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One Light Year

a Studio release

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
12 Oct 2017 Andromeda Relix AND 62
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 6/13/2019 5:53:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. Ants In The Sands (7:02)
  2. 15 Years (6:47)
  3. Spherax H2O (12:28)
  4. Travel Notes On Bretagne (6:27)
  5. Without Stalagmite (6:38)
  6. Pain (5:19)
  7. Lord Odf Time (11:44)

Guido Cavalleri
voice and flute

Marco Pasquetto

Massimo Basaglia

Stefano Bigarelli

Alberto Molesini (Baro)

Reviewed by Marc on 01 Nov 2017

Marygold is from Italy but they perfectly sound like they are from the UK. Their music is dead on what Prog fans call Neo.

Their new album One Light Year offers five mid-lenght tracks (5 to 7 minutes long) and a couple near epic ones clocking at around 12 minutes. If I were to pick only one band to compare them with it would be IQ, but without their nightmarish moods. Other bands to associate Marygold with are Marillion and Gabriel era Genesis.

The five shorter tracks are mostly song based but all offer some very nice soloing (guitars and keyboards) and excellent musical coating. Lead singer Guido Cavalleri's voice (with no accent) comes close to a relaxed Peter Gabriel (circa ''The Lamia'' or ''In The Rapids'') with hints of Peter Hammill. Cavarelli does not come close to either in power though and his relaxed style of singing is reflected in the musicians' playing. The band does give us melodic and heavier passages, but their soloing emphasises more texture than speed, something Steve Rothery and an older Tony Banks are well known for. The longer tracks do allow the musicians to stretch out a bit more.

Fans of Neo and perticularly IQ will certainly enjoy One Light Year by Marygold.