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Barock Project — Misteriosevoci
(Musea FGBG 4728.AR, 2007, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-10-01
The Barock Project is the name of a relatively new Italian progressive rock band led by keyboard virtuoso Luca Zabbini. Their desire is to promote baroque music in a progressive rock context with a little bit of jazz thrown in to relive 70s Italian prog. This group of keyboards, vocals, guitars, and drums fulfills their vision. The energetic keyboard-dominated music brings to mind Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Biglietto per l'Inferno, Le Orme, and possibly Museo Rosenbach. The eleven symphonic songs range from quiet melodic passages to high energy solos. Each musician plays little motifs that interact with and support his band mates’ efforts to produce mature, modern, and well orchestrated music. Every musician is spot on, capturing the essence of Italian prog. And the pièce de résistance is Luca Pancaldi’s strong vocals. Just like fine Italian opera, it is quite easy to lose yourself in the music in spite of the lyrics. Overall, Misteriosevoci is another fine addition to the Musea catalog and it sure to please any fan of Italian Progressive music.
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