Banksville Records releases a new record of five well-known musicians devoted to italian progressive-rock, jazz-rock and Canterbury sound. The band blends many musical worlds in ten tracks sung in italian: Ilmondoarovescio – the debut album of Eurasia!
«Eurasia remembers us an immense cultural heritage: we wish that different worlds coexist and cooperate thanks music. Our new album is not just a destination but a starting point for our musical dialogue, for a kind of new rock that melts our musical worlds. For us the songwriting does not start from an interpretation of a genre, but from many ideas often inspired by our improvisations. Ilmondoarovescio – in english ‘the world upside down’ – is a metaphor of this overturning: not acritical acceptation of a music genre but freedom of composing, playing and jamming». The name Eurasia and the title Ilmondoarovescio are quite clear: the quintet from Piemonte (north-west of Italy) debuts with an album that immediately, without indecision, aims to explore only seemingly irreconcilable sounds, thus holding on a creative and incessant dialogue between improvisation and writing live in studio.
Eurasia is a brand new prog-rock band – born after the short experience of Cometa Rossa band – featuring five well known musicians who played in many rock, jazz, pop and folk bands since Eighties. Moreno Delsignore is one of the best italian vocalists of the 90’s with his long-time band Scomunica; Simone Torriano is a jazz player and piano teacher in Italy and abroad; Paolo Cagnoni has played bass guitar in many bands, from irish folk to heavy metal; Diego Marzi is a jazz-trained drummer and one of the founder of avant-proggers S.A.D.O.; Marco Cavallo is a guitar player starting from hard & heavy (for example his great band Dreams Of Glory), now devoted to jazz and fusion.
The five members of Eurasia love progressive, rock-jazz, Canterbury music, jazz-fusion and the Italian songwriting of the late Seventies: each one of this genres influences Ilmondoarovescio. «Ilmondoarovescio does not recall the sound of our previous experiences in Scomunica and Dreams Of Glory, they belonged to distant times; perhaps Eurasia can recall something of S.A.D.O. band, devoted to improvisation as well. We chose the lyrics in Italian but we have not created a concept-album: the common thread of our ten tracks is a serie of views, with an intentional invitation for every listener to interpret the hidden messages in the songs».
A great debut album that summarises all the musical worlds of Eurasia. Fans of Arti & Mestieri, Osanna, PFM Lanzetti-era, Banco, Picchio Dal Pozzo and Roberto Colombo, but also people devoted to jazz-rock and classic rock, will find a lot of good music! Ilmondoarovescio has been released by Banksville Records, an english label belonging to Pkmp Communication Ltd, distributed by Audioglobe & BTF and exclusive dealer of Rewave System. You can download a free copy here:
1 – Un mondo a rovescio
2 Fatti i fatti tuoi
3 – Il buio nero
4 – L’avvenire di un’illusione
5 – Il fantasma del tiranno
6 – Vado contro
7 – Il segreto nascosto
8 – La luna in tasca
9 – Bispensiero
10 – Sora no tamoto
Banksville Records – distr. Audioglobe/BTF
Moreno Delsignore: lead and backing vocals
Marco Cavallo: guitars
Paolo Cagnoni: bass guitar
Diego Marzi: drums and percussion
Simone Torriano: keyboards
Luigi Ranghino: piano & keyboards (1, 4, 7, 8)
Alberto Mandarini: trumpet (9)
Edoardo Gennaro: keyboard (3, 9)
Quartetto Artemide: string quartet (10)
Silvia Mangiarotti: violin
Helga Ovale: violin
Alyona Afonichkina: viola
Cecilia Santo: cello
(arranged by Moreno Delsignore and Paolo Cagnoni)