Exposé Online banner

Musicalia — Magicorò (AKA Musicalia)
(Kaliphonia KRC 007, 1984/1994, CD)

by Alain Lachapelle, Published 1995-11-01

Magicorò (AKA Musicalia) Cover art

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.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 8, 1994 releases, 1984 recordings

Related artist(s): Musicalia

Latest news

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Clepsydra - More Grains of Sand – Ever miss the sound of Marillion in their glory days? This Swiss five-piece regularly evokes the memory of Misplaced Childhood on this, their second album, and build upon that general sound using...  (1995) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues