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    New Banco album!

    Well, I kind of have mixed feelings about this, seeing as how Francesco Di Giacomo was such a signature part of the band. But new Vittorio Nocenz material can't be a bad thing.


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    Hmmm....I'll probably need to hear a track or two first but this could be quite nice.

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    I like it a lot!!!
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    Shit, this is good!

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    Suprisingly good!
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    I'm impressed. Want it!

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    Bought it!

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    ^^^ Give us a review when you've got the time... I'm inclined to buy it whenever I next order from one of our favorite prog vendors. The two above tracks are very good... even if they don't sound like what I think of as Banco. The prison of expectations, I know...

    But a question for you Banco-heads: is this just Nocenzi and a bunch of new guys? I don't really know much if any Banco music since that of the 70s so I don't know if any of these guys have been members for a while. For those of you who saw Banco at NF back in the 00s: How many of these guys were with the band then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    ^^^ Give us a review when you've got the time.
    Sure - I'll do that.

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    I was impressed too.

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    Francesco wanted Banco to go on, it was him who chose Tony D’Alessio

    in case I die, mark him as substitute for the band he told Vittorio.

    An amazing album, looking forward prog that thankfully leaves aside the tempting retro sound to please fans from that era, the best comeback album one can expect, a band clearly in 2019.

    Top of my list for best of this year so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
    Francesco wanted Banco to go on, it was him who chose Tony D’Alessio

    in case I die, mark him as substitute for the band he told Vittorio.

    An amazing album, looking forward prog that thankfully leaves aside the tempting retro sound to please fans from that era, the best comeback album one can expect, a band clearly in 2019.

    Top of my list for best of this year so far
    Well, I have to agree here and I'm beginning to accept it: I must stop being so purist about BMS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    ^^^ Give us a review when you've got the time... I'm inclined to buy it whenever I next order from one of our favorite prog vendors. The two above tracks are very good... even if they don't sound like what I think of as Banco. The prison of expectations, I know...

    But a question for you Banco-heads: is this just Nocenzi and a bunch of new guys? I don't really know much if any Banco music since that of the 70s so I don't know if any of these guys have been members for a while. For those of you who saw Banco at NF back in the 00s: How many of these guys were with the band then?
    I saw Banco in Panamá in 2000, these were the musicians involved in that tour: what a great evening!!
    - Franceso, Nocenzi, Maltese, Filippo Marcheggiani, Tiziano Ricci, Alessandro Papotto, Maurizio Masi.

    Here it is: (enjoy!)

    BMS - 2000 Live in Panamá.
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    Supposed to arrive today.

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    My vinyl copy was just shipped. As is typical in El Nino years, we're having a late spring. It's not yet too hot to have vinyl shipped.
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    Got this today and just gave it a listen. Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped. Yeah, it's better than anything Banco has done since Canto di Primavera, but that's not saying much. There are some good tracks, but overall it lacks cohesion. It feels like things happen for no reason, and it doesn't feel as if it builds toward much as a whole. It also has a kind of samey vibe about it - everything sort of sounds similar. I think a lot of this has to do with the rhythm section, which has a very mechanical feel. Ending was a bit weak too. Obviously, it needs more spins, but for me I think this will be something of an uphill battle to find things to like, rather than gain deeper appreciation with time. We'll see.

    Funny, the CD has two live bonus tracks, Metamorfosi and Il Ragno. Hearing these done by this band just show how much is missing in the new music. Hoping it grows on me, but my first impression is pretty so-so.

    Bill

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    Musically is ok, but the new vocalist is rather annoying.
    I just can't stand that way of singing.

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