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A Piedi Nudi

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3.41 | 58 ratings | 9 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Memorie (12:47)
2. Partenza (5:00)
3. Lungo Il Sentiero (5:19)
4. Regina Del Torrente (8:20)
5. Dea Delle Rocce, Signore Del Vento (4:37)
6. Creazione (4:02)
7. Nuova Vita (6:11)
8. La Ballerina (5:07)

Total Time: 45:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Carlo Bighetti / voice, drums, flute
- Nicola Gardinale / guitar
- Cristian Chinaglia / keyboards
- Simone Bighetti / bass
- Enrico Barchetta / French horn

Releases information

CD Mellow Records MMP 269

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A PIEDI NUDI Creazione ratings distribution

(58 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by loserboy
4 stars A PIEDI NUDI's "Creazione" is a pure out and out workout with their characteristic mix of 70's sensitivities and 90's heavy power rock. Although a bit dark and distorted at times, A PIEDI NUDI never lose their melodic touch and offer some fantastic and original music. May be best described as a cross of Il BALLETTO DI BRONZO and KING CRIMSON. Their sound is very 70s like, quite complex (start and stop prog-like) yet very likeable. The music never really holds still for more than a minute or so for those looking for an album that breathes, this is definitely not the one!. The overall sound is comfortably heavy with the guitar and keyboard dominating throughout. The vocals are quite solid (Carlo Bighetti - flute , vocals). The rest of the band are Nicola Gardinale (guitar), Cristian Chinaglia (keyboards), Simone Naghetti (bass) and the big surprise is Enrico Barchetta who plays the French horn. When The horn is played it adds a real interesting vibe into the mix. Overall a great but quite heavy excursion into some new territory.
Review by progmonster
2 stars Like many of its contemporaries, A Piedi Nudi is an obviously overestimated band. The aesthetic and the intention are there but they do lack at reaching the point. The only single bit of originality you'll find here is Enrico Barchetta's french horn interventions wich gives to the all a sparse and quite surreal atmosphere not unlike Semiramis for its weirdness but without having the same strength. And playing loud - like they do - does not mean being persuasive ! As opposed to the many reviews i've already read about this band, i don't find here any trace of that peculiar romanticism and the same exquisite touch that vintage italian prog do have. The same remark applies to "Eclissi", their following effort, while being darker and more focused.
Review by ZowieZiggy
3 stars This relatively recent Italian band (the nineties) released three albums. This sophomore one is mostly inspired by the glorious seventies and is leaning for a big deal towards KC and ELP at times. This is particularly true during the long opener "Memorie".

This is a thirteen minutes epic dedicated to these great times (even if not very original). Another source of inspiration of the bans is the inevitable "Genesis" during "Partenza" (sweet flute reminds me of the great "Trespass").

Most songs are really a great trip back to the best years of progressive music (which are the seventies of course). Great mellotron and darkness are featured during the short "Dea Delle Rocce, Signore Del Vento". Vocals (as usual for most ISP) are quite delicate and performing.

This song is hesitating between sweet and tender vocal parts and wild instrumental passages. It is quite a great moment indeed!

ELP is again on the menu while "Nueva Vita" reaches your CD player. The whole can of course sound not too much personal (which is true). This album will please any ISP lover but due to the lack of originality, I rate it with three stars. A good album though.

Review by b_olariu
4 stars The second offer of this discret and unknown italian band, issued at same Mellow records in 1995 named Creazione is for sure better in every aspect like the previous one. Here the arrangements are more intricate more elaborated with nice alternating heavy prog sections with more mellower ones. Still very heavy and with an experimental aura on some tunes with horns added on few pieces, gives a quite intresting atmosphere overall. I was staying little longer then usual to this band, because on first couple of spins was a real acquiring taste their music, but in the end I begone to appreciated more and more. Some great moments here like on Memorie, Regina Del Torrente or Dea Delle Rocce, Signore Del Vento , heavy prog as must sound this style. Even has some minor flaws here and there, overall this is a great and unnoticed album. Some flute interfear in the heavy sections on Partenza giving a very '70's feel. In fact all the album sounds very 70 a combination of King Crimson with italian beauty alal Balletto di Bronzo.. Some more gentle mellower moments on this release and in combination with heavy prog sections the result is better in every way then on previous work. The voice is cleaner and more confided here. I really like this album after 5-6 listnings, definetly a grower, 3.5 rounded to 4 this time, strange cover art but goes hand in hand with the odd passages in some parts offered. A forgotten little album.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Quite a nice change from the first album, I have to say. A Piedi Nudi is back with their second album. This time with a more controlled RPI themed album. The band still have some volcano like break out of heavy prog and both their sound and music is most definate in the border area between RPI ... (read more)

Report this review (#455922) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I think it is telling that this is the fourth time that I have listened to this album today (admittedly, this also makes it the fourth time I have ever listened to it, so I cannot claim to be an expert on it) and yet what do I have stuck in my head? King crimson. Clearly, then, this is not an in ... (read more)

Report this review (#284491) | Posted by stranded_starfish | Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The second album by 90s Italian heavy prog outfit A PIEDI NUDI, "Creazione" is a manic offering - other reviews have mentioned similarities with KING CRIMSON and while it is true there are moments of a Crimson-esque mad intricacy I would downplay linking the two as much as others seem to. There a ... (read more)

Report this review (#284360) | Posted by simbelmyne | Monday, May 31, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Incredible second album by A PIEDI NUDI: the contributions of the excellent guitarist Nicola Gardinale and very original the presence of the French horn, for a dreamy and very agreeable album: highly recommended! ... (read more)

Report this review (#61241) | Posted by | Thursday, December 22, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Though influences by Balletto di Bronzo are evident (in the lirics too, at least for those who know italian language), this is album is absolutely worth a listen. Elements of progressive metal and reminescences of the italian '70 scene meet in this album, that goes flawlessly from beginning to the e ... (read more)

Report this review (#550) | Posted by | Wednesday, February 4, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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