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The PFM Bonus Interview, Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part Two… Bill Kopp: Have you given any thought to, once you play outside of Italy, as you do these songs, whether you’ll sing them in Italian or in English? Patrick Djivas: Many times, we sing in Italian outside of Italy too. Many times, they ask us to do it, especially in Japan,

The PFM Bonus Interview, Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: Tell me about the album’s instrumental opener, “Worlds Beyond.” Are those all real classical instruments, or are there sampled sounds mixed in with it? Patrick Djivas: Half and half. The difficulty to do that was to have 200 years of music in five minutes, and it had to sound

The PFM Bonus Interview, Part 1 of 3

Premiata Forneria Marconi (or PFM, which is easier to say and quicker to type) is the premier Italian progressive rock group. PFM was the first prog group from Italy to achieve fame and success outside the country, paving the way for other international groups. And when the band began releasing albums with English-language lyrics (written

PFM Cooks Up a Pandemic-era Album

An edited version of this story appeared previously in Prog magazine. One of the most groundbreaking progressive groups of the 1970s, PFM is still making music of superb caliber today. Gathering safely in Milan’s White Studios during the pandemic, the musicians recorded I Dreamed of Electric Sheep (released October 22) as a group, while guest