MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

PICTURES

Neo-Prog • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Pictures picture
Pictures biography
Obscure 90's Italian act apparently with a very short career. Pictures came from Torino and performed as a six-piece group with two guitarists, Lorenzo Ribola and Paolo Bonvicino, along with keyboardist Enrico Tumiati, drummer Roberto Pasquino, singer Livio Fazzalari and bassist Michele Maratea. Their first appearance comes on the 95' ''Molecole'' compilation of Kaliphonia label with the track ''Love Letters''. The group was lucky enough to have its sole album ''Painting the blue'' released on the major prog label Musea Records in 1997, after which Pictures' traces have been unfortunately lost.

The music on the band's only known album is said to be a highly melodic Neo Prog with pop and symphonic leanings, comparable to compatriots LEVIATHAN or FANCYFLUID.

PICTURES forum topics / tours, shows & news


PICTURES forum topics Create a topic now
PICTURES tours, shows & news Post an entries now

PICTURES Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to PICTURES

Buy PICTURES Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Trisomie 21~T21 Plays The Pictures~1989 Alt Rock / New Wave~Inner~FAST SHIPPING USD $19.51 Buy It Now
6x9FT PRO Photo Studio 100% Pure Muslin Collapsible Backdrop Background Pictures USD $22.49 Buy It Now
The Glen Miller Story 1954 Jimmy Stewart June Allyson Pictures! Nice See! USD $12.99 Buy It Now
Lot of 4 Rod Stewart Vinyls Every Pictures Tells a Story Never A Dull Moment USD $39.00 [0 bids]
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION" LP USD $15.75 Buy It Now
MUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION LISZT: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 CD BRAND NEW USD $9.25 Buy It Now
CDLH1 Christmas Holiday Music CD's Lot of 16 As shown in pictures USD $13.37 Buy It Now
CDLH2 Christmas Holiday Music CD's Lot of 16 As shown in pictures USD $13.37 Buy It Now
Lotus Eaters first pictures of you 45RPM (Very Good Condition) USD $4.51 Buy It Now
Living Stereo LSC2201 Reiner / Moussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition 45rpmx4LPs USD $250.00 Buy It Now
Mussorgsky:pictures At An Exhibition - York P. Bernstein/new Compact Disc Free S USD $12.25 Buy It Now
"Robert Plant" pictures at eleven Vinyl Album USD $9.89 [0 bids]
RUSH - MOVING PICTURES CD nice!! USD $7.99 Buy It Now
The Cure - Pictures Of You - Photo Flick Remix - Rare DJ Only Remix Vinyl USD $32.29 Buy It Now
RECORD ALBUM LP 33 THE BEATLES VJ 1092 SONGS PICTURES STORIES WITH FLAP ORIGINAL USD $109.00 Buy It Now
ZITA SWOON - I PAINT PICTURES ON A WEDDING DRESS (LIMITED WHITE) 2 VINYL LP NEW+ USD $44.39 Buy It Now
CHARLIE SEXTON PICTURES FOR PLEASURE VINYL LP RECORD ALBUM (1985) USD $2.99 Buy It Now
Honeydogs - Here's Luck (2001 Palm Pictures PALMCD 2052-2) Used CD USD $15.00 Buy It Now
The Last Goodnight - Pictures of You - Promo Only CD Single (0946 3 97585 2 4) USD $7.98 Buy It Now
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION VINYL LP AUSTRALIA USD $7.52 Buy It Now
ROCK N ROLL PICTURES OF ELVIS ALBUM RECORD 45 MUSIC VINYL RARE AR 30.001 USD $13.99 Buy It Now
ROCK N ROLL PICTURES OF ELVIS ALBUM LP RECORD 45 MUSIC VINYL RARE AR 30.001 USD $16.09 Buy It Now
ELP Emerson Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition LP UK Island Original 1972 USD $19.75 Buy It Now
