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Italian band Syndone is Nik Comoglio's one time project. Nico (Nik) Comoglio was born in Turin on 28/11/62. He was graduated as architect but at the same time privately studied piano and composition.

Still in University he created several jingles for ads and soundtracks for two semi-professional movies.

From 1990 to 1993, he formed the new prog band, "Syndone" ("Shroud"), with whom he recorded two CD's: "Spleen" and "Inca", produced by Beppe Crovella from "Arti & Mestieri" band, for the music label Vinyl Magic s.a.s. in Milano. Two other members were Paolo Sburlati- drums, and Fulvio Serra- bass.

Spleen - 1992

This CD is the story of a young man (Kiin) who experiences spleen (sad mood) everyday because of his inability to adapt to society and to the rules it imposes on him. It's a bit like the young boy of Pascoli's poetry: pure, perennially a child, suffering because reality is too hard for him.

The pettiness and the violence of the world, the total submission to a materialistic and oppressive father and the gradual loss of all the values he believes in projects Kiin into a parallel world of music; in fact, it will be through music and inspiration - personified by a young woman (Marianne) - that he will rediscover his values and the strength to begin to live again.

The music is based on vintage 70-s keyboards and all sound is similar to classic RPI of that time. Tony Seffusatti (accordion), Patrizia Caramazza (voc), Alessandra Piovera (voc.) were participated in album recording.

Inca - 1993

The second - and final - album of the group Syndone , Inca is definitely the one which comes closest to the acoustics and the progressive rock composition style of the 1970's. Inca isn't a concept album like Spleen, but brings independent, seemingly unrelated pieces together. The only unifying element is a more or less deliberate celebration of the indigenous South American civilization, its rituals and its holocaust.

On Inca, keyboardist Edo Rogani (ex- Empire) joins the original trio of Syndone. Brought in as support during live performances, he's become an integral part of the group and bring in sound characteristic dual keyboards attacks. Hammond, Moog and other keyboards built ELP - like atmosphere with slight jazzy arrangements, not-too-complex compositions and often bombastic vocals.<...
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2.86 | 9 ratings
Spleen
1992
3.05 | 15 ratings
Inca
1993
4.00 | 30 ratings
Melapesante
2010
4.29 | 23 ratings
La Bella E La Bestia
2012
3.93 | 55 ratings
Odyssťas
2014

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 Odyssťas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by JohnNicholson

4 stars Progressive rock has over the years proved that it knows how to be "hit and miss," in terms of new releases. Many times bands have come along with great songs, great ideas, great musicians, but poor execution. These bands are completely indiscernible from other bands, and frequently draw comparisons to other, more popular, or bigger bands within the same genre. While it's fine to wear your influences proudly, some artists, particularly in the progressive rock genre, let their influences define them, rather than carving out their own special sound that will set them apart. Rarely does a band come around that can take a sound that's been around for decades and turn in into something fresh and exciting. Syndone, and their fifth studio album "Odysseas" have a lot to prove with their third release since their reunion in 2010. Syndone formed in 1989 by Nik Comoglio, and they released two albums ("Spleen" in 1991 and "Inca" in 1993) before they split. The question that arises here is: does the band fall into old or new territory? The answer is not simple, as it contains a little bit of both.

The first thing that any listener will notice after one listen to this record is that it is quite eclectic, with plenty of different influences and elements that form the sound of "Odysseas." Inspired by Homer's classic epic "The Odyssey," Syndone's most recent effort offers a great deal of classic (symphonic) progressive rock driven by synthesisers, Hammond organ, great orchestral parts, sentient vocals by Riccardo Ruggeri, and top-notch drumming of renowned Marco Minnemann.

In certain parts, Nik Comoglio uses piano as an instrument of choice simply because it adds something different. He choses to stick with pure ebony and ivory, fluctuating from major to minır and creating a vibe that sound as much as prog as it sounds classical. While Marco Minnemann is the most known name on the album, the band succeeds to overshadow his fantastic playing with their own.

The vocals by Riccardo Ruggeri do seem extremely difficulty to understand and predict, not because of the fact that he sings in Italian, but because his performance is often quite hard to follow what makes the album more interesting. He rarely uses long sustained notes or sings higher than a certain volume which sounds mid-range. Instead, he uses his voice as an instrument of sorts, letting it blend into the music, particularly with piano and keyboards (synths), to create an eclipsing sound overall. The confluence of his vocals with piano or synths creates a dismal landscape, but also something beautiful, being that he is obviously an incredibly talented and experienced vocalist.

