1979 IL CONCERTO - Live festival recordings with Area, Banco, Venegoni & Co., Mauro Pagani, Toni Esposito etc…
3VEL - New Italian band in Pat Methany style.
7 SAMURAI, THE - C.A.P., Tempano, Taproban. Another great collaboration with each track averaging 25 minutes.
A SPIRALE - Blend of prog, jazz and avant garde. Reminds me of Miriodor.
ABASH - They may be Italian but they sound like a female vocal-fronted prog band straight out of the Middle East. Nice! https://myspace.com/abashband/music/songs
ABIOGENESI - Excellent prog rock group on Black Widow.
ABSENTHIA - Prog rock with opeartic vocals and some heavy guitar riffs. Kind of like a modern day Museo Rosenbach or Il Balletto Di Bronzo. http://www.myspace.com/absenthia
ABYSMAL GRIEF - Dark and doomy Black Widow release for fans of Black Sabbath, Jacula and Antonius Rex.
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - Top-notch instrumental fusion (keyboards, bass, guitar, drums) in Deus Ex Machina and DFA style. http://www.myspace.com/accordodeicontrari or http://www.myspace.com/135732674
ACQUA FRAGILE - Prog rock from 1973 & 1974 and similar to PFM & Genesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKwYB_SwlpM & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww4I3oLqNt4
ACTIVE HEED - Song-oriented symph/prog with folk and pop overtones and a romantic feel as well. https://soundcloud.com/active-heed
ADM - Instrumental progressive jazz fusion with Maurizio Di Tollo on keys & drums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRKyjI9hNyA
AD MAIORA - Stunning debut by another great new Italian symph/prog band. Reference include ELP, Quill and middle period Genesis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUmP_xP7L7o
AELIAN - Like Yes.
AGORA – 70’s progressive jazz rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxzY01ezbAA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td2iU1g1kqA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_9mI7Oz7Q
AFTER GENESIS - Genesis tribute in a classical twist with lots of piano and cello.
AINUR - Concept prog/symph based on J.R.R. Tolkien works. http://www.myspace.com/ainurband
AIRPORTMAN (AIRPORTMEN) - Stunning instrumental acoustic/post-rock/prog. https://myspace.com/airportman/music/songs
AIRPORTMAN & TOMMASO TERASUOLO - Teaming up with Perturbazione front man this is mainly made up of acoustic guitars and voice in a mellow, melancholy, singer/songwriter style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4wR-tiKKXg
AKROASIS - Instrumental progressive folk rock. Kind of reminds me of Celeste but with a Celtic edge to it. Gorgeous stuff!
AKRON - Dark prog with solid organ. Another Black Widow winner!
AKTUALA - 70’s prog folk with a Middle-Eastern vibe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGa3TcL-Kc
ALBERO MOTORE - Obscure progressive work from 1974.
ALGEBRA - New recording by early 80’s prog group. Genesis medley cover. http://www.dusk.it/algebra/
ALHAMBRA - Prog like the legendary first Celeste album. Great!
ALLEGRI LEPROTTI - Picchio Dal Pozzo, Magma, Zappa influenced crazy jazz/prog/fusion. Great stuff! http://www.myspace.com/allegrileprotti
ALLUMINOGENI - 70’s prog a la The Nice/ELP.
ALPHATAURUS - 1973 prog masterpiece similar to Il Balletto Di Bronzo and Museo Rosenbach. http://www.myspace.com/alphataurusprog or http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=469
ALPHATERRA - Instrumental light symph/jazz. Nice!
ALTARE THOTEMICO - Really good prog that sounds like a cross between Area and Metamorfosi. https://myspace.com/altarethotemico/music/songs
ALTAVIA - Neo symph/prog that brings to mind Pendragon and Magenta. http://www.myspace.com/altaviamusic
ALTROCK CHAMBER QUARTET - Chamber rock quartet of violin, cello, clarinate bass, flute & piccolo of transcriptions of music by Fred Frith, Univers Zero, Thinking Plague and others. http://soundcloud.com/andrea-hotrats-rizzardo/altrock-chamber-quartet-snake
ALUSA FALLAX - Great romantic prog with a classical feel.
AMANITA - New group in Jethro Tull style.
AMAZING WORLD OF PROG, THE - Live from Prog Exhibition 2010 featuring PFM & Ian Anderson, New Goblin & Steve Hackett, Osanna & David Jackson, Tagliapietra Pagliuca Marton & David Cross, La Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno & Thjis Van Leer, Il Balletto Di Bronzo & Richard Sinclair, Arti E Mestieri Con Gigi Venegoni & Mel Collins, Oak & Martin Allcock, Biglietto Per L’Inferno.Folk & Martin Barre.
ANCIENT OAK CONSORT - Beautiful prog folk with female vocals, acoustic guitars, harp, violin, viola, flute and cello. https://myspace.com/ancientoakconsort/music/songs
ANONIMA SOUND LTD - Monster prog rarity.
ANTARES - Nice mystical floating prog.
ANTEPHONIA - Sounds like Deus Ex Machina with a prog metal slant.
ANTILABE’ - Progressive jazz with marimba, vibraphone and female vocals. Very unique album! https://myspace.com/antilabe/music/songs
ANTITHESY - Sophisticated new prog rock with female lead voice.
ANTONELLI ENSEMBLE, FABIO - New Italian band with classical orchestra & female vocalist.
ANTONIUS REX - Post Jacula haunting progressive. https://myspace.com/annodemoni/music/songs
APOSTHOLI, GLI - Mega-rare melodic progressive albums from 1979 & 1983.
APOTEOSI - One-off prog jewel from 1975 with female vocals, flute, Hammond, & Moog. Awesome! http://www.myspace.com/apoteosi
APRYL - Keyboard prog with 4 long tracks. Great debut!
ARCANSIEL - Neo prog. http://www.myspace.com/arcansiel
ARCHANGEL - Prog concept projects by Ubi Maior keyboardist Gabriele Manzini based on Tolkien’s Silmarillion and the “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Báthory. http://www.myspace.com/archangelsworld/music/songs
ARCHENSIEL - Soft progressive folk with female vocals and acoustic guitar aplenty.
ARCHITRAVE INDIPENDENTE - Fantastic prog that you could swear was from the 70’s. Highly recommended! http://www.myspace.com/architraveindipendente
AREA - Killer wild 70’s prog with the driving force of Demetrio Stratos. http://www.myspace.com/areainternationalpopupulargroup and http://www.myspace.com/itarea
AREKNAMES - Excellent early 70’s English sounding prog with plenty of organ and mellotron. http://www.myspace.com/areknames
ARIA PALEA - Warm Italian prog with haunting flute and theatrical feel
ARIES - Another great Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, La Maschera Di Cera) project. Symph/prog with excellent female singer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh6OYqHVAM4 and http://www.myspace.com/spacearies
ARJUNA - Pre-Alhambra prog rock. Very good!
ARK ENSEMBLE - Emotional floating, dreamy prog/jazz that’s sung in French. Recommended highly!
ARM ON STAGE - Unique modern prog with an overall melancholic feel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB5dHu-7u50
ARMONITE - New instrumental prog group with 2 violins, keyboards, bass and drums. Great!
ARPIA - Fantastic new heavy concept prog/symphonic work. http://www.myspace.com/arpia1
ARS NOVA - Previously unreleased seventies prog rock
ART AND ILLUSION - Melodic theatrical progressive rock
ARTI & MESTIERI - Great prog/fusion band. https://myspace.com/artiejazzprog/music/songs
ASSENZIO - Old-school 70’s style Italian prog with excellent flute and keys. Concept album released privately by the band back in 2005 only as a limited edition CD-R. https://myspace.com/assenzioprog/music/songs
ASTRALIA - Spacey prog that will appeal to fans of Porcupine Tree. http://www.myspace.com/astraliaproject
ASTROLABIO - Yet another brilliant new Italian prog release that sounds right out of the 70’s. Museo Rosenbach, De De Lind and Biglietto Per L’Inferno would be some close references. A must! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm2KTHyS3Yw
ATARAXIA - Medieval folk/classical/opera. http://www.myspace.com/histrionia
ATMO - New age/progressive.
ATONS - Melodic prog.
ATP - 1977 & 1980 albums together on 1 CD by this obscure soft progressive group.
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AURORA LUNARE - Symph/prog much in line with the 70’s classic Italian bands. Absolutely wonderful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JS77p6a-iE
AUTICADA - Symph/prog with some heavy lush guitar playing. Reminds me a lot of Arpia!
BABAU & I MALEDETTI CRETINI, IL - Incredible 2nd album based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Short but sweet! http://www.myspace.com/ilbabauimaledetticretini
BACIO DELLA MEDUSA, IL - Great heavy symph/prog with guitars, percussion, organ, flute and violin www.myspace.com/ilbaciodellamedusa
BACCINI, SOPHYA - Concept symphonic work by Presence vocalist using instruments such as mellotron, moog, piano, violin, accordion and bouzouki. http://www.myspace.com/sophyabaccini
BAD MEXICAN, THE - Crazy mix of prog, experimental, ambient, avant garde and post-rock. Has to be heard! http://www.myspace.com/thebadmexican
BADGE, THE - Over 40 years later this late 60’s/early 70’s prog band has entered the studio and produced a wonderful classically inspired prog album similar to Le Orme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8JLZy3bpcA
BALKAN PROJECT - Interesting mix of opera/avant garde and jazz rock.
BALLETTO DI BRONZO, IL - Sirio 2222 is hard psych/prog from 1970. YS is their heavy prog masterpiece from 1972. Trys is a great keyboard dominated come-back work. http://www.myspace.com/ballettodiprog & http://www.myspace.com/ballettodibronzowebsite
BALLETTIROSADIMACCHIA - Mega-rare 70’s? progressive with organ, mellotron and mini moog. Completely unknown gem
BALLO DELLE CASTAGNE - Prog/space rock band with a dreamy Middle Eastern vibe. Really good! http://www.myspace.com/ballocastagne
BALTARO, PAOLO - Solo album by Arcansiel vocalist/songwriter. Not far from what Porcupine Tree is doing these days. http://www.myspace.com/paolobaltaro
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO - Best Italian 70’s prog band! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtxQ7CFpZuk
BANFI, BAFFO - Great electronic/progressive album from the Biglietto Per L’Inferno keyboardist.
BANFI, BAFFO & MATTEO CANTALUPPI - Electronic/symphonic album by Biglietto Per L’Inferno keyboardist and signore Cantaluppi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biqTUJ2jq2I
BARACCA & BURATTINI - Instrumental jazz rock trio with loads of sax and organ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgX2PjFtnJI
BARBAJA, MARIO - Soft symphonic progressive concept album from 1972 with Nuova Idea members.
