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.

2.5 points

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