Logos - Sadako e Le Mille Gru di Carta

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“First thing: this is Rock Progressivo Italiano. If you have in mind the classic RPI, this is what you can expect from this album: keyboard driven epics of the kind that unfortunately bands like PFM today seem to have become unable to write.
Second thing: it's a concept album based on a very moving true story with lyrics which deserve to be understood, and you can find them translated in several languages on the band's website, even if the poetry looses power with the translation.
Third: it's skillfully played and produced. In some passages the keyboard sounds remind me of the old Rick Wakeman, with the usual little touch of Genesis influence which is characteristic of the RPI sound, but the story is so dark that the music can't not be dramatic and intense.
...Now it's time to speak about the concept: it's an album about war and about the story of Sadako, a girl who survived to the Hiroshima bomb when she was 2 years old, who died of leukemia at 11. In the hospital she was told a legend: if you are able to create 1,000 crane origamis, you'll have a desire realized. She died after making 644.
The album, and this track in particular have very strong lyrics, written by Marco Zuffo. The band was told the story of Sadako by the paintress Marica Fasoli who realized also the album cover.
The project was completed by the video director Elia Cristofoli (aka Solingo) as a multimedial opera, but I haven't seen the video yet.
Anyway, this is a moving album perfectly in line with what one can expect from something labeled RPI.”-progarchives
  • LabelAndromeda Relix
  • UPC8003703600876
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