BARDI, DONATELLA - Female vocalist/guitarist’s obscure 1975 release of a mix of symphonic and singer/songwriter.
BAROCK PROJECT - Keyboard dominated progressive outfit. Excellent! http://www.myspace.com/barockprojectofficial
BAROQUE - Heavy art rock that reminds me a bit of Queen in some places and has some nice ballads mixed in. http://www.myspace.com/baroquetorino
BARROCK - A long awaited new release by this fine prog/symphonic group.
BASSO, LUCIANO - Voci & Cogli are his brilliant progressive works from 1976 & 1978. The others are solid solo piano works.
BATTIATO, FRANCO - One of the originators of Avant garde prog.
BATTISTI, LUCIO - Famous Italian Songwriter.
BEDEDEUM - 2nd album by this excellent folk/prog band with top-notch male/female vocals. https://myspace.com/bededeum/music/songs
BEGGAR’S FARM - The best Tull tribute band out there. They perform (along with Clive Bunker, Mick Abrahams and Bernardo Lanzetti) Tull tracks and a few Genesis and PFM ones as well.
BELLA BAND - Jazz rock classic from 1978. http://www.myspace.com/bellaband78
BERTONI, ALESSANDRO - Hot instrumental progressive fusion by Aphelion keyboardist. Produced by Derek Sherinian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKvCFxRiLYo
BEYTELMANN, GUSTAVO & EZIO BOSSO - Chamber music mixed with RIO made up of double bass, piano and percussion.
BIANCHI, PAOLO – Instrumental keyboard symphonic with Tony Carnevale.
BIBBÒ, PIERPAOLO - New album after 30 years of silence by this multi-instrumentalist. Still possesses great keyboard work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ9rRnMg3xw
BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO - Killer heavy prog from 1974. http://www.myspace.com/bigliettoperprog
BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO.FOLK - Folky reworkings of original album + unreleased track by original & new members.
BILL IN THE TEA - Absolutely gorgeous prog with a nod to post-rock. Essential!.
BIRDS OF FIRE, THE - Instrumental jazz rock/fusion.
BLACK, THE - For Devil Doll and Jacula fans.
BLACK JESTER - Heavy neo prog.
BLACK SPIRIT - Mega rare seventies hard blues rock.
BLIND MIRROR - Rare and excellent private progressive rock release. Guitars and keyboards stand out.
BLOCCO MENTALE - Beautiful textured, emotional prog from 1973. Kind of like Celeste. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=43
BLONDIE FOX - Very good heavy symphonic.
BLUE - Basically Edith under a different name.
BLUE PHANTOM - Instrumental progressive psychedelia from 1971. http://www.myspace.com/bluephantompsych
BLUES RIGHT OFF, THE - Extremely obscure blues with female vocals from 1970. Limited press of 500.
BONDAGE - Close reference to this group might be Area Palea.
BORNIDOL - Heavy Hammond organ driven 70’s-ish prog like Il Balletto Di Bronzo and Biglietto Per L’Inferno. Outstanding! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCT6xOyFSTs
BRENNA, MARCO - Predominantly instrumental Celtic music with church organ at the forefront. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGjQu5SpfCA
BREZNEV FUN CLUB - Fantastic mix of prog, jazz, classical and RIO. http://www.myspace.com/roccolomonaco
BRUGNOLINI, SANDRO - 1970 instrumental prog/psych/jazz not far from Psycheground and Blue Phantom. Limited edition of 500.
BUCCHERI - Real good electronic progressive with tons of mellotron.
BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE - Outstanding prog work from 1971 but not released until the 90’s. Lots of great flute/sax on top of virtuoso guitars & keyboards. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1256
CABARET DU CIEL - Mixes prog with new music. Lots of programmed keys along with female vocals.
CABOTO - Instrumental progressive jazz. Great! http://www.myspace.com/cabotohiddenorjustgone
CACCIAPAGLIA, ROBERTO - Highly regarded electronic/avant garde artist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rQ8VjcKVm8
CADMO, I - Instrumental progressive jazz trio made up of piano, bass & drums and from 1977.
CAGE - Really great prog/symph with influences ranging from Genesis to Ezra Winston. http://www.myspace.com/progressivecage
CALOMITO - Instrumental jazz rock made up of guitars, drums, keys, bass, violin, viola, xylophone and saxes. http://www.myspace.com/calomito
CAMALEONTI, I - Obscure prog release from 1976. Reminds me of Far East Family Band in many places. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mR3JlFT9PA
CAMELIA’S GARDEN - Mellotron-laden symph/prog close to mid-70’s Genesis but with an added folk touch. https://soundcloud.com/camelias-garden
CAMERA CHIARA - Instrumental prog rock with a dose of fusion and space rock. Wow! http://camerachiara.bandcamp.com/
CAMISASCA - Unique project from 1974 led by the passionate vocals of Juri Camisasca with the help of Franco Battiato and others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auB-WfKVxOY
CAMPO DI MARTE - Progressive masterpiece from 1973. Searing flutes, great fuzz guitar yet still full of Romanticism. The mini’s are the re-formatted song versions the way the band originally intended it to be. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=490
CANCELLI DELLA MEMORIA, I - Franco Battiatio tribute featuring Gianfranco D'Adda, Mario Dalla Stella, Paolo “Ske” Botta (Yugen, Ske, Not a good sign), Mauro Galbersanini, Roberta Pagani and Carlo Cilibrasi.
CANI ARRABBIATI - The Samurai of Prog, Anima Morte, Kate, Senogul, Aurora Lunare, Amrco Lo Muscio, Ozone Player, The Conspirators of the Occult, John La Forgas, Jaime Rosas, Mist Season. http://www.myspace.com/colossusprojects
CANOSSA - Stunning concept rock opera collaboration project with Mangala Vallis, Trama Sonora, Sequencer, Arcanoise, Type, Oltremare and Master Experience. Absolutely essential!
CANTINA SOCIALE - Fantastic unique prog rock works with mellotron. Highly recommended! http://www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomcantinasociale
CANZONIERE DEL LAZIO - Classical/prog from 1975 with Carlo Siliotto on violin.
CAPITOLO 6 - Fantastic heavy prog from 1972 and inspired by Jethro Tull. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1257
CAPRA, MARCELLO - Procession guitarist displaying some of the most amazing acoustic guitar playing you will ever hear. http://www.myspace.com/marcellocapra
CAPRICORN COLLEGE - Early Progressive with a slight psych edge.
CAPSICUM RED - 1972 keyboard-dominated prog similar in style to Triade and Le Orme. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egobF6Jqzvk&list=PLB271e4ZImioQaaAGUeVsU7TE7g6GATkU
CARPANI, ALEX - Excellent keyboard-laden symph/prog with Aldo Tagliapietra (Le Orme) on vocals. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/alexcarpani
CASSELLI, CATERINA - Famous poet/songwriter.
CASTELLANI GROUP, BEPPE - Instrumental jazz rock.
CASTELLO DI ATLANTE, IL - PFM-like progressive. http://www.myspace.com/ilcastellodiatlante
CATAFALCHI DEL CYBER - Excellent prog with UK and King Crimson influences. http://www.myspace.com/catafalchidelcyber
CCLR - Progressive super project by Bernardo Lanzetti (Acqua Fragile & PFM), Cristiano Roversi (Mangala Vallis, Moongarden & Submarine Silence) and Gigi Cavalli-Cocchi (Mangala Vallis, Moongarden, Alex Carpani & Canossa). Excellent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2TThFpjJuo&feature=share
CELESTE - Their 1976 mellotron masterpiece! https://myspace.com/celesteprog/music/songs
CENTRICA - Instrumental prog/prog metal. http://www.myspace.com/centrica
CERCHIO D’ORO, IL - 70’s prog group that recorded the 1st album 40 years ago. The 2nd and 3rd are great comeback efforts. https://myspace.com/ilcerchiodoro/music/songs
CERRI, FRANCO - Jazz from 1972 + 7 tracks from 2003 recordings.
CERVELLO - Another Italian prog jewel from 1973. Essential! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6tZHWkqHY
CHAIN, PAUL - Dark & doomy hard progressive.
CHANCE:RISIKO - Stunning debut of Canterburyish prog with mellotron, violin, cello & glockenspiel. Gorgeous and quirky at the same time. Highly recommended! http://www.myspace.com/chancerisiko
CHAOS - Electronic/ambient music with sounds from the Middle-East and outer space mixed in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgAaYlbyH7Q
CHAPLIN’S BREAKFAST - Private prog close to Anthony Phillips/Genesis.
CHERRY FIVE - Brilliant pre-Goblin progressive from 1975 and a new one 40 years later. Essentials! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Mou2UtiIk & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJzBS3ls-c
CHIAVE DI VOLTA - Wonderful symph/prog that brings to mind Camel, Eris Pluvia and Ezra Winston.
CHIRICO, FURIO - Arte E Mestieri drummer.
CHIRICO, FURIO & FRIENDS - Mix of prog and fusion with Gigi Venegoni, Beppe Crovella, Marco Gallesi and of course the great drumming of Furio.
CICO - Formula 3-related album from 1974. Progressive with a slight pop edge.
CIRCLE OF FAIRIES - New symphonic a la Fancy Fluid. Long tracks.
CIRCUS 2000 - Psych/prog from 1970 & 1972 with a super female vocalist. http://www.myspace.com/circus2000itpsych
CITTA’ FRONTALE - Great prog album from 1975 with flute, sax and a slight Gentle Giantish sound. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=497
CIVICO 23 - Young Roman band that lie on the heavier side of prog. https://soundcloud.com/officialcivico-23/sets/siero-progressivo
CLARION - Nice prog that reminds me of Zauber.
CLEMENTI, GEORG - Folky progressive.
COAL TATTOO BAND, THE - Irish folk.
COCCIANTE, RICCARDO - Prolific singer/songwriter.
COLETTI, MATTIA - Acoustic prog by guitarist Coletti with clarinet, piano and percussion. Stunningly beautiful! http://www.myspace.com/zenomattia or https://soundcloud.com/mattia-coletti
COLOMBO, ROBERTO - One of the best Italian progressive jazz rock albums from the 70’s (1976). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jrwi0J7ugc
COLOSSUS OF RHODES, THE - Another epic progressive concept album with Greenwall, Leviathan, Sinkadus, Mad Crayon, Revelation and Velvet Desperados.
COLSTER - Instrumental progressive space rock of the highest caliber. http://www.myspace.com/colstermusic
COMBOJAZZ - Six piece jazz rock band made up of keyboards, bass, drums, sax, trombone and clarinet.
