Monday, 20 August 2018
Laviàntica - The Experience (2018)
The second album from this Italian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of piano, guitars, mini-moog, keyboards, flute, vibraphone, bass and drums.
The band had help from two xtra musicians who provided cello and drums.
I reviewed their 2013 debut album Clessidra the same year and really liked that album. You can find my review here.
That album is a RPI album with all the bells and whistles. And that was five years ago.
The Experience sees the band make a big U-turn and goes for instrumental symphonic prog. Which is a radical break with their past.
The music on The Experience is a mix of Camel like symphonic prog and some fusion and film score music in the same vein as Goblin. Yes, Goblin is a very good reference.
The music is pretty dynamic, driven by guitars and keyboards. There are also some flutes here and mini-moog.
The music on this forty minutes long album is not particular interesting. It is somewhere between decent and good. I very much prefer their debut album.