Preludio Di Luna Piena 2. Abraham, Where is the Land? Climax 4. Sahara - Marrakesh 5. Smoke Rag 6. Desert Sounds 7. Kyrie Eleison Sequenza seconda: della conoscenza 8. Ombre 9. Vie Interne Softmoon Hominem Quaero Sequenza terza : tra balsami d'incenso Interludio Sospeso Vivi Nascosto Danza D'Incenso Mezzalunafertile Bach's Prelude Mezzalunafertile reprise Locus Amoenus Un magnifico broche para este album. En definitiva un album de corte etnico progresivo que tiene ciertos momentos magicos, pero que por su diversidad y multicolorido puede llevar al fans progresivo a que su mente se disperse, perdiendo la atencion y continuidad en la globalidad del album.
Malaavia: "Danze d'Incenso" Preludio di luna piena 2. Abraham, where is the land? Climax 4. Smoke rag Shady Grove - Eric Muller - Frailing The 5-String Banjo. Desert sounds 7.
You should listen to it as a whole. Production is top notch. I probably should not give this album five stars so soon, since this is only their first release and I want to believe they can improve even more in near future. And my rating might contribute to diminish the unfairness of some misguided reviews I found here. Definitly recommended! One of the best debut albums I heard in a long time. I Im Leaving Now - Smokey Wilson - Push a little disapointed with what Sulla Strada - Eugenio Finardi - Sugo heard lately in the field, bu now my faith into prog music is restored!
Huge highlights include and there are many : On "Abraham", the singing from Osanna's Lino Vairetti and Solimena Casoria is ecstatically incredible, blazing fast and powerfully emotive, creating a landmark RPI piece for the ages. The music is phenomenal Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso multiple voice fencing is truly epic and the chorus defines hummable to death. Same can be said on "Marrakech", where another scintillating female vocal rules the roost, with slight Moroccan hints, a caravanserai of bopping bass and a sandstorm of brass work.
Bloody fantastic this. The pulsating "Vie Interne" is where the disco feel is prevalent but not to worry, this ain't no Donna Summer RIPit's both gloomy, quirky, playful and has a sexy sax solo that will knock your socks right off, plus Solimena does another masterful vocal, fast, clean and just wow!
Obviously, the instrumental title track is the longest piece here clocking in at 6. Then Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso miniature 3 part suite "Mezzaluna Fertile" sandwiched by a fascinating JS Bach piano interlude elevates the music to the proggiest levels and does not fail to impress, stuffed with various cinematographic voice effects and a colossal orchestrated chorus, metallic resonations in the foreground, bleeping synths and sparkling melodies.
The impassioned female vocals scream despair and the male vocals recite in resignation at a Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso pace. Gentle acoustic guitar leads the haunting "Locus Amoenus" in perhaps the most personal and melancholic instrumental piece yet, disturbingly sad. When the dexterous mandolin takes over, the sheer beauty of this song rises to the top. The final cut, "Coda di Luna Calante" a muscularly flute-led beat, displays a trembling Hammond and loving A Lust For Powder - Various - The Greetings Compact Volume 2 work, only to be outdone by a whopping guitar intervention both sharp and concise.
This a spacey exit that gets arranged with swirling synths and a near psychedelic formula. A varied, complex, inspirational and refreshing RPI album that bodes well for the future. The album proposes a nice mix of Progressive Rock with The West Side - Phil Collins - Supergroups In Concert: Phil Collins Live At Perkins Palace, Pasadena and World Music and the opening min.
Just when you get enough moments of Classic Italian Prog of symphonic nature with dominant synths, piano and organs appears a interesting journey around the world with lots of saxes, violins, mandolins and percussion, offering evident Spanish, Eastern and Arabic overtones, while some lyrics are even delivered in the Spanish and Ancient Greek language.
Some dull beats or commercial moments are also present, but overall this composition sounds very nice. Second track comes under the title ''Sequenza seconda: della conoscenza'', clocking at almost 20 minutes.
Beautiful flute parts, light piano interludes, dreamy female vocal lines and versatile symphonic keyboard passages with Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso very good instrumental moments, again another segment ''Vie interne'' seems totally out of place, hurting the composition's consistency.
Things become too dangerous regarding the tracks' lengths with the third part of the album ''Sequenza terza : tra balsami d'incenso'', which lasts over 38 minutes. But actually this sounds as the more consistent track of the whole album despite the minor flaws. There are strong references to the Spanish, Middle-Eastern and Mediterrenean culture throughout, either through the tunes provided by the pianos and synths or with the use of traditional instruments like the accordion, flamenco guitar, percussions or flutes.
But there is still plenty of Classic Italian Prog color in this with Classical preludes and symphonic instrumental soundscapes. Very good album and an impressive musical concept overall. Works much better as a whole listening than separating the tracks with each listen and this way it will definitely reward you. Strongly recommended The opener 'Sequenza Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso delle danze' First sequence: of the dances begins with a very promising instrumental part, 'Preludio di luna piena' With You - Various - Richard Searlings Music From The Soul of full moonfeaturing classical influences and a dreamy mood, then comes 'Abraham, where is the land?
There are some beautiful melodic lines with male and female vocals and a raging rap break Then, suddenly, the music and lyrics take you across the Sahara desert to the streets of Marrakesh, a melting pot of cultures, colours and sounds Hints of ragtime and ethnic sounds lead to the weak final part, 'Kyrie Eleyson', and its disconcerting, horrible disco-beat.
The second suite, 'Sequenza seconda: della conoscenza' Second sequence: of the knowledge Preludio Di Luna Piena - Malaavia - Danze DIncensobegins by piano and vocals, then ethnic instruments joins contributing to evoke some mysterious shadows creeping on: the ancient shadows of life, harmony and love.
The first part, 'Ombre' Shadows fades into the ethereal second section, 'Gn'ti saut'n conosci te stesso ' Know yourselfwhere reality becomes uncertain and beautiful melodies soar in a living dream
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