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Sailor Free Press extracts

PRESS EXTRACTS

 

 

This new album from Sailor Free might well make my best of 2016 list.
It’s such cool modern prog.
(Music Street Journal - Gary W. Hill - USA)

And what is also very important, the sound of this recording is just amazing.
It has a transparent sound quality... As reviewer and open-minded music lover
I enjoyed listening to this enthralling album very much.
(progVisions - Douwe Fledderus - NL)

A great rock album, to listen from beginning to end... A must-have.
(Classix - Mauro Furlan – IT)

... there are easily a half dozen very memorable tracks that kept me
coming back for repeat listens again and again.
(Exposè - Peter Thelen - USA)

I recommend this band to the widest possible audience, first of all to those who
appreciate originality and true artistry. Bravo, Sailor Free!
(Recyclable Sounds - Raigor – RU)

Spiritual Revolution part 2 is a classy Prog album that I enjoyed listening to from beginning to end...
Highly recommended indeed!!!
(Proggnosis - Marc - USA)

I SF riescono a propongono una musica che, pur non rinunciando a quelle sonorità art-rock
che hanno le loro radici negli anni '70, è attuale, fresca e soprattutto intelligente.
(Buscadero - Andrea Trevaini - IT)

...this is an album best listened to in full.
It is definitely an entertaining example of modern prog.
(DPRP - Patrick McAfee - NL)

An album that will teach to many conservatives what can truly be "Progressive" today.
(MAT 2020 - Alberto Sgarlato - IT)

Spiritual Revolution part 2 offers plenty of variety... with atmospheres between despair
and melancholy but also hope. An album that you have to get involved with.
(Proggies - Daniel Eggenberger - CH)

Sailor Free' proposal has the freedom and the vision of the great prog bands of the 70's...
(Urlo - Flavio Talamonti- IT)

An interesting mosaic of modern sounds... a very satisfying album.
(Profil - Denis Boisvert - CA)

Over time, this music developed almost an hypnotic effect.
You feel excited, without one could say exactly why.
(Betreutesproggen - Juergen Meurer - DE)

This album has to be consecrated and placed in our music collections, whatever they are.
(Psycanprog - Raffaele Astore - IT)

This record is very good.
(Colossus - Tero Honkasalo - FI)

Either way, this fine album can easily stand alone musically!! Now go buy!!
(Progplanet - Tonny Larsen - DK)

… the album is beautiful once again.
… you will find yourself almost moved by these sounds so varied, intense and vital,
expression of class, talent and an enormous communicative energy.
(Metal.it - Marco Aimasso - IT)

Un album basé sur l'imaginaire, en cela une vraie réussite... objectif tenu:
celui d’éveiller votre curiosité.
(Highland Magazine - Jean-Pierre Schricke – FR)

"Special Laws" is where you feel the beautiful presence of jazz through the piano
beautifully framed by the drums and the rhythm of the song, wonderful.
(Musica Progresiva - Lily Belgu - AR)

On "Spiritual Revolution part 2" Sailor Free create versatile and skilful Art rock
with imaginative arrangements and creative Instrumentals...
(Babyblaue - Siggy Zielinski - GE)

A very good album again.
(Rock Impressions - Giancarlo Bolther - IT)

… it makes you want to listen to the whole story from the beginning.
(Neoprog – JC Le Brun - FR)

Sailor Free have solid foundations but they don't fear to face modernity.
(Progressivamente - Luigi Cattaneo – IT)

Sailor Free does it very well, playing high quality progrock with great vocals in a
massive sound/production.... you have to listen to it from start to finish and that is
definitely no problem with this great record. Recommended to the progfans!
(Strutter - NL)

Highly recommended for those who want surprises from music.
(Nonsolo Progrock - Massimo Salari - IT)

 A band with an original sound.
(Acid Dragon – RR – FR)

 

Handala Info

 

 

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Press release / Bio

 

 

An exceptional musical project, an ever-evolving experience of musical blending: this is Hàndala.