COME LE FOGLIE - First official CD release by this 70’s folky/melodic prog group. 7 old tunes and 9 new ones. http://www.myspace.com/comelefoglieclf
CONQUEROR - Wonderful progressive in the Italian 70’s tradition with female singer/keyboardist. http://www.myspace.com/conqueror1
CONSORZIO ACQUA POTABILE (CAP) - Very nice prog in PFM style.
CONTRAPPUNTO (PROJECT) - Symph/prog with female vocals, Hammond organ, moogs & melodic passages of guitar & bass. Elegie D’Inverno is all instrumental and has more of a classical edge to it. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1267
CORAL CAVES - New progressive group that plays in the grand tradition of the Italian 70’s prog acts. http://www.myspace.com/coralcavesproject
CORDE OBLIQUE - Stunning symph/prog project led by Riccardo Prencipe with male/female vocals, violin, piano, acoustic guitar & contrabass. http://www.myspace.com/cordeobliqueunofficial
CORMORANO - Wonderful prog led by a fine vocalist and whirling synths.
CORREANI, EMANUELE - Excellent progressive work by this multi-instrumentalist that plays mellotron, guitar, keyboards, sitar, percussion & vocals. Recommended! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K-_acX7ehQ
CORTE AULICA - Instrumental prog/symph in Camel style. Great! http://www.myspace.com/corteaulica
CORTE DEI MIRACOLI - Dual keyboard prog from 1976. A must! http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=495
COSCIENZA DI ZENO, LA - Tremendous 70’s-style dual-keyboard prog. An absolute must! https://myspace.com/lacoscienzadizeno/music/songs
COSENTINO, SARO - Beautiful dreamy, melancholy album by keyboardist Cosentino with help from Peter Hammill, Trey Gunn, Jakko Jakszyk, Tim Bowness, Gavin Harrison and Cristiano Roversi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix8V3Pw0KlY
COSMA, VITTORIO – Dreamy classical music with Eugenio Finardi & Mauro Pagani.
COURT - Solid neo progressive. http://www.myspace.com/courtband
CROVELLA, BEPPE - Arti E Mestieri keyboardist solo works. http://www.myspace.com/beppecrovella
CRYSTAL PHOENIX - Doomy celtic folk
D’ERRICO, GIANNI - Concept album from 1976 this is one of the great Italian solo prog albums of the 70’s. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3000
DAAL - Taproban/Gallant Farm/Tilion member side-project not far from Goblin & Il Balletto Di Bronzo yet quite adventurous. http://www.myspace.com/daalband
DAEMONIA - Great releases led by Goblinite Claudio Simonetti. http://www.myspace.com/daemonia
DALTON - 1973 & 1975 Jethro Tull-like progressive. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2843
DAPHNE - Very good prog rock with high energy and flute, guitar outbreaks.
DE ANDRE, FABRIZIO - With PFM & Roberto Colombo.
DE DE LIND - Hard progressive masterpiece.
DEDALOGICA - Instrumental free-form jazz/ambient/minimalism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgv09666J7w
DEDALUS - 70’s complex progressive/avant garde strangeness. (Preview)
DELIRIUM - 70’s prog classics along with some great new albums as well. http://www.myspace.com/deliriumitaly
DEL MONACO, DONELLA - The wonderful voice behind Opus Avantra
DEMETRA SINE DIE - Heavy space rock. https://myspace.com/demetrasinedie/music/songs
DESERT WIZARDS - Heavy progressive space rock. Wow! http://desertwizards.bandcamp.com/album/ravens
DEUS EX MACHINA - Like a mixture of Area & PFM. Great!
DEVIL DOLL - Very original dark, classical prog. Brilliant! http://www.myspace.com/35322879
DIK DIK, I - 70’s prog pop. Suite was their best and most proggy album.
DISTILLERIE DI MALTO - Fantastic prog that ranges from the symphonic to the complex. https://myspace.com/distilleriedimalto/music/songs
DONO CELESTE - Hints of early Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree can be heard here.
DORACOR - Keyboard filled progressive. http://www.myspace.com/doracor
DORIAN WILDE - Instrumental keyboard symphonic music much like Rick Wakeman. Very good!
DR. DUDE - Powerful new Italian prog.
DRAFT & BILL - Early 80’s style Genesis.
DROPSHARD - Edgy neo prog for Riverside, Porcupine Tree and IQ enthusiasts. Great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o8iozhFIi4&list=RD6o8iozhFIi4
DUELLO MADRE - Progressive/fusion/jazz from 1973. www.myspace.com/duellomadreitprog
DUNWICH - Medieval symph with beautiful voice and bizantyum choir. Great!
DUTY FREE AREA (D.F.A.) - Kenso meets Deus Ex Machina. http://www.myspace.com/dutyfreearea
E. A. POE - One of many brilliant one-offs from the 70’s (1974) Italian prog scene with that wonderful doomy organ sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJLfE6StZOc
ECLISSE - Rare private pressing prog/symph heavily influenced by Genesis.
EDERA - Private pressing of prog rock with Genesis and Van Der Graaf Generator influences. Very good!
EDITH - Laid-back melodic prog rock.
EGO - Instrumental keyboard-dominated symph/prog trio. Good stuff! http://www.myspace.com/egoprogit
EGO BAND - Instrumental keyboard-dominated symph/prog trio. Good stuff! http://www.myspace.com/egoprogit
EGONON - Outstanding prog rock with passionate vocals, mellotron, sax, clarinet, basoon. Highly recommended! http://www.egonon.it/eng/canti.html
EL - Instrumental RIO, jazz rock, experimental. http://www.myspace.com/elmusicalgroup
ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN - Paolo Tofani (Area) project from 1975 and an interesting work of guitar-led prog/psych/space strangeness. http://www.italianprog.com/a_frankenstein.htm
ELECTRIC MINSTRELS - Inexpensive various artists CD that concentrates on prog, heavy prog and prog metal with tracks by Black Jester, Benders, Ram, Roby Di Peco, Exarule, Epica, Spleen, Wyvern, Arabesque, Heaviside, Omega Prime, Watchful Eyes, Dangerous Kitchen, Neurotica.
ELECTRIC SWAN - Heavy retro prog led by Wicked Minds guitarist Lucio Calegari. https://myspace.com/electricswan/music/songs
ELECTROMANTIC NIGHT - Venegoni & Co., Arti & Mestieri, Beppe Crovella, Il Nostro Canto Libero, Furio Chirico & Friends, Marco Gallesi, Blue Indigo, Freelance, Esagono, Chrico Camarca Project, Paolo Ricca, Cresci/Tattara, Morera, Slep & The Red House
ELEKTRIKTUS - One of the few Italian electronic albums right out of the seventies Berlin school. From 1976.
EMPIRE - ELP, UK oriented trio with female singer. Solid release.
EMPIRICAL TIME - Debut release by this band from Padua that mixes classic Italian prog with classic English prog bands such as Pink Floyd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwfRg9C9Oc
EMPTY DAYS - Yugen-related project that can be beautiful one minute and then dark and brooding the next. Standouts are the harmony vocals, piano & occasional mellotron. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMdEzCx5f8g
ENDLICH ALLEIN - New symphonic rock group in same style as H20 & Cooperativa Del Latte.
ENEIDE - Prog rock gem recorded in 1972 but not released until the 90’s. A must! http://www.myspace.com/eneidepop
ENTITY - And yet another brilliant 70’s-sounding Italian prog/symph band. Essential! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G774wyQkSSw
EPISCOPIO VISTARAMA - Prog/symph band that used to perform Gentle Giant and Genesis covers so you can hear those influences in their music along with some Zappa-ish silliness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9xzgtlZoNQ
EQUIPE 84 - Early 70’s melodic progressive with some nice mellotron.
ERA DI ACQUARIO - 1973 melodic prog rarity with great acoustic guitar and flute.
ERIS PLUVIA - Fantastic symphonic progressive. http://www.myspace.com/erispluvia
ERRATA CORRIGE - Beautiful symph/prog with a classical feel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXgdk0Gq_D4
ESAGONO - Instrumental jazz fusion with a connection to Arti E Mestieri.
ESPOSITO, TONY - First two albums from 1974 & 1976 by this noted drummer/percussionist. Rosso sounds like Jade Warrior but with a jazz edge to it. Processione is a bit more experimental. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmeRA-hsCxo & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6wxkCtHJKY
EUTHYMIA - Amazing concept symph/prog with male/female vocals and loads of keyboards. A masterpiece! http://www.myspace.com/progettoeuthymia
EVANGELION OF DARKNESS - Electronic space.
EXPOSURENSEMBLE - Instrumental prog/jazz with a free-floating, dreamy feel. Fantastic! http://exposurensemble.blogspot.com/
EZRA WINSTON - Brilliant symh/prog album from 1988. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=101
FABBRI, LUCIO - Noted PFM violinist.
FALENA - Prog sextet that have been around for years and seem to be getting better over time. Their music is a bit on the heavy side but is offset by some nice melodic sections. https://soundcloud.com/falenaweb/lidiota
FAMIGLIA DEGLI ORTEGA, LA - Beautiful melodic 70’s prog.
FANCY FLUID - Like Camel.
FAR SIDE, THE - Prog/fusion trio.
FARINELLA, ALESSANDRO - Melodic progressive concept albums that grown on you with each listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_X3-6vhkE
FAUNO DI MARMO, IL - Excellent prog with male & female vocals, flute, and analog keyboards giving off a 70's feel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUC2KvGbksI
FAVERAVOLA - Prog/symph that reminds me a lot of Eris Pluvia.
FEAT.ESSERELÀ - Blistering instrumental prog fusion trio of keyboards (organ, piano), guitar and drums. Wow! Check out this entertaining promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPlHDt5H2YI
FELLOWSHIP - Folk rock.
FESTA MOBILE - Classic keyboard dominated progressive gem from 1973. http://www.myspace.com/festamobileprog
FIABA - A cross between folk and hard rock. http://www.myspace.com/fiabaweb
FIFTH SEASON, THE - Great blend of progressive, prog metal and space. http://www.myspace.com/thefifth5eason
FILORITMIA - Scarce private pressing that remind me a lot of Deus Ex Machina but with a more symphonic edge. http://www.myspace.com/filoritmia
FINISTERRE - One of the best modern day Italian prog groups. http://www.myspace.com/officialfinisterreblog
FIORE, DINO - Il Castello Di Atlante bassist with a fine instrumental album that blends fusion with atmospheric sounds. Features Beppe Crovella (Arti E Mestieri) on keys. http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14332
FJIERI - Debut release with Richard Barbieri and Tim Bowness. An absolute must for Porcupine Tree fans! http://www.myspace.com/fjieri
FLASHMEN, I - Early Italian prog.
