Saturday, September 4, 2010

Frontiers

There are a few things that Italy excels at: film, political corruption, and melodramatic '70s prog. So far we've had our cervelli thoroughly vaffunculo by the sonic spaghetti of such greats as Teoremi, Raminghi, and Jacula, and now let's add Procession to that list with their brilliant 1972 album, Frontiera. Procession's forays into guitar-oriented heavier psych and blues rock is far more appealing than much of the jazz-influenced pasta being served by many of the Italian prog bands of the time. Get super alto con i vostro amici, tossicomani.

12 comments:

Petya V said...

thank you

Dan said...

Hell yes. Thanks for this, it is some tasty goodness.

Anonymous said...

Kinda bummed Don didn't get mentioned.

Anonymous said...

aesop-
thank you for this. the blogsphere has for some time been overflowing with prog music blogs, so it is nice to be directed to a specifically noteworthy release.
By the way, as far as I'm concerned the Italians have excelled in one other thing, the culinary arts. And make no mistake, real Italian food is an art form.

-the anonymous jew

Booteny Lee Farnsworth said...

Nice basslines and guitars, what a tight band. Grazzi.

Mari said...

Grande disco, mille grazie, Aesop!

Lol, unfortunately the good or even "art" sides of my country are consistently overshadowed and poisoned by that perverted art of shameless corruption, the only one where our politicians excel ... :-(

Bruno said...

Pietro Beretta, Ufomammut, Peppino D' Agostino, spaghetti westerns and this Procession these are a few of my favorite Italian things.

Grk! said...

Always intrigued by Italian progressive rock. Thanks!

Vill said...

Don't forget 70s-80s horror with Fulci and Argento!

Grk! said...

Who could forget that? Good call!

LeechFarm said...

I'm packing up, I'm going on a trip! Thants Aesop!

Anonymous said...

Check out Formula 3-Dies Irae (1970)and Il Rovescio della Medaglia-La Bibbia (1971) if you like doomy sounding Italian prog.