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This band exudes the quality, sprit and confidence of the stunning keyboards-driven semi-instrumental Prog Rock of Seventies bands such as PFM & BANCO!

2020 Italian Symphonic Prog Classic in a Deluxe Gate-Fold Card Sleeve!

Yes, LA MASCHERA DI CERA, the Italian Prog masters finally returned in 2020 to take back their well-deserved crown, that of a band that has always known best how to revive the great season of classic Progressive Rock!

Seven long years separate LA MASCHERA DI CERA’s previous studio album (‘Le Porte Del Domani’), the ideal follow-up to LE ORME’s ‘Felona e Sorona’ concept album.
‘S.E.I.’ is a great comeback for one of the key groups in the recent renewed interest for the glorious and unique Italian Progressive Rock of the ’70s.

Warm symphonic atmospheres, Italian lyrics and a vocal style that often reminds the melodrama tradition: this is what has often characterized this musical genre and perfectly fit the band’s proposal.

‘S.E.I.’ renews the compositional skills of the current members of the group, based on very specific sounds: imaginative keyboards, ever-changing rhythmic patterns, a full-bodied wind instruments section, a powerful distorted bass that makes up for the absence of the electric guitar (one of the band’s typical main features) and Alessandro Corvaglia’s voice, one of the most versatile and exciting Italian singers of the past twenty years.
The basic trio that has always animated the group is: Alessandro Corvaglia (voice / acoustic guitar), Agostino Macor (keyboards) and Fabio Zuffanti (bass) is here joined by Martin Grice (DELIRIUM – flute / sax) and Paolo “Paolo” Tixi (ex-IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE - drums).

The wonderful and visionary artwork has been created by the American artist Eric Adrian Lee.

‘S.E.I.’, an acronym for “Separazione / Egolatria / Inganno” (Separation / Self-worship / Deception), is made of a 20-minute suite that occupies the first half of the album, followed by two other mini-suites on its second half. The three tracks are complex music compositions, combining tense and dark moments with atmospheric sections marked by the unmistakable sound of the Mellotron. Jazz and Canterburian influences are much more evident now. From the mighty symphonic suite: ‘Il Tempo Millenario’ through the folk and sunny: ‘Il Cerchio Del Comando’ to the symphonic / jazz / hard-rock of: ‘Vacuo Senso’, LA MASCHERA DI CERA is a laboratory that fuses together the influence of bands such as MUSEO ROSENBACH, PFM, BALLETTO DI BRONZO, BANCO DEL MUTO SOCCORSO, BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO, JETHRO TULL, HATFIELD & THE NORTH, YES and VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, with a strong dose of personality.

‘S.E.I’ was released on 18th September 2020.

Also available by LA MASCHERA DI CERA …
GATES OF TOMORROW (English Version of 2013 ‘Le Port’ CD / G-F Card Sleeve) CCCD – Stock # 1591294
LE PORTE DEL DOMANI (2013 Album / Gate-Fold Card Sleeve) CCCD – Stock # 1591126


01. Tempo Millenario (21:35)
i. L'anima In Rovina
ii. Nuvole Gonfie
iii. La Mia Condanna
iv. Scparazione
v. Del Tempo Sprecato
02. Il Cerchio Del Comando (9:56)
03. Vacuo Senso (13:30)
i. Prologo
ii. Dialogo
iii. Nella Rete Dell'Inganno
iv. Il Risueglio Di S
v. Ascensione

TPT – 42:41