Thread: Recommend The Best Current Italian Prog

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    2020 Hindsight... My Italian Baker's Dozen

    1) Logos- "Sadako e Le Mille Gru Di Carta"
    2) Nodo Gordiano- "Sonnar"
    3) La Maschera Di Cera - "S.E.I."
    4) Ellesmere- "Wyrd"
    5) Witchwood- "Before the Winter"
    6) Quel Che Disse Il Tuono- "IL Velo dei Rifessi"
    7) Hora Prima- "L'uomo Delle Genti"
    8) Ubi Maior- "Bestie, Uomini e dei"
    9) Celeste - "Il Principe Del Regno Perduto"
    10) IL Paradiso Degli Orchi- Samir
    11) Submarine Silence- "Did Swans Ever See God"
    12) Blind Golem- "A Dream of Fantasy"
    13) (O.A.K.)- " Nine Witches Under a Walnut Tree"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    2020 Hindsight... My Italian Top Ten

    1) Logos- "Sadako e Le Mille Gru Di Carta"
    2) Witchwood- "Before the Winter"
    3) Nodo Gordiano- "Sonnar"
    4) La Maschera Di Cera - "S.E.I."
    5) Melting Clock- "Destinazioni"
    6) Ellesmere- "Wyrd"
    7) (O.A.K.)- " Nine Witches Under a Walnut Tree"
    8) Blind Golem- "A Dream of Fantasy"
    9) Ubi Maior- "Bestie, Uomini e dei"
    10) Submarine Silence- "Did Swans Ever See God"

    Better late than never, I discovered Melting Clock in 2020, though they released Destinazioni at end of 2019.
    This is an excellent list and one which I will use as I go forward in 2021. What a year for Italian Prog!

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    Please feel free to post your 2020 lists. As there are some late arrivals and some still underway I will wait a few weeks to post mine.

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    Epic Overkill from the late 90s


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    Epic Overkill from the late 90s

    Holy freaking crap! Had no idea this footage existed! Possibly my favorite band of the 90s! Incredible to see this, they were killer! Thanks for posting!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Holy freaking crap! Had no idea this footage existed! Possibly my favorite band of the 90s! Incredible to see this, they were killer! Thanks for posting!

    Bill
    Some Bonus


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    My Favorite 22 Italian Prog Albums from a very good year...2016!


    1) La Bocca Della Verita- "Avenoth" (Earth running out of resources, so we invade planet Avenoth. LBDV rockets from the 70s to the 21st Century. Vintage modern.

    2) Afasia- " Nelle Vesti Del Mio Ego" (Italian Dream Theater- Concept album in four dimensions. Greek mythology, Prison madhouse, tragic love, and physics intertwined in a resplendent metal metaphor)

    3. Ingranaggi Della Valle- "Warm Spaced Blue" (Dark, exotic Cthulhu concept. Drummer reminds me of Bruford)

    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)

    5) Witchwood- Handful of Stars (Hammond drenched Deep Purpleish, Heep and witchy flute)

    6) Metamofosi- Purgatorio (Gothic crooning concept. More heavenly than purgatorial)

    7) Il Paradiso Degli Orchi-" il Corponauta ( Exotic mellotron, unpredictable, meditative flute)

    8) The Winstons- "The Winstons" (Vocally stunning Canterbury)

    9) Universal Totem Orchestra- " Mathematical Mother" (I looked into the refrigerator and heard a god say, "Zeuhl")

    10)Consorzio Acqua Potabile- "Cap & Alvaro Fella: Coraggio e Mistero" (Addictive raucous celebration of life with Jumbo's vocalist)

    11) Stafano Testa- " Andrea il Traditore" (Deep and personal. Accordion, flute, cello, classical and electrical guitars.)

    12) Ad Maiora- "Repetita Luvant" (varied, catchy, daring and dynamic)

    13) Syndone- "Ero & Thanatos" (Large color pallet, gorgeous vocals, soft and heavy)

    14) Nathan- "Nebulosa" (Bits of Yes, Floyd, and Crimson drizzled in Le Orme sauce)

    15) Mad Fellaz- "Mad Fellaz ll" (Unpredictable, myriads of instrumental passages with occasional woodwind vocals, top tier eclectic prog)

    16) Hostsonaten- " Symphony No.1 - Cupid & Psyche" (oboes, French horns, bassoons. Grandiose, extravagant symphonic)

    17) il Rumore Bianco- "Anthropocene" (dark, theatrical challenging. Rewarded with multiple listens)

