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Locanda Delle Fate


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 374 ratings

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5 stars Locanda delle Fate was an Italian band from Asti that had been playing covers and listening to other prog band's music for a long time before the release of this album with their own compositions. You can find here many influences but all these influences are blended together with a romantic and "original touch" and the result is quite good.

The opener "A volte un istante di quiete" (Sometimes a moment of quiet) is an instrumental track that every now and then reminds me of BMS and Genesis and that shows the great musicianship of the members of the band. Anyway, in my opinion, the inspired lyrics and the wonderful vocals are the strength of the album. "Dragged by a theft of conscience / Dazzled by myths and legends / Our dreams full of miracles / Are not enough anymore / When the light comes." : the title track "Forse le lucciole non si amano pił" (Maybe the fireflies don't love each other anymore) is about the contrast between dreams and reality and leads you in a world of quiet where to look for "the illusions and the dreams that nobody buy anymore". The following "Profumo di colla bianca" (Smell of white glue) is about a man that, after having found in the attic an old notebook and some old toys, longs for the dreams and the illusions of the childhood. "A thousand glasses reflect the memories left by a child / I pick up a book of pictures faded by reality / Immense wish of closing the doors on my age."...

The album goes on in his dreamy mood. The music and the well balanced arrangements exalt the oneiric images created by lyrics and vocals: the contrasts between illusions and disillusions and between dreams and reality are described in many poetical ways as in a kind of concept album."Cercando un nuovo confine" (Looking for a new border), "Sogno di Estunno" (Dream of Summer/Autumn), "Non chiudere a chiave le stelle" (Don't lock the stars) and "Vendesi saggezza" (Wisdom for sale) are all wonderful tracks and there are no weak moments. "I don't want explain anymore / You will be greater than Icarus / You will watch yourself flying". After all I think that the beautiful album cover describes very well its contents, probably better than all my words.

On the CD edition there's also a bonus track ("New York"), but it is not at the same level of the other tracks. Anyway, in the whole I think that "Forse le lucciole non si amino pił" is a little masterpiece.

andrea | 5/5 |


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