Monday, 26 September 2011


From Verona we head north and travelling along the shores of Lake Garda we reach the autonomous region TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE / SUDTIROL. On the north banks of the lake in the Province of Trento lies a beautiful town called Riva del Garda  home to the neo prog Men Of Lake (MySpace) and the Italian “zehul” Runaway Totem (Official Website).

The nearby town of Arco gave us the jazz rock Electric Circus (Facebook) and the folk rock La Guerrigliera (MySpace) while Rovereto, a few kilometres east, in valley of Adige River, gave us the excellent, particular Universal Totem Orchestra (MySpace), Aviolinee Utopia and the experimental Outopsya (MySpace).

Heading north along the river we reach the capital of the region, Trento, home to multi-instrumentalist and composer Matteo Armellini (Facebook) and to a band called Phaedra (Official Website), who, in 2010, after many years of hard work released a good debut concept album called Ptah.

Still heading north we reach the Province of Bolzano-Bozen, on the border with Austria, where we find the prog-fusion trio Atmosfera Zero (Facebook), from Laives and a “neo-prog” band that have been active since 1980 called Mad Puppet (Official Website).

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