"Odysseas" makes an effort to set itself into the modern-day progressive rock scene while retaining the connection with its over 20-year long career. While the album is certainly a breath of fresh air for a genre that seems to be made up of artists that all sound the same or play off each other, the band still have a little more refinement before being accepted by a drowse prog rock community.

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3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by DrŲmmarenAdrian

3 stars Now I am returning to the Italian world where I have encountered the band "Syndone" which has recorded five records from 1992 to 2014. This year came the fifth album "Odyssťas" which, when I watch the five covers rapidly, has the most artistic look. It feels both old and fantastic and I especially like the bright colours. The three msuicians that make up the band are Nik Comoglio (keyboards, orchestrations), Riccardo Ruggeri(vocals) and Francesco Pinetti(vibraphone) and four guests are present too: Federico Marchesano, Marco Minnemann, Sara Marisa Chessa and John Hackett.

The record is so varied that I can't like everything. Some tracks are similar to a lot of other Italian prog happenings and others are more special. The variety could be a challange that lifts up the album when I return to it in the future, but these tow first listenings didn't make it so coherent I should have wanted it.

My favourite songs here are "La grande bouffe"(8/10) a funny and powerful song, "Invocazione alla musa"(8/10), "Daimones" a mighty ending(8/10), and a shorter song: "Poseidon"(8/10) and "Penelope"(8/10). In its best moments this music is very poetic and unique. The band isn't scared to be calm to let the lyrical vocals shine. I would say this is a good record that should be checked if you like the subgenre, but I don't think the interest is so very big for prog listeners in common. I will give the record three stars(my average song reting should be 3.46) but please make your own judgement. Best song: "La Grande Bouffe"

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 La Bella E La Bestia by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2012
4.29 | 23 ratings

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La Bella E La Bestia
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Progulator
Prog Reviewer

5 stars It's pretty few and far between when I hear a band that I find to be truly fascinating. Syndone, with their album La bella Ť la bestia, proved to be one of those truly unique musical presentations, one that will stick in my head and my collection for a long time. Just to get this out of the way, don't let the album cover fool you into thinking this is a metal album. That was my first impression of the cover, and it couldn't be further from the truth. La bella Ť la bestia presents a compelling and distinct retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, mixing jazz and avant-garde with symphonic prog in ways that make total sense yet sounded far from generic. La bella Ť la bestia stands out for its purposeful composing; the various sections of songs are meaningful and memorable, as are the singers and the vocal lines. With a variety of voices giving very distinctive and 'in character' presentations of the various protagonists, the singing is simply stunning, ranging from soft and emotive at times to harsh and passionate, all the while delivering a variety of modalities from avant-garde to rock. What's more is the first class music that accompanies them. While this album is, to a certain degree, defined by the story and the singers' presentation of it, that hardly means that it is a voice driven album. There's plenty of instrumental brilliance to satisfy any progger's appetite. For me, what makes the music itself stand out is that it seems to be very narrative as well. Syndone delivers, through the music, a great soundtrack for this story, making use of unique tonalities and haunting choices in matching melody to instrumentation. All of these aspects, melded together create La bella Ť la bestia, a near perfect oratorio of progressive rock. Once again, my Italians have done me proud.

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 Odyssťas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by BrufordFreak

4 stars The drums!!

Some very polished (well produced) RPI with a story (Odysseus) and some music made most interesting for its full synth sound and the presence of tuned percussion (Francesco Pinetti on vibraphone) and horns throughout. The impassioned vocals unfortunately feel a little over-the-top (melodramatic) due, I am sure, to the fact that they are sung in Italian?which I do not understand. The music is sometimes jazzy, sometimes Broadway-esque, sometimes classical in its presentation. Perfect RPI. It is always well-polished and cleanly performed. For those of you enamored of the vocal talents of La Coscienza di Zeno's Alessio Calandriello you will be well pleased with the ambitious offerings of Syndone's Riccardo Ruggeri. Considering that Syndone was a one time solo project of Nik Comoglio, you have to say that he's come a long way?and has gotten very good at finding great sidemen and guests for his projects (including drummer Marco Minnemann and flutist John Hackett).

