Il Ruscello was formed in the 'Grande Città' (Great Town) of London, in England, during the cold and intense winter of 2007-2008. The joy and enthusiasm provoked by the rediscovery of the so-called musical movement Italian Progressive Rock, deeply inspired Silvio, Giampaolo and Luca. So was born, in joy, Il Ruscello.
The three band members have known each other for many Springs, particularly Silvio and Giampaolo who are brothers. Luca and Giampaolo founded and played in the band Unyou from 1999 to 2004, gigging extensively in and around Milan and releasing two demos and an E.P. that were highly praised and critically acclaimed by the national musical press. They later moved to London, initially founding the band Zen State (active from 2005 to 2006) and later u n y o u productions, a music production and sound design company. Silvio, since his early youth, played guitar and drums in several local bands. He developed a deep interest and passion for Italian Progressive Rock and collected a considerable number of albums released in the golden years between 1970 and 1977.
In January 2008 they gathered in Room 16 Studios, in London, listening to the all-time classics from Silvio's collection and getting the right inspiration to write and record Il cielo in un ruscello, Il Ruscello's very first song that aroused the interest of Matthias Scheller, head of the AMS-Vinyl Magic record label and progressive rock connoisseur extraordinaire. In the autumn of that year, Silvio, after epochal life-changes, moved to London and the band rapidly wrote and recorded in succession: Orizzonti, Paesaggio solare (Estate 1972) (which was to become the title-track of Il Ruscello's debut album), the suite La Grande Città (split in two separate songs named La notte di una città and Il risveglio di una città) and the instrumental La quiete. These tracks became Il Ruscello's first album, evocatively titled Paesaggio solare (Estate 1972), translating to Solar landscape (Summer 1972). The album is due to be released in September 2009 by AMS-Vinyl Magic Records.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Balletto di Bronzo, Alphataurus, Blocco Mentale, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Le Orme, Semiramis, Alusa Fallax, Biglietto per l'Inferno, Jumbo, Locanda delle Fate, Museo Rosenbach, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Metamorfosi, Uno, Panna Fredda, Osanna, De De Lind, Campo di Marte, Il Rovescio della Medaglia, L'Uovo di Colombo, Cervello, Triade, Franco Battiato, New Trolls, Buon Vecchio Charlie, Corte dei Miracoli, Garybaldi, Celeste, Alan Sorrenti, Alluminogeni, Il Paese dei Balocchi, Goblin, Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno, Tito Schipa jr, Pangea, Samadhi, Luciano Basso, Maxophone, J.e.t., Procession, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Califfi, Officina Meccanica, Zauber, Delirium, Area, Perigeo, Era di Acquario, E. A. Poe, Richard Cocciante, Stormy Six, Latte e Miele, Lucio Battisti, Città Frontale, Ricordi d'Infanzia, Bambibanda e Melodie, Genesis, Yes, Camel, King Crimson, Leo Nero, Estate di San Martino
"The stream flows... life flows... the stream is life.
Fluidity, transparency, beauty...
An uncontaminated landscape, creation at its most splendid: this is the home of the stream.
The stream flows in balance, not caring what it finds in its way: the stream is unconditional acceptance.
The stream has no boundaries and is free to create new pathways...
The stream is the joy of discovery"
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