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DREAMIN' OF MY PAST

Secret Cinema

 

Neo-Prog

3.68 | 14 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Secret Cinema is to me one of the most intresting and original bands italian prog rock school ever had. With one album released in 1994 named Dreamin' of my past , they really done it, big time. Formed by the well known musician not only in Italy but world wide Beppe Crovella is the head of the band , he compose all here, mastered, mixed and produce this album. He has aswell lots of other projects where he is involved , best known being Arti & Mestieri, and others less known as Tower, Mosaic or Romantic Warriors and aswell he has a solo career under his name, so a busy musician I might say.

The album has only teo pieces, each one clocking over 30 min with rich orchestral passages, symphonic arrangements with complicated parts, lots of change in tempo, brilliant vintage keyboards, in fact each musicin shine here. Very long instrumental sections, with great bass lines, great guitars and awesome druming. The touching vocals provided by Agnese Cacciolo is top notch, she has a very smooth and warm tone in voice and is fiting here perfectly, Some flute appears sporadicaly giving again a vintage atmosphere the passages coming from invited guest from Austria - Sabine Monsberger. This is very inspired album and I can say easy is one of the best I've ever heared coming from Italy. First pieces is my fav In The Autumn Of My Dreams, fantastic prog rock with lots of memorable arrangements and killer vocal parts. Very unnoticed bad that gone into oblivion, I can count on one hand persone who heared of this album and band, is sad because what they offer here is simply great and enjoyble from start to finish. 4 stars easy and recommended, is time for other listners of italian bands to discover lesser known gems from Italy not only the classic ones from prog. Not one will be disippointed for sure.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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