Coral Caves were born in Palermo in 2001 but only in 2006 they independently released their first Ep entitled “Coral Caves promo 2006” containing 4 songs.
The work received positive feedback and in 2008 their first album “Mitopoiesi” was released by Mellow Records.
“Mitopoiesi” was a record in Italian that took up the songs of the Ep and others, representing a bit of the summa of the band’s production up to that moment.
The reactions to the record are positive and the Coral Caves have received numerous positive reviews that are mentioned in the books “Italian Progressive Rock, by Andrea Parenti,” Palermo at the Time of Vinyl “by Daniele Sabatucci and” Italian Progressive Rock 1980-2013 “by Massimo Salari .
In 2016 Pietro Saviano meets the drummer and friend Luca Di Salvo who encourages him to recover the existing tracks (recorded in previous years), complete them and develop others framing everything in an organic and conceptual work. Thus was born the seed that will germinate in the album “Journey to the End of the Light”.
To achieve this goal Pietro Saviano involves numerous other musicians who had already spent with the band, making the formation fluid and open, but always faithful to the band’s past. Hence the addition of “Project” to the original name.
The new album, this time sung in English, is definitely ready in 2022.
It is divided into three parts: the first is a suite inspired by the novel “Journey to the End of the Night” by L.F. Celine; the second is made up of “lost and found” pieces; the third one instead foresees an elaboration of two present covers: “Here comes the flood” by Peter Gabriel and “Lavender” by Marillion.
>From a musical point of view, the group intended to make the arrangements more dry, reducing the number of overdubs and thus devoting greater attention to individual sounds. The atmospheres are sometimes dark and mysterious, sometimes Latin and funkish, in some ways dreamlike and in others psychedelic, thanks also to a series of mixes and contaminations of different styles and genres which, ultimately, define the genetic code of progressive rock. .
The Coral Caves sound is inspired by prog classics such as Premiata Forneria Marconi, Camel, ELP, obviously Genesis, Pink Floyd and rock pillars such as Doors and Santana, but also by the great Italian songwriters, Lucio Battisti among all.
Released on M.P. & Records, distributed by G.T. Music Distribution di Antonino Destra, publisher Micio Poldo.
Art cover and illustrations by Alessia Bennardo.
Artwork/layout and graphic by Ondemedie.
Produced by Pietro Saviano and Luca di Salvo. Realized by Vannuccio Zanella.
CORAL CAVES Project:
Pietro Saviano: vocal, bass and flute
Dario Gallotta: guitars on 7, 9 and 10
Lucio Gallotta: guitars on 7, 9 and 10
Francesco “Pippo” Ribaudo: guitars on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12-string guitar and mandolin on 8
Andrea Montalbano: guitars on 6
Simone Campione: steel guitar on 1, lead guitar on 5
Massimiliano Vacca: drums on 7, 9 e 10
Luca Di Salvo: drums on 1, 2, 3, 4 e 5
Salvadores Arcoleo: piano and organ on 9 e 10
Gianni Varrica: Rhodes, organ and mellotron on 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, synths on 4
Alessio Romeo: synths on 2, 5, piano on 4, 6
Alessandro Fiore Bettina: piano on 8
Vincenzo Cosenza: saxes on 1, 2 e 3
Federico “Chicco” Mordino: percussions on 3 e 4
1 – Place de Clichy (2:08)
2 – Molly (6:04)
3 – Africa (5:00)
4 – Ballad of the Modern Man (6:25)
5 – Ballet Dancers (5:02)
6 – Semiotica (4:56)
7 – In the Arms of Morpheus (5:44)
8 – Here Comes the Flood (6:37)
9 – Lavender (4:50)
10 – End of the Night (3:25)