HÖSTSONATEN Mirrorgames

by Mellow Records MMP345

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Tracks

1 The Dream (24:21)
Overture
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part VIII
2 Mirrorcloud (8:46)
3 Season of Eve (8:32)
4 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part II (8:51)
5 There's a certain Slant ogf Light (2:21)
6 Ellipsis (17:25)
i) Origin
ii) In Focus
iii) Signal
iv) Transparence
v) Twilight Dance
vi) Return


It is more traditionally symphonic than Finisterre,
and not as highbrow as either Finisterre or Aries.
It is also quite different from the third Hostsonaten album, Springsong, which is entirely instrumental and more
tilted to the folky celtic side of things, an area only fleetingly
explored here.

Hostsonaten is clearly influenced by Eris Pluvia and
their groundbreaking early 90s album at the dawn of
the Italian prog revival, but It also Harkens back to
the golden era of the 70s, while presenting an original,
unified musical concept.

First of all, nothing is either weak or boring here,
even the longer tracks, "The Dream" and the closer,
"Ellipsis".

The former starts the CD off with alternating classically
inspired instrumental movements, gently melded
male/female vocals, recorder backings, lusciously
plodding mellotron themes, and memorable melodies
both of a vocal and instrumental nature, a cornucopia
of delights for symphonic prog fans.

"Mirrorcloud" is a simply gorgeous heavily mellotron
dominated song with a lead guitar theme to die for.
It's very mystical sounding and also includes some
of the aforementioned recorder and other gentle wind
instruments in the break.
It is probably the best track on the disk, along with
the folk-influenced "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Part 2.
"Season of Eve" also has many beautiful moments.

credits

released January 1, 1998

Fabio Zuffanti
guitars, bass, bass pedals, keyboards, vocals

Stefano Marelli
lead & classical guitars, choir

Andrea Orlando
drums, percussions

Boris Valle
piano

Osvaldo Giordano
keyboards

Edmond Romano
sax, recorders, Tin whistle, Bodhram

Marco Moro
flute

with

Claudio Castellini
vocals on " The rime...", backing vocals, choirs

Lorendana Villanacci
choirs

Marilisa Villanacci
choirs

Marzia Sidri
choirs

Victoria Heward
choirs


Others Fabio Zuffanti production:

FINISTERRE Finisterre (1995)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/finisterre-finisterre

FINISTERRE in limine (1996)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/finisterre-in-limine

FINISTERRE Live .​.​.​ai margini della terra fertile​.​.​. (1998)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/finisterre-live-ai-margini-della-terra-fertile

FINISTERRE Harmony of Spheres (2CD) (2002)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/finisterre-harmony-of-spheres-2cd

FINISTERRE Memoirs (2014)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/finisterre-memoirs

HÖSTSONATEN Höstsonaten (1996)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/h-stsonaten-h-stsonaten

HÖSTSONATEN Springtides (2004)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/h-stsonaten-springtides-a-collection-of-rare-unreleased-tracks

LA MASCHERA DI CERA La Maschera di Cera (2002)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/la-maschera-di-cera-la-maschera-di-cera

LA MASCHERA DI CERA Il Grande Labirinto (2003)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/la-maschera-di-cera-il-grande-labirinto

QUADRAPHONIC il giorno sottile (2002)
mellowyellowlive.bandcamp.com/album/quadraphonic-il-giorno-sottile

LA ZONA le notti difficili (2003)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/la-zona-le-notti-difficili

ARIES Aries (2005)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aries-aries

FABIO ZUFFANTI Ghiaccio (2010)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fabio-zuffanti-ghiaccio

FABIO ZUFFANTI Tributes (2014)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fabio-zuffanti-tributes

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