Bassist John Ferrara of Consider The Source
Announces New Album & Summer Tour
John Ferrara, bassist for globetrotting psych-fusion stalwarts Consider the Source, brings his powerful solo compositions to life with the aid of virtuoso percussionist Seth Moutal in their debut album “Frail Things in Sharp Places.” John says. “While there’s a lot of shredding, Indian rhythms, looping and tapping, each song has immense emotional significance. We took our time to make sure nothing was gratuitous. This album is who we are. We play everything you hear on the album, and we try not to record it if we can’t do it live.” Moutal's plethora of percussive timbres blends with Ferrara's trademark cascading loops and growling hand-built synths to create an immersive tapestry of sound and groove. In support of their debut album, The John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo will bring their visionary blend of progressive rock, jazz, minimalism and world music to select shows in the northeast. Take a listen to a track from “Frail Thing in Sharp Places” for a taste of the album's vibrant world of hypnotic percussion and soaring melody.
Italian Instrumental Ensemble Armonite
Releases 2nd Album And the Stars Above!
Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, have released their second album And the Stars Above on LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records. Armonite's instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry. As with the previous album, And the Stars Above is an instrumental mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums with focus on the amazing and powerful electric violin, performed by Jacopo Bigi. Interpreting the music composed by keyboardist Paolo Fosso, Armonite also performs with bassists Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Alberto Fiorani, along with drummers Corrado Bertonazzi, Emiliano Cava, and Jasper Barendregt. The sound of the album is more oriented to soundtrack music with textures that feel very immediate. Official website, www.armonite.com
Gemini is the title of the new
concept album from Marchesi Scamorza!
"Our new album Gemini tells the story of a man who struggles with his many personalities. The schizophrenia of the man is a whirling and moody journey in his inner world, he is overwhelmed by the times he lives in and takes refuge in the memories of his past, he is unable to understand his real nature and tries to cross the mirror that reflects his demons. " Gemini is the third album of Marchesi Scamorza, and it is a concept album. Since the times of King Crimson, every prog band has tested the experience of a concept but the narration of Gemini takes different paths, to get into the dark and mysterious dynamics of the human mind, a journey into the inner world of the man, with the progressive-rock of the young band. This third album is a turning point for the Italian quintet, that faces the main theme of schizophrenia with a changing neo prog: "Besides the progressive elements, we have some parts of alternative rock, others of hard rock and others have more vintage melodic characteristics, some chords coming from Satie, so we tried to bring together many influences, always based on narrative needs. With Gemini we'd like to play a type of music drawing on contemporary contaminations, rather than referring to the great historical bands, which still remain in our background". Here’s a sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=d3EE3roAxtY