Favorite songs: "Il tempo che non ho" (5:33) (9/10) and the finale, "Daimones" (4:54) (9/10).

Overall this is admirably solid, well-conceived, and beautifully realized music. Definitely four stars. Maybe worth more.

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 Odyssťas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Progulator
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5 stars Two years back, Syndone took the Progulator staffs' ears by storm with La bella e la bestia, a superb release featuring smart and original melodic composition, insanely good production values, and a secret weapon of a vocalist whose flexibility is such to where he sneakily pulled off the role of three characters, one of which was female, in a way that had us all thinking that they were different singers. Needless to say, Odysseas has been a highly anticipated release for us this year. Did it meet my expectations? Yes it did. Quite frankly, it blew them away.

What impresses me so much about this band is that they were able to follow up their last album with something that sounds quite different, totally fresh, and pull it off so gracefully. Of course we see many similar elements before such as the jazz sections, but there is quite a bit here which makes this album sound like a unique and contained piece of music. First off, I would like to point out the Latin influences that seem to weave in and out of the record and the use of acoustic guitar such as on the quasi-flamenco inspired intro to Penelope, the classical guitar opening to "Il tempo che non ho," and the dark intro to "Nemesis," featuring loads of syncopated vibraphone, lever harp interjections, and an incredible chorus. "Nemesis" isn't the only song to make great use of vibes. In fact, I would say that another piece of the puzzle that lends this album its own sound is the heavy use of vibraphone throughout record, featuring the playing of Francesco Pinetti and oftentimes showcasing the jazzier or more playful lines of the record. "Invocazione alla Musa" gives this to us right off the bat as well as do the instrumental sections of "Eros & Thanatos." The former really shows that Syndone knows how to choose an album opener that'll suck you in immediately. This bouncy piece in 7/8 starts us right off with loads of fun, combining catchy rhythmic vibraphone playing with basslines that seriously groove. "Eros & Thanatos," though a short piece, certainly delivers the goods. The lead-in from the previous track, "La grande bouffe," is so seamless that I didn't even realize it was a new song except for the fact that I saw the numbers change on my CD player. The transition from dirty Hammond riffs and pulverizing bass to playful vibes and finally to an ominous vocal section over heavy and layered composition makes this piece a fantastic close to this quadra-song-cycle that started off with "Poseidon." Add Marco Minneman's perfect drumming to pieces like this and "Circe" (where his grooves are absolutely rockin, tasty, jazzy, and punch at all the right accents) and there's literally nothing on this record I could even fathom complaining about.

With all that said, in the end what makes Odysseas really tick is that it has the feel of lyrical art songs, which is not something you find often in a prog record. Yes, it is a rock album, but so many of of the tracks, especially those with vocals seem to fit well with the art song tradition and even shy away from rock. While this might sound scary to some, this is actually what I consider to be key to the album. Riccardo Ruggeri's vocal interpretations are to die for, and he seems to shine the most when doing highly melodic and passionate pieces where he is given lots of room to interpret the lyrics in a slew of ways. This is evident from the first vocal track of the album, "Il tempo che non ho" which capitalizes on on the combination of classical style guitar and vocals which later on develop into a piano piece before a big strings outro. Towards the end of the album when you get to "Vento avverso" it becomes clear that the melodies of this song serve as a kind of main theme for the album; the track opens up with a gorgeous strings rendition of the theme's from "Il tempo" before moving into the same vocal line we heard as before. This time the arrangement is different with the song replacing the guitar part from the other piece in favor of a piano arrangement which gives this even more of an art song feel. The vocals are passionately stunning, undulating from brave to meek while the interplay of synth and piano deliver a meaningful close to the song. "Penelope" is another piece that is certainly worthy of mention, featuring an intro of wailing flamenco style vocals which quickly moves into a melodic and romantic piano solo that is breathes beautiful tension, phrasing, and dynamic. As the vocals come in the mood gets brighter and Ruggeri really shows his prowess as a singer through masterful use of full voice, head voice, and falsetto ranges in this classical influenced piece. And if you're looking for something that 'll really blow your mind, you don't need to go any futher than Ruggeri's use of his high range between 1:50 and 2:12 of "Ade." You'll have to hear it to believe it, it's that unreal.

