Genfuoco are an Italian prog band that was formed in
Tuscany in the early seventies.
The members of the band were linked to the Gen Movement,
a Christian movement founded in 1967 by Chiara Lubich
to promote among young people from all over the world a
peaceful revolution able to change the hearts first and then
to change society bringing everywhere the spirit of the gospels.
Genfuoco started playing covers of other bands linked to
the Gen Movement like Gen Rosso but later they managed
to shape their own sound writing original songs in a
progressive rock style that could remind of bands like
PFM, BMS or LE ORME, with a good use of flute and sax.
They had a good live activity all over Europe in the
"Genfest circuit" and, after a self-produced demo-tape
called "Antichi confini", in 1979 they released an interesting
album for the Catholic label Città Nuova, "Dentro l'invisiblie"
(Inside the invisible).
The album was prevalently distributed through Catholic
bookshops and almost completely "out of market".
Luckily the independent record label Mellow Records
re-released the album on CD in 1992.
On the whole this is a very good album that deserves
to be re-discovered by Italianprog lovers...
released June 29, 1992
Giovanni De Luca
lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar