Cristiano Roversi is an Italian musician, composer and producer. Keyboard and organ player, bass and Chapman Grand Stick player and, in 1994, founder member of the new progressive band Moongarden, very much a vital entity to this day. Over the years he has explored other musical environments in collaborative projects such as Submarine Silence and Cavalli Cocchi, Lanzetti & Roversi as well as numerous solo projects, soundtracks and session/production/teaching work.
Currently writing and playing keyboards for Mangala Vallis and producing Catafalchi Del Cyber, Cristiano has, in recent years, collaborated with many well known and respected names such as Bernardo Lanzetti, Aldo Tagliapietra, John Wetton, David Jackson, Massimo Zamboni, Flaco Biondini, Steve Hackett, Tryptic, Zef Noise & Mike Ill (ex Sweet Lizard Illtet), Silvia Orlandi, Angela Baraldi, Leonora, Roberto Tiranti and many others...
AntiQua is the third solo album by Roversi, soon to be released by GalileoRecords/Gonzo Media Group and in vinyl version by Maracash Records.
About AntiQua: "I had wanted to dedicate myself completely to a solo album for some time now, totally free to go where I might, independent of market or stylistic pressures. A proverbial flight of fancy as it were. An album in which I could let my influences shine through without having to prove anything to anyone and one in which I didn’t have to crank up the volume. AntiQua is a strange land where time flows at a more natural pace, I don't really know if it's on our planet, or even if it exists in the past, present or future, near or far... AntiQua manifests when we need it, every time we give in to dreams and forget about the daily grind. It is a goblet of wine in a candlelit tavern. It certainly did me a world of good, a brief trip to land governed by antique ideals of beauty and harmony. I hope it may accompany the quietest and sweetest moments of your existence as it has mine." - Cristiano Roversi
Cristiano Roversi - AntiQua
1) Morning in AntiQua 5.20
2) Tales From Solitude Suite 13.39
I) A Silent Rite
II) Tales from Solitude
III) Crave some Loneliness
IV) East or West?
3) L'amore 3.41
4) Nessie Revealed 3.34
5) Falling 9.17
II) Celestial Slowfall
6) Dimlit Tavern 5.18
7) Nirayed's Secret Diary 3.13
8) AntiQua 5.46
9) AntiQua's Evening 1.27
Cristiano Roversi: 12-String Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar on track 4, Grand Piano, Various Synthesizers, Taurus Bass Pedals, Polymoog, Mellotron, Hammond Organ L100, Drum Machine Roland CR-78, Samples & Cinematic Efx.
"My wonderful guests are:"
Aldo Tagliapietra: Vocals, Lyrics & Acoustic Guitars on "L'amore"
Bernardo Lanzetti: Vocals, Lyrics & Concept on "Tales From Solitude"
David Cremoni: Electric Guitar on "Crave Some Loneliness"
Erik Montanari: Acoustic Guitars on "Crave Some Loneliness" and "L’amore"
Fabio Serra: Electric Guitar on "Morning In AntiQua," "East Or West?", "Celestial Slowfall" & "AntiQua"
Gigi Cavalli Cocchi: Drums on "AntiQua"
James Larcombe : Hurdy-Gurdy on "Dimlit Tavern"
Leonora: Vocals, & Lyrics on "Falling"
Mirko Tagliasacchi: Fretless Bass on "AntiQua"
All Titles Composed By Cristiano Roversi except "Tales From Solitude" (Lanzetti, Roversi), "L’amore" (Tagliapietra, Roversi) and "Falling" (Cardellini, Roversi)
Artwork & Visions By Ed Unitsky
Booklet By Ed Unitsky
CR Logo by Gigi Cavalli Cocchi
Recorded & Mixed during winter 2011 at LaSala1, Mantua (Italy)
Engineering by Cristiano Roversi
Mastering by Fabio Serra
Produced By Cristiano Roversi
[Source: Cristiano Roversi]