Despite the release of Odysseas early on in 2014, Comoglio and Pinetti prove themselves to be among the best prog composers of the year and have absolutely nailed it when it comes to choosing the right musicians to deliver it, whether that's Ruggeri (a full time member of the band) or Minneman, Marchesano and a slew of hired guns. If you know me and my reviews you'll know that I consider the current Italian scene to be among the best of the prog world at the moment. Odysseas confirms Syndone as one of the leading bands in a scene that is already setting a high bar.

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 Odyssťas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Five albums in almost twenty years isn't exactly moving at a fast rate, but it's a true sign of an artist slowly honing and perfecting their craft, not feeling the need to simply put out new product annually. Judging by the very impressive efforts on the latest Syndone album `Odyssťas', the slower work-rate has paid off beautifully. Despite a back catalogue of somewhat inconsistent yet promising previous works, the Syndone project, a trio comprised of vocalist Riccardo Ruggeri, keyboardist Nik Comoglio and vibraphone player Francesco Pinetti (not the usual prog trio set-up, eh?) finally delivers a truly memorable, thrilling album, their most defining release to date, and it's another triumph that keeps up the tradition of high quality recent RPI works.

An exclamation on the beautiful Mini LP CD sleeve proudly proclaims `No electric guitars!', and this will no doubt be familiar to fans of the early Queen albums, where Freddie and the boys would boast of `No synthesizers'! In that similarity lies a clue to a big influence to parts of this album, as frontman Riccardo Ruggeri has a definite theatrical purr very much modeled on the amazing Mr Mercury. He swoons, he woops, he croons...truly seductive, ravishing and full of that typically passionate delivery associated with endless classic RPI works. The rest of the main band is supported by guests playing flute (John `brother of Steve' Hackett), acoustic guitar (sublime work from Pino Russo) and Marco Minnemann's up-front drums, with Federico Marchesano's bass a constant highlight throughout, as well as some grand orchestration.

Just listen to how exquisitely Riccardo sings the classical guitar and piano ballad `Il Tempo Che Ne Ho', one of the most sweetly romantic and deeply moving pieces I've heard on an album, Italian prog or otherwise, all year. Riccardo perfectly controls his voice for maximum emotion, and it's an instant classic. The sweeping orchestration made me instantly think of Il Rovescio della Medaglia's `Contaminazione', and it has an impossibly dramatic climax. One of the must stunning tracks in all of 2014.

Elsewhere on the disc you get ripping vibraphone loaded jazz/fusion instrumental runs like the opener `Invocazione Alla Musa' (bristling with cool Hammond), `Circe' (lovely spiraling piano and frantic drumming) and `Eayoepia', all very much in the manner of 70's Pierre Moerlin's Gong albums. `Poseidon' and `Eros and Thanatos' are bombastic E.L.P/Triumvirat Hammond organ driven bombastic workouts, and `Focus' is a horn-led hard rocker with screeching, dangerous wild vocals. `Penelope' is a lonely late-night piano reflection with a sorrowful vocal but moments of real prettiness, and it's very much in the manner of an early Queen solo Freddie piece such as `You Take My Breath Away'. There's full-on vintage flavoured symphonic prog workouts like `Ade' and `Nemesis', and all these different styles come together in the finale `Daimones', a triumphant theme with lovely shimmering electric piano and positive Genesis-styled synth themes.

Highly recommended for fans of Seventies Queen and the most over-the-top classical and theatrical inspired Italian prog works, it will be exciting to see just how Syndone attempt to top this new personal standard on their next release. It's also very refreshing to hear an album not resort to dark and gloom, instead favouring plenty of life, energy and joy, and the band are full of inspiration and passion, Riccardo soaring high with the best vocals to appear on an Italian prog album all year. These factors help make `Odyssťas' one of the most varied, lavish and tasty RPI releases of 2014!

Four and a half stars.

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 Inca by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 1993
3.05 | 15 ratings

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Inca
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars There was no time to be thrown away just like this for Syndone and the Italian band revisited Beppe Crovella's studios for the recordings of a second album, which was to be released under the title ''Inca''.It seems that the trio had recruited a fresh member, keyboardist Edo Rogani on piano, Moog synth, synthesizers and Hammond organ with Nik Comoglio handling the same instruments plus the acoustic guitar.The album was released in 1993.

