Orme - La Via Della Seta

SKU 33-LM 001
One of the longest lived and consistantly good Italian progressive rock bands return with a new lineup and a new album, which "is in line with their characteristic sonorities: symphonic, romantic progressive rock." It's a concept album about the ancient Silk Road, through which people of different cultures and nationalites have met, made commerce and found a commonality in their shared experiences as people. The album features original members (the drummer - 45 years and counting) long standing members (the keyboardist - 20 years!) and new members (most notably vocalist Jimmy Spitaleri, best known for his work with the classic Italian band Metamorphoses). The first pressing is a limited edition of a 6 panel digipack with a separate booklet. The cover depicts a map and uses a special paper to reproduce the look of ancient parchment maps.

"Like the Phoenix, like the cat with seven lives, like the Highlander, Le Orme are reborn and return every time more extraordinary and exciting than ever. Some misunderstanding had undermined the existence of the progressive group longest in history but with an incredible backlash drummer Michi Dei Rossi has taken over the situation firmly and well, giving new life to one of the most amazing legends that Italian music remembers. Le Orme, [a band] that with the album Collage (1971) started the progressive music [movement] and [created] a turning point in Italian society, rise from their ashes with an exciting concept album for the ages. Le Orme enrich their outstanding creative work that continues with yet another unstoppable [album], [following] the path along the streets of symphonic rock, progressive and romantic; this path which, over 45 years, has given birth masterpiece albums such as Collage, Uomo Di Pezza, Felona E Sorona, Contrappunti, Florian ... today is more alive now than never. All this demonstrates that the project, thanks to the affection the fans have shown over the years, will continue for a long, long time with the quality that distinguishes them. Yesterday, today and tomorrow only Le Orme!

Le Orme are:
Michi Dei Rossi, drums -- a fixture of Le Orme's history but also of the Italian progressive rock band has been leading group for nearly 45 years. [All during] the high (70s) and low (80s) [points of] Le Orme's career [he has] never [lost] sight of the goal of good music and undermined the unwavering loyalty to the largest Italian band. Now the "Warrior of Music" is back on the road.

Michel Bon, keyboards -- Bon who graduated in music theory at the Conservatorio Pollini of Padova, working with Le Orme from the end of the year '80 but he was hired as keyboard player in 1990, replacing Tony Pagliuca. So for more than 20 years is the alter-ego of the volcanic drummer and soundtrack of Le Orme.

Fabio Trentini, bass, guitar -- a native of Rome, but has experienced his greatest successes as a producer in Germany (Guano Apes, Subway To Sally. Nina Hagen, etc...). [For t]he new project of Le Orme, [he has] worked for some time as a bassist and guitarist making his international experience.

Jimmy Spitaleri, vocals -- it would take volumes to tell the story of the great singer. We simply say that with Metamorphoses, a band of progressive years in the '70s, who realized 2 LPs, authentic and hard to find jewels (E Fu Il Sesto Giorno, Inferno) and the prog world envies us even now. After years of personal projects, he agreed with Michi's enthusiasm for the offer of the lead singer in Le Orme, more angry and aggressive than ever.

William Dotto, guitar -- Director of the Institute of Modern Music Treviso is a perfectionist of the guitar (especially in chordal tapping) as well as excellent violinist and pianist. Will be back on tour with the historic band.

Frederic Gava, piano -- Gava has only twenty years of age but experience to navigate [as a] musician. [In his] eighth year at the conservatory in Venice, he has played in bands and [with] progressive young people in a celebration of the album Collage where exactly was noted for the perfection of its contribution. He has a reverence for King Crimson, Genesis, and of course for Le Orme; this is his second tour as a pianist."

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