Thread: Recommend The Best Current Italian Prog

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Osanna Palepolitana out on 16th
    Just checked and this will not be available for download on Amazon until the 30th

    Boo, hiss

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    Great read on the great Osanna

    http://translate.google.com/translat...m/&prev=search

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    Wow, this new Arti+Mestieri sounds amazing. Let's hope the entire album is on par with this song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    Wow, this new Arti+Mestieri sounds amazing. Let's hope the entire album is on par with this song.
    I agree! On its way from CD Japan as I write.

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    Arti+Mestieri ordered! YEAH!
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    Some impressions from Bancos new vocalists:

    No. 1 John de Leo

    A singer with a strong RIO Avant background who used to be in Quintorigo



    with Banco


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    No 2. Giacomo Voli a Young guy who ended up second place in The Voice Italy (and sounds like Robert Plant)



    with Banco

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    Some short news:

    The new Cherry Five Album is now out on CD
    as is the rerecorded Album of Errata Corrige (CD/DVD)

    Unreal City added a Violin/Mellotron Player to their line up

    The updated list of things to come (of course incomplete)

    Il Rumore Bianco -?
    Panther & C. -? (final steps)
    Yugen -? (Autumn)
    La Bocca della Verita - Avenoth
    La Fabbrica dell’Assoluto" - L'Ultimo Uomo d'Europa (September)
    Goad - Moonchild (should have been out 4 years ago)
    Castello di Atlante - ARX ATLANTIS
    Nuova Era -? (final steps)
    Trama -?
    Höstsonaten - Cupid et Psyche (January 2016)
    Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Tribal Domestic (crowdfunding)
    Una Stagione all'Inferno - "Il Mostro di Firenze"
    Vaso di Pandora -?
    VIII Strada - Babylon (Autumn)
    Metamorfosi - Purgatorio (soon)
    Church of Prog - Live
    Diviae -? (might not happen)
    Sinfonia -?
    Alluminogeni -? (a Trilogy!)
    Homunculus Res -? (September)
    Samarcanda -? (disbanded)
    Mad Crayon -?
    Ingranaggi delle Valle -?
    Maxophone -?
    Moogg -? (final steps)
    Presence -? (final steps)
    Banco - Orlando (sadly very much in doubt now :-( )
    Deus ex Machina -? (Spring 2016)
    Syndone -? (not before 2016)
    Orchestra dei Sassi -? (Band renamed into Eternit)
    Slivovitz - All you can eat (crowdfunding)
    La Machera di Clara - The Elephant Man (crowfunding ended in desaster)
    Astralia - ?
    Ezra Winston - ?
    Stefano Agnini + Fabio Zuffanti - La Curva di Lesmo (15th Oct.)
    Mad Fellaz - ? (2016)
    Sezione Frenante - ?
    Accordo dei Contrai - ? (maybe a double Album)
    Le Porte non Aperte - ?
    Universal Totem Orchestra -? (doubtfull most likley just a live tour)
    Alphataurus - ?
    AltaVia - ?
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    I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but new Nuova Era and Ezra Winston is extremely good news!

    Sad to hear about Le Maschere di Clara. They’re an underrated band. I wonder if folks went off them when they realized they weren’t La Maschera di Cera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but new Nuova Era and Ezra Winston is extremely good news!

    Sad to hear about Le Maschere di Clara. They’re an underrated band. I wonder if folks went off them when they realized they weren’t La Maschera di Cera.
    Nuova Era are about to finish the recordings of their new Album so we can be sure that this one will come in the not to far future.

    Erza Winston are keeping deep in the shadows. It took me a lot of research work to find out about them recording a new Album.
    But I found some reliable proof. There maybe a interview with them in on of next issues of the italian Version of the PROG Magazine.
    It isn't their first attempt at a third Album though, so I would give it a 60% chance to come out finally.

    I really hope that Le Maschere di Clara will carry on. They could only get 8 or 9 people to support their crowfunding
    (including me).

