Two years only after “Il paese del tramonto”, Unreal City return with a new work, “Frammenti notturni”. If the two previous albums (the debut album “La crudeltà di aprile” was released in 2013) contributed to spread the band’s name all around the international progressive scene, thanks to concerts played in Europe and overseas at the Canadian Terra Incognita festival, this third chapter is destined to consolidate their status as one of the of the most important names in the Italian prog-rock panorama.
The current line-up includes Ema Tarasconi, the music and lyrics composer, on keyboards and vocals, Francesca Zanetta on guitar, Dario Pessina on bass guitar and the new drummer Marco Garbin. “Frammenti notturni”, which was recorded at the beginning of 2017 at the renowned Studio 2 in Padua, sees the participation of guests Matteo Bertani on violin and Camilla Pozzi on vocals.
The album, divided into five long tracks, is as usual characterized by the dark atmospheres that we already encountered in the band’s first two records; the sound and the production are far more modern than the past ones, but echoes of the ’70s progressive rock music are still very present, as they’ve always been a trademark for the group. “Frammenti notturni” is not a concept album in the true sense of the word, but its lyrics have some common themes, such as the urban setting and the obstacles that interferes with communication among humans.
Last but not least, for the first time in the history of Unreal City, the album is also available in a beautiful LP gatefold version!