Volare - Memoirs... (Mega Blowout Sale)

While this excellent & sadly short-lived, Canterbury-style group have not returned from the dead, this is the next best thing. It features all five tracks from their debut, cassette-only release, newly remixed, (& featuring a cellist in addition to their usual keyboards, guitar, bass & drums), an outtake from the Uncertainty sessions, a live track & a song never recorded until 6/99, when the band regrouped to record it!
While not as uniformly great as their only album released during their lifetime, The Uncertainty Principle, it's still very good & the last ever music to be heard from this excellent, all instrumental, Canterbury-style progressive rock/fusion band.

"Volaré's quirky and melodic prog rock shows strong Canterbury inspirations, including Hatfield and Happy the Man, in addition to slight jazz fusion and symphonic rock influences. Skillful dynamics range widely in intensity, sinuous odd meter passages groove, and textures from acoustic and electric guitars and a wide palette of synthesizers flesh out the sound."-All About Jazz

Volare is the now-defunct project from Athens Georgia, a real hotbed of the Canterbury sub-genre of progressive rock. Kidding aside, "Memoirs" is not a typical studio CD release but more of a retrospective. It contains eight tracks, the first five of which comprised the band's cassette tape debut release recorded in the summer of 1995. So it acts as a CD reissue of their maiden cassette tape recording with three extra tracks recorded from 1997-1999. In the same period their first proper full length CD release was recorded and released by The Laser's Edge label, it was called "The Uncertainty Principle" and was quite well received by critics. "Memoirs" is a very nice historical release which fills in the edges of the brief career of Volare.”-progarchives
  • LabelPleasant Green
Your Price $8.00

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