LA MASCHERA DI CERA La Maschera di Cera

by Mellow Records MMP428

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La MASCHERA DI CERA (The Wax Mask) are a
new Italian five piece band who definitely play
a vintage 70's replica with total originality and
deep musicianship.
Hate to overuse this expression, but here it goes.

This is a total masterpiece IMHO.
La MASCHERA DI CERA blend powerful vocals,
piano, mellotron, organ, moog,
'clavicembalo'-VCS 3 synths, flute, bass/acoustic
guitar and drums and create some of the best
sounds I have heard out of Italy for a long time.

The first side is a magnificent 20 mins epic track
which carries the "Attack-Decay" style of Sweeden's
ANGLAGARD with the symphonic beauty of classic
PFM and jazz elements of ECHOLYN.. totally
unpredictable and totally creative song writing.

The second side is 3 tracks which continue right
where side one left off..

Musically these guys play some pretty sophisticated
and deep music with tons of vintage keyboards,
flute and guitar dominating.
I must also tell you that the drummer is very good
and so too are the bass and guitarist.
Hard to exactly peg this album in terms of comparison
but I would say musically a dead mix of STANDARTE,
PFM with FINESTERRE.

Overall a fantastic album and one of those albums
that after you hear you will not be able to put down.

Review by loserboy
from www.progarchives.com

credits

released April 4, 2002

Fabio Zuffanti: bass, acoustic guitar
Marco Cavani: drums, timpani, percussion and compressor
Alessandro Corvaglia: voice
Andrea Monetti: flute
Agostino Macor: mellotron, piano, prepared piano, organ, moog, harpsichord, VCS 3


guest:
Nadia Girardi: voice on "Del mio abisso e del vuoto"


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 mirrorgames (1998)
mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/h-stsonaten-mirrorgames

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

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

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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