FLEA - Classic hard guitar progressive from 1972. http://www.myspace.com/fleahardprog
FLEA ON THE HONEY - Early prog from 1971. A mix between pop and progressive with nice melodies
FLOATING STATE - Excellent prog/symph that brings to mind Eris Pluvia. Includes a 44 minute track
FLORA - Wonderful progressive jazz rock band with female vocals. Has a hypnotic yet beautiful feel to them. https://myspace.com/florakiki/music/songs
FOLK STUDIO A - Obscure folk album with male/female vocals, violin, flute, bouzouki, mandolin and glockenspiel. http://www.folkstudioa.org/
FOLLI ARIE, LE - Symphonic rock mixed with a bit of pop and jazz that is propelled by the excellent ballad song writing. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLiJDaGC8CtTuasoTmrXQ-pWL5Mr0dAN0
FONDERIA - Fantastic instrumental progressive with hints of jazz and fusion in which drums, guitar, keyboards and trumpet make up this 4 piece band. http://www.myspace.com/fonderia
FORME ARTIFICIALI- Guitar progressive that reminds me a lot of St. Elmo’s Fire.
FORMER LIFE - Symph/prog that sounds more English than Italian and reminds me a lot of Camel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SQ9TtI4I8
FORMULA 3 - Progressive trio led by the great guitar of Alberto Radius. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NWSbx8wKxk
FORZA ELLETTRO MOTRICE (FEM PROG BAND) - Stunning 70’s-sounding symph/prog with analog keyboards. One of the best from the current Italian prog rock scene. http://www.femprogband.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=159&lang=en
FOSSATI, IVANO - Nice light progressive rock from 1973.
FOSSATI, IVANO & OSCAR PRUDENTE - 1974 Soft progressive album.
FRANCO MARIA GIANNINI - Nice early folky prog with mellotron and flute passages.
FREE WAVE SYSTEM - 70’s instrumental jazz rock
FUCCI, CLAUDIO - Soft progressive by this guitarist with help from Eugenio Finardi.
FUNGUS - Spacey psychedelic progressive with female vocals. Brings to mind Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, Gong and Ozric Tentacles. http://www.myspace.com/fungusforyou
GALINVERNA - Mix of traditional and eastern folk.
GALLANT FARM - New symph/prog with Ezra Winston connections.
GALLESSI, MARCO - Instrumental jazz rock with Beppe Crovella and Furio Chirico (Arti E Mestieri).
GALLETTI, MARCO - First solo album by Ex-Arcansiel leader. Mix of symphonic and electronic music. Only 100 made!
GAN EDEN - IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE - Excellent progressive in the classic 70’s Italian tradition. http://www.myspace.com/381103269
GANDALF’S PROJECT - Instrumental symph/prog not far from middle 70’s period Genesis. Excellent debut! http://www.myspace.com/gandalfsproject
GARBIN, FRANCESCO - Six member group with a range of influences from Brand X to Iona & Rick Wakeman.
GARDEN WALL - Great prog! http://www.myspace.com/gardenwallonline
GARLIC - 3 piece instrumental group of guitar/bass/drums with a Crimson feel.
GARYBALDI - Hendrixy prog. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2396
GATTI ROSSI, I - Pop/psych/beat from 1968.
GATTO MARTE - Italian answer to After Crying.
GECKO’S TEAR - Amazing band with hints of Area, Zappa and ELP and ranges from prog rock to jazz to RIO.
GENCO PURO & CO. - Melodic progressive from 1972 with nice synth and mellotron outbreaks and help from Franco Battiato.
GENCO, ROBERT - Rare instrumental progressive jazz rock album from 1977. http://www.italianprog.com/a_robertgenco.htm
GERMINALE - Excellent 70’s style Italian prog. http://www.myspace.com/germinale
GENERATION, THE - Old-school, 70’s-style progressive with some nice flute and violin. http://www.myspace.com/thegenerationhrb
GIACOMO, FRANCESCO DI - Legendary Banco singer with Banco members backing.
GIALMA 3 - Symphonic jazz led by piano and double bass.
GIAN CASTELLO - Irish style prog folk with classical instruments.
GIARDINI D’AUTUNNO - Floating majestic prog with lots of mellotron and electronic slant.
GIARDINO DEI SEMPLICI, IL - Nice triple disc box by this soft progressive 70' band
GIARDINO ONIRICO, IL - Instrumental prog/space rock. Good stuff! http://www.myspace.com/ilgiardinoonirico
GIGANTI, I - Concept prog jewel from 1972. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=5015
GIGI PASCAL E LA POP COMPAGNIA MECCANICA - Early 70’s prog gem.
GIOBIA - Spacey prog psych with female vocals and eastern vibe. https://myspace.com/giobia/music/songs
GIRO STRANO, IL - Pink Floyd inspired.
GLEEMEN - Pre-Garybaldi and very similar in style.
GLI ALISEI - Melodic symphonic like Bottega Dell’arte & Il Giardino Dei Simplici.
GNUQUARTET IN PROG - Amazing string quartet performing covers of Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, New Trolls as well as their own composition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx7WKeKk2tY
GOAD - Genesis, Pink Floyd vibe to this band that has quite a few private releases under their belt. http://www.myspace.com/goad2010
GOBLIN - Legendary Italian progressive group. http://www.myspace.com/backtothegoblin
GOBLIN REBIRTH - Revamped line up and a new name but the same old Goblin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQVz8MXq_c4
GOTHIC LUNCH - Previously unreleased obscurity a la Floyd.
GRAAL - Black Widow release of heavy prog. http://www.myspace.com/graalmusic
GRAN TORINO - Nice debut of instrumental heavy prog. http://www.myspace.com/grantorinoprog
GRAN TURISMO VELOCE - Symph/prog with a Genesis and 70’s Italian influence. Some great keyboards and guitar lead the way. http://www.myspace.com/granturismoveloce
GREEN CHILDREN, THE - Classical/folk/prog on Mellow.
GREENWALL - New prog rock group. Nice!
GRIMALKIN - Fluid symphonic prog rock melodies with a neo edge.
GRUPPO 2001 - Highly underrated melodic prog from 1972 with flute & mellotron. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBlwSv3Jk-k
GRUPPO D’ALTERNATIVA - Great complex/beautiful progressive from 1972. First time on CD!
GULISANO & DI LORENZO - Edith connections and quite similar.
HARLEKING - Wonderful first effort that melds prog, folk, jazz and classical together seamlessly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVeqqOtKKw
H2O - Like a cross between PFM & Locanda Delle Fate. A must!
HEATWAVE - New symphonic rock band with alternating male and female vocals.
HEATWAVE DRUM - Post-Nostalgia and Heatwave symphonic rock with some wonderful female vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PhWmczX3s8
HELDEN RUNE - Gothic music by Malombra & Il Segno members.
HERO - Wonderful doomy progressive recorded in 1972 and originally released in 1974 on a obscure German label.
HOFFMAN, KAY - Progressive/folk/avant garde wonderwork with Peirrot Lunaire members. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gu_WZ4Q5Kg
HOMUNCULUS RES - Canterbury prog not far from Picchio Dal Pozzo and features some stunning mini moog playing. Great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKft3u-OBw
HOPO - Prog/symphonic rock. Rare promotional cassette with some previously unreleased material.
HORUS - Previously unreleased 1978 prog album from this obscure Italian group.
HOSTSONATEN - Stunning Finisterre offshoot of melodic symph/prog with lots of mellotron. https://myspace.com/hostsonaten/music/songs
HUMANA PROG - Re-recorded tracks written by Paolo Farina (Maxophone) 40 years ago. Beautiful classic Italian 70’s-sounding prog with flute, violin and acoustic guitar at the forefront. Nice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP6F1_Jp_Ac
HUNGERSTRIKE - Mix of prog and modern rock full of angst.
HUNKA MUNKA - Excellent melodic prog from 1972. http://www.myspace.com/robertocarlotto
IBIS - Sun Supreme is a concept prog masterpiece from 1974 and the self-titled is an excellent follow-up from 1975. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=574
IDEE CONFUSE - First release by this prog band from Rome that is a bit darker and spaceier than most of the current crop of Italian bands. A great start! https://soundcloud.com/ideeconfuse
IFSOUNDS - Female vocal-led melodic to heavy prog band. http://www.myspace.com/ifitalia or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m8rOniedQU
IMAGIN’ARIA - 70’s influenced with baroque & medieval roots with violin.
INCHANTO - Excellent Medieval/Celtic folk with female vocals. http://www.myspace.com/inchanto
INDACO - Prog with an Mediterranean feel and featuring Banco members. http://www.myspace.com/indacofriends
INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE - Debut album by this Romanian group with keys and violin at the forefront. Simply put, this is one of the best Italian prog albums to come along in a while. (Preview)
INIOR - Great symph/prog close to bands like Camel and Eris Pluvia.
ITALIAN PROG - Rare and previously unreleased tracks by Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno, Il Paese Del Balocchi, Edgar Allan Poe, Barbati E Maiozzi, Gli Esseri, Dalton, Latitudine 43, I Numi, Breznev Fan Club, L’Estate Di San Martino.
J’ACCUSE..! - Excellent debut the fits right in with Anekdoten, King Crimson and Porcupine Tree http://www.myspace.com/jaccusemusic
JACULA - Dark and dreary progressive.
JESTER’S JOKE - Neo progressive like IQ, Marillion.
JET LAG - Blends PFM with Area. Fantastic!
JUMBO - Excellent 70’s heavy progressive. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=730
JUNIORS, THE - Progressive pop from 1971 with some nice keyboards and occasional brass outbreaks.
KARMAMOI - Melodic modern prog with some excellent guitar and female vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGSyJZRhIkY
KERYGMATIC PROJECT - Symph/prog led by the wonderful keyboards of Marco Campagnolo. Nice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFtS9MjtEWw
KHACHEH, KAMRAN - Persian leader w/Italian ensemble and music cose to Gatto Marte/Zypressen/Opus Avantra.
KINGCROW - Heavy neo prog close to Riverside. http://www.myspace.com/kingcrowband
KINGS, I - Italian beat.
KUNDALINI SHAKH DEVI - Three long tracks of previously unreleased recordings from 1974 by this obscure prog band. Lots of great flute, sax, guitar and spacey keys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNdIBjApZw
KURAI - Yugen offshoot of mellotron drenched avant garde & minimalistic/classical film music.
