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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars What we have here? A superb and exciting blend of metal and jazz with so instriguing and unespected variations, in the purest prog vein. Musicianship is very tight and fluent, arrengements are even very intricate but never boring. Aggressiveness is excellently balanced within rationality. Joy for ears and heart.

APHELION is an all instrumental italian project formed on 2004 by Alessandro (keyboards), Sebastiano (bass), Matteo (guitars). After the recording of a previous two tracks demo CD during 2006 the band signed for the Italian label Lizard Records and a new drummer , Enrico Pintonello, joined.

On late 2007 the band recorded a 7 tracks full length album "Franticode" that came out on june 2008, at the Majestic Studio (Venice , Italy) and mixed by a keyboard-glory, a certain Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Billy Idol, Dream Theater) in his own studio in Los Angeles.

The new italian band Aphelion provides us a stunning debut. Few debut albums in the history of prog rock have sounded so convincing and well produced.

I vividly recommend Franticode and suggest to take a look to the band's myspace page for samples.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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