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WIth a rich twin guitar and twin keyboards line-up andan excellent musicianship, Locanda delle Fate from Asti went totally unnoticedat the time their only LP came out on Polydor, arriving too late for the declining italianprog movement.
It's a pity, because their rich, symphonic blend ofprogressive rock is well inspired and original, despite the obvious influencesby the romantic side of english prog bands. Forse le lucciole non si amanopiù has lately become an example of the italian classical-oriented prog, withthe nice interplay between the multiple keyboards, dreamy atmospheres and goodvocal parts, like in the long title-track, Profumo di colla bianca or theclosing Vendesi saggezza.
The Live CD, recorded in 1977 and released in1993, can interest the group fans, though it only contains an unreleased track, Lagiostra, the other six cuts coming from the LP.
It has a good bootleg-like recording quality.
Disappointed by the lack of interest, the band releasedtwo more commercial singles in 1978 and 1980 (the last one under the name LaLocanda) before disbanding.
In 1996 a reunion with five of the seven originalmembers (less singer Sasso and keyboard player Conta) that have released a newalbum in 1999, Homo homini lupus, an 11-track work, good but moresong-oriented and very far from the dreamysound of their great album.
Guitarist Ezio Vevey took part in 2002 in therock-opera La rete di Ulisse with the group Genoma, that also includedNik Comoglio (keyboards), Cyrus Scognamiglio (bass) and Steve Abrate (drums).
"A volte un istante di quiete" – 6:31
"Forse le lucciole non si amano più" – 9:48
"Profumo di colla bianca" – 8:25
"Cercando un nuovo confine" – 6:41
"Sogno di Estunno" – 4:41
"Non chiudere a chiave le stelle" – 3:34
"Vendesi saggezza" – 9:37
"New York"* – 4:35
- Giorgio Gardino / drums, vibraphone
- Luciano Boero / bass, Hammond
- Ezio Vevy / 12-string, acoustic & electric guitars, voice, flute
- Alberto Gaviglio / acoustic, electric, 12-string electric guitars, voice
- Michele Conta / pianos, Moog, clavinet, synths
- Oscar Mazzoglio / Hammond, piano, Moog, synths
- Leonardo Sasso / voice