Breznev Fun Club - Il Misantropo Felice (2015)
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Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Chamber, R.I.O., Canterbury Scene | AltrOck Productions #АLT-047
Breznev Fun Club is a musical ensemble led by Milan based composer Rocco Lomonaco and featuring the lyrics of Franco Sciscio. Their roots date back to the early 1990s and in fact the material on their debut release hails from the decade of the 1990s, although it was recorded in 2009. Their second album is said to be coming on Altrock Records within the year. Their daring, yet welcoming sound is recommended to fans of groups like Yugen, Garamond, and perhaps Societa Anonima Decostruzionismi Organici. Their label suggest they harbor a bit of Picchio dal Pozzo spirit as well...
While I've not had the pleasure of hearing the entire debut album, we can safely rely on PA's knowledgeable Assaf Vestin to describe the BFC sound: "just when you don't expect it, the music turns from a modern classical type, orchestral and peaceful to a blatant avant-progressive rock (still with elements of the orchestra playing along). It also makes sharp turns at times to a new direction and develops a new theme (in the multi-section pieces)."
Their daring, yet welcoming sound is recommended to fans of groups like Yugen, Garamond, and perhaps Societa Anonima Decostruzionismi Organici. Their label suggest they harbor a bit of Picchio dal Pozzo spirit as well.
~ Finnforest, Prog Archives
The album II misantropo felice was written mainly between 1999 and 2000 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first theme of music was composed in 1997 and it was used as main pattern for other sections. A very small part was written in 2001 as well. The orchestration has undergone a number of changes, the last of which between 2009 and 2010, and this was used for the current recording.
Without being too descriptive, the composition, consisting of eight parts, talks about the short and hypertrophic afternoon dream of a man, from the moment he falls asleep up to his cathartic awakening. It is a Traumarbeit where the sounds perceived from the external world are mingled with private memories, and whose contents become a dreamlike journey, at the end of which the reconciliation with the world is accomplished.
01. Il Misantropo Felice I. A Window Closes [03:34]
02. Il Misantropo Felice II. Putamen [07:26]
03. Il Misantropo Felice III. Beginners Dance Lesson [03:24]
04. Il Misantropo Felice IV. Petit Déjeuner chez Picabia [05:51]
05. Il Misantropo Felice V. Sperduto nella Camera Isterica [08:12]
06. Il Misantropo Felice VI. Le Furieux Hypothétique [03:51]
07. Il Misantropo Felice VII. Tzig Tzag Tzara [05:51]
08. Il Misantropo Felice VIII. After the Last Silence [11:44]
Rocco Lomonaco - classic/acoustic/electric guitars, banjo
Simona Armenise - classic/acoustic/electric guitars, mandolin
Tommaso De Vito Francesco - bass, double bass
Giuseppe Manfredi - keyboards
Michele Fracchiolla - drums, percussion, marimba, vibraphone
Giuliana Di Mitrio - mezzo-soprano
Duilio Maci - violin
Grazia De Vito Francesco - violin
Paola De Candia - cello
Antonio Dambra - flute, piccolo
Francesco Lorenza - oboe, English horn
Francesco Manfredi - clarinet
Michele Motola - alto saxophone
Gianfranco Menzella - tenor/baritone saxophones
Riccardo Rinaldi - bassoon
Vito Vernì - French horn
Francesco Panico - trumpet
Francesco Tritto - trombone
Alessio Anzivino - tuba