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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)




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 | 1362 ratings
PER UN AMICO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.38 | 913 ratings
DARWIN!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.38 | 850 ratings
IO SONO NATO LIBERO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.37 | 1076 ratings
STORIA DI UN MINUTO
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.30 | 700 ratings
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.29 | 683 ratings
ZARATHUSTRA
Museo Rosenbach
4.29 | 519 ratings
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Area
4.24 | 685 ratings
L'ISOLA DI NIENTE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.23 | 752 ratings
FELONA E SORONA
Orme, Le
4.22 | 572 ratings
UOMO DI PEZZA
Orme, Le
4.25 | 326 ratings
PALEPOLI
Osanna
4.21 | 472 ratings
YS
Balletto di Bronzo, Il
4.23 | 356 ratings
MAXOPHONE
Maxophone
4.22 | 286 ratings
CRAC !
Area
4.22 | 259 ratings
DISCESA AGL'INFERI D'UN GIOVANE AMANTE
Bacio Della Medusa, Il
4.21 | 263 ratings
L' ENIGMA DELLA VITA
Logos
4.18 | 296 ratings
LA CRUDELTÀ DI APRILE
Unreal City
4.19 | 230 ratings
PRINCIPE DI UN GIORNO
Celeste
4.27 | 142 ratings
RISVEGLIO
Egonon
4.16 | 251 ratings
CONTAMINAZIONE
Rovescio Della Medaglia, Il
4.10 | 346 ratings
STATI DI IMMAGINAZIONE
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.08 | 435 ratings
PHOTOS OF GHOSTS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.10 | 332 ratings
FORSE LE LUCCIOLE NON SI AMANO PIÙ
Locanda delle Fate
4.20 | 149 ratings
IL PASSO DEL SOLDATO
Nuova Era
4.20 | 153 ratings
MELOS
Cervello
4.20 | 147 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM: THE COMPLETE WORK
Latte e Miele
4.10 | 277 ratings
ALPHATAURUS
Alphataurus
4.10 | 265 ratings
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.09 | 260 ratings
IL TEMPO DELLA GIOIA
Quella Vecchia Locanda
4.09 | 233 ratings
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO
Biglietto Per L'Inferno
4.16 | 142 ratings
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA
Reale Accademia Di Musica
4.12 | 173 ratings
LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.09 | 207 ratings
BANCO
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.26 | 91 ratings
TERRA IN BOCCA
Giganti, I
4.16 | 130 ratings
IL GRANDE LABIRINTO
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.05 | 264 ratings
LE PORTE DEL DOMANI
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.05 | 237 ratings
DEDICATO A FRAZZ
Semiramis
4.17 | 115 ratings
TALSETE DI MARSANTINO
Estate di San Martino, L'
4.06 | 202 ratings
ROLLER
Goblin
4.01 | 291 ratings
IL PAESE DEL TRAMONTO
Unreal City
4.01 | 299 ratings
THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.00 | 313 ratings
IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
4.14 | 114 ratings
IL NOME DEL VENTO
Delirium
4.04 | 190 ratings
IN HOC SIGNO
Ingranaggi della Valle
4.12 | 118 ratings
VIETATO AI MINORI DI 18 ANNI
Jumbo
3.95 | 386 ratings
CHOCOLATE KINGS
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