DORIS DECKER "PICTURES BY PICASSO" CD NEW+ USD $19.67 Buy It Now
DAVID HOLMES The Holy Pictures (CD, 2008, Mercury) IMPORT SEALED USD $39.99 Buy It Now
MOVING PICTURES BUSTIN LOOSE - AUSTRALIAN 7" 45 VINYL RECORD USD $9.40 Buy It Now
RUSH "MOVING PICTURES" CD NEW+ USD $15.50 Buy It Now
Pictures at an Exhibition CD NEW USD $23.78 Buy It Now
MOVING PICTURES - PICTURE THIS -14 TRACK CD- USD $9.02 Buy It Now
Charlie Sexton Pictures For Pleasure Japan CD 32XD-399 W/Sticker-Obi USD $9.99 [0 bids]
ELVIS PRESLEY pictures of elvis iii (picture disc) LP EX+/EX AR 30061 USD $35.27 Buy It Now
SAXF 968 MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL - Pictures at Exhibition / DEBUSSY - Prelude MAAZEL USD $29.00 Buy It Now
Richard James-Pictures in the Morning (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $11.17 Buy It Now
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA Pictures Of Infinity JAPAN CD 32JDB-216 1989 OBI USD $164.31 Buy It Now
Meat Loaf Pictures Articles Original Advert 16 X 12" Poster Size 18 Dec 1993 USD $17.50 Buy It Now
78 rpm x 3 Lot 1 of early Spanish picture labels Columbia see pictures ungraded USD $35.00 Buy It Now
78 rpm x 4 Xavier Cugot plays Mexico on Columbia album set see pictures E to E- USD $35.00 Buy It Now
78 rpm x 5 Lot 1 of early Italianr tenors on Columbia see pictures ungraded USD $35.00 Buy It Now
78 rpm x 5 Lot 2 of early Italianr sopranos on Columbia see pictures ungraded USD $35.00 Buy It Now
SuperBad Soundtrack Bonus Music Columbia Pictures CD - SuperBad USD $7.95 Buy It Now
DECCA SXL 6328 Pictures At An Exhibition Ashkenazy Mehta 1967 N/B USD $6.67 [0 bids]
Echo And The Bunnymen ?- The Pictures On My Wall UK 7" 1979 USD $3.36 [0 bids]
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ?- Pictures At An Exhibition LP Gatefold - HELP 1 - VG+ USD $12.11 Buy It Now
Moussorgsky "Pictures At An Exhibition" Vladimir Horowitz RCA Victor  USD $14.99 Buy It Now
NEW Rush: Classic Albums: 2112 & Moving Pictures (DVD) USD $10.49 Buy It Now
LP Album - CBS, Columbia Pictures - Kramer vs Kramer - Dustin Hoffman, Streep USD $4.99 Buy It Now
ELVIS PRESLEY pictures of elvis iii (picture disc) LP EX+/EX AR 30061 USD $34.75 Buy It Now
SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA Pictures Of Infinity LP 1972 Germany Near Mint USD $36.00 Buy It Now
6851 154 - MUSSORGSKY - Pictures At An Exhibition ASHKENAZY / MEHTA Ex LP Record USD $10.77 Buy It Now
MOTION PICTURES - MOTION PICTURES - 2005 CD [673794600222] USD $7.99 Buy It Now
ASHKENAZY METHA MOUSSORGSKY PICTURES DECCA WIDE BAND WB SXL 6328 "MADE IN ..." USD $19.99 Buy It Now
K. YAMASHITA/PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION JPN RCL8042 USD $28.00 Buy It Now
Pictures by Conrad Tao USD $18.85 Buy It Now
DEVO PICTURES ARTICLES ORIGINAL ADVERT 24 X 16" POSTER SIZE 1 JULY 1978 USD $17.50 Buy It Now
MUSIC FOR EPIC MOTION PICTURES Cimarron, El Cid, King of Kings, Cleopatra LP USD $20.21 Buy It Now
Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven [CD] USD $9.45 Buy It Now
john travol pictures USD $1.33 [0 bids]
410 121-1 - MUSSORGSKY - Pictures At An Exhibition ASHKENAZY - Ex Con LP Record USD $12.11 Buy It Now
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition/Mehta & Ashkenazy-Germany Decca Stereo NM USD $15.99 Buy It Now
Moving Pictures [Remastered] USD $6.39 Buy It Now
EMARSON LAKE & PALMER Japan LP wOBI, PICTURES AT AN G/F USD $29.99 Buy It Now
Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures From An Exhibition - Solti CSO - Decca - Vinyl LP USD $9.63 Buy It Now
