Define the Italian Mike Oldfield, Riccardo Zappa, is correct.
"Celestion" is a really nice and relaxed album.
The music is not marked on the power,
but more than anything else on the listening pleasure.
Extensive use of acoustic guitar, so, in a calm
and careful music.
Not too electronic keyboards and lots of baroque melody.
But not pompous.
Also the production is light and relaxed.
"Frammenti" is a masterstroke: classical inspired arpeggios
and folk tunes chase each other, ending up in a phased
guitar heaven which never fails to leave breathless.
"Tre o Quattro Quarti" always reminds me of
Angelo Branduardi, maybe for its particular
hue lost somewhere between Reinassance
and celtic folk (with a beautiful binaural echo).
The title track begins with atmospherical passages,
with interesting sound effects, then evolves as a
"poppy" piece, with synths reminding Le Orme.
When you get to "Sonata Mediterranea" you really get
somewhere else, a dreamy and fascinating waltz with
a wonderful melancholic main melody; guitars are
also used to mock mandolins, and the whole effect is
the same as a quiet evening on the Mediterranean Sea,
just after sunset...
"Mirage" is the natural consequence to this piece,
a lengthy track reminding "Tubular Bells" in its
piling up tunes all deriving from the main arpeggio,
the perfect way to close an excellent album.
What else to add?
"Celestion" is a great album of Folk Prog.
Certainly if you love acoustic guitar "Celestion"
is another album for your collection.