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Artist: Latte  E Miele
Title: Passio Secundum Mattheum (1972/2003)
Format: 180-Gram Vinyl LP
Genre: Rock/Italian Progressive, Classical
Label: Akarma Records-www.cometrecords.com

This is amazing music! What totally blows me away is the fact that Latte  E Miele was just a trio. This 
magnificently reproduced 180-gram vinyl LP on Akarma Records keeps the original artwork presentation and 
sound intact on the Italian prog-rockers first effort Passio Secundum Mattheum. In 1972 Yes had 
released their masterwork Fragile, so surely bands such as this were considered obscure in comparison. 
They fell into the cracks never reaching the audience they should have, as many other worthy bands did. I think 
it is time to take a harder look at the importance of groups like this that contributed to the development of the 
definition "progressive" in rock music, even though their status was not as elevated as legendary bands from 
the U.K. and U.S. 

I was not discouraged at all listening to the vocals in Italian, so it had to be very good, which it most definitely 
was. The vocal workouts are simply gorgeous by the entire group so understanding what they were singing 
about really did not matter to me. Their music was sublime, with sounds ranging from neo-classical prog-rock, 
industrial-metal-rock (although non-existent at that time, it was an indication of how advanced they were) and 
full-blown prog-rock workouts with the vocal parts opera. I found their sound very engaging without fail 
throughout the run of this entire album. It was always in evolution sounding different on every track. I found the 
cover art quite thought provoking and colorful as well. It served as another component to their musical 
endeavors, and actually complimented the ambiance created on this recording. Possibly Picasso could have 
inspired them? Whatever it was that drove them to make such original music, it worked.

"Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
November 2, 2003

Side One

1. Introduzione        
2. Il Giorno Degli Azzimi        
3. Ultima Cena        
4. Getzemani        
5. Il Processo        
6. I Testimoni, Pt. 1        
 
Side Two

1. I Testimoni, Pt. 2        
2. Il Pianto        
3. Giuda        
4. Il Re Dei Giudei        
5. Il Calvario        
6. Il Dono Della Vita 
Bonus Tracks:       
7. Mese Di Maggio 
8. Tanto Amore  

Rating-4  / 5

Latte  E Miele Was:

1972-74
Oliviero Lacagnina (keyboards, vocals)
Marcello Della Casa (guitar, bass, vocals)
Alfio Vitanza (drums, flute, vocals)

1976
Mimmo Damiani (keyboards, guitar, vocals)
Luciano Poltini (keyboards, vocals)
Massimo Gori (bass, guitar, vocals)
Alfio Vitanza (drums, acoustic guitar, vocals)


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