    18) Deus Ex Machina- "Devoto" (Jazz fusion influenced by Zeppelin)

    19) il Castello Di Atlante- "Arx Atlantis" (Complex at times bombastic. Superb drumming)

    20) Submarine Silence- " Journey Through Mine" ( Influenced by "Wind and Wuthering" era Genesis)

    21) Sfaratthons- La Bestia Umana (Slightly melancholic, Italian backstreets, lonely flutes and emotive vocals)

    22) Vuoti A Rendere- "Ruggine" (Personal, direct, stripped down, jazzy electric organ and piano, sax, guitars)
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    ^^

    Great list, agree on almost all of them. I don't know Afasia, will check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    My Favorite 22 Italian Prog Albums from a very good year...2016!

    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)
    This must have slipped through the cracks for me but as I listen it is simply phenomenal. Love it.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)
    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    This must have slipped through the cracks for me but as I listen it is simply phenomenal. Love it.
    Yeah, this is a really good one for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    3. Ingranaggi Della Valle- "Warm Spaced Blue" (Dark, exotic Cthulhu concept. Drummer reminds me of Bruford)
    I liked this one a lot too!

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    I will add that all three Mad Fellaz albums are terrific.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    I will add that all three Mad Fellaz albums are terrific.
    Although they are very different, I love all three. Waiting for the fourth..

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    Nice to see the Ubi Maior mentioned, may be my favorite of 2020, but I haven't heard the O.A.K. yet, didn't know it existed. I will also check out a couple of the others that I haven't heard. I check this thread out every week or two, thanks for the great work keeping it going! It seems to be nearly impossible to keep up with everything coming out of Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptrick View Post
    Nice to see the Ubi Maior mentioned, may be my favorite of 2020, but I haven't heard the O.A.K. yet, didn't know it existed. I will also check out a couple of the others that I haven't heard. I check this thread out every week or two, thanks for the great work keeping it going! It seems to be nearly impossible to keep up with everything coming out of Italy.
    Thanxs for being interestet, and you are rigth it is impossible to keep up. Even though I closley monitor hundred of Artists there is easily
    the same amount of bands not even touched here.

    I try to do some beyond the obscure lists soon..

    It might be easier now as almost all Projects are stuck in the pandemic at the Moment..

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    I will add that all three Mad Fellaz albums are terrific.
    Right! Three swings and three hits. Mad Fellaz keep sneaking onto my record player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    Right! Three swings and three hits. If an Italian album from another prog subgenre is so damn good...I include it in my Rock Progessivo Italiano collection.
    Mad Fellaz and Barock Project keep sneaking onto my record player.
    As said Mad Fellaz are somewhat stuck with their forth, B.P. will have a remixed and enhanced (Bonus tracks) "Rebus" next.

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    The archival third by Ezra Winston (LP in July) will now have also a CD release (YEAAH!)

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    Another one by ledgends Celeste


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    A lot to catch up on after being gone for a few months. Really enjoying the Melting Clock. I'll order it soon!

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    The new BAROCK PROJECT – The Boxset, which contains the band’s studio record history, will be released on February 19th.
    6 cd, including:
    – Misteriose Voci / Rebus in a completely remixed and remastered edition.
    -Coffee In Neukölln / Skyline / Detachment in remastered edition.
    -Seven Seas

    Plus 5 bonus tracks and the detailed history of each record.

    Orderable soon here on www.barockproject.net and on www.aereostella.it

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    According to the band leader the second Album by Gran Turismo Veloce might be released this year.

    I don't believe in that as I paid for that Album About 8 years ago (or so).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The new BAROCK PROJECT – The Boxset, which contains the band’s studio record history, will be released on February 19th.
    6 cd, including:
    – Misteriose Voci / Rebus in a completely remixed and remastered edition.
    -Coffee In Neukölln / Skyline / Detachment in remastered edition.
    -Seven Seas

    Plus 5 bonus tracks and the detailed history of each record.

    Orderable soon here on www.barockproject.net and on www.aereostella.it
    I appreciate when you provide a link. I never know where to buy all your great rec's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I appreciate when you provide a link. I never know where to buy all your great rec's.
    Barock Project should be rather easy to get. Aereostella is owned by members of PFM.

    I normally shop here:

    www.btf.it
    http://store.maracash.com/

    Of course sometimes you need to buy from the band itself. Therefore I add Facebook links on my occasional look out lists.

    For your side of the great Pond it might be a better idea to look out for the usual US Vendors. Sorry but I have no idea About
    ressources in Canada.

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