Three Wise Monkeys

by Alberto Rigoni

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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)

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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.

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Alberto Rigoni is a 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. Famous musicians such as Gavin Harrison and Kevin Moore joined his solo project. ... more

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Track Name: Three Wise Monkeys (feat. Göran Edman)
Three Wise Monkeys

You're fighting for your dreams
and you're breaking all the rules
You're living day by day
Searching for the truth

Now your time is coming
Now your time is coming
No you can't refuse
The time is coming

Knowing what is good is all about
Knowing the nature of what’s bad

I can tell you
what's the plan for you

I can't save you
If your heart’s not true

Three wise monkey’s golden rule
Looking the other way
Pretending that you are a fool
Cause you don’t wanna play
Willfully turning a blind eye
To all immorality

Three wise monkeys
Turning a blind eye
Three wise monkeys

You don't believe my words
But I'm the one who really knows
You should trust me my friend
I know it's hard to live that way

I can tell you
what's the plan for you

I can't save you
If your heart’s not true

Three wise monkey’s golden rule
Looking the other way
Pretending that you are a fool
Cause you don’t wanna play
Willfully turning a blind eye
To all immorality

Truth is blind my mouth is sealed
We just care about ourselves
Justice kneels she bows and yield
Dare not to speak up
Her words blowing in the wind

Three wise monkey’s golden rule
Looking the other way
Pretending that you are a fool
Cause you don’t wanna play
Willfully turning a blind eye
To all immorality
Track Name: Blackened Tornado
Blackened Tornado

It's like a war inside my head
Conflictual thoughts that I can't control
I can't believe what's happening
It's like a nightmare living in a dream

I wake up and I can't see the sun
The darkness is gripping all of my mind
but I know that light can be created
it can grow brighter and be sustained

We must fight the winds of darkness
it's just the absence of light
destroy that blackened tornado

if we can control our minds
light can be by our creation

I'm a victim of my own thoughts
My mind is sick and I can't go on
I can't see what's reality
It's like a nightmare living in a dream

We must fight the winds of darkness
it's just the absence of light
destroy that blackened tornado
Track Name: Free Falling (feat. Mark Cross)
FREE FALLING

Have you heard the natures cry?
Have you felt the fear inside?
So many things come back to us
We cannot fight this world

have you heard the earth is dying?
have you tried to run away?
No escape from these tragedies
We won't survive this world

We are going through a natural circle of change
Free falling
There’s no one else to play this game of life
No time for prayers

Free falling until the end
We're living tragic events
Free falling until our end
No way to fight or defend

Have you seen the news today?
Poisoned air is everywhere
I've seen the words before
It’s hard to see the earth bleeding

Tragic times, what can we do?
In the end there's nothing new
You and I must see it clear
Money cannot save us from pain

We are going through a natural circle of change
Free falling
There’s no one else to play this game of life
No time for tears

Free falling until the end
We're living tragic events
Free falling until our end
No way to fight or defend

Free falling until the end
We're living tragic events
Free falling until our end
No way to fight or defend

We cannot fight this world
No escape from these tragedies
Free falling

Have you the natures cry?
We are going through a natural circle of change
Track Name: Coming Home
Coming Home

I left my home town for a dream. Tasted the hard life to make it real.
I took my chances to get what I want, to make a believe.

I left my love to see if there was more. No it ain't easy when you are all alone.
I took the hard way to make it true. And now I'm longing for you.

I'm coming home love. This is my home town.
I've tried my wings I lived my dream.
I'm coming home love. I hope you're waiting.
A few more miles and then I'm done.

Feels like a second drifted away. While the years flowed on their way.
Don't know if you stayed just were I left. In time I will see.

If you are gone my finest friend. You live in my heart till the end.
I'll be waiting as long as I'm here. Forgive me for leaving you.

I'm coming home love. This is my home town.
I've tried my wings I lived my dream.
I'm coming home love. I hope you're waiting.
A few more miles and then I'm done.

The words you told me when we were young.
Don't count the days go on with it today.

I'm coming home love. This is my home town.
I've tried my wings I lived my dream.
I'm coming home love. I hope you're waiting.
A few more miles and then I'm done.
Track Name: Believe
Everyday I cry
for the people who's dying
Life is so short
There's nothing we can do
No one knows
what the fate deserve us
But the world
is so wonderful

We can't give up
Hope is the only thing
that can bring us forward

I believe in you
I believe what we can do
A chance to all of us
to live and love in this world
I believe in you
I believe what we can do
don't give up your dreams
make them real!

Every day I've tryed
to remember your words
the stories you told
oh the teller I'm hearing
Learning something new
from the day you live in
wish you were here to tell
oh were I'm heading

Oh no we can't give up
Hope is the only thing
that can bring us forward

I believe in you
I believe what we can do
A chance to all of us
to live and love in this world
I believe in you
I believe what we can do.
Don't give up your dreams make them real.
Do you believe