Monday, 22 April 2013

A volte un istante di quiete (Locanda delle fate, 1977)

This instrumental track is taken from "Forse le lucciole non si amano più", the only album (before a recent reunion) of an Italian band that came a little too late to their first official LP. Such a pity, because it's a real masterpiece and this opening track is so packed of emotions and ideas that I can't help listening to it again and again.
 
The original line-up of the "Locanda".
 
I was immediately smitten by the brilliant sound, full and warm, deep and glorious. The classical inspiration is clear, especially for the piano and keyboards plots, but the rythm is nonetheless enthralling, while the unpredictable changes of mood, tempo and instrument give a sparkling feature to the song. In short, this is a treat for every italian prog lover, one of the last diamonds of the '70s.