Stratos, Demetrio - Cantare La Voce

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Edel
Catalog Number: CRA 0136612
Format: CD
Total Time: 39:09:00

Cantare La Voce can be translated into English more or less this way: Sing the voice. It means the voice could be an instrument like the others.

This is the meaning by Demetrio Stratos one of the greatest singers in the prog scene and the frontman of the Italian progressive- fusion-jazz group called Area, until his death of a heart attack in 1980.

This is his second release and I think there is nothing more incredible than this disc. If you have ever listened to the Soundscapes by Robert Fripp, forget them! This is the most challenging album I have ever had in my hand, and at the same time the hardest to listen to.

It's formed of five pieces, and here you can hear exactly what Stratos' abilities are. Stratos uses only his voice on it, there aren't any instruments. Some times I thought there was some percussion, but it isn't so. It's his incredible voice.

It's difficult to find some melodies; they are sound exercises where the singer alternates high and low peaks in a very easy manner.

It could be considered a masterpiece of the technique, but nothing more.

Originally released in 1978 by Cramps (5206 119); reissued by Cramps on CD in 1989 (CRSCD 119) and by Edel in 2001 (CRA 0136592)

Investigazioni (Diplofonie E Triplofonie) (14:41) / Passaggi 1,2 (5:16) / Criptomelodie Infantili (6:23) / Flautofonie Ed Altro (6:17) / Le Sirene (6:19)

Demetrio Stratos - vocals

Metrodora (1976/1989/1998)
Cantare La Voce (1978/1989/2001)
Rock And Roll Exhibition (1979/2001)
Recitarcantando (1980/1994/2001)
Concerto All'Elfo (1995/1997)
Stratosfear (2002) (box set)
Le Milleluna (1990/2001)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: April 20th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone

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