4.04 | 149 ratings
MALEDETTI
Area
4.01 | 173 ratings
LA NOTTE ANCHE DI GIORNO
Coscienza di Zeno, La
4.07 | 119 ratings
WINTERTHROUGH
Hostsonaten
4.01 | 161 ratings
INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE
Alusa Fallax
4.01 | 160 ratings
ALIENATURA
Tempio delle Clessidre, Il
3.98 | 197 ratings
INFERNO
Metamorfosi
3.94 | 274 ratings
SUMMEREVE
Hostsonaten
3.97 | 203 ratings
COME IN UN'ULTIMA CENA
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
4.11 | 90 ratings
CAPITOLO 7 - TRA LE ANTICHE MURA
Castello Di Atlante, Il
4.12 | 85 ratings
DELIRIUM III (VIAGGIO NEGLI ARCIPELAGHI DEL TEMPO)
Delirium
4.01 | 133 ratings
LUXADE
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.11 | 80 ratings
IL TRONO DEI RICORDI
Trono Dei Ricordi, Il
3.94 | 207 ratings
CONTRAPPUNTI
Orme, Le
4.05 | 95 ratings
SULLE CORDE DI ARIES
Battiato, Franco
4.19 | 58 ratings
DRAMMA DI UN POETA UBRIACO
Pandora
3.95 | 165 ratings
CAUTION RADIATION AREA
Area
3.99 | 125 ratings
LA MASCHERA DI CERA
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.08 | 78 ratings
STRIGMA
Taproban
4.03 | 87 ratings
CONCERTO GROSSO, THE SEVEN SEASONS
New Trolls
3.98 | 105 ratings
1984 - L'ULTIMO UOMO D'EUROPA
Fabbrica dell'Assoluto, La
3.93 | 139 ratings
CHERRY FIVE
Cherry Five
3.99 | 99 ratings
AUTUMN SYMPHONY
Hostsonaten
3.91 | 156 ratings
SENSITIVITÀ
Coscienza di Zeno, La
3.93 | 125 ratings
APOTEOSI
Apoteosi
3.93 | 119 ratings
PFM IN CLASSIC - DA MOZART A CELEBRATION
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
3.96 | 101 ratings
ODYSSÉAS
Syndone
4.00 | 82 ratings
ULISSE: L'ALFIERE NERO
Progenesi
3.92 | 124 ratings
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM
Latte e Miele
3.96 | 97 ratings
DI CARNE, DI ANIMA
Gran Turismo Veloce
4.00 | 82 ratings
DEDALO E ICARO
Cerchio d'Oro, Il
4.05 | 68 ratings
NOUS
Nodo Gordiano
4.15 | 50 ratings
HYBLA ACT 1
Randone
3.91 | 126 ratings
1978 GLI DEI SE NE VANNO, GLI ARRABBIATI RESTANO
Area
4.20 | 44 ratings
HYSTERO DEMONOPATHY
Antonius Rex
3.91 | 123 ratings
IO SONO MURPLE
Murple
3.99 | 82 ratings
DIARIO DI VIAGGIO DELLA FESTA MOBILE
Festa Mobile
3.91 | 124 ratings
PROFONDO ROSSO O.S.T.
Goblin
3.83 | 243 ratings
COLLAGE
Orme, Le
3.87 | 154 ratings
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER - CHAPTER ONE
Hostsonaten
3.93 | 99 ratings
ATTOSECONDO
Alphataurus
3.90 | 116 ratings
ESSERE O NON ESSERE?
Volo, Il
4.15 | 44 ratings
UNA VITA UNA BALENA BIANCA E ALTRE COSE
Testa, Stefano
3.96 | 79 ratings
SULLA BOLLA DI SAPONE
FEM Prog Band
4.14 | 44 ratings
E TUTTO COMINCIÒ COSÌ...
Sensitiva Immagine
4.12 | 45 ratings
STORIE DI UOMINI E NON
Rocky's Filj
3.91 | 95 ratings
DNA
Jumbo
4.09 | 47 ratings
FRONTIERA
Procession
4.28 | 31 ratings
LA BELLA E LA BESTIA
Syndone
3.86 | 121 ratings
ELEMENTI
Orme, Le
3.98 | 66 ratings
L'ISOLAMENTO DEI NUMERI PARI
Astrolabio / Elettrosmog
3.94 | 76 ratings
THE GATES OF TOMORROW
Maschera Di Cera, La
4.07 | 48 ratings
THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY CIRCLE
Three Monks
4.04 | 52 ratings
VOCI
Basso, Luciano
4.01 | 56 ratings
LE PORTE DEL SILENZIO
Malibran

