Bassist extraordinaire, Albero Rigoni has put out recently his third installment called Three Wise Monkeys, an album that features many great names from the world of prog, such former Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore (OSI, Chroma Key), vocalist Göran Edman (Karmakanic, Marran, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot), drummer Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, Outloud, Firewind), Mistheria, Jonas Erixon, Tommy Ermolli, to name but a few.
Taken from the album’s press release, 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.
Along with the album release, readers of our website have a chance to win a digital copy of Three Wise Monkeys. But this time, it’s not a give-away contest, as you have to answer a question which is: What bass did Alberto Rigoni use on the new album? Send your answers to [email protected] with subject line saying “Roberto Rigoni contest” until October 15th and we will inform a lucky winner soon after it.