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Monica Guareschi Group
Two Kingdoms

And speaking of Italian groups, here's another group from the folds of Italian rock scene that merits a lot of attention. Led by Monica Guareschi's charismatically wild voice, the group meanders in the corridors between modern and progressive rock with agility, untamable spirit and almost sexual energy.

The album, sung in its entirety in English, recounts a rather simplistic story of "two kingdoms" - the good one (with spiritual values and a beautiful princess) and the bad one (ruled by computers and technology) - that are in conflict with the expected outcome. But the music is a very intricate and satisfying rock with echoes from the 80's Brit groups and a morsel of Janis Joplin added for extra taste.

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