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Consorzio Acqua Potabile


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 47 ratings

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4 stars At times, there are modern bands that play seventies music. They are often called as regressive. What about an old band playing seventies the nineties? Well, I guess that it is a good definition of CAP (let's call them this way for the purposes of my reviews from this Italian band).

If you have ever dreamed of the delicacy of Italian prog music which goes along here with refined vocals, bombastic ELP-ish moments and some beautiful melodies; let me tell you that you don't need to search further on. You have reached the Holy Graal.

The good thing with this album, is that all these elements are nicely combined to ensure that one doesn't get an indigestion of bombastic and regressive passages and too many long and quiet parts. I couldn't find a better example than ''Vivendo Un Giorno.'' to highlight this comment. It is a perfect digest of their work.

Each of the tracks has lots of things to offer.

The opener (''Il Mercante'') starts awkwardly, but after this weird intro, the most beautiful sound is going to reach your prog ears. Melody and emotion. Some Spanish flavours (acoustic guitar and even trumpets), before the entry of the incredible vocals which are so passionate!

Some scary mood with ''In Un Vecchio Castello'': oppressive and dark at start, it turns into some sweet and light theme. A pastoral voyage in the world of the early ''Genesis'' for a while: do you get on board? It is true to say that the second part of the song has a more neo side; but this doesn't prevent the song to be an excellent moment. Those three songs were already featured on a live album recorded in '77 but only released in .'93.

The most poignant track IMO, is the wonderful ''Arnaldo Da Chatillon Crociato''. So much beauty should be forbidden! I have made this comment often so far, but here it is again: such passion and emotion are only to be found in this marvellous musical genre. Another highlight (but there are almost nothing else than highlights here).

The least interesting IMO, is the short (to their standards) ''Traccia.''. It is an old ''Banco'' cover.

This is an excellent album that would deserve some more exposure here. Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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