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    I think Latte E Miele's Papillon is a stone cold classic. i love it light feel and the vocals are great nice use of acoustic guitar. Not sure why the tracks are so short though. I like the piano playing and the mix of instruments (including violin). I bought the Triology Box Set that includes Italian and English versions. I never listen to an Italian band in English unless it's a necessity. I also recently played Acuile e Scoiattoli and found it less impressive, despite it having many short tracks but one epic, Pavana.
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    Passio Secundum Mottheum is the third disc in the triology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I'm listening now to Metamorfosi's "Inferno," which I haven't heard in a while. Damn, it's good. I think this is one of the BEST RPI albums! So dramatic, original, and it really rocks too. If you haven't heard it in a while, give it a listen. I'm wondering what other Metamorfosi albums might be worth listening to...
    Paradiso from 2004 is, in my opinion, a terrific follow-on to Inferno. It has a very similar vibe. I also have Purgatorio from 2016, but I haven't listened to it in a while and I don't have much memory of it. I guess that it didn't grab me. The live 2004 album, La chiesa delle stelle, is also excellent if you can deal with the presence of a bombastic church organ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    What do youse guys make of Latte e Miele Passio? I listened to it last week and still don't know what to think....I guess that's not exactly a favorable endorsement?
    Love it. I'd rate it their best. Don't know if it'd make my Italian Top 10 or not, though.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Love it. I'd rate it their best. Don't know if it'd make my Italian Top 10 or not, though.
    Wow! I guess I'll have to spin it today! You like it better than Papillon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Wow! I guess I'll have to spin it today! You like it better than Papillon?
    Yes. It's almost a "bite off more than they can chew" situation, but the sheer audacity is to be admired.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Wow! I guess I'll have to spin it today! You like it better than Papillon?
    It's WAY better IMO, you are in for a treat

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    Spinning this today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Love it. I'd rate it their best. Don't know if it'd make my Italian Top 10 or not, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Yes. It's almost a "bite off more than they can chew" situation, but the sheer audacity is to be admired.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Y View Post
    It's WAY better IMO, you are in for a treat
    Passio is excellent! I always liked their vocals - the biggest challenge in prog rock but the instruments also blend together nicely. I like the use of flute and piano/synth and guitar. It's very melodic and immediately draws you in. Thanks for the rec's. Passio will stay in my cd player for a while now while I absorb everything.
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    I love italian prog & folk, made this playlist in spotify.... enjoy:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2H...RNOTIjTxCRLhpA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    Spinning this today.
    One of my favorites!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    One of my favorites!
    There are several very good things about that album, but "Il Rituale Notturno" is one of my single fave tunes from any Italian band. There¨s just no topping that breezy, loungy vibe and coiling atmosphere of the main melody and those cheesy, yet oh-so-typically-fitting developments. A fantastic track, even featuring the odd vox of the ultra-sexed nocturnal blood-baron.

    Another fabulous track in the very same vein is "Ljalja" from the sole record by Festa Mobile. There's some truly bluntly skinless romanticism going on here, to the point of being emotionally imprudent. Which I suppose is why the delivery is eventually so powerful and effective.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Looks like St. Tropez (project of Ciro Perrino of Celeste) just got reissued. Had been out of print for some time.

    https://www.discogs.com/St-Tropez-Ic...lease/18526114
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    I have no trepidation recommending the following as examples that can rub shoulders with the Italian Big 3 (or whatever):

    Il Balletto di Bronzo
    Cervello
    Nova (Cervello related)
    Osanna
    Perigeo
    Goblin

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