The band starting in 1989 within an international cooperation project, has been leaded, for more than 20 years, by its inspirer and composer David Petrosino, together with many musicians, both Arabs and Italians, that participated through the years, and made links of collaboration with various artists.

The tale of the band Hàndala, for it’s nature of merger, for it’s human and artistic ‘blending’, is a chance to see, from a unique point of view, twenty years of  relationship between eastern and western countries.
At the same time the contaminated and contaminating nature of Handala’s work let them share this sight and this exchange in widely various sites: the UN building in Geneve, the little Church, European Festivals, Schools, Clubs, Social Centres, Theatres, the Campidoglio in Rome, Universities, Events, public Squares…

The band, leaded by David Petrosino, provides a peculiar formula of global contamination between Middle-eastern and Western musical traditions and intentions, a novel way of imagining a feasible world where different ideas, cultures, traditions join to give birth to something new.

Hàndala have been active in Europe and they took part in many Festivals and concerts, always winning attention from public and critics.
Arab voices floating an a sound born from the magic fusion of traditional middle-eastern and Mediterranean instruments (such as ud, bouzuki, doff, mismar, naj) and modern ones.
A show of great impact, enriched with clear melodies and obstinate rhythms.

Hàndala have released six albums and a cd single and some of their songs have been included in many compilations, stating, with their music, the utopia needed for peace and understanding.

 


"Hàndala" (Sud-Nord Records 1990),
"Amani" (Sud-Nord Records 1991),
"Raia" (Tide Records 1993),
"Holom" (Il Manifesto - Finisterre 1997),
"El deeb" (CD single with video, Finisterre 2004),
"Famatà?" (with the name of Aladnah) (RAI Trade – Blond 2005)
"7" (Finisterre 2007)

Some of their song have benn included in various compilations.

Handala are currently preparing a new album, expected for 2015.

 

Handala:

David Petrosino: tkeyboards, guitar, vocals
Cecilia Amici: vocals 
Pejman Tadayon: oud, saz, vocals
Stefano Ribeca: flutes, saxes
Gabriele Gagliarini: percussions
Simone Pulvano: percussions
Stefano Falcone: drums
Simone Pulvano: bass
Raimondo Mosci: sound & solutions
Terrence Briscoe: light & design

 


 

Sailor Free Info

 

 

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Press release / Bio

 

SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION part 2

 

the NEW album by SAILOR FREE

 

Sailor Free sail in free waters since 1991. Their music has been described as art-rock, progressive, psychedelic hard rock, alternative and much more.
With two albums ("Sailor Free" 1992 - Tide Records, Italy and "The Fifth Door" 1994 - The Laser’s Edge, USA) and a number of tours in Italy and Europe, always winning great attention from public and critics, Sailor Free have been quoted of music personality and a great live set.

 

In 2010 Sailor Free rejoined, in a completely mutated world, to work on a concept-album about a possible profound cultural revolution they love to imagine. “We have been inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien's “The Silmarillion”, the story of Beren & Luthien in particular, that had been the subject of some writings through the years for some of us. A story of love, share and an impossible quest looked good in such a dystopian present time. Then we started writing our story, placed in an early future, in a world divided in Casts, where our heroes and the Spiritual Revolution Messengers fight to get Entropia, a device that could give free energy for the whole world.”

In 2012 Sailor Free published Spiritual Revolution part 1 (TIDE Records), the first part of the concept-album, as the written material both in terms of story and songs was too much for a CD.

 

In 2015 Sailor Free released two singles: “Amazing” and “Special laws”, extracts from the forthcoming album Spiritual Revolution part 2. The new album features new musicians together with historical members of the band. The sound confirms the route of fully creative freedom, that has always been one of the main distinctive feature of Sailor Free's project.

 

“The story of the Spiritual Revolution Messengers and their fight to get Entropia, a device that could give free energy for the whole world leads to its conclusion.
Than everything change, and suddenly you realize you are playing the lead role, you are the hero and the hero is you, as it is Entropia. A kind of displacement. Now you know that you are the player and the listener, and the player is the play and is you. Now you are Entropia and Entropia is you, and you can change everything...”

 

SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION Part 2
CD, LP and digital download
Tide Records 2016

 



 

 

SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION part 1

the concept-album by SAILOR FREE

 

At the center of the artistic world there is energy, intended as a universal metaphor of life and creative vitality; as an instrument of social evolution and well-being; such as light, warmth, comfort, motion and strength of change; such as the illumination of the mind and the spirit; such as the inalienable right to knowledge.
It is in the proposal and practice of alternatives, in spreading knowledge and solutions, in a constant application of sharing and common enrichment, from which one draws forth and restores Energy.
Inspired by the Silmarillion by J.R.R.Tolkien, the story narrates love, inexhaustible source of energy, between two beings who are aliens to each other, dispersed particles of two opposite universes that intertwine their own courses, irremediably attracted to each other, they blend together in an instant, annulling every prejudice, every law, every convention.
Born into a new life, they see around them an agonizing world and with the same passion that enfolds them they act to change their destiny. In their hands lie a revolutionary discovery to deliver to all mankind. It is the genesis of an unstopping metamorphosis, that begins with man and is transmitted to others as if by osmosis, thus involving the entire planet.
A Revolution of the Spirit before that of matter, an epidemic of love. Love for mankind, for the capacity to imagine and to risk, for the constant search of better possible worlds, to share knowledge and solutions. In this way one is again able to understand the difference between that which is evolution and general well-being, and that which is only well-being for a chosen few.
If everything is as it was, nothing can be what it was. This is how true change can take place.

Spiritual Revolution People!




Sailor Free:
David Petrosino: vox, piano, keyboards, guitar
Stefano “The Hook” Barelli: guitars
Alphonso Nini: bass
Stefano Tony: drums

 

 


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Wendy?! Info

 

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IDOLS & GODS the new album by WENDY?!   




Press release / Bio


About Wendy?!

The band Wendy?! starts in 2008 around the guitarist and singer Lorenzo Canevacci, former guitarist
of Bloody Riot, among the most famous Italian Hardcore bands of the '80s.
The first album “Eleven” is released in 2012, followed by “Notebook” in 2014 and “Idols & gods” in 2017, both for Tide Records, and get a good response from public and from national and international press.
In the sound of Wendy?! you can find riffs for those who love hard rock, the punk energy and attitude,
the dark post-punk atmosphere, the rough sound of alternative rock and above all, a way of writing
“songs” that harkens back to the 70’s and classic rock.

In the temple of feedback

“Talking about “In the temple of feedback”, the new album by Wendy?!, I have to go back in the time when, with a bunch of other angry teenagers, moved by the oppression of the anti-terroristic period, we picked up our instruments trying to transform our rage in a creative way. Those where the years of the political street fights, and our need to express with music was linked to our desire for revenge and revolt.
Four decades have passed, everything has changed, but if we focus on the essence of our lives, of the basic values, everything is the same. We are no longer teenagers, of course, but our urgency, our desire to use rock n 'roll to state the distortions of this society and express our thoughts with music is stronger than ever. For today's 58-years-old Lorenzo, Wendy?! are exactly what Bloody Riot were for the teenage: a way to communicate thoughts and values through the music he has always loved: rock'n'roll, the real one.

Nowadays a new form of repression is blowing and we are driven by the urgency to use music as a form of expression. For more than a year, the whole world of live music has been gagged and stopped, so we decided to use the spare time to write, arrange and record new songs to release a new album, despite of what was happening around us.
“In the temple of feedback”, day after day, song after song, has shown us that it is always possible to improve. We are very happy and proud of this new album and I believe it is a further step forward, in song writing, performance, and production.”


