di Carne, di Anima
Our first album, di Carne, di Anima is mainly composed by following our instinct rather than chords or harmony. Most of these sounds are produced by vintage instruments, like Minimoog, Taurus and Hammond. We feel it is important to use original instruments because their sounds are still unique and absolutely non replicable by digital samples or VST instruments as far as depth and dynamics are concerned.
We also like modern electronic sounds, and it’s fun to blend them with a Mellotron flute like in La Paura.
We don’t throw in a Taurus “pedale” to be endearing, or indulge in an electronic loop to be more pop-friendly. We just write what we like to hear. When we added an arpeggio at the end of L’Indice e L’Occhio, we doubled the cellos with a synth because it sounded right. Only later we realized we covered over 400 years of music.
1. Anec Retrorsum
2. Sorgente Sonora
3. Misera Venere
6. L’Estremo Viaggiatore
7. La Paura
8. Misera Venere (reprise)
9. L’Indice e L’Occhio
Gran Turismo Veloce’s debut is a fantastic success as well as a superb example of the great RPI still flowing. All of the drama of the classic sound is there, with the beautiful piano runs and passionate Italian vocals. But also present are hard-hitting and powerful blasts of alternative rock and heavy, spacey progressive rock, sometimes bordering on metal. It is absolutely refreshing and quite original, infectious and very well executed. The songs are vital, energetic and accessible, containing plenty of quirky diversions and change-ups. You will not be bored and you will not be skipping tracks. A new era classic. Read more…
GTV succeeds into pulling you into the music, and move you forward too, to great finales. The album is full of “floating heavens” and goose bumps moments. Especially the two longer tracks are worthwhile: much variety, varied keyboard-work, and an exhilarating closing section with antic keyboard sounds in “Quantocàmia”, with a lovely built-up and breathtaking keyboard-playing of piano, classical orchestrations, Mini-Moog and Mellotron. Beautiful! A fine record, and what a debut! Read more…
Tutto “di Carne, di Anima” trasuda una pienezza ed una competenza musicale senza pari nel panorama della musica rock contemporanea. Un brano come “La Paura” dimostra come persino la tradizionale forma canzone italiana possa essere utilizzata per creare un brano complesso e fruibile al tempo stesso. Menzione speciale per “L’indice e l’Occhio” che esplode in una fantasmagoria di tastiere di rara bellezza. Read more…
In their debut, they show how they can handle and play with the italian prog rock atmospheres modernizing it with accurate arrangements maintaining the catchyness and the attention span at very high levels. [...] What else can we say about this band? They are good to go straight into the high floors of the new course of prog rock, with a “no song skip” album and a great road ahead. Hiers of PFM? We’ll see… let’s enjoy their great debut for now. Read more…
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