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Orchestre Celesti – Anarchy

Federico Fantacone is the sole musician in the band Orchestre Celesti: and Anachy is the new album. Daveks Stunning, says, «a masterpiece. This is what would have happened if Keith Emerson and Herbie Hancock had a baby. All delivered to you in 24/48kHz files».

Two years after ContraXt, a predominantly orchestral album dominated by the Phygital Simphony suite for digital orchestra and Moog Grandmother, Orchestre Celesti are back with a completely different album!

Anarchy is the result of an accurate research of sound design, which built layers of electronic but emotionally significant environments around the original drafts (all conceived on the piano). The harmonies are sometimes inspired by the 80′ with extensive use of sequencers, other times by contemporary jazz with wide room for improvisation.

Anarchy is a long-running album, about 75 ‘, the result of two years of music composition and testing of new instruments.

It opens with a two-part suite, Hammers, which reflects the sadness and anxiety of the last two years of life dominated by the pandemic.

It closes with two tracks taken from previous albums but completely revised: one of the two, “The Carousel of Life” preserves the fundamental contributions by Phil Dolfini on drums (with different sounds) and Paolo Dolfini on synth (wonderful solo at the beginning of the song).

The cover is courtesy of Sergio Gatta, an interesting Italian painter, and sculptor, who has already loaned his works for the amazing covers of The Court Of Miracles Vol I and II.

The music is the result of an accurate research of sound design, which built layers of electronic but emotionally significant environments around the original drafts (all conceived on the piano). The harmonies are sometimes inspired by the 80′ with extensive use of sequencers, other times by contemporary jazz with wide room for improvisation.

All tracks by Federico Fantacone.

Cover by Sergio Gatta

Drums and Sax-Trumpet samples from Converse Sample Library, by Aaron Steele, Hubweek-Jamathon, La Fusion, Revive, Andreas Klein (Drums), and Greg Osby, Hubweek, Revive (Sax-Trumpet)

Instruments:

HW: Roland, Korg, Moog, Behringer, Waldorf, Boss

SW: Cakewalk, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Roland, Korg, Arturia, Spitfire, Melodyne, Samplab, others.

The project Orchestre Celesti was born in 2006, and the idea of Federico Fantacone was to blend the stylistic expressions of typical Italian prog artists with the English 70’s variety, and to add innovation to this mixture by spicing it all up with contemporary electronic soundscapes. All compositions are instrumental, but sampled voices are used on occasion.

Tracklist:

1. Hammers, Pt.1 (4:38)

2. Hammers, Pt. 2 (7:03)

3. ImpressionistiX (7:38)

4. Weaponization (6:22)

5. Chiaroscuri (9:32)

6. Streichfett (8:29)

7. Intro To Phantom Of The Opera (5:10)

8. Disorder (6:22)

9. We Are Not Who We Are (3:31)

10. Piano ImPRO-1 (4:10)

11. [to Be Continued] (2:10)

12. Take A Knee (afterward) (5:52)

Total Time 70:57

Line-up:

Federico Fantacone

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6856 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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