(Lorenzo Canevacci)


Wendy?!:

Lorenzo “mr. Grady” Canevacci: voice and guitar
Alessandro Ressa: rhythm guitar, keyboards, back vocals
Paola “Croft” Altobelli: bass and back vocals
Luca Calabrò: drums



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One Sound Duo Info

 

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The way becoming
 the CD by ONE SOUND DUO   




Press release/Bio


ONE SOUND DUO

To produce and compose music in the very moment of its execution: in a sense, ONE SOUND DUO was born thus, by letting a time made of silences and sounds free to flow, until a music happens, like a sudden answer to some question. There is no time to think, no arrangement before; one’s own instrument becomes the expression of the self, of individual history, listening to many years, many sounds. The way becoming is a path that initially leads nowhere, with no fixed intentions; it creates itself in the very moment one travels through it. Even mistakes are unpredictable elements introducing to new directions, helping to find new solutions.

The presence of the Other, the hearing of the Other, the positive and comfortable sound produced by the Other, leads to travel through the same path more than once; it is not a repetition but a new way towards new solutions, before coming back to silence; a freedom of expression that finds in itself the limits of its own path.

Spacedrum and double bass, two instruments so far apart for their acoustics, look for a fusion into one sound; they ask questions and propose solutions. The first belongs to the grouping of the handpans: it is a melodic metal percussion that puts the rhythm into play with a scale of notes, and that, in the range of its limitations, permits a harmonic discovery on which the second, the bass belonging to the grouping of the stringed instruments, inserts itself with its deep notes; they fuse together, as in a blacksmith melting, linking quality of notes, pauses of silence, manifold leaps of other harmonic intervals.

Later, the compositions blend with electronic sounds and field recordings; thanks to reverberations and several other effects, they create the illusion of a wider sound, becoming once again something else. It is an always-moving arrangement that, even without any staff, travels through, enters into, and goes beyond electronics. A non-rational way that originates from and rests on that vital energy accompanying every one of us since our birth. Pauses are inside, silence at the end.



 
Orlando Lostumbo is a Roman double bass player operating since the early Eighties in various fields, ranging from rock to jazz, ethnic and classic music. Toward the end of the Nineties he joins the ethnic band Handance as an author and guitarist; later on he joins the jazz band Lost in Jazz as a double bass player. From 2008 to 2010 he works as a double bass player in the classical orchestra L’Armonica Temperanza. In 2009, under the pseudonym “Sine Tempore” he realizes his first CD, entitled Il viaggio di Ulisse. In 2010, as a double bass and keyboard player, he founds the band Cosmogram, which blends electronic and progressive sounds with video projections. With this band he performs in several theatres in Rome, and in 2012 he takes part in the festival 24 fotogrammi. In 2013 he joins the orchestra Diletto Barocco, where he currently plays the double bass. In 2014 he realizes the musical project ONE SOUND DUO with Claudio Ricciardi (spacedrum and didgeridoo), playing the double bass, the electric bass, and various synthesizers; together they produce for Tide Records the CD The Way Becoming.


Claudio Ricciardi
begins studying jazz guitar during high school, and then he studies double bass for some years. In 1975 he takes an interest in non-European music and joins the vocal group of harmonic chant Prima Materia, founded in the United States by Roberto Laneri. His studies of Biology and Anthropology bring him to the discovery of the didgeridoo, and in 1997 he starts studying and playing this aboriginal instrument, learning also how to construct and carve it. After playing in some bands in the 2000s (Saz-Didgeridoo duo, Handance, Timelines), in 2013 he begins studying computer electronic music with Giuseppe Verticchio. Later on, after discovering the Spacedrum, he meets the double bass player Orlando Lostumbo and founds with him the ONE SOUND DUO. He is the author of the LP entitled La coda della tigre (Ananda, n. 2, Roma 1977); the CD Inside Notes (EDT, Torino 2001); the CD Prima Materia (Die Shactel, Milano 2005); the CD Voci (Una Musica, n. 7, Torino 2006); the CD The Way Becoming (Tide, Roma 2014). He is also the author of the book L’albero che canta. Il didgeridoo (Wondermark, Brescia 2011).




