ARMONITE - "The Sun is New each Day"
Composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi are classical-trained, but "classical" is not how they would describe themselves. Through their teenage years, they joined a few local bands playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. Armonite was formed in 1996. Though still in college, they released their first album in 1999, and performed a few dates live. They eventually split up, so Jacopo could follow his career as a classical violinist and violin teacher, while Paolo started working in the music administration. In 2015, violinist Jacopo Bigi and composer Paolo Fosso formed a new band while borrowing the name of their old one. Armonite came together as a transnational project. Joining Paolo and Jacopo was Porcupine Tree's bassist, Colin Edwin and Dutch drummer Jasper Barendregt. "The Sun is New each Day" is produced by the first producer of Muse, Paul Reeve, with mastering at the Abbey Road Studios