Orchestre Celesti

On a side note, the artist name - "Celestial Orchestra" - is a
reference to an old Chinese art now alomost forgotten, in which
doves were trained to follow specific flight patterns. Once the
trajectories were all set, small flutes were attached to the legs
of the birds, who then produced music according to the
patterns they'd been trained to fly.

(from Progarchives).

Federico Fantacone played in the band Frigo in the late
1970’s-early 1980’s, along with Marco Croci who is now the
bass player for Italian prog band Maxophone, and PaoloDolfini
who also played keyboards for well-known Italian prog band
Jumbo. Fantacone’s cover of the Flower Kings’ instrumental
“The Rain Maker” appears on the boxset “A Flower Full of
Stars,” a tribute to the Flower Kings compiled by Marco
Bernard (Samurai) for Musea Records. Fantacone has also
recorded four albums under the moniker “Orchestre Celestri”,
most recently the album “Four.” He has also recently
contributed a cover of Steve Hackett’s “Transylvanian Express”
which will be included in the forthcoming “Family Snapshop”, a
3 CD box to celebrate the solo careers of Genesis members
being issued by Mellow Records.

Albums

Compi la Tua magia (2007) - cover

Compi la Tua magia (2007)

First Orchestre Celesti album. It includes the acclaimed suite "Compi La Tua Magia", a hymn to self growth, proactivity and creativity

Progressive Rock
20 tracks

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Black And Red-remastered (2009) - cover

Black And Red-remastered (2009)

The second OC album was nominated in Prog Awards 2009 in the category "Best Italian Record"

Progressive Rock
18 tracks

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Transition Of Power (2011) - cover

Transition Of Power (2011)

It is the third album of Orchestre Celesti, the instrumental prog project by the keyboardist Federico Fantacone.

Progressive Rock
15 tracks

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QUATTRO - cover

QUATTRO

QUATTRO is composed, played, produced and distributed by Federico Fantacone, alias Orchestre Celesti Lyrics adapted from "Sandra Spatafora, Il Lungo Cammino, Edizioni Pentarco Torino"

Progressive Rock
10 tracks

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SUITES - the long ones - cover

SUITES - the long ones

A collection of the 3 Orchestre Celesti suites: "Compi la Tua Magia"

Progressive Rock
3 tracks

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Tracks

Old Fragment 1

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 2

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 3

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 4

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 5

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 6

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 7

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 8

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 9

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 10

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragments 11

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 12

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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Old Fragment 13

Progressive Rock

Ambient-oriented old experimental tracks

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ASPIRATION

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2012

Progressive rock keyboardists Lisa LaRue and Federico Fantacone, have collaborated on a Christmas release titled “Aspiration.” The track was originally a piano piece written and performed by LaRue, for which Fantacone wrote, arranged and performed orchestrations. The artists are releasing the track December 1, with the wishes, “May you reach all of your dreams this holiday season.” It will be available as a free download on the artists’ various web pages, listed below. LaRue and Fantacone plan on completing a full-length album together in 2013. Lisa LaRue, who has released 7 albums, is a progressive rock keyboardist who has worked extensively with John Payne (Asia featuring John Payne) with her band 2KX, and collaborated and worked with many others including Nikki Squire (Esquire), Michael Sadler (Saga), Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard), David Mark Pearce, and her husband, singer-songwriter John Baker (Mars Hollow, The Little Girls). She is a two-time Oklahoma Music Awards’ Native American Artist of the Year, and her band 2KX has been nominated as Best Instrumental Band at the Los Angeles Music Awards as well as other nominations. Federico Fantacone played in the band Frigo in the late 1970’s-early 1980’s, along with Marco Croci who is now the bass player for Italian prog band Maxophone, and PaoloDolfini who also played keyboards for well-known Italian prog band Jumbo. Fantacone’s cover of the Flower Kings’ instrumental “The Rain Maker” appears on the boxset “A Flower Full of Stars,” a tribute to the Flower Kings compiled by Marco Bernard (Samurai) for Musea Records. Fantacone has also recorded four albums under the moniker “Orchestre Celestri”, most recently the album “Four.” He has also recently contributed a cover of Steve Hackett’s “Transylvanian Express” which will be included in the forthcoming “Family Snapshop.” A 3 CD box to celebrate the solo careers of Genesis members being issued by Mellow Records. Download available December 1, 2012 at: Lisa LaRue Lisa LaRue Official website: http://www.lisalaruemusic.com ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/lisalarue Federico Fantacone: Bandcamp: http://orchestrecelesti.bandcamp.com/ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/orchestrecelesti ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/orchestrecelesti Aurovine: http://orchestrecelesti.aurovine.com/ For more information: Lisa LaRue info@lisalaruemusic.com Federico Fantacone: federico_fantacone@yahoo.it

