Sunday, 1 March 2015

A cena, per esempio... (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, 1976)

This is the opening track from the album “Come in un’ultima cena”, also relesed in English as “At Supper, for Example” (the whole album was translated with “As in A Last Supper” for Manticore label release).  Strongly based on Francesco Di Giacomo’s sensitive vocals, kind of the lead instrument here, the rich melodic lines are like the spires of a musical serpent, drawing Majestic spirals in and out the synth and piano background.


Leonardo's "Last Supper" inside the gatefold LP.

The lyrics depict the internal struggle of Jesus Christ during the Bible episode inspirating the title for the song. Mind, there are no religious themes here, just a deeply human pain. The ancient instruments the synth imitates add a mysterious, epic charm to the track, that really moves me each time I put it on my player. Prog emotions, I daresay…