Italian band's privately issued 1987 debut. Top quality symph/neo prog album. Long tracks and complex arrangements influenced by the GENESIS, YES schools. Mini LP cover. Professionally printed CDr on US label Tachika.
Like 1994's Forest, George Winston's 1999 album Plains is inspired by the subtle beauty of America's landscapes. Pieces like "Dubuque" and "Muliwai" evoke regions as diverse as Montana's fields and Hawaiian shores, but Winston's distinctive piano stylings unite the songs into a cohesive vision. Though his interpretation of Sammy Cahn's "Teach Me Tonight" is unremarkable, his cover of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" and originals like "Cloudburst," "The Swan," "Rainsong," and the title track showcase Winston's unique ability to transform nature into expressive piano pieces.
Flaming Italian Progressive rock of the best tradition. Taking from influences close to Genesis, Montefeltro built a magnificent fresco with sometimes some medieval accents under the form of long conceptual suites ("Canto n°1" is more than 22 minutes long, divided into ten different parts!). Some long instrumental developements where imposing keyboards sounds support the guitar's engravings, surrounded by vocal parts sung in a very poignant way. Montefeltro is the true successor of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Premiata Forneria Marconi or Ezra Winston.
This collection of music for guitar, brought together by Jose Luis Bieito as the musical element of his music+image binomis, Reflections, possesses a delightful balance of sounds. These are flowing, pulsing, mostly gentle sounds that tend to soothe and calm the listener's mind. Sounds that - through a variety of compositional techniques - tend to be sustained in time; the effects of which can sometimes capture a listener’s attention, holding it inside an extended musical moment, like a spell. When heard while viewing the accompanying (provocative, sometimes disturbing) images, the sounds can serve an additional function: grounding the listener's reaction, enabling the passage of emotion; like electricity discharging through a lightening rod.