Le Porte Del Domani (Mini-LP Sleeve)
This one is a real mindblower. One of Italy's best bands, La Maschera Di Cera, has created a musical sequel to Le Orme's Felona E Serona. I can't recall any band ever doing something like this. Like all of the band's work it remains faithful to the "Rock Progressivo Italiano" sound. Apart from cleaner sounding sonics it could have easily pass for somethining recorded in 1974. The music does in fact pick up on some of the core themes and melodices from FeS. You want 'tron? You got it! You want flute? You got it. To wrap the whole package together the band licensed the cover art from Lanfranco, the artist responsible for the art for FeS. So it really does feel like a sequel. Please note there are actually two versions of the album. This is the Italian language edition that will satisfy any RPI purist. Highly recommended.