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CHINA pt 1 (remastered)

Ambient / Release date: 1993

CHINA comes from the unique demotape of BON BON FABRICA, alias Luca Fantacone (amazing bass player) and Federico Fantacone (kbd, Luca's brother). MACHINE IN THE GARDEN was the demotape's title. CHINA is a suite in 4th parts, not so Prog, better to say Ambient, with new wave influences, above all from JAPAN (please note the outstanding work of the bass, clearly Mike Karn inspired. 1993, more or less. 20th anniversary!

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CHINA pt 2 (remastered)

Rock / Release date: 1993

CHINA comes from the unique demotape of BON BON FABRICA, alias Luca Fantacone (amazing bass player) and Federico Fantacone (kbd, Luca's brother). MACHINE IN THE GARDEN was the demotape's title. CHINA is a suite in 4th parts, not so Prog, better to say Ambient, with new wave influences, above all from JAPAN (please note the outstanding work of the bass, clearly Mike Karn inspired. 1993, more or less. 20th anniversary!

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CHINA pt 3 (remastered)

Ambient / Release date: 1993

CHINA comes from the unique demotape of BON BON FABRICA, alias Luca Fantacone (amazing bass player) and Federico Fantacone (kbd, Luca's brother). MACHINE IN THE GARDEN was the demotape's title. CHINA is a suite in 4th parts, not so Prog, better to say Ambient, with new wave influences, above all from JAPAN (please note the outstanding work of the bass, clearly Mike Karn inspired. 1993, more or less. 20th anniversary!

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CHINA pt 4 (remastered)

Ambient

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Untitled 2 for next album

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

From 2013 composition sessions

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Dirty&Electric n°12

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2003

Rarity from last recordings by old Tascam Porta One, later digitally remastered. Last seconds are dissolving, because corrupted. Sinth solo analogically recorded with an old Moog Prodigy

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Progging jazz (live from 1982 Acoustic Concert)

Progressive Rock / Release date: 1982

live from 1982 Acoustic Concert

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Untitled AcousticPiano Draft n°1

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

The first ac. piano draft from composition sessions for new Orchestre Celesti album (2014). Composed for the temporarily delayed Lisa La Rue-Baker /Federico Fantacone first work together, it's a long variation on a core-theme already used in the track THE FLY (Transition of Power, 2011 third OC album)

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DraftBach

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

Third preview from composition and pre- recording sessions for 5th Orchestre Celesti album (to be released in 2014)

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Preview n° 4 - Setrakian

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

Preview n° 4: a track previously recorded for QUATTRO, then excluded, inspired to the ossessive climate of the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It's a very rough mix as usual for my preview, and the final version could be sung...

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Preview n° 5: Gentlemen

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

From ongoing Orchestre Celesti next album sessions, a 3 minute-track for digital pianos, musical box and orchestral percussions. Dedicated to Gentle Giant genius.

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Elegy (draft from next OC album)

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

First part of the "symphonietta" composed for the next album. Dedicated to CAMEL

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Extractus (from tbr 5th album)

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2013

samples from in-progress recordings for next Orchestre Celesti album, the 5th, to be released on Spring 2014. Title: The Court Of Miracles. Cover: from http://erdbeermilch.minitokyo.net/: Ryuya Wallpaper: The Court of Miracles (Anime & Manga)

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Hiroshima Mon Amour 2014 Edit (piano solo)

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2014

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Life's too short to be bitter

Progressive Rock / Release date: 2014

Preview from next, 5th Orchestre Celesti album. Final mix, ultimate, complete 6' track.

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News

2012 - June: Welcome!

Welcome to Orchestre Celesti on amazing new platform Aurovine. Here OC will gradually upload the entire OC production: album and rarities. Dedicated to Italian Prog.

