The tireless rock band from Turin releases a new concept album dedicated to the 'Song of Songs', with two great special guests: Steve Hackett and Ray Thomas!
Eros & Thanatos: the "movierock" of Syndone!
Eros & Thanatos
11 tracks – 50 minutes
Distr. Marquee, BTF, Just For Kicks, Pick Up
"We make a very expressive and quite symphonic music, so that one day I began to define it movierock! "Sometimes it is really comparable with the "film scoring" composition's style and founds itself on the idea of the concept album not on a more segmented speech of unrelated songs. The concept album represents the progressive tradition; it is good for us to join the old style for respecting the genre but the main goal of Syndone is to go beyond". Proud and always caring to the growth of their albums, Nik Comoglio is ready for a new season with Syndone and with the highly anticipated new album: Eros & Thanatos, released byAltrock/Fading after only two years from the fine one "Odysséas".
Thanks to the success of the 2014, Syndone made a successful concert season which strengthened the sextet line up which has finally succeeded to make join the rhythmic power, the charisma and the energy of rock to the dynamism, the charm and nobility of classical music... creating a new idea of sound, which is Syndone sound with the addition of the constant Syndone usual element: the concept. This time the singer Riccardo Ruggeri has attemped in a re-reading of the Song of Songs: "The human being's journey through its tensions, passions and emotions is something deeply fascinating to me. When these elements join with Science, Research, the Ethnomusicology, the history of raped territories devasted by religious wars, the cocktail becomes lethal... and hit me. I've read the "Song of the Song" for a year collecting materials and informations taken from internet and libraries; I forfeited images, absorbed the point of view of Guido Ceronetti, lived my personal life experiences in the meantime... then I let this bag exploding on Nik music. it was exciting, and it's still a thrill to me re hear it."
Skilled in uniting the stylistic continuity with the refinement and the addition of new elements, Syndone of Eros & Thanatos has something more, as pointed Comoglio: "The most important difference from Odysseas is now finally" you can hear a real band ". Thanks to the several gigs we made the line-up has become so established to give an added value of unity and style to the new work being more cohesive. Then the string orchestra, which opened a new, more powerful and interesting sound, the Arabic and Hebrew sung, which emphasizes the derivation from the "Song of Songs". Finally the two special guest ... ". If in "Odysseas" were Marco Minnemann and John Hackett to make precious the band, Eros & Thanatos presents a welcome return: Ray Thomas, singer and flutist of the legendary Moody Blues who has already played in "The Beauty is The Beast", and the beloved co-former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. "It 's the first time that an electric guitar is recorded in a Syndone album! When I founded the band - continues Comoglio - I thought that if I ever had an electric guitar in a Syndone record that electric guitar would be played only by Steve Hackett! I considered and still I consider him one of the best guitarists in the world for melodic taste and ability to blend with the sound of the situation in which he is involved."
Syndone are ready for a new tour: the band will play live on 4th sep. 2016 at 2 Days Prog + 1 of Veruno, one of the most important prog-rock festivals all over the world.
Nik Comoglio – all keyboards/pipe organ/orchestration
Riccardo Ruggeri – vocal/backing vocals/vocoder/12 string ac.guitar/lyrics
Marta Caldara – vibraphone/piano, mellotron
Gigi Rivetti – piano, hammond, moog, electric piano, clavinet
Maurino Dellacqua – bass/fretless/taurus bass
Martino Malacrida – drums/percussions
Ray Thomas: flute in L'urlo nelle ossa
Steve Hackett: electric guitar in Cielo di fuoco
Tony De Gruttola: acoustic guitars
Pino Russo: classic guitar/oud
Puntorec String Orchestra
Conductor: Fabio Gurian
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