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 L'Epoca di un Altro... by PANTHER & C album cover Studio Album, 2015
4.00 | 2 ratings

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L'Epoca di un Altro...
Panther & C Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

4 stars Not much is known about the background of Italian group Panther & C at this point, but one thing instantly certain is that they've released a highly enjoyable modern Italian prog debut that will prove to be a reliable listen for lovers of symphonic prog. A difficult addition to the RPI category of the Prog Archives site, Panther & C borrow substantially from English symphonic groups such as Genesis and little elements of the Neo-Prog acts, but the purer traits of theatrical vocals, classical piano, racing flute and wilder noise that came to be associated with many of the vintage Italian groups frequently reveals itself, with the band carefully delivering their own original and personal sound in teasing little passages.

`L'Epoca di un Altro...' is a collection of unrelated works with shorter pieces in-between two lengthy epics that begin and close the disc. Eleven minute opener `Conto Alla Rovescia' rumbles with atmosphere and energetic bursts, an extended instrumental introduction full of racing scratchy guitars, huffing flute and piano that moves between doomed romance and dazzling prettiness. It soon introduces a twinkling addictive synth line in unison with a catchy and powerful repeated chorus (perhaps one of the best to appear on a recent Italian prog disc!) with intricate and warm harmonies, and a pretty flute solo will instantly remind RPI listeners of the romance of Locanda delle Fate. The two-part `Mariam' is sweeter with fleeting near lullaby-like moments of dreamy chiming guitars before prancing into an all-instrumental Genesis-like regal pomp of Moog- driven dashes, lush Mellotron veils and gliding electric guitar soloing, and the dramatically vocal heavy `Dik' is wistful with twisting guitar-work.

But best of all is the almost thirteen-minute closer `La Leggenda Di Arenberg' where Panther & C embrace their Italian prog heritage more fully. It offers boisterous group vocals, constant drifting flute darting in and out of the piece that is reflective one second, huffing and wild the next in the true RPI manner, with thick upfront bass murmuring seductively, extravagant drumming rattling with purpose and sleek PFM-like synth runs racing to the finish. With plentiful and constant instrumental passages weaving around some of the strongest vocal moments of the disc (plus some surprisingly funky passages and reggae-like diversions!), the piece is the most original, lively and spontaneous track here, so hopefully the group offer even more like this on their next album!

Some might be a little disappointed at the brisk 37 minute running time (but it should be noted that the shorter length calls to mind plenty of compact vintage Italian prog works from the Seventies!), but Panther & C perhaps might prove to be a good `gateway' group for listeners wanting to look into the exciting range of true RPI-flavoured Italian groups but who feel intimidated not knowing where to start. Panther and C bridge the gap between the English Symphonic Prog bands and proper ravishing RPI groups, and `L'Epoca di un Altro...' is a stylish and professional first musical statement from a promising and highly skilled new group.

Four stars.

 Storie di Un'altra Città by GARYBALDI album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Storie di Un'altra Città
Garybaldi Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by la Volpe

4 stars Real score: 6 out of 10 Prog score: 7+ out of 10 (4 out of 5 stars)

Hailing from Genova, Italy, Garybaldi were, in the seventies, the outlet for Pier Niccolò "Bambi" Fossati's guitar wanking. A devout disciple of Hendrix, Bambi Fossati had enough sense to employ creative and intelligent musicians who helped balance Fossat's psych hard leanings with sensitive Italian melodicity and good technique, ensuring that their "Nuda" LP from 1972 was a minor classic of early spaghetti prog.

The group ended its activities in the mid-seventies after a series of lineup changes and a change in name, but emerged in the 2000s like many minor prog groups in the Boot Peninsula. However, Bambi Fossati was forced to retire by a serious illness that ultimately killed him in 2014; the band by then was led by the only original remaining member, drummer and co-vocalist Maurizio Cassinelli.