LAPERA - Obscure 1975 orchestrated prog concept album that has flown under the radar for 40 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAssw2KPe6k
L’ALBERO DEL VELENO - Dark and beautiful instrumental progressive with a strong nod to bands such as Goblin, Anima Morte and Morte Macabre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0WED0RfQY
L’ANTHOLOGIA PROGRESSIVE - Le Orme, Gli Alluminogeni, Osanna, Biglietto Per L’Inferno, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Raccomandata Ricevuta Di Ritorno, Il Rovescio Della Medaglia, Museo Rosenbach, Metamorfosi, Delirium, Perigeo, Area, Opus Avantra, Arti E Mestieri, New Trolls, Canzoniere Del Lazio.
L’ASINO D’ORO - Classical jazz ensemble.
L’ASSEMBLEA MUSICALE TEATRALE - Rare melodic progressive album from 1977.
L’IMPERO DELLE OMBRE - Black Widow release of heavy symphonic somewhere between Il Balletto Di Bronzo and Pink Floyd. https://myspace.com/limperodelleombre/music/songs
L’OMBRA DELLA SERA - Another wonderful Fabio Zuffanti project close to Goblin and Morte Macabre with Mellotron, Moog, Hammond & Fender Rhodes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mujr2KPQO0U&feature=youtu.be
LABIRINTO DI SPECCHI - Wonderful instrumental progressive with spacey and complex musical passages. http://www.myspace.com/labirintodispecchi
LAGARTIJA - Beautiful Italian symphonic similar to Celeste, Aries and Blocco Mentale. A must have! http://www.myspace.com/lagartijaband
LAMANAÏF - Theatrical heavy progressive. https://myspace.com/lamanaif/music/songs
LANZETTI, BERNARDO - Unique and wonderful albums by Acqua Fragile and Ex-PFM vocalist.
LANZETTI ROVERSI - Lanzetti (Acqua Fragile, PFM, CCLR) and Roversi (Moongarden, Submarine Silence, CCLR) team up to release an excellent prog album reminiscent of Genesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL1YYfnt-HQ
LASER - Monster rare prog album from 1973 with some fine organ and guitar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RatiyFcabxc
LATTE E MIELE - Excellent 70’s progressive. Marco Polo and Live Tasting are fantastic comeback efforts. http://www.myspace.com/lattemieleprog
LAVIÀNTICA - Wonderful symph/prog with great keys, guitars, vocals and song writing. http://laviantica.bandcamp.com/
LAZONA - Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre) project. 4 long instrumental tracks with mellotron. Excellent!!!
LAZZARUOLO, LUCIO - Notturno Concertante leader performing acoustic guitar tracks by Steve Hackett, 17th century classical artists and some originals.
LENGE, FRANCESCO DI - Keyboardist Lenge has put together a great symphonic work close to Camel, Mike Oldfield & Iona. http://www.myspace.com/francescodilenge
LETHEAN - Instrumental mix of prog and fusion. Excellent!
LIBRA - Musica is their 1st album from 1975 and is great prog/fusion. Schock is their 3rd album from 1977 and a soundtrack close to Goblin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpVzvHQuyY & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4kJgOPWYdI
LINGALAD - Nice mix of symph/prog and folk. http://www.myspace.com/lingalad
LIVING LIFE - Complex avant prog.
LIVING STILTS - Prog/symph concept album. Nice debut! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlG8wRgq9AY
LITAI - Four piece prog band (guitars, bass, drums and sax) that mixes in jazz and fusion with lots of odd time signature changes. Great stuff! http://www.myspace.com/litaiband
LOCANDA DELLE FATE - 1977 masterpiece with dual keys and flute. Essential! http://www.myspace.com/locandadelleprog & http://www.myspace.com/albertolocandadellefate
LOCURCIO, EMILIO - Very unique rock opera on same label as Pierre Lunaire.
LOCUS AMOENUS - Another brilliant Italian prog band with Cervello, Blocco Mentale, Van Der Graaf Generator and King Crimson influences. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amYhwRpgrzA
LOGOS - 3rd and best release by this band that has been around since the middle 90’s. Stunning dual keyboard prog with some spacey overtones. A must! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZW19YOtHPU
LOMBARDI, ANGELO SANTO - Passionate symph/prog rock led by the keyboards and vocals of Lombardi. Gets better with every listen!
LOME - Great piano-led progressive with a singer that sounds like Demetrio Stratos.
LONDON UNDERGROUND – Pink Floyd meets Jethro Tull. Heavy Hammond organ. http://www.myspace.com/londonunderground2010
LOST GENERATION, THE - Concept album that will appeal to those into Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson and Sylvan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6buY624ij4&list=PLUSRfoOcUe4aESEJuswcecIn0Wb6V0_Ve
LOST TALES - Excellent new group in PFM, H20, Genesis style. Recommended highly!
LOTHLORIEN - Great new prog band with Tull, Ange & Deus Ex Machina influences.
LOY E ALTOMARE - 1973 & 1979 albums by this folk rock/jazz duo.
LUCA, SIMON - 70’s prog/classical/rock/blues.
LUNA INCOSTANTE - Combination of guitars, reeds, bass, and keyboards, drums.
LUSVARDI, PIETRO - Classical recordings by Gatto Marte bass player.
LUZ ESCONDIDA - Symphonic music with lush keyboards and wonderful female vocals.
MAAD - Very underrated jazz rock with hints of African music.
MACROMARCO - Stunning symphonic work by multi-instrumentalist Marco Grieco. Highly recommended! http://www.marcogrieco.it/pianeta/
MAD CRAYON - Good new prog with canterbury leanings. http://www.myspace.com/madcrayon
MAD FELLAZ - Killer instrumental 6-piece prog band from Bassano Del Grappa that sound right out of the 70’s. Essential! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QyBJa7QUnM
MADRUGADA - Classic 70’s symphonic folk albums.
MAELZEL METRONOME - Nice blend of jazz and classical.
MAGIOSTRA, LA - Folk trio with traditional leanings.
MAGNETIC SOUND MACHINE - Instrumental progressive jazz rock of the highest order. https://myspace.com/webmsm/music/songs
MAGNOLIA - Nice symph/prog with great female vocalist. http://www.magnoliaitaly.com/ascolta/
MAINA, PEPE - Wonderful album from 1977 similar to Jade Warrior. Recommended highly! http://www.italianprog.com/a_maina.htm
MALAAVIA - Wonderful symphonic prog with female vocals, violin, mandolin and plenty of keys. http://www.myspace.com/malaavia
MALIBRAN - Excellent symph/prog with a bit of Jethro Tull influence. http://www.myspace.com/malibranprog
MALOMBRA - Spacey prog with a slight Ozric feel.
MALTESE GROUP, RODOLFO - Instrumental prog/jazz/fusion by Banco guitarist. http://www.myspace.com/rodolfomaltese
MANDILLO - Post-Garybaldi West Coast-style folk from 1976. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8skB41ZfrwI
MANGALA VALLIS - New symphonic/prog like a cross between Genesis & Spock’s Beard. http://www.myspace.com/mangalavallis
MANGONI, JERRY - Nice symphonic in The Enid direction
MANI, LE - Previously unreleased recordings from 1976 by this wondeful band in Alusa Fallax, Corte Deli Miracoli and Banco style.
MAPPE NOOTICHE - Predominantly instrumental progressive space rock. Excellent! http://www.myspace.com/mappenootiche
MARCHESI SCAMORZA - Great symph/prog! http://www.myspace.com/marchesiscamorza
MARCHETTI, WALTER - Piano improvisation.
MARIPOSA - Electronic music on the Lizard label. http://www.myspace.com/mariposamusicagruppo
MARY NEWSLETTER - Great prog & space rock! http://www.myspace.com/marynewsletter
MARYGOLD - Heavy Genesis and Marillion influence with a nice blend of guitars, keys and flute. English vocals.
MASCHERA DI CERA, LA - Brilliant 70’s style prog with flute, mellotron, organ, synths. https://myspace.com/mascheradicera/music/songs
MASCHERE DI CLARA, LE - Intense three-piece (violin, drums, piano/bass) heavy prog rock. http://www.myspace.com/lemascherediclara
MASS MEDIA - Live album from 1978 by this great progressive fusion band in the style of Arti E Mestieri.
MASTER OF CEREMONY - Fantastic early to mid Genesis-like symph/prog. http://www.myspace.com/masterceremony
MATERYA - AltaVia offshoot of beuatiful female vocal-fronted symph/prog. Fans of Magenta, Karnataka and Renaissance will eat this up. http://www.altaviamusic.com/Materya.htm
MAURY E I PRONOMI - Great symph/prog in the Italian 70’s grand tradition.
MAXOPHONE - 1975 symph/prog classic. One of the best to ever to come out of Italy! http://www.myspace.com/maxophone75
MAZZEO, MASSIMO - 1st solo album by Heatwave Drum and Nostalgia leader. Prog folk in Anthony Phillips style with beautiful acoustic guitar and male/female vocals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygbl5q8Qj8w
MECHANICAL BUTTERFLY - Symph/prog that has some guitar heaviness that is offest by beautiful flute, spacey keyboard passages and female vocals. Great debut! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4YcPdtvxmM
MEDITERRANEA - 1981 Instrumental prog/fusion with as you would guess has a Mediterranean edge as well.
MELLONTA TAUTA - Genesis influenced band who do some Genesis medlies too.
MEMORIA ZERO - Wonderful mix of jazz, canterbury, fusion & zeuhl.
MEN OF LAKE - Prog with vinatge organ sound.
MERLIN - Great symph/prog concept project by Fabio Zuffanti (La Maschera Di Cera, Finisterre, Hostsonaten, Aries etc...) & friends.
MERRY GO ROUND - Post-Storks and Standarte-related band that date back to 1985. Excellent heavy prog with vintage keys (Hammond organ, Mellotron) and great female singer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HPyD7pl3Vk
MÉSÉGLISE - Ex-Sithonia symph/prog with a dash of folk thrown in. Fantastic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKnU4M3Aj50
MESSAGGIO 73 - Obscure prog rock release from 1975 with classical overtones and religious lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsgx2vkV94
METAMORFOSI - Killer 70’s Italian prog works. http://www.metamorfosi.me/ENdischi.html
MIDDLE AGING - Soft progressive with female vocals, flute, acoustic guitars.
MINDFLOWER - Melodic symphonic prog. http://www.myspace.com/mindflowerprojects
MINSTREL - Excellent 4 piece prog/symph rock group.
MITTELEUROPA EMSEMBLE - Blend of jazz (horns, contrabass, piano) and opera.
MO.DO. - Great prog back in print after being unavailable for quite some time. http://www.myspace.com/modoavantitaly
MOBY DICK - Hard rock from 1973 with some bonus tracks from 1970.
