Procession — Frontiera
(Vinyl Magic VM 036, 1972/1993, CD)
by Mike McLatchey, Published 1995-07-01
Processions are another in the tangled Italian family tree, being related to Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno and others. This album was their first and best of two (Fiaba was reissued on the Fonit-Cetra label) portraying a heavy classically influenced Italian rock style. Procession were obviously influenced by groups like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin, as there is a lot of heaviness and a little blues as well. The songs tend to be around the four to five minute mark and can be quite diverse. While most of the tracks are in the rock vein, occasionally Procession get folkier and spacier with some nice Mellotron. Many comparisons can be derived – New Trolls, Alphataurus, Delerium (Lo Scemo...), RRR, and many others. Fans of heavy Italian progressive should like this, its a very good album.
Related artist(s): Procession
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
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
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