"Storie di un'altra città" is a pleasant, warm album of mediterranean rock with clear prog leanings. It is ripe with compositions written with intelligence and gusto like the hard/melodic cross "Sulla strada", which opens the album; or the prog divertissement-meets-faux-circus-vaudeville-music "William Fix", with David Jackson (yes, our beloved former Van der Graaf) coloring the tune with his saxophone; or the beautifully sung theme of the minisuite "Nove" (incomprehensibly divided into three parts, when the whole minisuite is less than 7 minutes in length). The tunes are never too long, so they never tire the listener, and the band carefully tends to each song with interesting arrangements and details, like a rhythmic variation, a catchy solo from guitarist Davide Faccioli ("Nova", part 1), or the addition of unusual instruments (violin, cello, sax, flute, bassoon, french horn) in strategic locations of the songs.

Leader Cassinelli and co-singer and keyboardist Jon Morra are able to take upon themselves the legacy of the group after Bambi Fossati's demise; and there is also a tribute to their late friend with the song "Vicino in un momento", the last tune he recorded and sung with the band before dying.

Garybaldi are not concerned with being innovative or with expanding the frontiers of progressive music: at this point in their career, their main goal is to provide the fans with a collection of good songs that can stand with dignity the test with their own past. In this sense, they create a truly beautiful, nostalgic album that, though not really engaging, will appeal to all fans of the more melodic side of 70s spaghetti prog.

 Per Un Amico by PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.40 | 1362 ratings

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Per Un Amico
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

3 stars Contrary to most reviewers, I disagree that this second classic PFM album is an improvement over their brilliant debut, "Storia Di Un Minuto". There's no doubt that it's more refined than its predecessor, but whether that actually speaks to the enjoyment of listening to the music is a different story.

This album is a little deceiving at first, since all of the life and animation is packed into the first two tracks. The opener, "Appena Un Po", is an absolutely gorgeous, moving ballad that truly lives and breathes. Layered mellotrons create a dim, cloudy haze that gives way to very classically- arranged harpsichord before evolving further into a wild and chaotic instrumental palette. Then, once the vocals enter, the song truly ascends into a higher emotional realm. "Generale" follows the opener, with a wild and jazzy feel and a scrambled mix of ideas. While very strange, it's a very exciting piece.

Unfortunately, though, the next three songs, all very symphonic in nature, delicately and carefully arranged, feel lifeless and sterile in comparison. It's a shame that PFM couldn't have worked on spicing them up as they had the material on their debut, because the latter two thirds of the album is quite forgettable. I'll still give "Per Un Amico" 3 stars, however, if only for "Appena Un Po", which I cannot recommend strongly enough. A good, but non-essential album.

 La Curva di Lesmo by CURVA DI LESMO, LA album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.91 | 64 ratings

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La Curva di Lesmo
La Curva di Lesmo Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

5 stars Fabio Zuffanti is Italy's answer to Steve Wilson, a gifted musician, composer and mentor whose creative engine was probably built at Maranello, hometown of the Ferrari automobile, even though he was born in Genoa. His lists of achievements is extensive and his latest project is this Curva di Lesmo , in partnership with the sensational keyboardist Stefano Agnini of La Coscienza di Zeno (CdZ) fame , a band that has become a serious RPI front-runner with three delicious offerings of their own. The goal here was to go back in time when PFM, Banco, Le Orme and many others were revolutionizing rock music in Italy and do a fine retro album loaded with sizzling keyboard wizardry, and bringing in a multitude of guests from a variety of bands, such as singers Max Manfredi of Latte di Miele, Jenny Sorrenti of Saint-Just, who steals the show here and the incredible multi-octave lungs of Claudio Milano of Nickelodeon legend. Other noteworthy names are Boris Valle (Finisterre) and Luca Scherani (Hostsonaten) on keyboards, the terrific drumming of Andrea Orlando (CdZ and Finisterre) and the sublime guitar of Laura Marsano (La Maschera di Cera, Zuffanti, Hostsonaten)on electric and Fabio Gremo on acoustic, he of La CdZ repute. Edmondo Romano appears once again on flute.

Three tracks only but big developed ones where everything is thrown into the mix, creating a complex brew of sounds and textures that will need multiple listens to sink in. The material is based on a famed Italian comic book icon Guido Crepax (you have to love that name!), a 60s comic book series that was quite popular in Italy at the time. Contrary to some who dislike everything about this release, the modern elements added here are supremely entertaining and give the clear production a lot of depth, furthermore the vocals are completely sensational, especially the manner in which Jenny Sorrenti wails like no tomorrow , allied with Manfredi and Milano's convincing deliveries. This is how modern RPI is meant to sound, intensely dense and yet nostalgic, deeply melodic and theatrical, which is a true definition of what makes Italian prog so unique. Overblown, ya think? Have you ever been to Italy? They invented overblown, in everything they attempt!

An opening 8 minute + track introduces both the lovely voice of Beatrice Antolini along with sweeping mellotron strings, a steady drum beat and heavenly melodies, "La Posa Dei Morti" serves as a fine introduction to the theatrical characteristics that Make RPI so special, tons of twists and turns with a plethora of instruments being thrown into the ring (electric guitar, organ, synths, bass), whipped up into a divine frenzy , only to slowly ebb and subside into pastoral gentleness.

The tremendous "L'Isola Delle Lacrime" raises the running time to 17 minutes and change, featuring a more delicate insertion of electronic beats, sweltering synths, flute interventions, technical drumming and an outright Gothic mood that rekindles images of Goblin as well another Zuffanti project, the devilish "L'Ombre delle Sera" but the true highlight is Max Manfredi's initial growl as well as Jenny Sorrenti's inspirational vocal performance, one of the finest to ever grace an RPI album, lush with passion, flair, power and a heady does of sultriness. The tricky beat picks up steam as the slithering violin makes its catty foray into the mix, resonating synths careening in the background add dimension and expanse. When the two vocalists join in unison, the art moves into operatic territory, sobbing violins and suave flute act as cast and crew. Sorrenti hits some high notes that defy description, a tour de force as she wails upward and onward, like a mad woman gone bonkers. Oh my! Manfredi is no slouch when the spotlight shines on him, giving a very Italian folk song recital that emotes thoroughly, Luca Scherani doing nice things on the accordion. Zuffanti shows up on bass and programming, altering the arrangement into a much more modern affair, with recited words adding to the thrill, summoning marshaling drums and an insistent organ to propel the piece into another realm.

The final chapter is the colossal 26 minute and 20 second "Ho Rischiato di Vivere", a multi-part symphony that tackles a rather difficult vocal score, handled brilliantly by the sensational Claudio Milano, whose multi-octave voice also can deliver snarls, growls, screeches and yelps. He is aided by another more 'conventional' vocalist Matteo Merli, as well as German narration by Analogy's Jutta Nienhaus Taylor. Sorrenti also throws in her high pitched wail. Truly fabulous vocal work! Boris Valle plays a sombre piano throughout, deeply melancholic and somewhat abstract. Silvia Trabucco has a violin that shrieks mightily. This is a modern opera that veers into a full blown prog discourse, rocking with full bore passion and unrestrained determination. Laura Marsano does a James Bond 'You Only Live Twice' riff that is shockingly appropriate, before Fabio Gremo's acoustic guitar slides the arrangement back to a whispered menace. The theme is then muscled onwards with unabashed drive, pummeling beat that underlines a nearly psychotic score that shows to be intense and choppy, monstrous and urgent. The Bond-like theme is now fueled by massive choirs and sweeping synths, elevated by a series of gorgeous vocals, a perfect foil for some Marsano guitar pyrotechnics and a tectonic, crescendo-laden finale.

Now, I do not care much for the black and white artwork, even though I understand its part of the retro 60s concept, but the shimmering melodies and the antsy deliveries make this a truly desirable slice of modern RPI.

5 artistic master plans

 Nebulosa by NATHAN album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.09 | 4 ratings

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Nebulosa
Nathan Rock Progressivo Italiano

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

4 stars Nathan are one of those rare yet not unheard of Italian prog bands that were active in the late Seventies, yet never got around to releasing a proper original recording until the modern era. The group haven't actually been inactive in that time, however, as they've performed as a cover band (and still do to this day) presenting extravagant recreations of the classic works of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and Supertramp, as well as more surprising choices such as Caravan and Hatfield and the North! So considering their devotion to the English progressive groups, it's very surprising to discover that their debut album of all-original material is sung warmly in Italian and highlighted by classical symphonic fancy in the grand proper RPI tradition!

