Museo Rosenbach was formed in the early '70s in Italy. In 1973 they released "Zarathustra" (about Nietzsche's superman), this album is still considered as one of the masterpieces in the world of progrock. Unfortunately, the group broke up the following year. The group re-formed in the 1990s and released the album "Exit" in 2000.
''Zarathustra'' (1973) was more or less regarded as an album created by fascists due to its extreme cover and lyrics and Museo Rosenbach disbanded after some concerts during the summer of 73' with Giancarlo Golzi continuing as a member of the Pop Rock act Matia Bazar.Fast forward some 25 years Golzi along with Alberto Moreno re-established the group with new members Andrea Biancheri on vocals, Marco Balbo on guitars, Marioluca Bariona and Sergio Cossu both on keyboards…
Museo Rosenbach is an Italian progressive band, best known for their 1973 release Zarathustra, a concept album freely inspired by the controversial works of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’. Unfortunately, at the time of its release, the album was widely disregarded because of the far right-wing views found within the Nietzsche-inspired lyrics. The band suffered for their political ideals, which prevented them from getting the kind of attention they deserved. Museo’s musical palette contained a dash of Banco, ELP and Van Der Graaf Generator. Comparisons to early King Crimson are also inevitable; this is symphonic progressive rock with a rough edge. While the group’s particular brand was less experimental than a lot of Italian prog, their compositions were equally challenging constructions, filled with time changes and eccentricities. Something is always happening.
Essential: A masterpiece of prog-rock music collection.
What a wonderful way for me to get started on the Italian prog scene. It was 1993, I was 20, I was getting pretty much fed up with anything mainstream.
Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
Check out the way these guys play together on the instrumental “Della Natura”, mind-numbing!