The first song "Nel Nulla" is a mellow song that is very CAMEL-like in the sound, with piano and synths leading the way, and it closes out with some nice guitar. The next two songs are instrumentals, starting with "Odissea" that features synth washes and a beautiful Emotions And Anatomy - Various - The Blasting Concept Volume II melody of guitar, drums and keys.
I love the vocals 2 minutes in, and the guitar is great 4 minutes in. The guitar, keyboard interplay is amazing. Organ closes out the song as it blends into the next song "Rassegnazione" and actually dominates this song. The second side long suite starts I Go To Sleep - Soulwax Feat.
Tracy Bonham - My Cruel Joke. with "Ai Margini dell'olimpo" opening with synths and gentle vocals that get intense, Fruit Of Love - Various - iLounge 1 love his vocals when he gets passionate and aggressive.
Actually he is an incredible singer who is great no matter how he decides to sing. The final song "Scomparendo Nell'addio" opens with a great guitar melody that is quite heavy for 2 minutes, then the soundscape becomes pastoral with gentle vocals.
Things get intense again especially the vocals, then soft again as the mood shifts continue. The instrumental of guitar and drums 6 minutes in is stunning.
This is a great record with complex, intricate musicianship bringing to mind CAMEL 19 Ambiense - DeepDubing - DeepStep: Accumulation times but with excellent Italian vocals. A low 4 stars because of all the synths. It is full of pastoral and beautiful passages, very melodic and moving.
Vocals are also very sweet All Day - Various - Rappers To Riches this work is mostly instrumental and are fully in-line with the intimate music which is played during the Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito of this very good album.
Two long songs, divided into shorter parts are the treat. There are hardly furious moments in here: it is almost all enchantment although some more upbeat Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito is experienced while the fourth part of the title track is being played. But that's fine, since this epic might have been too uniform otherwise.
The closing part ''Rassegnezione'' is another charming short piece. The only point that is missing in this epic, is probably a higher sense of unity. There are no recurrent theme which could relate the different parts.
This album is strongly dominated by Walter Pini their mentor really who is in charge of the keys department. While these are wonderfully combined with the smooth voice from Ivan Pini during ''Ai Margini Dell'Olimpo'' it really provokes a great and emotional feeling. A highlight. Just like there was a more upbeat part in the first epic, the second one also holds a more bombastic section: ''Miraggio Cosmico'' is a keyboards feast: great synthesizers, some sort of a tribute to Banks and Wakeman.
Some ''Watcher'' sounds just before an extremely passionate guitar break Steve, where are you? This part of ''Pianeta Transparente'' is the most vibrant one from this whole album. Needless to say that this work scores pretty high in my ears.
This album holds everything a lover of the Italian genre is waiting for. The closing section from the second epic is there to confirm. Four stars. Firenze's Nuova Era were one of the bridge era bands connecting the 70s RPI to the modern scene and existed in a difficult time in the late s.
Their work has been hailed as being on par with the best of the 70s bands which I think is a bit of a stretch. Only their fourth album really blew me away. I can understand that in the 80s and 90s these early albums may have sounded like a revelation of sorts, but these days bands whose goals either retro or modern have released work that well exceed this.
My favorite moments are the spacey textures this album contains, where vocals are held back and you get these atmospheric keys with a Steve Howe inspired, volume-pedal lead guitar Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito the top.
Very beautiful and ethereal. But much of the album seems more fixated on Yes and Camel Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito on the traditional Italian sound, and this along with the rather cheesy 80s keyboard and guitar sound often gives the album a hard to articulate feel that just doesn't hold up that well.
Next problem is the composition, which as many have mentioned, is all over the map. When you pack the goods like a Topographic Oceans, meandering can be fine, Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito ladies and gents, Dopo is no Topographic. The themes are on the upbeat side with a "march-ey" neo-prog feel that should appeal to Script-era Marillion fans as well.
Consistency aside, I don't want to be too harsh on this album. There are certainly many good moments in there too, lovely atmospheres, solid vocals, and guitar work that can be pretty tasty.
As regards this band, my advice to RPI fans new to Nuova Era would be to start with the 4th album and work backward chronologically. I don't feel this title is all that representative of the best of the RPI movement and that's putting it lightly.
The next I Will Always Love You - Various - The Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack Album) would be an improvement pretty much across the board social review comments Review Permalink Posted Saturday, January 7, Review this album Report Review The first is by far the better, with a well measured blend of romantic vocals, keyboards and guitars, none overstaying their welcome.
The opening section "Nella Nulla" is perhaps the high point, Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito with Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito piano that cedes to harpsichord sounding keys before a spacey theme introduces the sung sections.
Unfortunately, the second suite sounds as if the band had to return the arsenal of keyboards to the rent-a-center Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito were overdue. It's all too much and too long, irritatingly extended by the most feeble drawn out codas that would have been regarded as uncouth even in the s. I have tried listening to "Planeta Transparente" first to see if it's the cumulative effect of 45 minutes of racing to the finish line with too many clothes that ultimately tests one's endurance, and, while there is some truth to this theory, it remains that the quality control deteriorates with each passing minute.
Barely 3 stars, and more for the enthusiastic playing than the compositions and arrangements. I really can't agree or disagree because all other three albums by this group are pretty much as good in my opinion. This album is most similar to their 3rd album Io e il Tempo.
The concept in these two albums is I totally agree with James' review here. This album stunned me with it's wonderful recreation of 70's Italian symponic progressive music I was completely unaware that new prog was even being made that year, and was only just starting to discover the greats of Flirt - King Tee - Act A Fool from Great Br You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please Nuova Era - Dopo LInfinito supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. This album features two long compositions that contain warm and pleasant symphonic rock in the traditional way, loaded with fine play on the guitar and keyboards and strong Italian vocals with a warm, emotional undertone.
So nothing wrong with this album only in my opinion there's so much more interesting Italian progrock to explore that deserves at least four stars! Symphonic prog at its best! You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.
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