINUR Italy
AKRON Italy
L' ALBERO DEL VELENO Italy
ALGEBRA Italy
ALESSANDRO ALISCIONI Italy
ALLEGRI LEPROTTI Italy
GLI ALLUMINOGENI Italy
ALPHATAURUS Italy
ALTARE THOTEMICO Italy
ALUSA FALLAX Italy
AMMINISTRAZIONE CAOS POPOLARE Italy
ANACONDIA Italy
ANCESTRY Italy
THE ANCIENT VEIL Italy
ANTONIUS REX Italy
GLI APOSTHOLI Italy
APOTEOSI Italy
APRYL Italy
ARCHITRAVE INDIPENDENTE Italy
AREA Italy
ARIES Italy
ARJUNA Italy
ARMONITE Italy
ARPIA Italy
ARS NOVA (ITA) Italy
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ASSENZIO Italy
ASTROLABIO / ELETTROSMOG Italy
ATON'S Italy
ATTO IV Italy
AUDIO Italy
AURORA LUNARE Italy
AVALON LEGEND Italy
IL BABAU & I MALEDETTI CRETINI Italy
SOPHYA BACCINI Italy
IL BACIO DELLA MEDUSA Italy
THE BADGE Italy
BALLETTIROSADIMACCHIA Italy
IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO Italy
IL BALLO DELLE CASTAGNE Italy
THE BALMUNG Italy
LA BAMBIBANDA E MELODIE Italy
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Italy
BARABBA Italy
MARIO BARBAJA Italy
BAROQUE Italy
BARROCK Italy
LUCIANO BASSO Italy
LA BATTERIA Italy
FRANCO BATTIATO Italy
PIERPAOLO BIBBO Italy
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO Italy
BLOCCO MENTALE Italy
LA BOCCA DELLA VERITÀ Italy
BONDAGE Italy
BORNIDOL Italy
LA BOTTEGA DELL'ARTE Italy
BRAEN'S MACHINE Italy
BRAINDEAD Italy
ANGELO BRANDUARDI Italy
BRIGHT HORIZON Italy
BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE Italy
CAGE Italy
I CALIFFI Italy
CALLIOPE Italy
CAMERA ASTRALIS Italy
JURI CAMISASCA Italy
CAMPO DI MARTE Italy
CANTINA SOCIALE Italy
CAPITOLO 6 Italy
CAPRICORN COLLEGE Italy
CAPSICUM RED Italy
ENZO CAPUANO Italy
IL CASTELLO DELLE UOVA Italy
IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE Italy
CAVALLI COCCHI LANZETTI ROVERSI Italy
CELESTE Italy
IL CERCHIO D'ORO Italy
CERVELLO Italy
CHERRY FIVE Italy
CHIAVE DI VOLTA Italy
LUCIANO CILIO Italy
CIRCLE OF FAIRIES Italy
CITTÀ FRONTALE Italy
CIVICO 23 Italy
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I COCAI Italy
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CONTRAPPUNTO Italy
CONTROTEMPO Italy
COOPERATIVA DEL LATTE Italy
CORAL CAVES Italy
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EMANUELE CORREANI Italy
CORTE AULICA Italy
CORTE DEI MIRACOLI Italy
LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO Italy
MARIO COTTARELLI Italy
COURT Italy
CRYSTALS Italy
LA CURVA DI LESMO Italy
GINO D'ELISO Italy
GIANNI D'ERRICO Italy
DALLAGLIO Italy
DALTON Italy
DE DE LIND Italy
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I DIK DIK Italy
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DIVAE Italy
DUEMILA12 Italy
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EGONON Italy
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ENEIDE Italy
ENIMA Italy
ENTITY Italy
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ERRATA CORRIGE Italy
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EUTHYMIA Italy
EXPLOIT Italy
LA FABBRICA DELL'ASSOLUTO Italy
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FALENA Italy
FEM PROG BAND Italy
FESTA MOBILE Italy
FILARMONICA MUNICIPALE LACRISI Italy
FILORITMIA Italy
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FLOATING STATE Italy
RICCARDO FOGLI Italy
FOGLIE DI VETRO Italy
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FUFLUNS Italy
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GENCO PURO & CO. Italy
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FRANCO MARIA GIANNINI Italy
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GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE Italy
I GIGANTI Italy
GIGI PASCAL E LA POP COMPAGNIA MECCANICA Italy
IL GIRO STRANO Italy
GLEEMEN Italy
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GRIMALKIN Italy
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HOSTSONATEN Italy
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IBIS Italy
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