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Todos os álbuns aqui postados foram adquiridos de forma legal em vinil ou cd, em lojas especializadas, sebos ou com amigos e sugiro que após ouvir algo que goste procure comprar o original.

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All albums posted here were purchased legally on vinyl or CD, in specialty stores, book stores or with friends and I suggest that after you hear something you like try to buy the original.

Have fun and enjoy the space that is ours.
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sábado, 26 de maio de 2018

Quella Vecchia Locanda - Same 1972 (Italy, Rock Progressivo)

QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA is a great Italian prog band of the historic scene, formed in Rome in the early seventies. QVL plays a complex music with a lot of instrumental combinations, beautiful melodies and a very high sophistication. Close to KING CRIMSON.

QVL released two albums which are both considered essential releases from that particular scene. The first album is still regarded as a classic in its field, with an original fusion of classical influences and the use of flute and electric violin in evidence. QVL was fairly typical of the style, especially on their second album, "Il Tempo Della Goia", which ranks as one of the finest examples of classical, pastoral Italian symphonic along the lines of PFM, CELESTE, ALUSA FALLAX or LOCANDA DELLE FATE. The group sadly disbanded soon after the second album, leaving us with two more italian progressive gems, both with beautiful covers. Two of the most looked records of Italy!!!

- Giorgio Giorgi / lead vocals, flute, piccolo
- Raimondo Maria Cocco / electric, acoustic & 12 string guitars, vocals
- Massimo Roselli / piano, organ, Mellotron, Moog, electronic zither, spinet, vocals
- Donald Lax / electric & acoustic violins
- Romualdo Coletta / bass, frequency generator
- Patrick Traina / drums, percussion

- Marcello Porcella / Fx
- Federico Bimbo / Fx

1. Prologo (4:59)
2. Un Villaggio,Un'illsione (3:54)
3. Realta (4:13)
4. Immagini Sfuocate (2:59)
5. Il Cieco (4:11)
6. Dialogo (3:41)
7. Verso La Locanda (5:15)
8. Sogno, Risveglio E... (5:15)


sábado, 5 de maio de 2018

Genco Puro & Co - Area di servizio 1972 (Italy, Rock Progressivo)

Genco Puro & Co. was really a show name for a solo artist, one Riccardo Pirolli from Sicily. After releasing a few singles in the '60s he recorded one full length studio album in 1972 with the assistance of Franco Battiato and other unnamed musicians. Battiato's full role is not certain, but the two were friends, Battiato sang on two tracks, and according to ItalianProg.com he may have written seven of the album's twelve songs under the ghost name Ed De Joy. Pirolli was a guest on Battiato's "Fetus" album and both were label mates on the Bla Bla label. Another noted guest on this album is Capsicum Red/I Pooh's Bruno "Red" Canzian.

The Genco Puro album is certainly a part of Italian rock history. It features short pop songs with traditional, strong Italian melodies accented with progressive tendencies. You will hear songs built on acoustic guitars and keyboards, with piano, Moog, sound effects, and orchestrations. Pirolli ended up working as a sound engineer and arranger. While not a progressive masterpiece it is certainly of interest to RPI fans and especially to the fans of Franco Battiato.

-Riccardo Pirolli
-Franco Battiato
-Bruno Red Canzian

1. Frontiere
2. Campane a Rotterdam
3. A San Francisco
4. Come Un Fiume
5. Giorno D'estate
6. Nebbia
7. Biscotti e The'
8. Pioggia
9. Alice
10. Accendo La Mia Radio
11. La Mia Citta
12. Buratini