MODAL SOUND TRIO - High-calibre jazz rock in DFA, Il Baricentro style. http://www.myspace.com/modalsoundtrio
MOGADOR - Symph/prog led by English transplant Richard Allen. I hear a lot of Yes influence in them. http://www.myspace.com/mogador
MONACO, DONELLA DEL - Opera from the beautiful voice from Opus Avantra.
MONTEFELTRO - Excellent prog/symph.
MOOGG - Canterbury progressive with some killer keyboards. Essential! http://www.myspace.com/mooggtheband
MOONGARDEN - Great symph/prog. http://www.myspace.com/moongardenband
MOORDER - 2nd album by this instrumental progressive jazz band that incorporates tuba and trombone in with guitar, bass & drums giving it an almost big band sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or65R3ZWmA0
MORESCA ANTICA, LA - Folk with classical and opera elements. http://www.myspace.com/lamorescaantica
MOSAIC - Gentle Giant like prog.
MOSAICO - 70’s style prog/symph with tremendous analog keyboards (Mellotron, Hammond, Rhodes, synths etc...). Recommended! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvQ1nq_4ThI&list=PLtcV7glKnH_V7CCfnYXPEpuW-x_g0g9xz
MUCCHIO, IL - Monster rare organ dominating prog.
MURPLE - Keyboard-led progressive classic from 1974 and two excellent comeback works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3N-ASn9yQ
MUSICAENCHIRIADIS - Electronic/symphonic mixed with ambient sounds.
MUSICALIA - Excellent classical symphonic.
MUSCIO, MARCO LO - Titles say it all! http://www.myspace.com/marcolomuscio
MUSEO ROSENBACH - Progressive masterpiece from 1973 & an excellent comeback studio album from 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZZwrc-BNM & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tBqmYt-k_Q
MYROS - Keyboard rock like Emerson and Wakeman.
MYTHO - Neo symph/prog with some spacey overtones. http://www.myspace.com/mythoband
N.Y.X - Wild prog not far from Deus Ex Machina, King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator. Really great! http://www.myspace.com/nyxsound
NANNELLI, ALESSANDRO - Instrumental mystical, floating music with a Middle-East vibe (sitar) running through it. Fantastic!
NAPOLI CENTRALE - Jazz/fusion.
NARROW PASS - Symph/prog in Camel and Erus Luvia vein with help from La Maschera Di Cera and Eris Pluvia members. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0yDi1D3OhA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--9Fe4i_6SI
NATURAL MYSTIC, THE - Fantastic 6 piece prog band with acoustic/electric guitars, flutes, percussion etc... Recommended!
NAVE, LA - New band close to Le Orme.
NEMA NIKO - Atmospheric electronic music.
NERI, GIORGIO C. - Predominantly instrumental (bit of vocals/spoken word) work that fits somewhere right inbetween symph/prog and space rock. http://www.myspace.com/giorgiocneri
NERO, LEO - 1st solo album by Il Balletto Di Bronzo keyboardist Gianni Leone under an alias.
NEW TROLLS - Pioneering Italian band. Start with UT or Atomic System. http://www.myspace.com/newtrollsilmito
NEXT - Futuristic prog with Yes, Gabriel leanings
NIC-G AND THE MOGSY - Old school rock led by A Piedi Nudi guitarist Nicola Gardinale. http://www.myspace.com/nicgandthemogsy
NICHELODEON - Dramatic prog/classical/RIO. Has to be heard! http://www.myspace.com/nichelodeonband
NICO, GIANNI, FRANK, MAURIZIO - New Trolls offshoot from 1973. Great progressive!
NICOSIA & C. INDUSTRIA MUSICALE - Orchestral prog rock from 1973.
NOCENZI, VITTORIO - New release by the keyboard maestro of Banco
NODO GORDIANO - Maybe Citta Frontale meets PFM. Great! http://www.myspace.com/nodogordiano
NORTON, DORIS - 1981 albums of electronics mixed with prog by Jacula and Antonius Rex keyboardist. (Preview)
NOSOUND - Great efforts by a band following in the footsteps of Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. https://myspace.com/nosoundnet/music/songs
NOSTALGIA - Neo prog.
NOSTRO CANTO LIBERO, IL - Prog rock tribute to Lucio Battisti. Features Aldo Tagliapietra from Le Orme.
NOT A GOOD SIGN - Members of La Coscienza Di Zeno, Yugen and Ske create this masterpiece of dark & mellotron-laden Goblin/King Crimson-ish prog. https://soundcloud.com/udi-koomran/sets/not-a-good-sign
NOTABENE - Fantastic progressive that reminds me a lot of mid-seventies Banco with added violin and occasional trombone.
NOTTURNO CONCERTANTE - Melodic symphonic progressive. http://www.myspace.com/notturnoconcertante
NOVA - Post Osanna prog/jazz/fusion. http://www.myspace.com/novatheofficialspace
NOVA MALA STRANA - Good new Italian symph/prog with female vocals.
NUMI, I - Early 70’s prog rarity.
NUOVA ERA - Like ELP, Orme. Outstanding! http://www.myspace.com/walterpini
NUOVA ERA, LA - Obscure religious prog/folk.
NUOVA IDEA - Great organ-led prog works from 1971, 1972 & 1973. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQtbMrvsCxw
NUOVOCORSOITALIA - Jazz/fusion rock trio made up of bass, sax, drums.
NUVOLE DI PAGLIA - Organ driven prog.
ODEJA , THE - Melodic progressive with nice female vocals.
ODESSA - Solid organ/guitar prog. They perform a classic Trip & RDM track as well. http://www.myspace.com/odessazone
ODISSEA - Sometimes overlooked Italian great. Certainly one of the best of the 70’s. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2871
OFFICINA MECCANICA - Excellent previously unreleased 70’s prog with keys, guitars, trumpet etc... Recommended!
ONEIRA - Symph/prog with some fantastic keyboard and guitar playing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qfstw59jkQ
OPUS AVANTRA - Avant garde/opera/progressive. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=533
ORA NOMBRO - Prog, fusion, space and metal all wrapped up into one. http://www.myspace.com/oranombro
ORME, LE - Brilliant prog trio. http://www.myspace.com/felonaesorona
ORNITHOS - Classic 70’s retro sounding prog by members of Il Bacio Della Medusa http://www.myspace.com/ornithos
OSAGE TRIBE - Mega-rare progressive from 1972 with a unique tribal feel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXg7tyX89K8
OSANNA - 70’s group that had a big impact on the Italian prog scene. https://myspace.com/osannamusic/music/songs
OVERDRIVE - Neo prog with nice keys.
OXHUITZA - Instrumental project under the guidance of Fabio Zuffanti. Excellent prog with some psychedelia thrown in. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/oxhuitza
PACIANA STORY - Concept prog/pop from 1975 led by two ex-Dalton members.
PAESE DEI BALOCCHI, IL - Brilliant classical, romantic, delicate prog.
PAGANI, MAURO - Of PFM fame.
PAGANI, STRATOS, TOFANI - Legendary Italian musicians doing covers.
PAINT BOX - This band plays a mixture of rock, prog & downright crazy music.
PANDORA - Fantastic progressive in classic 70’s Italian tradition. http://www.youtube.com/user/pandoramusica
PANNA FREDA - Fantastic prog from 1971 with great keyboards and emotional vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFcXvUsqnqI
PANSERI, MARIO - Mario’s great symphonic album from 1973 based on the novel by Alberto Maravia. http://italianprogrock.com/album.php?id=538
PARADISO A BASSO PREZZO - Rare live recording by this unknown 70’ group.
PASSOVER - Imagine Pink Floyd “circa Wish You Were Here” with the addition of female vocals, clarinet and Eastern vibe throughout. Wonderful! http://www.myspace.com/musicaliberapassover
PENNELLI DI VERMEER - Highly theatrical progressive work that blends in opera and classical. Amazing! http://www.myspace.com/ipennellidivermeer
PENSIERO NOMADE - Germinale offshoot displaying a soft melodic instrumental prog rock full of beauty & finesse. http://www.myspace.com/pensieronomade
PENTOLA DI PAPIN, LA - Good obscure prog with nice organ, mellotron.
PERIFERIA DEL MONDO - Banco meets Area. Great! http://www.myspace.com/periferiadelmondo
PERIGEO - 70’s progressive jazz rockers.
PHAEDRA - Symph/prog straight out of the 70’s. Think Locanda Delle Fate, Celeste and Quella Vecchio Locanda and you get the picture. Essential! https://myspace.com/phaedramusic/music/songs
PHOLAS DACTYLUS - 70’s Italian prog featuring 2 side-long tracks. http://www.myspace.com/pholasdactylus
PHOENIX AGAIN - Instrumental symph/prog quite a bit like Camel. http://www.myspace.com/phoenixagain
PICCHIO DAL POZZO - Wild 70’s prog rock in the Area school. http://www.myspace.com/picchiodalpozzo
PICCOLO, ANDREA LO - Instrumental classical/symphonic.
PICTURES - Very well-done symphonic prog with a pop edge.
PIEDI NUDI, A - Similar to Il Balletto Di Bronzo. Superb!
PIERO E I COTTONFIELDS - Soft progressive from 1972 with organ, mellotron, flute and sax.
PIERROT LUNAIRE - Two prog classics from 1974 & 1977 with some oustanding keyboards by Arturo Stalteri. Tre is a previously unreleased 3rd album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiDLRjRZCZk & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYMC-xu2gM
PIERSALIS - Sole album from 1973 by Piersalis (a.k.a. Salis) and member of Gruppo 2001. Singer/songwriter Italian tradition with nice acoustic guitar, flute, violin etc,
PITAGORA, PAOLA - Vocal chamber folky prog.
PLANETARIUM - Masterful prog that takes you through the journey of life.
PLAYING THE HISTORY - Insturmental new versions of tracks by ELP, Genesis, VDGG, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Rick Wakeman with contributions by Steve Hackett, David Jackson and Giorgio Gabriel. Nice flute by John Hackett and church organ by Marco Lo Muscio. (Preview)
PLURIMA MUNDI - Symphonic rock with male/female vocals and a classical edge. http://www.myspace.com/plurimamundi
PORTE NON APERTE, LE - 70’s style prog not far from Museo Rosenbach, De De Lind, Banco and the likes. Features some wonderful organ and flute playing. http://www.myspace.com/leportenonaperte
POSTO BLOCCO 19 - After more than 40 years and one 7” single to their name they have finally released an album. Excellent 70’s-ish prog/symph! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywIpxMdtrho
PREGHIERA DI SASSO - Light guitar led obscurity.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) - One of the all-time Italian prog greats. https://myspace.com/premiata.forneria.marconi/music/songs
PRESENCE - Great heavy symphonic.
