Wednesday 6 December 2017
Tempio Delle Clessidre. Il - Il Lūdĕre (2017)
The third album from this Italian band.
Il Tempio Delle Clessidre is a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, percussions, drums and Italian vocals.
A guest musician adds flutes on one track.
Their 2010 self-titled debut album is still a masterpiece of Italian progressive rock (RPI). Their 2013 follow up album AlieNatura was a great album. So I was looking forwards to this album.
This band is one of the most active and popular bands in the post-millenium wave of Italian progressive rock (RPI) bands. And with good reasons. Their two first albums is some of the best albums in this genre.
The band is also very much following in the footsteps of PFM, Banco and Maxophone. The good old RPI tradition. That even on this album where Mattias Olsson from Anglagard has joined the band as a full-time member.
I am not sure this is the reason why this album don't really jumps out from the speakers as a fully blooded RPI album. There is some more Euro prog feel over this album than on previous albums. There is still enough RPI to make this a RPI album. But the band has developed....
The vocals is very good and the musicians does a good job on this one hour long symphonic RPI album. The songs here are not that great. The end result is a good album and a bit of a downer from this band. I am slightly disappointed.