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    New Nuova Era and Höstsonaten both make me so excited that I dance up the wall like Donald O'Connor!
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    Of course I forgot 3 possible Malibran releases in the list of things to come:

    Malibran - STRANIERO (rare, unreleased an cover versions. Lable: BTF AMS)

    Malibran - Tracce (reworked older tracks with new and semi orchestral Arrangements. Lable : Electromantic)

    Malibarn - Le porte del silenzio Remixed (and enhanced. Lable: Mellow Records (if they decided to still do CDs) (MP3 exists)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Of course I forgot 3 possible Malibran releases in the list of things to come:

    Malibran - STRANIERO (rare, unreleased an cover versions. Lable: BTF AMS)

    Malibran - Tracce (reworked older tracks with new and semi orchestral Arrangements. Lable : Electromantic)

    Malibarn - Le porte del silenzio Remixed (and enhanced. Lable: Mellow Records (if they decided to still do CDs) (MP3 exists)

    Wow! Didn't know about those! I finally tracked down a CD copy of Le Porte so I'm going to skip the reissue... they took way too long with that. Will definitely grab the other two though!
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    The new Homunculus Res Album will Feature:
    David Newhouse (Muffins), Aldo De Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), Steve Kretzmer (Rascal Reporters, Regal Worm), Alco Frisbass, Wyatt Moss-Wellington.

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    Also in September:

    Ellesmere "Les Châteaux de la Loire" a solo Project from Taproban's bass player Roberto Vitelli

    featuring: John Hackett, Ant Phillips and the vocalist Luciano Regoli from R.R.R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The new Homunculus Res Album will Feature:
    David Newhouse (Muffins), Aldo De Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), Steve Kretzmer (Rascal Reporters, Regal Worm), Alco Frisbass, Wyatt Moss-Wellington.
    This is some good news.
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    Disequazione another promising band...


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    Don't know if this album has been reported yet (24 pages of new Italian progrock!). L'Estate Di San Martino celibrates their 40th anniversary with "ESM#40: Talsete, Il Viagio Acustico".

    I didn't know this band, but found out that their previous album was called "Talsete Di Marsantino" (indeed an anagram of the bandname). The new album is an acoustic re-interpretation of that recording.
    There're still a lot of Genesis-like 12-string guitar parts, but there are also a lot of folk-instruments used, while the saxophone-parts give the music a more jazzy style.
    The only keyboards used are the piano and an accordeon.

    http://www.estatedisanmartino.it/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The new Homunculus Res Album will Feature:
    David Newhouse (Muffins), Aldo De Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), Steve Kretzmer (Rascal Reporters, Regal Worm), Alco Frisbass, Wyatt Moss-Wellington.
    THIS is something I'm looking forward to hearing!

    Alas I'm very sorry to hear about La Maschere di Clara; like Progbear wrote, there's the assumption that many interestees possibly were turned off by something very far from that other "mask" band (whom they were perhaps expecting). LMdClara are indeed underrated - and underexposed. Some of those more overtly experimental progressive Italian bands are among the most interesting this country has to offer, IMO. And there's a LONG list there...
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    Something just incredible beautifull


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    Finally! Metamorfosi - Purgatorio is closing in (most likley at the end of the month)


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    R.I.P. Giancarlo Golzi (Museo Rosenbach)

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    Track list of new Malibran CD Straniero

    mali.jpg


    1 – Straniero (Malibran) 2011
    2 – Fra i Sogni Tuoi (Malibran) 2007
    3 – Un Canto Lieve (Malibran) 2007
    4 – Canto di Primavera (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) 2003
    5 – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) 2003
    6 – I Talk to the Wind (King Crimson) 2003
    7 – Firth of Fifth Medley (VV AA) 2001
    8 – Los Endos (Genesis) 2001
    9 – The Whistler (Jethro Tull) 2006
    10 – Again (Peter Hammill) 2006
    11 – For Absent Friends (Genesis) 2006
    12 – No Time To Live (Traffic) 2006
    13 – La Stagione del Re (Malibran) 2006
    14 – Flute Solo Tribute (VV AA) 2005
    15 – Nuvole di Vetro (Malibran) 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Track list of new Malibran CD Straniero

    mali.jpg
    Very nice! Where can I order that? I don't see it on the band's page or the BTF site.
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