Italian Prog Rock bands: Consorzio Acqua Potabile


LINE-UP:

1977
Romolo Bollea (vocals, keyboards)
Maurizio Venegoni (keyboards)
Massimo Gorlezza (guitar)
Giancarlo Morani (bass)
Pippo Avondo (drums)

1993
Paul Rosette (vocals)
Romolo Bollea (keyboards)
Maurizio Venegoni (keyboards)
Massimo Gorlezza (guitar)
Riccardo Roattino (guitar)
Pippo Avondo (drums)

1998
Maurizio Mercandino (vocals)
Romolo Bollea (keyboards)
Maurizio Venegoni (keyboards)
Fabrizio Sellone (keyboards)
Massimo Gorlezza (guitar)
Chicco Mercandino (guitar)
Luigi Secco (bass)
Luca Bonardi (drums)

HISTORY

The group was formed in Boffalora, Ticino in 1971, and after some early concerts composed a prog-opera called Gerbrand, that was represented in local theatres but never recorded. The original band split in late 70's. Consorzio Acqua Potabile (CAP)  never released anything during the 70's and was discovered in the 90's by the small Kaliphonia label. A 1977 live recording, Sala Borsa Live '77, was released in 1993 and the band reunited around keyboardist Romolo Bollea with four of the five original members for a nice new album, Nei Gorghi del Tempo (1993). It's an excellent debut album of melodic, romantic progressive rock

In un vecchio castello

After this, other CD's have followed: Robin delle Stelle in 1998....

Soli sull' Olimpo (part of)

....and Il Bianco Regno di Dooha in 2003. The musical direction is in typical Italian prog style with twin keyboards and long compositions. The music has some classical influences as well, with very intricate arrangements, interesting mood shifts and the art work is amazing. 

L'attesa

DISCOGRAPHY

Sala Borsa Live '77 (1993):
1. Mercante
2. Vecchio Castello
3. Vivendo un giorno...
4. Penta
5. É solo...una terza traccia










Nei Gorghi del Tempo (1993):
1. Il mercante
2. In un Vecchio Castello 
3. Arnaldo da Chatillon Crociato
4. Vivendo un Giorno...solo di Niente 
5. Traccia...ora lo è









Robin delle Stelle (1998):
1. Signori del Tempo 
2. Robin delle stelle
3. Lontana Lucia
4. Soli sull'Olimpo
5. Robin....again










Il Bianco Regno di Dooha (2003):
1. Intro
2. Opener
3. L'Attesa
4. L'Illusione della Sfera
5. Luna Impigliata tra i Rami
6. La Danza
7. Ginevra: Regina Senza Regno
8. Grande Ombra Gentile
9. Pastelli
10. Il Regno
a. Nello Spazio di una Notte per Magia
b. Trova quel Vento che
c. Si Dice ai Delfini Sussurri
d. Alla Marcia del Sole
e. Tra Piccole Storie di Lune Impigliate
f. Cosa Rimane di quei Giorni
g. Nel Tempo di Dooah

La danza