Despite a confusing album title and cover art that might make some curious purchasers think they're getting a space-rock album for their money, Nathan have delivered a wonderful debut album for lovers of symphonic Italian progressive music. Everything is in its right place, from hearty vocals and adventurous instrumental soloing passages performed by skilled musicians of great experience, but a constant uplifting and joyful mood with several big `wow' moments arrive that unexpectedly lift the album to another level altogether. It tells a futuristic tale of a population's migration in search of water in a world that has run dry of aquatic resources, the `Nebulosa' of the title a comet that leads the way to a new salvation.

Looking at some of the highlights, the first few tracks such as `Diluvio' and the title track set a template for much of the disc, melodic and vocal-driven accessible pieces with stirring and easy to enjoy repeated choruses, with carefully executed shorter bursts of keyboard and guitar soloing in and around the actual tunes. But it's `Resto Qui' that delivers the first extended instrumental passages of dazzling synth runs, fanciful piano, sly murmuring bass and grand reaching guitar themes around a dignified vocal, the closing finale bursting with energy and purpose. `La Coltre Viola' reveals the ravishing classical-flavoured piano fancy and whirring keyboard/Moog sophistication so beloved of endless Italian progressive works, and floating flute and a winning twin-guitar climax are the highlights of `A Ferro e Fuoco'. `Il Tempo dei Miracoli' holds a noble vocal chorus with lovely harmonies, plentiful slow-burn guitar embers and a grandiose symphonic close with a crashing beat, and the band simply outdoes themselves on the nine-minute `Il Fiume Sa'.

`Nebulosa' is not especially original or ground-breaking, but it's expertly delivered by a talented band and both vocally and instrumentally similar to the classic Seventies period of Le Orme. Lovers of the recent Logos album `L'enigma della Vita' will also find much to enjoy here, as well as fans of the chiming guitars of Marillion and pristine coolness of the English Neo-Prog bands in many moments. It gets Nathan's original career off to a great start, so hopefully the band will have the confidence and ambition towards their own welcome work and not just focus on cover version performances in the near future!

Four stars.

 L' enigma della Vita by LOGOS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.21 | 263 ratings

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L' enigma della Vita
Logos Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Logos emerged from 13 years of hibernation (at least as far as releases went) to present the world with this magnificent album. The band are clearly well-versed in their country's progressive rock tradition, with influences from a range of classic RPI bands like Banco, PFM and Le Orme creeping into their music, but far from being a nostalgia act they are able to craft a sound which stretches from the heady days of the 1970s all the way to the present and beyond, with some furiously foreboding moments here and there which sound far harder and heavier than anything the RPI bands of ages past unleashed on the world.
 Crisi by EXPLOIT album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.25 | 18 ratings

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Exploit Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by RisingForce

3 stars (Exploit - CRISI 1972) is a Progressive underground album of the early seventies like so many other bands who had the opportunity to record an album for a small record label and then disappear and this happened for the band (Exploit).

The band formed by three elements; "Carlo Crivelli"(Hammond and piano,Voice),"Enzo Cutuli"(Bass guitar,Voice), "Aldo Pignanelli"(Drums and Percussion) recorded an album for the small Italian record label (CGO).

A very underground Prog album with two completely different sides; the first side presents a very goond progressive three parts suite called "Crisi" where the first part is sung in English, the second part in Italian and the third in English.

The band (Exploit) is influenced by "Emerson Like & Palmer" and "Vanilla Fudge" but all with the classic melody,arrangements and atmosphere of the Italian Progressive rock of the early seventies that characterizes much this three parts suite.

Influenced by "ELP" in this three parts suite of total duration of twenty minutes and forty-one seconds the band (Exploit) shows out all their technical skill with a pompous Progressive dominated by Hammond organ with some Piano and harpsichord arrangements always with an excellent bass and drums with powerful dynamics and sound, with some moments even in Jazz and also good vocals with the typical Italian melody and vibrato.

