Alberto Rigoni‘s new album’s title track “Three Wise Monkeys” is now available for free download via Soundcloud. The hard rock tune features Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot) on vocals, Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits, Khymera) on guitars, Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion) on keyboards and the young talented drummer Paco Barillà.
“Three Wise Monkeys” is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer & bass player (TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS), who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.
Half instrumental and half with vocals, Rigoni’s third solo album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the “Three Wise Monkeys” and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records), concretely separating the mellow jazz, rock fusion, and ambient from the assertive melodic and hard rock and developing each extreme into Rigoni’s most aggressive and most delicate material. His distinctively kaleidoscopic bass playing and compositional grace smoothly passes across borders and carries traits of each of its components, becoming less of a solo project based around the bass guitar than a progressive rock experience.
The album also boasts contributions from great special guests: Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), Jonas Erixon (Alicate), Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), Federico Solazzo (Alexia), Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion), Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock), Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits), Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Paolo Valli (session drummer), Paco Barillà (Daniele Liverani), Sebastian Persini (Solo artist, session drummer)
01. Toshogu Shrine
03. Three Wise Monkeys
05. Blackened Tornado
07. Free Falling
08. Between Space And Time
09. Coming Home
“Three Wise Monkeys” will be released by Any and All Records with worldwide distribution (Nightmare Records, Disk Union, Power Prog, MediaStar etc.) on Oct. 1, 2012.
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The official video trailer of Alberto Rigoni’s new album “Three Wise Monkeys” is shown below:
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