Katie Melua - Pictures (CD) USD $2.55 Buy It Now
ROBERT PLANT/PICTURES AT ELEVEN w/OBI US SS8512 USD $18.00 Buy It Now
Sun Ra - Pictures Of Infinity (NEW CD) USD $14.13 Buy It Now
Scart lead, 48", check out the pictures...... USD $1.35 [0 bids]
FRITZ REINER - Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition - CD - Hybrid Sa - **NEW** USD $23.49 Buy It Now
Emerson Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $49.61 Buy It Now
NEW Pictures in a Frame (Audio CD) USD $12.74 Buy It Now
Status Quo 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' PRT 7 inch Single EX! USD $0.66 [0 bids]
JUDGES LITTLE PICTURES 10 PHOTOGRAPHS OF ISLES OF SCILLY USD $1.33 [0 bids]
RUSH LIVE 2 CD SET MADE IN BRAZIL Moving Pictures A Farewell to Kings =+=+=+=+=+ USD $31.99 Buy It Now
Pictures At An Exhibition - Paul Hertenstein (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.46 Buy It Now
Emerson Lake and Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition Vinyl LP First pressing USD $4.03 [0 bids]
Pictures at an Exhibition Emerson, Lake & Palmer Vinyl Record USD $20.14 Buy It Now
Nonpareils-Scented Pictures (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $14.40 Buy It Now
Unknown Artist : Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dan CD USD $6.98 Buy It Now
MOVING PICTURES/MATINEE w/OBI JPN 25AP2694 USD $20.00 Buy It Now
MFSL 1-031 EMERSON LAKE & PALMER " PICTURES AT AN "(JAPANPRESSING-SERIES/SEALED) USD $399.99 Buy It Now
The Godfather (Original Soundtrack Recording) Paramount Pictures USD $8.96 Buy It Now
Pioneer RT-1020L Open Reel Deck Brochure, 6 page, Specs, Articles, Pictures USD $7.19 Buy It Now
Pictures at an Exhibition Emerson, Lake & Palmer Vinyl Record USD $21.49 Buy It Now
JAPAN Instant Pictures David Sylvian JAPAN VHS VIDEO VTM-21 1984 issue Slip Case USD $39.99 Buy It Now
ELP Pictures at an Exhibition 1st 1972 George Piros, VG++, ULTRASONIC CLEAN USD $25.19 Buy It Now
Audio CD: Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances 1 & 3, Three Botticelli Pictures, Th USD $9.47 Buy It Now
Charlie Sexton - Pictures For Pleasure - LP Record EX EX USD $5.43 Buy It Now
Ache-Pictures from Cyclus 7 prog psych cd USD $18.99 Buy It Now 56s
Signed Signiert FAZIL SAY Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition NAIVE CD DVD NEW USD $57.99 Buy It Now 3m 19s
RICHTER Piano MUSSORGSKY Pictures MELODIYA C10-4771 1958 Recording MINT USD $9.99 Buy It Now 12m 41s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $2.36 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $2.36 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $3.03 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $3.71 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $4.03 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Greg Lake - ELP - Pictures at an exhibition -- Tarkus - Prog Rock - Lucky Man USD $8.02 Buy It Now 14m 39s
Various Artists : Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Two Pictures (Deux Images) USD $3.58 Buy It Now 15m 10s
Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition - Vinyl Record 12" 33RPM - ARL10838 - 1975 USD $23.46 Buy It Now 16m 18s
Pictures at an Exhibition Tomita Vinyl Record USD $14.75 Buy It Now 28m 45s
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION - VINYL ALBUM - 1972 - LIVE USD $13.99 [0 bids]
30m 26s
MOVING PICTURES MATINEE Cassette Tape USD $10.45 Buy It Now 32m 6s

