Official video trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIXDuBdUeI
“Three Wise Monkeys” is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer & bass player (TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS), who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.
Rigoni’s third solo album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the “Three Wise Monkeys” and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records), concretely separating the mellow jazz, rock fusion, and ambient from the assertive melodic and hard rock and developing each extreme into Rigoni’s most aggressive and most delicate material. His distinctively kaleidoscopic bass playing and compositional grace smoothly passes across borders and carries traits of each of its components, becoming less of a solo project based around the bass guitar than a progressive rock experience.
The album also boasts contributions from great special guests: Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), Jonas Erixon (Alicate), Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), Federico Solazzo (Alexia), Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion), Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock), Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits), Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Paolo Valli (session drummer), Paco Barillà (Daniele Liverani), Sebastian Persini (Solo artist, session drummer)
released 01 October 2012
All songs written and produced by Alberto Rigoni. "Coming Home" co-written with Jonas Erixon "Believe" co-written with Jonas Erixon
Mixed and Mastered by Federico Solazzo Artwork and Booklet by Davide Guidoni
Alberto Rigoni’s photos by Nicolò Luppino
Alberto Rigoni uses: Dingwall Bass Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, Hipshot, Ernie Ball Strings, Comfort Strapp, Evidence Audio, Peterson Tuners, Sonuus, MONO.