Empire - Back To Knowledge

Year of Release: 1994
Label: Vinyl Magic
Catalog Number: VMNP09
Format: CD
Total Time: 54:06:00

The duo Rogani/Sburlati, who operate under the name of Syndone, have created a new band called Empire together with singer Rosanna De Luca. Because no guitar can be heard, this CD makes an ideal treat for lovers of keyboards. Whilst the parts of the Syndone-duo are very symphonic, the voice of De Luca is rather an ordinary rock-voice. Compared to a lot of similar projects however, Empire uses a real drummer -- but unfortunately he uses trigge-red drums which sound as nervewrecking as computers!

Concerning the keyboard parts, it is mainly the inspiration of Keith Emmerson that can be felt. It is also the main idea of Empire to create an up-to-date sound which can easily be heard on "The Power." The influences remain, but Empire wants to get close to the sound of today by means of modern rhythms and the rock flavoured vocals. Just like on one of the Tamas albums, balance between instrumentals and vocal tracks give a nice diversity to the album. Pity I still find it hard to enjoy it to the fullest because of that awful drum sound.

The Conquest (8:46) / The Power (7:25) / The Book Of Tales (5:16) / The Evolution (5:53) / The Planet (4:19) / The Immortal (6:28) / The Nite (5:53) / The Artist (1:37) / The Empire Goes On (8:29)

Edo Rogani - keyboards
Paolo Sburlati - drums
Rosanna de Luca - vocals

Back To Knowledge (1994)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: May 15th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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