2012 - september: Updating

The 4th OC album is in state "advanced" , video-previews available on YT Link

2012 - December: ASPIRATION

Progressive rock keyboardists Lisa LaRue and Federico Fantacone, have collaborated on a Christmas release titled “Aspiration.” The track was originally a piano piece written and performed by LaRue, for which Fantacone wrote, arranged and performed orchestrations.

2013 - January: QUATTRO (FOUR) is out

Over 60' of pure italian neo-prog. Very different from the usual Orchestre Celesti. More simphonic, more electronic, more psichedelic. With rough, direct, simple, existentialist lyrics. Creative mixing. And another tribute to DFB - Douglas Fairbanks Band, misknown band playing the strangest progressive you can conceive, in late seventies, in Northern Italy (Saronno, where also Maxophone were born...)

2013- Winter Promo

Transition Of Power discounted from 7 to 3 euros (album), expires February 28!

2013 - New rarities!

Soon, ONLY on AUROVINE, free download of "China", a suite recorded by Orchestre Celesti/Federico Fantacone and Luca Fantacone on bass and efx, 20 year ago, with the moniker "MACHINE IN THE GARDEN"

2013 Fan Recruitment

ORCHESTRE CELESTI FAN RECRUITMENT! Dear FB friends, please join Aurovine and support Orchestre Celesti by entering the band name HERE, getting mutual advantages! Link

2013 - New album (the 5th)

The composition sessions for the 5th OC album are work in progress. All the production process, starting from these very early phases, can be followed on FB page Link

2013 - New album (the 5th) -2

The 5th Orchestre Celesti album is in an advanced state of (de) composition...To be released on 2014 Spring, it will include: the remake of a previously unreleased track called Dirty And Electric n°12 Link the 5/4 "Draftbach": Link the electrorchestral symphonietta "Elegy", Link. Dedicated to Camel a jazz-rock seduptive track with a hypnotic "arpeggio": Link the Gentle Giant - inspired "Gentlemen" Link a cover of Tomorrow Never Knows, Beatles, from Revolver (1966), Link some electronic tracks Galahad-like (but instrumental), a sort of "disco-prog" experiment a track previously recorded for QUATTRO, then excluded, inspired to the ossessive climate of the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan Link The sound will be schizofrenic: sometimes electronic, sometimes orchestral, sometimes both in the same song. Within a strong, common prog frame. A lot of bonus tracks will be added Closed the draft tracks composition & rough recording sessions of the draft music, the real work of recording and arrangement of the definitive versions began , starting from over 6 minute- piano draft (still untitled) already shared on the amazing platform AUROVINE Link

2014 - 5th december: new album release date

Orchestre Celesti next album, The Court of Miracles Vol. 1", will be released on December 5th. Here above the CD notes and the ultimate cover, from an amazing oil on canvas by my good friend Sergio Gatta Tracks 1. Hiroshima Mon Amour (short version, piano solo) (1) 2. Air Dancer II (original version, title by Lisa La Rue Baker) (2) 3. Gentlemen (affectionately dedicated to Gentle Giant & Three Friends) 4. The Court Of Miracles (all around me...) (3) 5. Eye of the Needle (instrumental version) (4) 6. Repetita Juvant (I repeat myself when under stress...) (5) 7. Academic exercise (the same, old 5/4) 8. Tomorrow Never Knows (instrumental and risky) 9. Dirty and Electric n° 12 (remastering an old 4-track Tascam recording) (6) (1) Shortened remake of a Douglas Fairbanks Band classic (composed in late '70) (2) A version with the same titled enriched by Lisa La Rue Baker is included in Fantacone-La Rue "Sonic Landscape" (3) Title track. Not coincidentally. At this stage of my life, I can not get rid of the "Court of Miracles" around me: lobbyists, stupid institutions, false poor, workaholic, lawyers, accountants, rabbits werewolves (4) Patiently waiting for the sung version (by an old friend of mine playing in an old well-known Prog italian band...) (5) Composed after listening for the millionth time the KC "Indiscipline" (6) With myself to electric guitar, be patient please.


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Aspiration

01 Dec 2012 | 00.00pm
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Progressive rock keyboardists Lisa LaRue and Federico Fantacone, have collaborated on a Christmas release titled “Aspiration.” The track was originally a piano piece written and performed by LaRue, for which Fantacone wrote, arranged and performed orchestrations. The artists are releasing the track December 1, with the wishes, “May you reach all of your dreams this holiday season.”

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