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FLOWER TORANIA

ZIO

Neo-Prog


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3.97 | 36 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ride Along (2:19)
2. X-Ray (6:23)
3. Wings Inside (3:23)
4. Gold and Power (2:35)
5. Straight Up from Underneath (7:04)
6. Jupiter (7:04)
7. Erwin's Opera (6:49)
8. Inner City Shorroma (7:51)
9. Ma Petite Histoire (1:29)
10. Interstellar List (5:52)
11. Flower Torania (2:06)

Total Time 52:55

Line-up / Musicians

- Jimmy Pallagrosi / drums, percussion
- Olivier Castan / keyboards
- Lzi Hayes / bass (2,3,5,8,10)
- Marc Fascia / guitars

- Hayley Griffiths / voices
- Joe Payne / voices
- Franck Carducci / voices
- Heather Findlay / voices
- Cagri Tozluoglu / keyboards (6,8,11)
- Alfonso Alfano / accordion (11)
- Alex Lofoco / bass (6,7)
- Richard Henshall / guitars (7)

Releases information

CD / LP Post And Rock ZIO001 (2020)

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ZIO Flower Torania ratings distribution


3.97
(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
47%
Good, but non-essential (28%)
28%
Collectors/fans only (6%)
6%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

ZIO Flower Torania reviews


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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars A rock opera! From members of Karnataka, Frank Carducci, plus guest performances from Heather Findlay, That Joe Payne, and Haken's Richard Henshall.

1. "Ride Along" (2:19) (4.25/5) 2. "X-Ray" (6:23) That Joe Payne delivers. (8.5/10) 3. "Wings Inside" (3:23) Hayley Griffiths delivers. (8.75/10) 4. "Gold And Power" (2:35) (4/5) 5. "Straight Up From Underneath" (7:04) (13/15) 6. "Jupiter" (7:04) a top three song for me. (13.25/15) 7. "Erwin's Opera" (6:49) a masterpiece--vocally and compositionally. Great lead guitar work from Haken's Richard Henshall. Best song on the album. (14.5/15) 8. "Inner City Shorroma (7:51) my other top three song. (13.5/15) 9. "Ma Petite Histoire" (1:29) Heather Findlay still has it! (4.25/5) 10. "Interstellar List" (5:52) 80s hair band power prog. (8.25/10) 11. "Flower Torania" (2:06) accordion and piano with Hayley and Heather. (4.5/5)

Total Time 52:55

This Neo Heavy Prog is a little too campy and/or predictable or even stale for my tastes: The vocal performances are filled with personality--but more like the kind of pomp deserving of a theater stage, while the instrumental musicians are proficient but exhibit nothing exceptional or truly memorable (except for the guests).

B+/4.5 stars; a near-masterpiece of theatric prog and a very solid contribution to the Prog World lexicon.

Latest members reviews

4 stars [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect] As the founder, Zio is the project of Karnataka drummer Jimmy Pallagrossi, and I have to admit this made me wary. Karnataka, along with other similar bands playing a mellow prog tinged with Celtic folk, plodded along for years at a steady pace ? ... (read more)

Report this review (#2446652) | Posted by nick_h_nz | Friday, September 11, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars ZIO is the group created by Jimmy PALLAGROSI on February 13, 2019 on the ashes of the KARNATAKA group. More or less ousted, he had the good idea to take the leaping Hayley with him and ask former THE ENID singer Joe Payne to come and lend a hand. He composed, let's say it immediately, a beautifu ... (read more)

Report this review (#2431838) | Posted by alainPP | Friday, July 24, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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