Musicalia — Magicorò (AKA Musicalia)
(Kaliphonia KRC 007, 1984/1994, CD)
by Alain Lachapelle, Published 1995-11-01
Once in a while comes a disc that is surprising by its nature. Magicorò is issued on the Italian Kaliphonia progressive label, but it is a gripping work of chamber music and singing, much inspired by the music of troubadours and other minstrels of the Middle Ages. Keeping a fresh and modern touch, having this sweet melancholy so well expressed by the string and wind instruments and also by the vocal harmonies of both female and male singers (text sung in Italian), the compositions of Amerigo and Marcello Ciervo always use simple and colorful arrangements that seem to do away with anything superfluous, aiming straight for the emotional expressions. So... this is not prog fare at all. But if you like acoustic compositions, sometimes bordering on traditional singing with chamber music arrangements or if you already have some Renaissance albums (the era, not the band!), or if you have a leaning for Italian melodies, you should check out this very fine album. Savor it with friends, sipping espressos or sambuca.
Related artist(s): Musicalia
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