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Jethro42
August 3rd 2012


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah your contribution is invaluable as always, dear colleague.

ZedO
August 3rd 2012


1096 Comments


Nag is legend

Jethro42
August 3rd 2012


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I use to call him Supernag =]

His site rank = no2..that's something!



ZedO
August 3rd 2012


1096 Comments


haha, beside that, his profile pic is classic! I think you rec'd that album to me few months ago
Jethro..

Jethro42
August 3rd 2012


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Possibly. It's always a pleasure for me to share music.

menawati
November 11th 2012


16408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album and nice review

Jethro42
November 11th 2012


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks, menaw.

KILL
February 9th 2013


78282 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

superuomo is so good

Digging: Bryan MacLean - Ifyoubelievein

Jethro42
February 9th 2013


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But dude, Della Natura

CusmanX1
May 29th 2016


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

With Felona e Sorona, this is probably one of my favourite RPI album.

Jethro42
June 5th 2016


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ I just saw your comment at the minute...

Yeah this rules...

Have you tried some early Premiata Forneria Marconi?

Also you got Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (start with Darwin)

Maxophone - Maxophone

Locanda Delle Fate, to name a few...

Here's an interesting list of RPI;

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=732486&listid=143257



CusmanX1
June 6th 2016


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, I listened the first two of PFM and I loved both.

I tried to get into Banco, but it's hard to find a good version of the first 3 CDs, they have a lot of remasters and strangely the production of the early prints is not so good as you can expect from something by the 70s.

Lately I rated the first Maxophone s/t (I was a bit disappointed tbh), and Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano PiĆ¹ (great release, some tracks are among the best of the RPI, but the album has ups and downs). I enjoyed also the two release of Quella Vecchia Locanda, the first is quite a genius mix of Sabbath and Jethro Tull with progressive tones.

CusmanX1
June 6th 2016


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you for the list man, I've already looked at it several times. If you want to discover new RPI you can also try the custom charts of RateYourMusic, searching Progressive Rock made by italian bands.

EvoHavok
June 6th 2016


5521 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lovely album.

Jethro42
June 6th 2016


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@EvoHavok, damn right man.

@Cusman, try ''The World Became the World'' and ''Stati di Immaginazione by PFM, the latter being kind of jazz fusion. Another jazz fusion that comes to mind is ''Crac'' by Area.

You're right about the bad production of the first three Banco (lo sono Nato Libero is the least affected, but my least favorite out of these three). Too bad, cos they made incredible music that deserves top notch sounding. Apparently, a lot of RPI bands are in this situation. PFM's Photos of Ghosts and Chocolate Kings are other examples I think.

I suggest you Celest (ITALY) given that you dig Harmonium. Also try Finisterre, an excellent modern prog band influenced by Genesis.

As for Maxophone, I find that they have beautiful melodies and clever shifting tempos. All like Locanda delle Fate, they are a grower. I agree with you about Quella Vecchia Locanda. I never noticed the Tull and Sabbath similarities before. It makes them music still more appealing.

Cheers man.



Jethro42
June 6th 2016


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

By the way, thanks a lot for the RYM charts. Really useful!

CusmanX1
June 7th 2016


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok, thank you, I will check! Yeah I thought they deserved a better production too. Luckily Zarathustra is more than well produced. Celeste and Finisterre don't sound new to me, there are really a lot of RPI bands that I saw while I was wandering here on Sput, I'll check them too.

Instrumentally Maxophone are great, what that don't convince me are the lyrics. And I have read on the comments that the track you like the least of Forse Le Lucciole is "Sogno di Estunno". Probably is the one I like the most with the title track, they're both amazing.

You may like "The Gates of Tomorrow" by La Maschera di Cera. Is the english version of "Le Porte del Domani" which is a tribute/sequel of Felona & Sorona, really well done stuff imo, you can find both easily on Spotify.

Yes, RYM charts are a great instrument for finding new music, but the community here has no peers :3

Jethro42
June 7th 2016


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

After one spin, I can already say ''The Gates of Tomorrow'' is something solid and very lush. It's cool that a modern prog band took the time to add stuff where Le Orme left. And it could'nt sound more like the 70s than that, with the mellotron, the organ and all. I'm looking forward to relisten to it - really soon.

And it reminded me how much La Maschera di Cera is a great band. Il Grande Labirinto is great from start to finish.

And you're right, ''Sogno di Estunno'' is a good song by Locanda, after another attentive listen.

And it's also true that Sputnik is a good place for finding new music too. Thanks man for ''The Gates of Tomorrow''. Most of the times, save exceptions, I don't necessarily care enough for the lyrics since English is not my mother tongue. But this time, I think it could be interesting to pay more attention to the lyrics from Felona & Sorona - English version and from that Maschera Di Cera release, and combine them together.

CusmanX1
June 8th 2016


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, a lot of modern prog bands, like Egonon, not necessarily have that 70s sound. La Maschera di Cera instead have that touch, which is clearly inspired by the 70s but at the same time is also very personal and unique. By the way, on RYM At The Gates of Tomorrow is their weakest album, I'm really excited about the rest!

If you're interested in the english version of Felona e Sorona I strongly reccomend the rearrangement released this year. The original is unreachable, but the material on it is really a well succeeded experiment, with the drum taken by a live recording, that give a great vibe to the whole mix. The other english version released some year after the original it's not actually so good. The voice is uninspired and the mix is pretty terrible, you'll istantly notice the difference comparing the two english versions.

Jethro42
June 8th 2016


14195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All right man, I'll try to find that rearranged English version.

And about the ratings on RYM, I heard that their users tend to give low ratings to most of the albums.

By the way, on RYM At The Gates of Tomorrow is their weakest album, I'm really excited about the rest!


What album(s) have you heard by La Maschera? Il Grande Labirinto is supposed to be their best, and Petali di Fuoco their weakest. I have yet to hear the latter and Luxade.





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