PROCESSION - Guitar-oriented 70’s prog. http://www.myspace.com/processionroby
PROFUSION - Heavy prog with some prog metal moments. http://www.myspace.com/profusionrock
PROG - Premiata Forneria Marconi, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Acqua Fragile, Il Volo, Osanna, Formula 3, The Trip, Cervello, Alberto Radius, Roberto Colombo, Sangiuliano, Equipe 84, Era Di Acquario, Festa Mobile, Capitolo 6, Gianni D’Errico, Libra, Claudio Rocchi, Nuova Idea, Oscar Prudente, Delirium, Rocky’s Filj, Il Rovescio Della Medaglia, Perigeo, I Dik Dik, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Gaio Chiocchio, Arturo Stalteri, Lucio Dalla, Emilio Locurcio, Claudio Lolli.
PROG EXHIBITION - Arti & Mestieri with Gigi Venegoni & Mel Colins, Biglietto Per L’Inferno.Folk with Martin Barre, Garybaldi with Marco Zoccheddu, Il Bacio Delle Medusa, Il Balletto Di Bronzo with Richard Sinclair, New Goblin with Steve Hackett, Oak with Maartin Allcock, Saint Just Again with Jenny & Alan Sorrenti, Stereokimono, UT (New Trolls), Vic Vergeat Band with Mel Collins.
PROGENESI - Amazing instrumental prog like a blend of Anglagard and the classic 70’s Italian prog bands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8rpOftRPAo
PROGRESSIVAMENTE STORY - Compilation with tracks (some previously unreleased) by Fholks, Officina Meccanica, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Area, Carnascialia, Venegoni & Co., Agorà, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Church Of Prog, Floydiana, Italia ’70, Hexperos, Gianni Leone, Murple, Metamorfosi, Ezra Winston, Osanna, Saint Just Again, Solar Orchestra, Divae, Virtual Dream, Sinfonia, Umbria Ensemble.
PROPHEXY - 2nd studio album by this quirky prog band that features lots of playful odd time signatures. The 2 bonus tracks are Caravan covers with Richard Sinclair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbhjd3zjAP4
PROTEO - Neo prog with wonderful guitar and melodic compositions. http://www.myspace.com/proteoprogpop
PROWLERS - Like Renaissance/Floyd. http://www.myspace.com/prowlersprog
PSYCHEGROUND - Instrumental prog with a bit of psych sounding like late 60’s/early 70’s Pink Floyd. Great!
PSYCHO PRAXIS - Retro-prog led by organ, guitar and flute. A wonderful trip back to the early 70’s! (Preview)
Q - Instrumental jazz rock with Vibraphone and Trombone leading the way. http://www.gruppoq.it/music.php
QIRSH - Excellent progressive work that’s a hard one to pin down. You’ll just have to hear for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYmb3Fcvc2o
QUADRAPHONIC - Electronic/ambient work by Fabio Zuffanti.
QUANAH PARKER - Symph/prog band that dates back 30 years but this is there 1st release and features some great female vocals and keyboards. https://myspace.com/quanahparkerprog/music/songs
QUARTO VUOTO - 30 minute debut by yet another great new Italian prog band with standout guitar, keys and violin. https://soundcloud.com/quarto-vuoto
QUASAR LUX SYMPHONIAE - Great symphonic rock works! http://www.myspace.com/qlsquasarluxsymphoniae or http://www.qlsprog.com/
QUASIVIRI - Predominantly instrumental keys/bass/drums trio with wild synth and heavy bass. A very unique album! http://www.myspace.com/quasiviri
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA - 70’s progressive classics. Il Tempo has more of a refined classical approach. http://www.myspace.com/quellavecchiaprog
RACCOMANDATA RICEVUTA RITORNO - Classic Italian prog from 1972.
RACCOMANDATA RICEVUTA DI RITORNO, LA NUOVA - After almost 40 years they are back with a wonderful new album and 2 live albums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEWmscnOx7Y
RADIUS, ALBERTO - Famed guitarist of Formula 3 & Il Volo. These are his first and third albums from 1972 & 1976. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SubRK9PMUh0 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZv_PeOoc1M
RAINS - New Italian band with jazz and avant leanings.
RAMINGHI, I - Monster rare prog/psych.
RANDONE (NICOLA) - Powerful highly emotional symphonic music. https://myspace.com/randoneprog/music/songs
RANESTRANE - Incredible mega-concept progressive work. Has to be heard! http://www.myspace.com/ranestrane
RATTO, PIETRO - Real good guitarist who ranges from aggressive symphonic to acoustic.
RAVEN SAD - Dreamy, melancholy progressive with some mind-bending weaving synths and emotional guitar licks. Great! https://soundcloud.com/ravensad or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B06OPhHi528
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA - Prog masterpiece from 1972 and a very underrated 2nd album from 1974. La Cometa is a previously unreleased (slightly folkier) album also from 1974. Il Linguaggio and Tempo are surprisingly good comeback albums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWa5u0Kf66U
REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA E ADRIANO MONTEDURO - Very underrated 2nd album from 1974.
REALE IMPERO BRITANNICO, IL - Rare soundtrack by Goblin under an alias name.
RED ZEN, THE - Predominantly instrumental prog with some fusion elements. Excellent! http://www.myspace.com/theredzen
REVERIE - Ex-Lethe symph/prog band with medieval folk elements and a great female vocalist who sounds like Annie Haslam. http://www.myspace.com/reverieweb
RICCA, PAOLO - Keyboard player with a nice instrumental blend of jazz, symphonic and classical and features Marco Gallesi on bass. Nice album at a nice price!
RICORDI D’INFANZIA - 1973 heavy keyboard prog from 1973. Close to Museo Rosenbach so in other words it’s essential.
RIDDLE - Instrumental progressive with lots of unique sounds. Maybe Jade Warrior meets King Crimson? Very good! http://www.myspace.com/riddleband
ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO - Amazing hard cover book in full color of album covers, group photos and discography. CD includes tracks by Osanna, Delirium, New Trolls, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno, Area, Panna Fredda, Le Orme, Procession, Metamorfosi, Genco Pure & Co., Osage Tribe, Libra, Cherry Five and Motowns.
ROCCHI, CLAUDIO - Ex-Stormy Six guitarist and one of the best progressive singer/songwriters to come out of Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WpyrRqEIXM
ROCKY’S FILJ - Wild jazzy prog rarity from 1973. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2964
ROHMER - Another stunning instrumental work by Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, Hostsonaten, Aries, Lazona, La Maschera Di Cera) & friends. http://www.myspace.com/rohmerofficial
ROME PRO(G)JECT, THE - Instrumental concept album composed by Vincenzo Ricca with guests Steve Hackett, David Cross, David Jackson, Richard Sinclair, Nick Magnus, John Hackett, Francesco Di Giacomo and Il Tempio Delle Clessidre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzgsATPEEz8
RØSENKREÜTZ - Neo prog of the highest calibre featuring some nices synths and arrangements. Sounds more Anglo than it does Italian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8OGkn5Eks
ROVERSI, CRISTIANO - Great prog by Moongarden & Submarine Silence keyboardist. http://www.myspace.com/cristianoroversi
ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA, IL (RDM) - Heavy prog on Io Come Io and La Bibblia. Contaminazione is their symphonic masterpiece from 1973. http://www.myspace.com/rovesciodellamedaglia
ROX, LA - Heavy rock. Budget price.
RUMORE BIANCO, IL - Debut release by this prog band dislaying some killer organ. Lengthy 4 track EP clocks in at about 28 minutes and is a limited edition of 500. http://ilrumorebianco.bandcamp.com/album/mediocrazia
RUNAWAY TOTEM - Magma inspired prog. http://www.runawaytotem.com/discography.htm
RUSCELLO, IL - Brilliant 70’s sounding prog band by 3 Italian guys living in the UK. Museo Rosenbach meets Il Balletto Di Bronzo! http://www.myspace.com/ilruscello
RUSTICHELLI, PAOLO & CARLO BORDINI - 1973 keyboard-heavy symph/prog. A must! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmIn4O7uMs
S&L - Dream Theater meets Saga.
SACKA - A must if you like PFM, Banco or Locanda Delle Fate.
SAD MINSTREL - Progressive rock with symphonic and doomy overtones.
SAINT JUST - Progressive folk from 1973 & 1974 featuring the wonderful voice of Jenny Sorrenti. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=987
SALIS - Soft progressive from 1974 with some nice acoustic guitar, keys & flute.
SAMADHI - Very rare 70’ prog.
SANGIULIANO - 1978 release of electronic/prog with a wall of keyboards. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2722
SANTONI, I - Overlooked and underated early 70’s prog with nice organ.
SARASTRO BLAKE - Song-based symph/prog led by Mogador leader Paolo Pigni with help from Rick Wakeman, Richard Sinclair, Nick Magnus, Dave Lawson, David Paton and Billy Sherwood. (Preview)
SCALZI, VITTORIO DE - Singer/songwriter album by New Trolls leader. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0IHLCSwqP
SCHERANI - Super symphonic album by Hostsonaten, Finisterre and Aries keyboardist Luca Scherani. http://www.myspace.com/lucascherani
SCHILIRO, ROBERTO - Instrumental soft/mellow symphonic. Beautiful stuff! http://www.myspace.com/robertoschiliro39
SCHIPA JR., TITO - Rock opera from 1972 & 2nd album from 1974. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3736
SECRET TALES - Lush symphonic gothic prog with nice flute and female vocals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35NGWvD2YE
SEGNO DEL COMANDO, IL - Reminds me of Goblin.
SEGNO DELLO ZODIACO, IL - From the early 70’s this ranges from soft poppy prog to full scale prog rock.
SEMIRAMIS - From 1973 this is one of Italy’s best ever. An absolute must! http://www.myspace.com/semiramis73
SENSATIONS' FIX - Great spacey 70’s progressive group led by Franco Falsini.
SENZA NOME - Great progressive in grand 70’s Italian tradition. You can hear a lot of Banco and Locanda Delle Fate in them. http://www.myspace.com/senzanomeband
SEZIONE FRENANTE - Concept work based on the poetry of Dante Alighieri. Sounds like early Le Orme. Fantastico!
SHADOWS TRIO - Instrumental classical symphonic music made up of piano, percussion and cello. Stunningly beautiful stuff!
SHOWMEN - Heavy prog rarity from 1972.
SIANI, PAOLO & FRIENDS FEAT. NUOVA IDEA - Fantastic new concept progressive project with many special guest appearances including Mauro Pagani. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6138
SILIOTTO, CARLO - Concept album with a symphonic and ethnic feel.
