QUATTRO, the fourth, "different", OC album

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    8 track + 2 bonus tracks, total over 60' of pure italian neo-prog!
    Bonus tracks:
    L'ultimo Bolero final mix *
    Musica (un punto di vista progressivo) *
    * From Douglas Fairbanks Band late seventies repertoire
    Re-arranged by Deportago (Gius Lanari e Antonio Zammarrelli) and Federico Fantacone
    Mixed by Deportago.
    Thanks and esteem to Antonio Zammarrelli: keyboards & guitar & zammasonics and to Giuseppe Lanari: lyrics, vocals and basses
    QUATTRO is composed, played, produced and distributed by Federico Fantacone, alias Orchestre Celesti
    Lyrics adapted from "Sandra Spatafora, Il Lungo Cammino, Edizioni Pentarco Torino"
    Cover: Maya Number Four
    Recordings: from winter 2011 to winter 2012
    Equipment: a very old CUBASE version, samples, VSTi-VST plug in, a very old Roland keyboard, prog/new wave/ambient inspirations, some very old good friends
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    QUATTRO is a gamble. Making neo-Italian prog. I considered all the criticisms to the three previous albums (which were often appreciated by both national and international reviews), in particular those related to the lack of tional (same keys sounds) and the heaviness/boredom of some passages. I could not replace the digital drum with a real drummer, but I tried a more realistic effect by integrating high quality samples with intervention "ad hoc" with drum machines. I tried to give more depth to the songs and to reconnect more directly to the tradition of Italian prog, adding brief vocals, rsort of "vocal solos" with simple texts, instant, existentialist.
    I have directly sung and recorded the vocal segments, with a crude and certainly debatable result, but it gives the songs that depth I was looking for a long time. In any case, immediately after the publication of QUATTRO "sung" it will be made available QUATTRO "instrumental", along with other bonus tracks: in fact more tracks were excluded from this first release.
    In QUATTRO I looked for a link with the electronics of the 80s, with extensive use of sequencer to replace the bass lines. I also tried to add psychedelics, which I always loved, and which are a historically important in the birth of prog, at the end of the '60s.
    The next episodes of the story of Orchestre Celesti foresee in early 2013 the participation in a prog-complilation of AUROVINE (www.aurovine.com), an album with American keyboardist Lisa La-Rue Baker (already anticipated by the December 1st publication of the Christmas single "Aspiration", in free download) , participation in "Family Snapshot" 3 CD set tribute to the production of solo memebri Genesis (Mellow Records).
    For updates, you can find OC on Facebook (news), MySpace (news and selection of songs), ReverbNation (news, music/video selection), Bandcamp (all albums), Last.FM (all albums), Aurovine (all albums + rarities), Soundcloud (selection of tracks by OC and side-project Wanwwa), Power Of Prog (news and music/video selection). YouTube (OC and Wanwwa videos).
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Un Prologo
La Talpa
Canto alle nuvole
Morte e resurrezione di un mago
Questo mondo
L'ombra
I tuoi pensieri
The Suite reloaded *

Bonus tracks:
L'ultimo Bolero final mix *
Musica (un punto di vista progressivo) *


* From Douglas Fairbanks Band late seventies repertoire
Re-arranged by Deportago (Gius Lanari e Antonio Zammarrelli) and Federico Fantacone
Mixed by Deportago.
Thanks and esteem to Antonio Zammarrelli: keyboards & guitar & zammasonics and to Giuseppe Lanari: lyrics, vocals and basses


QUATTRO is composed, played, produced and distributed by Federico Fantacone, alias Orchestre Celesti
Lyrics adapted from "Sandra Spatafora, Il Lungo Cammino, Edizioni Pentarco Torino"


Cover: Maya Number Four

Recordings: from winter 2011 to winter 2012

Equipment: a very old CUBASE version, samples, VSTi-VST plug in, a very old Roland keyboard, prog/new wave/ambient inspirations, some very old good friends

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released December 31, 2012

QUATTRO is a gamble. Making neo-Italian prog. I considered all the criticisms to the three previous albums (which were often appreciated by both national and international reviews), in particular those related to the lack of tonal range (same keys sounds) and the heaviness/boredom of some passages. I could not replace the digital drum with a real drummer, but I tried a more realistic effect by integrating high quality samples with intervention "ad hoc" with drum machines. I tried to give more depth to the songs and to reconnect more directly to the tradition of Italian prog, adding brief vocals, a sort of "vocal solos" with simple texts, instant, existentialist.
I have directly sung and recorded the vocal segments, with a crude and certainly debatable result, but it gives the songs that depth I was looking for a long time. In any case, immediately after the publication of QUATTRO "sung" it will be made available QUATTRO "instrumental", along with other bonus tracks: in fact more tracks were excluded from this first release.
In QUATTRO I looked for a link with the electronics of the 80s, with extensive use of sequencer to replace the bass lines. I also tried to add psychedelics, which I always loved, and which are a historically important in the birth of prog, at the end of the '60s.

The next episodes of the story of Orchestre Celesti: in early 2013 the participation in a prog-complilation of AUROVINE (www.aurovine.com), an album with American keyboardist Lisa La-Rue Baker (already anticipated by the December 1st publication of the Christmas single "Aspiration", in free download) , a track on "Family Snapshot" 3 CD set tribute to the music of members of Genesis (Mellow Records).

For updates, you can find OC on Facebook (news), MySpace (news and selection of songs), Bandcamp (all albums). Last.FM (all albums), Aurovine (all albums + rarities), Soundcloud (selection of tracks by OC and side-project Wanwwa), Power Of Prog (news and music/video selection). YouTube (OC and Wanwwa videos), Reverbnation (selection of tracks and videos)

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NEWS!!!
2017 January 22: OC 7th album (EP) released: "The Big Carrot (and misuse of it)"
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The Court of Miracles Vol. 2, the sixth Orchestre Celesti album, has been released 2016 January 1st
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OC is the creative moniker of composer and keyboardist Federico Fantacone. The project was born in 2006:blending Italian prog, English 70's variety and contemporary influences
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Track Name: La Talpa
LA TALPA
Come una talpa, scavo dentro di me
Alla ricerca di un altra vita
Ma quando torno in superficie
Scorgo un mondo migliore
Di quello che ho lasciato

Ogni giorno combatto contro me stesso
IO voglio essere in questo mondo
Quando incontriamo la vera semplicità
Noi non sappiamo riconoscerla
Track Name: Canto Alle Nuvole
CANTO ALLE NUVOLE
Piccole nuvole, sparse nel cielo
troppo piccole per essere viste
Piccole nuvole sparse nel cielo
troppo piccole per esserle viste /crederle importanti

Eppure anch'esse sanno toglierci il sole
Eppure anch'esse sanno toglierci il sole
Track Name: Questo Mondo
QUESTO MONDO
This world is not my world
it has been created for others (not for me)
Questo mondo non è il mio mondo
è un mondo creato per gli altri non per me
Scatena la tua fantasia, la tua immaginazione
Esse riempiranno il vuoto e ti aiuteranno
a superare gli ostacoli.
Ti avvicineranno a lui, sempre di più, sempre di più
E nonostante la pioggia faranno risplendere il sole che è in te
Track Name: L'ombra
L'OMBRA
Era una sera come tante, ero solo, con la radio accesa
All'improvviso, un'ombra, un'ombra che Le assomigliava

Ma poi una luce si accese, non era lei, solo la mia tristezza