quinta-feira, 9 de março de 2017
Il Bacio Della Medusa • Rock Progressivo Italiano
Il Bacio Della Medusa biography (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1561)
IL BACIO DELLA MEDUSA (Medusa's Kiss) is a contemporary Italian group. The members Diego Petrini, Federico Caprai and Simone Cecchini founded it in 2002. The group consists of Simone Cecchini (vocals, acoustic guitar, saxophone), Simone Brozzetti (electric guitar), Federico Caprai (bass), Diego Petrini (drums, organ, piano), Eva Morelli (flute, piccolo) and Daniele Rinchi (violin). The music is very much in the seventies Italian tradition. Of the seventies Italian scene there is similarities to groups such as PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI but even more to the hard rocking groups like OSANNA and DE DE LIND.
The self-tiled debut album was released in 2004. It is an own production but the Black Widow label started to distribute it later. The music in this debut album can be considered art-rock. The keyboards are used sparingly but the sound is still refined due to the successful use of flute, saxophone and accordion. There is a renaissance/baroque tinge in some of the songs and this creates some personality to the group's overall sound. This is a good and promising debut album and showing that they have some originality as well.
IL BACIO DELLA MEDUSA is an interesting new group that should appeal to fans of the more hard-edged Italian progressive.
: : : Markus Mattsson, FINLAND : : :
Updates: In 2008 the band released their second album "Discesa agl'inferi d'un giovane amante" which was hailed as a masterpiece by many fans and reviewers. The album finished 2nd place in the ProgArchives Collaborator poll of 2008, nearly beating Opeth for the number one slot. In fact they got more number one votes than Opeth but lost on overall points. Any way you look at it, it was a feather in the cap for modern RPI. Live festival dates followed the album and in 2010 there are plans to release a live DVD of one of the shows.
In Summer 2012 the band release their third album "Dues Lo Vult."