More places to buy PICTURES music online Buy PICTURES & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

PICTURES discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

PICTURES top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.53 | 18 ratings
Painting The Blue
1997

PICTURES Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PICTURES Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

PICTURES Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PICTURES Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

PICTURES Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Painting The Blue by PICTURES album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.53 | 18 ratings

BUY
Painting The Blue
Pictures Neo-Prog

Review by Aragon

5 stars Wow factor! I fall in love with the first song soon, and the after that with the 2th one, a rock song with a country and throbbing guitar riff with prog elements. This is an album that you can love or hate soon, for the accessible songs in highly melodic style, with good vocals Strong and happy moods, energetic sounds, catchy melodies, original guitar riff, and stunning solos, ok nothing to much complex but well performed by talentuos musician, all that you want by a neo progressive bands from the '90, and finally the sound is not infected by metal!!! The bands sounds like No name or Frence Skeem but less elaborated and refined of the last one, the sound is often hard rock with digital keys that remind some electronic games, but don't miss even some mellow moments like in "Jack of Sand" with some nice crossing between guitar and keys solos. I would give this band 4.5 but rounded up to 5, because it's a really adventurous album.
 Painting The Blue by PICTURES album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.53 | 18 ratings

BUY
Painting The Blue
Pictures Neo-Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars This is an album that require some time, I am afraid. But not even ten x listening saves it's bacon in my castle.

This unknown band from Italy has no biography and no world wide web presence. This is their only album and it was released through the usually quality focused Musea. This album sits well on the label, quality wise.

The music here is a mix of pop-rock, RPI, AOR and Neo-Prog. It is really an easy-listening album without much uber-technical finesse. The band can play and there is no problems there. But their skills is employed on material not fitting their skills. The sound is a mix of Rush, Marillion and thousands of other pop-rock and AOR bands. There are also strong hints of Banco here. This music though requires some good songs. Herein lays the problem of this album. It does not have any good songs. Just some glimpses of what could had been and the potential of this band. This is in short a pretty mediocre album, found on the bottom of the super value boxes around the very few remaining record shops in the world. The cover art is also as bland as the music. It is rare to find cover art as fitting as this.

In short, this is a decent attempt from a band with potential. But it is still a relative failure.

2 stars

 Painting The Blue by PICTURES album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.53 | 18 ratings

BUY
Painting The Blue
Pictures Neo-Prog

Review by progrules
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Yes ! I did it again ! I found myself another jewel, another hidden gem by searching hard. And hidden it is. Only two ratings and two reviews for this high quality album by an almost unknown band. At least I'm glad I went for this one.

The quality standard is caused by very good compositions and great execution. And I don't agree with one of the reviews the vocals are awful, they sound pretty good to me. And I compare this band with Luxembourg outfit No Name who have just about the same qualities. This is accessible, 100% neo prog in highly melodic style. I agree with John Davie that Synthetic Monkey and Jack of Sand are the highlights of the album and are terrific songs indeed. But the other six tracks are hardly less I feel.

But I don't agree with John's rating. He gave 3,5* but rounded down to three. Too bad, because rounding up would have been more justified here. So I will do that instead. But in my case it's not rounded up, it's a full blooded 4 stars to me. Ok, maybe not the most challenging, original prog you'll ever hear, but extremely pleasant for the ears for sure. Highly recommended for neo prog fans.

 Painting The Blue by PICTURES album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.53 | 18 ratings

BUY
Painting The Blue
Pictures Neo-Prog

Review by robbob

3 stars Well here is a confusing and not so good mix between italian symph prog and neo prog.

Lately italian prog bands in this style have the temptation of including pop prog in their releases and this one is not the exception.

The melodies are quite boring ,nothing original. Vocals are awful.

But instrumental arrangements and interpretations are good.

So i think that the average of the pros and cons is 3 stars.

 Painting The Blue by PICTURES album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.53 | 18 ratings

BUY
Painting The Blue
Pictures Neo-Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars You ever been attracted to a record solely because of the album cover ? I kept coming back to this one because of the picture of the blue water and sky. The band is called PICTURES, and they are from Italy. The album is naturally called "Painting The Blue".

I could not find out anything about this band or album except through Greg Walker who described it as "very well-done Symphonic prog with a pop edge". I'm reminded a little of SYLVAN, mostly because these guys too create catchy, accessible songs with good vocals and some great guitar.The lyrics are in English, and the lead guitarists that are used are both guests on this record.

"September" is a good opener, lots of keys and some nice guitar riffs. Perhaps my favourite is the slower paced "Rythym" with acoustic guitar, just beautiful. Another highlight is "Synthetic Monkey" an instrumental over ten minutes long. Lots of time changes and some heavy guitar, bass and drums. There's even a keyboard solo, followed by a guitar solo with drums pounding along. Some quieter parts come later in the song. "Jack Of Sand" has an infectious chorus and a long guitar solo.

This is well played, uplifting music. 3.5 stars.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to psarros for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives