They were in fact an experienced rhythmic couple playing with local groups. In 1985 Valter Poles and Paola Polese got married and it can be said, completing the family picture, that the group is composed by two Poles and Vendramin families. In the same period a cassette recording containing the first Barrock’s works happened to be listened by the owner of a local recording studio. He was enthusiastic with the music and offered his collaboration for a professional recording of the group’s songs. The demo spread all over Italy, meeting favourable interest in the musical press.
The Barrock were soon considered among the leading groups in Italian progressive rock and their participation in Exposure, the Dutch compilation released world-wide by ANDRAEA crt – Rotterdam, represented the international introduction of the group. In Exposure, the Barrock played “The Witch”, an instrumental and visionary rock song which is highly experimental. The Japanese Company releasing the compilation in Japan, Spring Song Corporation, was really interested in this new sound and offered collaboration for the CD recording. In 1991 the album titled L’Alchimista was released world-wide and got good success and favourable comments, particularly in Korea.
Several record companies have been really interested in the Italian group. In 1994 the Dutch Company SI Music produced Oxian, the second Barrock’s CD. One year later SI Music went bankrupt, so the Barrock had to find a new record company. The Italian Mellow Records released the latest album of the group, La Strega.
It is an almost exclusively instrumental work, with the exception of two solo pieces which have been vocalized by Paola Polese. Graziella Vendramin didn’t take part in the recording of this album due to her working abroad as a solo jazz singer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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