The second side instead contains six Psychedelic rock tracks sung in Italian and that are not longer than four minutes and ten seconds and of influence "Vanilla Fudge" but always with an Italianate style.

These six tracks are quite short and in a more Psychedelic overview but always with the musical arrangements that are very well made and concentrated in their variations and that develop themselves in a few minutes with all its technical and always with good vibe.

Even if these six "B side" tracks are very well made stylistically with its italian trademark but these six tracks are too much anchored to the ideas of that Pychedelic, rock and melody of the late sixties for the year in which the album was released in (1972) and that do not follow the work begun with the Progressive three parts suite "Crisi".

It is possible that the group has performed at the mythical Festival of "Villa Pamphili" in Rome in May 1972 proposing the entire suite "Crisi", probably as one of the various support band and perhaps that their presence is not documented in reports of that period.

The album is very interesting especially for its diversity and for its style and originality and with very good musicians and it all makes this a good album.

(Exploit - CRISI) an album to have and to collect and to listen to several times before any comments.

Recommended for all lovers of the underground Progressive rock the early seventies.

Three and a half stars (***1/2).

(Exploit) one of the lesser-known bands of the panorama of the Italian Progressive rock of the seventies and the album (CRISI) probabely one of the most rare and Impossible to find records, the album was re-released recently on limited edition, from the original tapes from (SONOR music editions Rome,Italy 2016), that faithfully reproduces its graphics and the original label replication, 180g vinyl, a great and massive reissues on vinyl.

 Arx Atlantis by CASTELLO DI ATLANTE, IL album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.78 | 23 ratings

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Arx Atlantis
Il Castello Di Atlante Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Interesting release from some stalwarts of the Italian scene. Arx Atlantis is certainly one to pay attention to if you like your prog to be bold and busy, with plenty going on at all times and lead vocals in the operatic tradition set by the likes of Banco in years past. However, I find it ends up losing me partway through (often midway through Ghino e L'Abate di Clignì). Part of the issue seems to be that the band seem to be sometimes a bit overbusy, cramming in solos and riffs and backing music where sometimes it would be better to take a little step back and give the composition a little space to breathe.
 L'Isola Di Niente by PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.24 | 685 ratings

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L'Isola Di Niente
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars PFM's last "classic" Italian release, "l'Isola di Niente" already starts to see a preference towards a more British approach of prog rock. This isn't a fault, per se; the overall quality is on par with, if not higher than, the earlier "Per Un Amico" but it still doesn't reach the peaks of "Storia di un Minuto".

The title track opens the album rather dynamically, with a haunting choir starting off before begin abruptly riffed away by the guitar. This certainly isn't the delicate rustic romance that we've heard from PFM before. But oddly enough, it works. After an opening side with some clear influences from British contemporaries (notably Yes for these ears), the PFM that we're more familiar with returns on side two.

"La Luna Nuova" is the hidden gem of this island, a lively piece evoking spry summer moods of seaside village life, and evening scenery on the Mediterranean. Very nice! The romance returns with "Dolcissima Maria" and "Via Lumiere" brings the album crashing to a chaotic jazzy end.

This album comes as much of a shock to the system for all of us who thought we knew PFM, but the oddities and experimentation ultimately pay off for a satisfying, cohesive album, if not one that's hard to get into at first. 4 stars as this is a very good album, even if it isn't textbook RPI.

 Tunnel by ABISSI INFINITI album cover Studio Album, 1981
2.79 | 32 ratings

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Tunnel
Abissi Infiniti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by maryes

2 stars The Italian band ABISSI INFINITI and his only release "Tunel" don't seems to me a classic RPI act.Nothing to compare, with bands like BMS , PFM or Le Orme... In fact the sound from these guys is morre close to pop rock music.However, as soon the music starts in track 1 "Come Bambini Di Sera" the more incautious listener could make this mistake, due to the overture of music. another good moment as in the track 3 "Spirale" a type of hard prog which ends in a mellow ballad. In short , only about 10 min in a 34:23 of duration for whole album. For this reason I can't give more than 2 stars !!!
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