Della Valle is one of the important revelations in the italian progressive
rock scene, from last seven years, that impressed me a lot. This Roman
band are composed by young musicians who received, as an inheritance, the
experience, knowledge and above all a noble feeling of the purest and traditional
Italian progressive rock. Despite being young, their musical influences
borrowers not only from the "Italian Progressive Rock's Golden Age" styles,
but also add many of actual musical elements, a impressive blend with the
tradictional and the modern Prog Rock. The musical style used by the musicians
of the band follows in different musical conceptions and in different directions
also, so, with this tactic, the band shows an innovation in their instrumental,
a lovely and well structured composition bringing together elements of
traditional styles like Symphonic Progressive Rock , Art-Rock, Folk Rock,
Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion, adding fine Avant-Garde pieces, still, with this
all range of styles, the band manages to maintain its stylistic unity without
establishing limits in the instrumental arrangements, mainly with the choice
of a wide range of instruments and including different vocals. Let us understand
better, we take melodic lines and influences from some of the traditional
Italian bands like "Osanna", "Area", "Il Balletto Di Bronzo",
"Arti & Mestieri", "Nuova Idea", "Metamorfosi",
"Perigeo", "Raccomandata Com Ricevuta Di Ritorno", "Semiramis",
"The Trip", "Gruppo d'Alternativa", "Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso",
the irreverence of some British bands like "Gentle Giant", "Van
Der Graaf Generator", "King Crimson", and "Porcupine Tree",
also some others imnportant bands such as "Anekdoten" and "Änglagárd",
mix all this together and we have Ingranaggi Della Valle. The guys
on Ingranaggi Della Valle, until now, released two albums, the first
one is titled as "Hoc Signo on", this album tends in a line
to the side of Italian progressive rock, sung in the native language, Italian
of course. Already the second work, "Warm Spaced Blue", is
very different from the first one, sung in English and follows a much more
modern line, I believe that, this was the main goal, this album shows that,
the "Ingranaggi Della Valle" It's formed by talented musicians of
a new generation, who want to create a new identity with an innovative
approach that will easily include them in the same level of the famous
progressive rock bands around the world. Ingranaggi Della Valle
and their second album "Warm Spaced Blue" have a intense
musical depth, with a focus and an assurance of more a strong name into
the progressive rock around the world. In fact, you should sit down comfortably
and listen and listen many times this wonderful album, you'll be amazed
with the musical skills from these talented young musicians. The album
"Warm Spaced Blue" is another one important acquisition for
all the Progressive Rock's lovers around the worlds. Brilliant and fantastic,
an amazing album and band, highly recommendable...
line-up on Ingranaggi Della Valle album and actual band are:
Noè Savarese - Vocals, Glockenspiel and Dry Rhodes Mkv On
Gonnellini - Electric Guitars And Backing Vocals
Liberati - Hammond B3, Mellotron M400, Mellotron M4000, Fender
Rodhes Mk V, MiniMoog, MiniMoog Voyager, Piano And Backing Vocals
Colucci - Drums and Percussions
Coronato - Electric Bass
Gennarini - Violins and Backing Vocals
Di Sciullo - Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Moog Minitaur, Mellotron
M400, Mellotron M4000, Roland Tr 808 And Tr 909, Akai Mpc Touch, Korg Kaoss
Pad Kp 3, Electronics, Backing Vocals.
Olsson - Drums, Percussions And Artistic Production
Pignatelli - Electric Bass and Bass Effects (1)
Lechter - Narrator's Voice (2)
Lucini - Traverse Flute Solo (6)
Vicarelli - Modular Synthesis (5)
Della Valle are a young roman band created with the goal of evoking
the sound and atmospheres of the historical Progressive Rock of the 70s,
creating their own music open to fusion, ethnic and jazz-rock influences.
The debut album "In Hoc Signo" is the representative manifesto
of their music and philosophy.
project, conceived by Mattia Liberati (keyboards) and Flavio Gonnellini
(guitar), already members of the funk/jazz-rock trio "The Big Chill",
began in December 2010, with Edoardo Arrigo (multi-instrumentalist) on
the eletric bass; Marco Gennarini (violin) entered line-up only in June
2011, after the choice of making a concept album set in the First Crusade
November 2011, Ingranaggi Della Valle engaged in the first studio
experience, recording "EP", a demo for advertising purposes with the amateur
singer and friend Leonardo Pandolfo, that contains the earliest versions
of the songs "Mare In Tempesta" and "Via Egnatia".
oil painting "Il Grande Inganaggio" by Marcello Toma is used as
cover artwork of the demo, and the painter will collaborate again with
the band for the debut album.
italian record label Black Widow
Records, after listening to the demo, got interested in the
project, and began to follow the group waiting for the completion of the
compositions that form the album "In Hoc Signo".
the finalization of the concept album, the band had a long and meticulous
selection to find a front man with brilliant vocal, creative and theatrical
skills. Only in February 2012 Igor Leone (singer) joined the group.
the creative phase, the band began recording their first album, "In
Hoc Signo", in September 29, 2012, at the roman recording studio
Point Of View Records of Paolo Pierelli (sound engineer).
great pleasure the band hosts in Rome the renowned Mattias Olsson
(Änglagård), with whom they recorded "Jangala Mem";
the recording ended with the special participation of the singer Angelica
Sauprel Scutti and the great David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator)
on the track "Finale".
May 10, 2013, the Black Widow
Records released their debut album "In Hoc Signo"
on CD and Vinyl format, with the painting "In Hoc Signo"
by Marcello Toma as cover artwork.
order to be faithful to the studio version of "In Hoc Signo"
on stage, Edoardo Arrigo decided to play mellotron, synth and secondary
role of the bassist was fulfilled by Marco Bruno, a friend of the band
who also collaborated with Ingranaggi Della Valle to record the
bass track on "Cavalcata".
May 16 of the same year, they won with Mauro Ciccozzi Trio and Neverflowers
the "Musiche Festival" organized by the municipality of Rome, performing
at Atlantico Live.
first printing of "In Hoc Signo" was run out after 4 months
from the release date. The label reprinted the album in 2014.
March 2014, they played at FIM in Genova with Alessandro
Di Sciullo, a new member replacing Edoardo Arrigo (currently bass player
in Camelias Garden and Heartache).
May 2014, they played in Rome with Wobbler and Not A Good Sign.
January 2015, Marco Bruno left the band and he was replaced by Antonio
Coronato (former member of Too Human).
Della Valle released their second album called Warm Spaced Blue,
that was recorded in the winter of 2016.
pictures by Antonio De Sarno
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you can visit Ingranaggi Della Valle at:
della Valle - Call for Cthulhu Orison, live at La Casa di Alex Milano
Della Valle - Musqat (Masqat) - (In Hoc Signo bonus track)
Della Valle - Live at Newintage Prog Festival - Castel Gandolfo - Part1
Della Valle - Jangala Mem (live at Traffic Club, Roma)