Keys And Chords
NEWS / London, UK – Italian prog ensemble Armonite, featuring composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, has released their highly anticipated debut album “The Sun is New Each Day”! Produced by the first producer of Muse, Paul Reeve, and mastered by Geoff Pesche at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in London, “The Sun is New Each Day” is an exciting mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums, including amazing participation by Porcupine Tree's bassist, Colin Edwin and Dutch drummer Jasper Barendregt.
“Working with a team like this is fantastic,” says Fosso, composer of the album, “Everyone's unique skills and talents added something special to the album and the final result is powerful. Life and people offer a boundless supply of inspiration. Channeling concepts without the support of lyrics might be hard, but it's also very universal. These songs break down the language barriers becoming visceral and direct. We tried to give the album one sonority, but also characterize each track with a different setting.
“For example, in the song 'Suitcase war' you'll see a rejection of how our life has changed after becoming workaholics. Whereas 'Insert Coin', featuring 8-bit sounds by Swedish demoscener Anders 'Goto80' Carlsson, is a tribute to 80's and 90's arcade coin-ops.”
Each track captures the various passions found in the band. “Satellites” is a reflection on space exploration and technology, “ 'G' as in Gears” features Samuel Gomper's famous speech, “What does the Working Man Want?” and “Die Grauen Herren” recalls the Men in Grey from Michael Ende's novel, “Momo.”
“The Sun is New Each Day” is a whirlwind of sounds, themes and emotions. “Connect Four”, a track composed by Bigi, finds its sound in a protest against gambling addictions. While the track “Sandstorm” is a look at the living energy that can be found in Marrakech.
“We hope the album connects you to the world around you,” says Fosso, “Tracks like 'Le temps qui fait ta rose' from 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery suggest 'It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.' Yet, the track 'Slippery Slope' explores that unclear side of the human soul.”
Here's what the press have said about Armonite's “The Sun Is New Each Day”:
“The release is a collection of artistic violin rock, prog metal and progressive music, all instrumental, which has a strong impact on the listener. Truly something unique, Armonite is compelling, captivating, and worth exploring. Their music gives way to an emotional and dramatic excitement.” - The Huffington Post
“This is a spectacular album performed by spectacular musicians.” - ProgPizza
“Armonite are an infectious prog rock masterpiece in the form of a band. Their new album, 'The Sun Is New Each Day' is a journey through the minds of brilliant musicians in the truest sense of the word.” - Jammerzine
“Entertaining, colorful, varied, enthralling instrumental music played at an impressive level.” - Babyblauen Seiten
“The Sun is New each Day is a brilliant and bold album. Paolo Fosso and Jacopo Bigi along with their mates are talented musicians and without question have mastered their respective instruments.” - The Even Ground
“Minute after minute, you realize each track is a gem of sound which goes through different ideas, from jazz to electronics, some classical music, rock fusion, and above all progressive.” - Mundo Rock & Heavy Webzine
“For any rock music fan that is looking for a diversion from the usual, this album will not disappoint.” - Daily Vault
“Every progressive rock fan should take a listen to “The Sun is New each Day”, as they will certainly find something interesting.” - Altprogcore
In conclusion, Armonite's hopes and goals go well beyond the release of their album. Says Bigi, “What we really want to do is bring these tracks live. In order to do this, we need to show how great our fan base is. So follow us on Twitter and YouTube, 'like' us on Facebook. The more people that get involved with us, the sooner we can go on tour and share our music live!”
The band will be going to tour with “The Soundtrack is New each Day” show, one soundtrack cover in violin rock after each original song from our album. Then they'll get back to writing for a new album. Stay tuned…!
1) Suitcase war
2) Connect Four
3) 'G' as in Gears
5) Slippery Slope
7) Die Grauen Herren
8) Le temps qui fait ta rose
9) Insert Coin
To purchase Armorite's “The Sun is New Each Day” CD: https://armonite.bandcamp.com
Suitcase War - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1hl4guK6ow
Le temps qui fait ta rose - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYiDjAYmFlI
Die Grauen Herren - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L8tt7IuiYs
Insert Coin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgsibAqvpJE
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(Bron: Glas Onyon PR)