Art Rock Show – Il Risveglio del Principe (Week 28)

Deze week stellen we Celeste, een prog band uit Sanremo, Italië. De band werd in 1972 is opgericht en bracht een album uit in 1976. De groep werd ontbonden in 1977 en in 2016 weer actief. Met zo’n achtergrond kan de muziek moeilijk teleurstellen.

Peter Thelen van Exposé: “Fast forward to 2019 and the long awaited release of a brand new Celeste album, Il Risveglio del Principe, or “Awakening of the Prince,” which seems to pick right up where their first album left off, though the only remaining original member of the band is Ciro Perrino, now credited with a half dozen keyboards (with Mellotron being first on the list), percussion, glockenspiel, and lead vocals (lyrics excluively in Italian), and in addition he is the composer of all the album’s tracks.

Drums are now handled by Enzo Cioffi. Second keyboardist Massimo dal Prà handles piano and Fender Rhodes; there are two woodwind players (Marco Moro and Andrea de Martini) covering flutes, contralto and tenor sax, additional players covering acoustic and electic guitars, electric bass, violin, cello, percussion and background vocals, ten members in all, with guests Alfio Costa on Hammond organ, singer Elisa Montaldo from Il Tempio delle Clessidre, plus additional guests.

The eight tracks encompass gorgeous, beautiful, and gentle with strong classical and folky elements played through many brilliant and layered arrangements. Somehow, with all the Mellotron, flutes and saxes, I am often reminded of the softer aspects of early King Crimson. This album has been in the works for several years now, and all that effort certainly shows; this is a minor masterpiece that deserves many hours of repeat plays.”

Naast Celeste met Il Risveglio del Principe hebben we deze week: Gandalf’s Fist (A Forest of Fey), La Coscienza di Zeno (La Notte Anche di Giorno), Wobbler (From Silence To Somewhere), Syndone (Odysséas), King Crimson (In The Wake Of Poseidon), Harmonium (Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquième Saison) & Trespass (Morning Lights).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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