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Clepsydra is a Swiss neo-progressive band that was formed in 1990 by Aluisio Maggini (vocals), Lele Hofmann (guitars), Philip Hubert (keyboards), Andy Thommen (bass) and Pietro Duca (drums).

In 1991 Clepsydra released their first album “Hologram”, which was followed by the EP “Fly Man” in 1993. Clepsydra then signed to InsideOut, who released their second album “More Grains of Sand” in 1994. This CD included the song Moonshine on Heights, which by many is regarded as neo-prog classic. 1994 also saw them performing two songs on national Swiss TV, a rare occurrence for a progressive rock band at that time.

In 1998 Clepsydra released their third album “Fears”, the first album with Marco Cerulli on guitar. In the wake of the album release Clepsydra had a 10 day long European tour and was booked for a concert in Canada on the strength of this production. In 2001 the band released “Alone” with Nicola De Vita on bass. This album came with 3 different album covers: “The Chicken”, “The Octopus” and “The Fish”.

Following these four albums Clepsydra entered a state of hiatus. At this point they had established themselves as a popular entity among fans of neo-progressive rock, and they were often compared to the likes of Jadis, IQ and Fish-era Marillion. In 2013 Clepsydra announced they were reuniting, with Andy Thommen back on bass guitar and a reunion tour scheduled for 2014. A 4 CD box set limited to 1’000 pieces is on pre-order as of November 2013 to be shipped early 2014 featuring all 4 albums meticulously re-mastered with an hour of additional bonus material and unreleased material.

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  • aldrignedigen

    The swiss Clepsydra have a pretty nice singer

    6 Aug 5:38pm Reply
  • Plook

    The Italian Clepsydra is very good

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    Ah. So the Italian Clepsydra is the one I heard before... Makes sense now. The Swiss one did this great song I'm hearing now (Moonshine on Heights)

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • zufi57

    Don't mix up the italian Clepsydra (Second Era of Stonhenge, In other Sunsets) with the Switzerland Clepsydra (More Grains of Sand, Hologram, Alone, Fly Man, Feaers)!

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    interesting neo-prog !! :)

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    Not so fond of his "outstanding voice" :/

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • collage1980

    Magic, Magic and once again ... Magic !!!!!

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rockataka

    Neo fantastic musicans!! Vocal of Maggini, it's something special harmony.

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • gen_geniusz

    One of the greatest neo progressive bands ever. I don`t know why they are not populat but it doesn`t matter for me ;)

    1 Sep 2009 Reply
  • whisper_jet

    More Grains Of Sand - The Last Grain (You Can Always Turn The Hour Glass Again) It makes me turn the hour glass again and again and again... Great album.

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Vigridr

    So-so band. Nothing special. ? are you blind to the emotion they spread thoughout their music? you should listen to the Alone release its Super

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • leoner

    So-so band. Nothing special.

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • KeyToo

    Great band :)

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • Freich

    Yippie! I'm on of the 577 listeners!

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • granpierre

    i looooooooooove grains of sand!!!

    23 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Vigridr

    Alone is their best album in my opinion and DAMN they are so underrated

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • FinRaven

    I love Alone album. This band is so's so shame =(

    28 Jun 2007 Reply
  • granpierre

    I love more grains of seems that this band isnt still very active...

    29 May 2007 Reply
  • Rainbow_Demon

    Fantastic. Light sadness soaked their lofty music...

    10 Apr 2007 Reply
  • hide_

    173 listeners total :/

    23 Jan 2007 Reply
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