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Alhambra - Luna Nova Album

  • Performer: Alhambra
  • Title: Luna Nova
  • Size MP3 ver: 2041 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2894 mb
  • Country: Italy
  • Date of release: 2002
  • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock
  • Label: Flyagaric!
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Genre: Rock / Folk, Country
Alhambra - Luna Nova Album


1Dèi Avversi4:43
3Eddy Takes A Ride5:13
4Pink Caravan (I - II - III)4:31
6Φενγαρι (Fengari)7:25
7Ulisse Nella Nebbia6:21
8Cronotopo Di Bachtin5:09


  • BassAndrea Zanotti
  • DrumsGianluca "Pecos" Grazioli
  • Electric GuitarGianluca "Gisus" Pappalardo (tracks: 5, 6)
  • Flute, Synth, Organ, PercussionAndrea Monetti R.
  • Guest, BassMaurizio Dapote
  • Guest, Congas, Tambourine, PercussionCosimo Buono
  • Piano, Electric Piano, OrganGoffredo Fioravanti
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bouzouki, Percussion, BassNick Le Rose

Comments (1)

ALHAMBRA - LUNA NOVA (Fly Agaric! 2002) CD 45m
In the annals of Italian prog there has always been another side to it all, the psychedelic underground, the trip-folk cross-over, and such-like, with acts like Folli Di Deo, No Strange or Kryptasthesie. Add to those ranks Alhambra, who play a strangely deranged folk, with equally strange vocals, and a psychedelic fuzz all over it. It trips and glides nicely, though the lead singer does take some getting used to. Nice, especially towards the end, as it all trips over into Aktuala cum Third Ear Band territory. My review from Audion #48 (2003)

As I love the two other related bands to this: Arjuna and Ku, I decided to reinvestigate this. Relistening to it now, I can easily see/hear why I didn't keep it. Really, the first half is okay. But "Dèi Avversi" is dreadful. I can hear more Claudio Rocchi, or other left-field crooners of the Cramps Records stable in Nick Le Rose's singing. But I'd rather he didn't sing! Anyway, after this it goes all instrumental. With "Ulisse Nella Nebbia" and "Cronotopo Di Bachtin" it could be an entirely different group, quite Krautrock fusion styled - no doubt where the Embryo and Amon Düül dedications come in. The trippy folk jam "Φενγαρι (Fengari)" is also Krautrocky, but reminds me as much of American ethnic rockers Pseudo Buddha. A pity they didn't do a whole album up to the calibre of those last 19 minutes.

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