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Suite for the Last Prophet (EP)
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Suite for the Last Prophet (EP)

Via Modesta Valenti

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Italy

Via Modesta Valenti, an emerging Italian progressive rock ensemble from Rome, has ambitiously set out to craft a modern prog rock suite by amalgamating various genres, sounds, and moods. The result is their EP, "Suite for the Last Prophet."

This 22-minute epic showcases a dynamic range that few bands achieve even across double albums. It draws inspiration from the luminaries of the genre—Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, and Gentle Giant—channeling their essence into a contemporary and innovative sound.

Via Modesta Valenti

"Suite for the Last Prophet"...forms a cohesive epic, offering a journey filled with unexpected twists... This composition stands out as a remarkable piece of music, leaving listeners desiring more from this promising band.

Structured as 12 interconnected segments, the EP forms a cohesive epic, offering a journey filled with unexpected twists and bilingual lyrics in English and Italian. This composition stands out as a remarkable piece of music, leaving listeners desiring more from this promising band.

Though details about the band's origins remain scant, it appears they may have started as a group of friends experimenting with their musical capabilities. Their successful venture into the realm of progressive rock solidifies their status as a band ready to take on the challenge of a full-length album. Yes please!

Listeners can catch excerpts from "Suite for the Last Prophet" on Prog Radio, featured in our New Music rotation. Additionally, we will highlight this album in next week’s 'What's New Proggy Cats?' show.

4.5 Stars! (Only because there isn’t more of it, otherwise, 5 stars all the way.)

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Feb 29, 2024
22 min
All 22 minutes are excellent.
Kevin Carmony
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