Thursday, 4 September 2014

Canto di Primavera (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, 1979)

A plain, beautiful song by BMS I Always listen to with pleasure. Vaguely Medieval and full of grace, this "Canto di Primavera" (Springsong in English) is really like a Spring fresh and vital breeze, spreading a gentle light all around. Francesco Di Giacomo sings it with his poetic and almost magic voice and the band draws a classically inspired mood, reminiscent of gypsies and ballad singers.

This song, taken from BMS' 9th studio album, was also released
as a 7" single, featuring this tender cover photo.

The short instrumental interludes increase the bucolic atmosphere and confirm if necessary how vast the musical culture of the band was. It seems to me this "Canto di Primavera" is kind of the swan song of an era: all was going to change for the band, but not before a last, nostalgic look to their melodic and progressive roots.