SILVER KEY - Neo symph/prog band that began as a Marillion/Fish tribute band so there are some serious early Marillion & Collage influence here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1h2EgGzVw
SIMONE, GIOVANNI - This is close to The Enid & Gandalf.
SIMONETTI, CLAUDIO - Goblin keyboardist.
SINESTESIA - Excellent new band that plays somewhere between prog and prog metal. Produced by Franz Di Cioccio (PFM). http://www.myspace.com/sinestesiaband
SITHONIA - Camel style Italian prog. http://www.myspace.com/spettacoloannullato
SLIVOVITZ - Instrumental progressive jazz rock with trumpet, sax and violin. Good stuff! http://www.myspace.com/slivovitz
SOCIETA ANONIMA DECOSTRUZIONISMI ORGANICI - Excellent jazz/experimental/avant garde/prog. http://www.myspace.com/societaanonimadecostruzionismiorganici
SNC - Progressive psychedelia similar to Gong, Ozric, Compagnia Digitale etc...
SOLAR LODGE - Floating electronics on the same label as Ezra Winston.
SORRENTI, ALAN - Wonderful mix of classical and prog.
SOULENGINE - Primarily instrumental prog rock that leans towards fusion. Great! http://www.myspace.com/soulengineband
SPAGHETTI EPIC, THE - Concept work with 20 minute-long + tracks by Haikara, Tilion, Randone, Taproban, Trion and La Voce Del Vento (Parallel or 90 Degrees, Tangent)
SPAGHETTI EPIC VOLUME TWO, THE - 25 minute-long tracks each by Randone, Tilion and La Voce Dell Vento (Manning/Tillison).
SPARKLE IN GREY - Excellent instrumental progressive/post-rock. https://soundcloud.com/search?q=SPARKLE%20IN%20GREY
SPETTRI - Previously unreleased concept album recorded live in the studio in 1972. Heavy prog with some killer organ. (Preview)
SPLEEN - Prog rock with a heavy edge.
STALINGARD - Dark electronic/folk avant garde/neo-classical. Interesting mix!
STALTERI, ARTURO - Keyboard filled electronic prog and a Christmas album by Pierrot Lunaire keyboardist. http://www.myspace.com/arturostalteri
STANDARTE - Organ/mellotron early 70s style prog.
STELLE DI MARIO SCHIFANO, LE - Psych from 1967.
STEREOKIMONO - King Crimson meets Gentle Giant meets Pink Floyd. http://www.myspace.com/stereokimono
STICK AND STRING QUARTET - As you might guess, this is more classical oriented.
STORMY SIX - Seminal Italian progressive jazz group. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2561
STORMY SUITE - Hard to pin point this one as they incorporate prog, jazz, classical and even ragtime into their music.
STRANA SOCIETA’, LA - Procol Harum-like rarity from 1974.
STRANAFONIA - 4th release and their best yet. Lots of organ, mellotron, piano and complex arrangements. Highly recommended! http://www.stranafonia.it/Biografia.aspx
STRATOS, DEMETRIO - The amazing Area singer who died tragically.
SUBMARINE SILENCE - Instrumental prog. For Genesis fans this is a must!. http://www.myspace.com/submarinesilence
SUBTILIOR - Areknames offshoot but unlike Areknames this is a mix of RIO, Avant Garde & classical music. For fans of Univers Zero and the likes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txj8fCgO5Ks
SUNSCAPE - Fine new prog group. Quite melodic & spacey with nice flute & female vocals.
SYNDONE - Great progressive with multi-layered keys. A cross between Colloseum & ELP.
SYNTAXIS - Similar to Brand X, Finneus Gauge and Happy The Man.
TACITA INTESA - Tuscan prog band that lies somewhere in between the classic Italian bands of the 70’s and Eloy or Pink Floyd. Short in length but long in content! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmCOkNuIHMw
TAGLIAFERRO, PAOLA - Mystical and breathtaking music that takes you on quite a journey where poetry and music connect seamlessly. http://www.myspace.com/paolatagliaferro
TAGLIAPIETRA, ALDO - Le Orme guitarist/bassist/vocalist.
TAGLIAPIETRA, PAGLIUCA & MARTON FEATURING DAVID CROSS (KING CRIMSON) - Le Orme guitarist/bassist/vocalist and keyboardist team up with Tolo Marton and David Cross. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmyMymqloo
TALE - Excellent unknown symphonic group.
TALE CUE - One and only release from back in 1991 by this symph/prog band with a powerful female voice.
TAPROBAN - Symphonic rock 3 piece group. http://www.myspace.com/taproban
TARABELLA, LEONELLO - Electronic music.
TARZAN - Mega-rare sampler album from 1972 including Capsicum Red, Well’s Fargo, Osage Tribe, Black Sunday Flowers, Ixo, Springfield and Colonnello Musch
TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE, IL - 70’s style prog with Museo Rosenbach singer Stefano Galifi that could easily pass as a previously unreleased Museo Rosenbach album. A must! http://www.myspace.com/iltempiodelleclessidre
TENMIDNIGHT - Blend of prog and AOR with a heavy Kansas influence. Some great keyboard and flute passages www.myspace.com/tenmidnight
TEOREMI, I - Heavy prog/rock classic from 1972. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=6934
THREE MONKS - Instrumental pipe organ-fronted trio. Not far from some of Goblin’s creations. http://www.myspace.com/the3monks
TILION - Excellent new prog rock band thats sounds straight out of the 70’s. Great Hammond! http://www.myspace.com/tilionmusic
TISOCO, ALFREDO - Solo piano works.
TOLLO, MAURIZIO DI - Brilliant solo album by this keyboardist who has played with Hostsonaten & Finisterre. What a beauty this is!
TORNADO - Like a mix between Picchio Dal Pozzo & Stormy Six. For those into Canterbury and R.I.O.
TORQUATI, TOTO - Symphonic pop work from 1973.
TORRE DELL’ALCHIMISTA, LA - Killer 70’s style prog. http://www.latorredellalchimista.it/en/pubblicazioni.html
TOWER - Ensemble of keyboards with top female singer.
TRAMA - New prog rock group with female vocals & similar to Tale Cue.
TRATTI - Mixture of prog and jazz rock plus classical and folk touches with sophisticated arrangements.
TRIADE - Heavy keyboard progressive classic from 1973.
TRIOMONNE - Instrumental jazz fusion trio made up of sax, bass and drums with additional flute. Smokin’ stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIBPSZ_Zwjs
TRIP, THE - Italian prog pioneers. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=534
TRISTANO, NINO - Progressive folk rock with flute, violin, sitar, harmonium, mandolin from 1972.
TRITONS - Cover tracks by this seminal Italian group.
TRONO DEI RICORDI, IL - Keyboard dominated symph/prog.
TROUBAIRES DE COUMBOSCURO, LI -Mix of classica and folk with Alan Stivell & Franco Mussida.
TUGS - 1st release by a band that started in 1978 and plays in the classic 70’s Italian prog tradition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqjhTXpgAQc
TULLIO DE PISCOPO REVOLT GROUP - Excellent prog/jazz/classical concept piece of work.
TWENTY FOUR HOURS - Like Porcupine Tree.
UBI MAIOR - Stunning album by these newcomers to the prog scene. Heavily influenced by Il Balletto Di Bronzo & Biglietto Per L'Inferno. http://www.myspace.com/ubimaiorband
UNDERGROUND SET, THE - Pre-Nuova Idea instrumental prog with a psych edge and full of swirling organ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwtshYnE-4
UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA - Magma meets Hawkwind. http://www.myspace.com/universaltotemorchestra
UNO - Another great Osanna progressive offshoot.
UNREAL CITY - Symph/prog with some wonderful keyboards (mellotron!) and produced by Fabio Zuffanti. http://unrealcityprogband.bandcamp.com/album/la-crudelt-di-aprile
VEDDA TRIBE - Predominantly instrumental progessive led by spacy keyboards and guitar landscapes.
VENEGONI & CO. - Ex-Arti E Mestieri jazz rock/fusion. https://myspace.com/venegoni.co/music/songs
VENEGONI, GIGI - Pre-Arti E Mestieri progressive from 1972 & 1973.
VIII STRADA - Powerful and passionate progressive rock. One of the best new Italian bands. http://www.myspace.com/ottavastrada
VIEUX CARRE - Symph/prog in mid-seventies Genesis direction. Quite good debut! http://www.myspace.com/mellontatauta
VIRTUAL DREAM - Instrumental fusion trio will fantastic guitar player. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/virtualdreamband
VITE PARALLELE, LE - Previously unreleased concept prog/psych work recorded in 1969 & 1970.
VOLO, IL - Debut album from 1974. Outstanding prog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTvsWidDW08
W.I.N.D. - Heavy rock trio.
WATCH, THE - Very much in the 70’s Genesis style. http://www.myspace.com/thewatchmusic
WICKED MINDS - Excellent heavy progressive that sounds straight out of the early 70’s with hammond organ at the forefront. http://www.myspace.com/wickedmindsitaly
WYXMER - Prog rock with some heavy guitars, nice syths and very powerful vocalist.
YLECLIPSE - Prog/symph heavily influenced by Genesis. Formerly Eclisse. http://www.myspace.com/theyleclipse
YUGEN - Brilliant progressive with mellotron and avant garde leanings. Anglagard meets Happy The Man meets Univers Zero. http://www.myspace.com/yugenband
ZAAL - Excellent instrumental blend of prog/classical/jazz led by keyboardist Agostino Macor and features Fabio Zuffanti guesting on bass. http://www.myspace.com/zaalproject
ZAPPA, RICCARDO - Italian Mike Oldfield. Great!
ZAQ - Reminds me a lot of Gotic from Spain.
ZAUBER - Real good classical prog. http://www.myspace.com/zauberprog
ZEIT - For fans of Malicorne & Irish folk.
ZEROTHEHERO - Fungus offshoot of instrumental melodic prog/space rock. Very good! http://www.myspace.com/zerotheheroandhismagicband
ZESS - Doom hard progressive on the Black Widow label.
ZION - Concept prog album based on the 9 planets in our solar system and is heavy on the keyboards. Excellent! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-muGNzjg40
ZUFFANTI, FABIO - Dark, melancholy and beautiful solo efforts by Italy’s most prominent prog musician (Aries, Finisterre, Hostsonaten etc...). www.myspace.com/fabiozuffanti
ZUFFANTI & ZBAND - Fabio Zuffanti & friends perform Finisterre, La Maschera Di Cera & Höstsonaten live in the studio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OhfaGQsdLs