180 gram gatefold LP with poster. Limited Edition White vinyl LP. Another new incredible project is born from the prolific Genoese prog scene, from the minds of Stefano Agnini (La Coscienza di Zeno) and Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, La Maschera di Cera, Hostsonaten...), bound by a hidden passion for surrealist, gothic and horror vintage comic books. No coincidence that La Curva di Lesmo is named after a story written and drawn by the famous Guido Crepax in 1965, in which the character of Valentina appears for the first time, a symbol of women's emancipation and eroticism. Musically, the album consists of three long tracks for more than 50 minutes of solid symphonic/theatrical progressive rock, a rock opera sung, or rather interpreted in Italian. The first part is more adventurous and pushes La Curva di Lesmo's music towards folk, pop, electronic, new-prog and symphonic atmospheres, unusual even to the two composers. The second part is more classical with a long progressive suite reminiscent of the Zuffanti's work with La Maschera di Cera. References here are: Opus Avantra, Il Baletto di Bronzo, Pierrot Lunaire, Semiramis, Cervello; but there are fragments of the Genoese songwriting school (Fabrizio de André) and electro-vintage moments (those of Italian seventies obscure groups as I Guardiani della Galassia, Automat and others). The guests' list is long, and among the various 'prog names' there's a curious appearance by Beatrice Antolini, whose interpretation of "La posa dei morti" is simply perfect!
This vinyl is packaged with a two-part folding sleeve.
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180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.
White Vinyl Edition
This record has been pressed onto unique white vinyl.
This edition includes a poster that will ship along with the vinyl record.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.