One Sound Duo

Orlando Lostumbo:
-Electric Upright Bass
-Electric Bass
-Syntesizers
-Samples
-Computer Effects
-Audio Editing/Treatment

Claudio Ricciardi:
-Spacedrum Deep sky, Atlantico
-Yidaki in C
-Voice
-Computer Effects
-Samples
-Digital Piano
-Audio Editing/Treatment



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Wendy?! Press extracts

PRESS EXTRACTS

 

 

TIt's a nicely balanced set that never fails to entertain and does
a great job of moving the band's legacy forward.
(Music Street Journal - Gary Hill - US)

Non se ne fanno mica più di dischi r'n'r così.
(Rumore - Manuel Graziani - IT)

...un'altro ottimo lavoro, dove pezzi tiratissimi si mischiano a ballate
col solito spirito fiero e combattivo di chi ha usato la musica
anche come bandiera.
(Classix - Renato Massaccesi - IT)

This album is becoming more fantastic and entertaining
than many of the enormous rock bands.
This album is simply amazing as well as this band themselves.
(Rock Era Magazine - Amged Mahmoud – EG)

Un album che merita attenzione.
(Rock Hard – Niccolò Carli - IT)

On "Idols & Gods" Wendy?! offer a well banced mixture of hard rock,
70's rock, alternative rock, punk and singer/songwriter style..
(MusikZirkus - Stephan Schelle - GE)

Gran bel disco,
e si narra che dal vivo i Wendy?! siano ancora meglio.
(Classic Rock - Gianni Della Cioppa - IT)

Il terzo long-playing dei Wendy?! rappresenta una conferma per un gruppo
che non ama le etichette e si propone al pubblico con uno spirito libero
e autenticamente rock’n’roll, con canzoni di gran pregio
e arrangiamenti grintosi, ardenti e affascinanti..
(True Metal - Francesco Maraglino)

… un sound corposo, energico e soprattutto
capace di suscitare emozioni profonde.
(Rock Impressions – Gianlcarlo Bolther)

I Wendy?!... si situano in un enclave albionica che confina
sia con i territori del Duca Bianco che del Re Cremisi. Bravi.
(Buscadero - Andrea Travaini)

 

Cecilia Amici Info

 

 

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Press release/Bio

 

BLUVIOLA

 

the new album by CECILIA AMICI

 

Singer, songwriter, musician and vocal coach, she has worked with many artists both in studio and live sessions. She has done hundreds of concerts in Italy and Europe with bands, orchestras and vocal ensembles. She experienced as band leader in local bands as Aion and ESP, since 2003 she is the singer of Hàndala, a historical Italian-Palestinian group, with whom she recorded 3 albums, singing in three languages (Italian, English, Arabic).

"BLUVIOLA speaks of my passions, from spirituality to ufology, and love in all its forms. This album includes some of my most significant composition, never published so far, along with new songs written for this album.
From the musical point of view we have tried to combine my dark / new wave attitude with more modern sounds, with both vocal and musical research.
The album also includes a special version of "Jòga" by Bjork, that I arranged for choir, recorded with the two choirs I conduct, the Vocal Ensemble of Campagnano di Roma and the Vocal Modern workshop of the Popular School of Music Donna Olimpia, gathered for this release. "

 (Cecilia Amici)

 

BLUVIOLA


Track list:

01 – Cornucopia
02 – Starship
03 – Rainbows
04 – Nero all'orizzonte
05 – Hello, I love you
06 – Jòga
07 – Aem
08 – Bluviola
09 – Wings of a butterfly
10 – Vento


The song AEM was recorded live with the band Hàndala in June 2011


Produced and Arranged by David Petrosino


Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Tide Records studios by
Raimondo Mosci & David Petrosino


Cover design and artwork by Terrence Briscoe

 



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