CLARION debut album is almost pure instrumental work.
There are no electric or acoustic guitars, but the sound is
rich and the absence of guitars is unnoticeable.
Flute and keyboards (organ, electric piano, synthesizers)
are omnipresent, glockenspiel (metalophone) and harpsichord
add nice colors at times, bass often plays melodic lines
and, together with drums, strengthens the overall sound.
Most pieces are inspired by classical, particularly baroque,
music, there are also hints of jazz.
The longest track, ''Rifflessioni'' (8 minutes) starts and
ends as bolero, while its middle part has spacey feel.
Music is melancholic, heartfelt and full of light.
Turn on your imagination and it will carry you away to some
beautiful places: a sea shore (''Canzone del mare'') or an
old park in the autumn, where yellow leaves are almost
transparent in the sunlight (''Viviana''). ''Canzone del mare''
is the only vocal track, but nice.
Pleasant voice of Liliana Bodini is recorded with a slight
echo effect, giving you the feel of almost physical presence
by the sea.
Some pieces were written for theatre and rock-opera and
were not initially intended for this album; the last track,
''Orgelwaltz'', was recorded in some Turin church in 1977.
Despite this the album is coherent, pieces flow naturally
one into another.
released May 27, 1993
- Paolo Clari: organ, electric piano (2, 4, 7), synthesizers, church organ
- Gianni Cristiani: flute, piccolo
Also featuring ZAUBER:
- Liliana Bodini: vocals (4)
- Massimo Cavagliato: drums
- Mauro Cavagliato: bass, electric piano (2), glockenspiel
- Oscar Giordanino: electric piano, harpsichord