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ARCADELT

Neo-Prog • Italy


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An Italian rock outfit ARCADELT have been founded in 1992 around Rome by 5 musicians - Pierfrancesco DRAGO (voices), Fabrizio VERZASCHI (guitars), Giacomo VITULLO (keyboards), Sandro PIRAS (drums, percussion), and Fabio CIFANI (bass). Apparently with being influenced by early Genesis with "Commedia dell'arte (theatre of the professional ... masked improvised performances begun in the 16th century in Italy)", they had gigged energetically from 1993 until 1996 and released their debut album "Enjoy" in 1994.

ARCADELT were once disbanded in 1997 but the quintet have never died ... in 2005 they made a decision to get together again.

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3.29 | 7 ratings
Enjoy
1994
3.81 | 7 ratings
Arc8
2019

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Enjoypan
2010

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Arcadelt Neo-Prog

Review by Second Endeavour

4 stars

My first exposure to Italian band ARCADELT was their CD 'Enjoypan' (2009), after which I've been waiting to hear its successor for a quite long time. In May 2019, the lineup of quintet is still comprised of Pierfrancesco Drago (lead vocals), Fabrizio Verzaschi (guitars), Giacomo Vitullo (key department), Fabio Cifani (bass) and Sandro Piras (drums). How their new release sounds alike? Stylistically, 'Arc8' maintains firmly in the melodic neoprog-rock camp, but with a healthy dose of moodiness. The music is full of keyboard flourishes supplemented by miraculous guitar work alongside the bass courtesy and nimbleness of drums; the peculiar vocal contributions swirl in the rich orchestration. This continues throughout the entire album. The quality of seven compositions, arrangements and performances features the excellent production that will strike the listener from the first play. I want to start by saying that 'Behind The Curtain' together with 'The Heartbeat' may be described as a homage to Fish-era Marillion. Helping to add a sense of variety to the music, the intense piece 'Dogs In Chains' demonstrates the edgy singing, fiery guitar excursions and tight rhythmic backbone. Either way, going through some ups and downs, this song fits well within the cohesive whole. Then, Arcadelt have succeeded with the forth track. Entertaining 'Caledonia (The Inn Of Happiness)' provides somewhat theatrical slant. To convey special kind of feeling, a lovely ballad 'Assenze' is colored by gentle piano and heartfelt vocal performance on native Italian tongue. The penultimate, dramatically sounding 'Blood On' is another throwback to the early 80's, with 'Script For A Jester's Tear' / 'Misplaced Childhood' vibe as the principal reference point. And finally, 'The Blue Side' which also has a typical Marillion signature. All in all, it's difficult not to get pulled into the enigmatic musical alchemy that floods with a plenty of hypnotic ingredients. There's so much feeling here that CD 'Arc8' should become a truly emotional experience. Check it out.

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