Stereokimono - Primosfera

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Immaginifica Records
Catalog Number: QQ 1001
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:08:00

Although founded way back in 1989 the Italian band Stereokimono had a major change in 1995 when the band was reduced to a trio. The three friends feel that their music stimulates fantasy and creativity, labelling their music as Psychophonic Oblique Rock. Stuck inside a miniature album sleeve the first few minutes are not really representative for Stereokimono. As often happens the venom has to be found in the long tail, delivering influences as varied and as important as Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Deus Ex Machina and even Isildurs Bane. The production was in hands of Franz Di Cioccio, drummer of the wellknown Italian band PFM. It is he who delivers the album as kind of a flawless calling card of avantgarde music. A remarkable feature no doubt has to be the female drummer Cristina Atzori doing a great and impressive job. Her incredible precision together with the use of unusual instruments such as Tibetan bells, didgeridoo and theremin results in a captivating instrumental tension span. No doubt high praise for the wonderful clear production and the full sound, which is the result of only three people. At the very end of the album we also find a collage featuring some highlights out of the impressive history of progressive rock using a handful seconds from Yes, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, ELP and BJH. This Stereokimono album most certainly has increased my interest in the band so I'm very interested to hear some new material very soon!

Onda Beta (8:39) / Rosso Di Luna (8:08) / Bahnofstrasse (5:40) / Xetrov 5 (6:02) / L'Uomo Nuvola (9:26) / Salamandra (4:33) / La Soffitta Volante (7:20)

Antonio Severi - acoustic, electric and midi guitar
Alessandro Vittorio - electric bass, keyboards, Theremin (1), Didjeridoo (2), tibetan bells (4)
Cristina Atzori - acoustic and electric drums and percussion

Ki (2000)
Prismosfera (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: July 25th 2004
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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