Rock On! Wednesday, 12 June 2024 – Celeste, Acqua Fragile, Campo Di Marte, Perigeo, De De Lind & PFM

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday April 17th. Dan’s pick of the week: Celeste (Celeste), Acqua Fragile (Acqua Fragile), Campo Di Marte (Campo Di Marte), Perigeo (Genealogia), De De Lind (Io Non So Da Dove Vengo E Non So Dove Mai Andrò) & Premiata Forneria Marconi (Cook).

De Italiaanse rockband Celeste werd opgericht in Sanremo in 1972 en vijf jaar later ontbonden in 1977. De band is weer actief sinds 2016 en heeft dit jaar een nieuwe plaat uit… Met zijn majestueuze mellotron-passages en ingetogen kracht is Celeste een van de beste zogenaamde “pastorale” albums in de progressieve rock, samen met Trespass van Genesis en Per Un Amico van Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM).

Prog Archives review: “This is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. The waves of mellotron wash over the delicate soundscapes of acoustic guitar, warm, soft vocals, flute and piano melodies.There are some drums, sax and violin, as well as other instrumentation creating heavenly sounds.

“Principe Di Giorno” opens with mellotron as violin,piano and vocals come in. Flute and acoustic guitar follow and 2 minutes in the sound is gorgeous as the drums and mellow vocals create an awesome uplifting melody. Some nice sax melodies later in the song. “Favole Antiche” opens with some strange noises then mellotron, vocals and flute come in. 2 minutes in more mellotron and drums and we can hear voices in the background. Some majestic church organ comes in and a vocal melody followed by soft vocals and acoustic guitar. Piano melodies close out the song. (…)

I think everyone should own this classic Italian album. I love my “Metal” but this is like a warm summer breeze that can’t be put into words. You just smile and enjoy it.”

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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