Reverie is a project led by composer and guitarist Valerio Vado and founded in 1998, who had appeared on albums by Italian bands Lethe and The Watch. Valerio Vado defines the Reverie sound as ethno-progressive, with ancient Mediterranean and European influences informing a modern sensibility. The instrumentation sets the project apart from the norm, with winds, guitars, mandolin, cello, piano, percussions) and electronics (keyboards, effects), while the lyrics sample from masters like Shakespeare, Pasolini, and contemporary poets, in languages as diverse as Italian, English, and, in their most recent production, Esperanto. Valerio Vado’s collaborators include professionals working in both music and theatre as composers, session musicians, actors, and teachers.
Songs by Rêverie have been used as soundtracks by directors, music therapists, and private and public Boards such as the Chamber of Commerce of Milano.
Now Rêverie is back with their fourth album Orpheus and Rêverie is descrbed by themselves as a ethno progressive ensemble. The lyric on the album Orpheus is loosely based on Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonette An Orpheus, D’Annunzio’s Alcyone and Ovid’s Metamorphoses
The band states, «We call our music ethno-progressive or Marco-Polo-music, because we blend sounds and instruments from Italian and mediterranean folk, baroque, classical and 70’s progressive music, in the wake of artists such as early Genesis, Mike Oldfield, Loreena McKennitt, PFM, Gianluigi Trovesi, Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Popolare. The ensemble performed in Italy and other European countries and released three demos and three official albums, well received by Italian and foreign press».
«In 2016 our album Gnos furlanis, Il Timp Dal Sium got a nomination for the prestigious Italian award Targhe Tenco, in the category Best album in dialect or minority language.
Our music is broadcasted by main Italian and foreign tv and radio stations among which RAI 3 and Radio China International.
Since 2012 we also collaborate with the alternative choir Policrome Khoròs, directed by Fanny Fortunati».
Prologo / Stabat nuda Aestas…
Parte 1 / Un gesto nel silenzio
Parte 2 / Anime amanti
Parte 3 / Costante metamorfosi
Parte 4 / Invisibile poesia
Parte 5 / Dalle immensità lontane
Epilogo / … Et spicea serta gerebat
Fanny Fortunati – lead vocals, percussions
Alberto Sozzi – clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes, ewii, keyboards, banjo, ukulele, didjeridoo, live electronics
Valerio Vado – guitars, mandolin, keyboards, bass pedals