The arrival of a new keyboardist led Syndone straight to a full-blown E.L.P. sound with less emphasis on jazzy leanings and an obvious turn to bombastic, virtuosic, keyboard-driven semi-Symphonic Rock, which still retained some Fusion lines, sounding at moments a bit like NIACIN.With a heavy vintage array the style is quite close to the 70's, especially when the Hammond organ and Moog synth come in the forefront, while the music is very dense, technical and quirky with endless twists and complex themes, which often flirt with a jamming approach.The sweet, Italian vocals, which appear every now and then, remind me of LA TORRE DE ALCHIMISTA's lead singer Michele Giardino.They still seem not be actually fond of the melodic lines, as the album contains very few of them and appears to be strongly based on the technical accomplishment of the keyboard duo, while originality is an issue as well.But this is far from a dissapointing release.Good use of dual analog keyboards and a tremendous energy at moments are definitely rewarding, while some atmospheric synth flashes are also quite nice.

E.L.P.-like Symph/Fusion with a powerful tone and a heaven for all freaks of analog keyboards.The vocals are also pretty beautiful, as a result this is a more than decent release from the 90's.Recommended.

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 Odyssťas by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 55 ratings

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Odyssťas
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by MAURY

4 stars Syndone is one of the best reality of Italian Prog. They comes out from various experiences and their leader Nik Comoglio is one of the well prepared musicians of the whole panorama of Prog. It's a worth description because their sound deserves attention worldwide and it's a pity the fact that this band is not present at the highest festivals of the world. As mature and accomplished musicians You can listen for solutions and arrangements that sometimes are better than ELP's best albums. This last album, "OdyssŤas" sound like a masterpiece. Ruggeri is a compelling vocalist and seeing him on stage you can see a modern frontman having a right taste of sex-appeal. Comoglio is a balanced leader, great musician and powerful keyboardist not affected by self-indulgent behaviours. Although on records is the main instrumentist, he is happy to be joined from other keyboardist and musicians everytime the band is performing live. If You like Symphonic Prog Rock created and performed with the same seriousity of "Deutsche Grammophon" classic musicians mixed to a modern and fresh sound....Syndone is the Best band to listen!

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 La Bella E La Bestia by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 2012
4.29 | 23 ratings

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La Bella E La Bestia
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ProgShine
Collaborator Errors & Omissions Team

4 stars Syndone is an Italian band that has its story divided into two parts: the early 90's and the reborn in the 2010's. La Bella » La Bestia (2012) is their second album from the new phase.

Led by Nik Comoglio (keyboards) the trio is completed by Francesco Pinetti (vibraphone, marimba and tubular bells) and Riccardo Ruggeri (vocals). Session musicians include Pino Li Trenta (drums), Federico Marchesano (bass) and as a very special guest Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) on flutes.

La Bella » La Bestia (2012) is a concept album that re-tells the famous Beauty And The Beast tale, (written by Leprince De Beaumont and first published in 1756), in their own style. Before going into the music it is necessary to mention the fabulous artwork of the CD that was released by AMS in mini-LP replica.

The main sound on La Bella » La Bestia (2012) is a fantastic Symphonic Prog led by Nik's vintage keyboards and orchestrations. Though we have some surprises here and there like the unusual sound on 'Il Fiele E Il Limite' this is what expects for you here, Symphonic Prog! Riccardo's vocals are something else! He interprets all the different characters in the story with different voices, which gives the album a strong feeling of the story that is being told. You can see it on 'Rosa Recisa' and 'Complice Carnefice' for instance (both with a heavy Genesis influence). We also have our share of classical piano on La Bella » La Bestia (2012) with the short instrumental 'Piano Prog Impromptu', that's very Keith Emerson influenced.

'Tu Non Sei Qui' is a desperate piano ballad where the 'Beast' wonders about its own existence. A wonderful work by Riccardo. Track seven, 'Orribile Mia Forma', has Riccardo once again stealing the show with his vocal performance. But the whole song, full of breaks and great pianos, keyboards and vibraphones, is just amazing. Probably my favorite on the album! But not just that, this track also has a flute solo (from Concerto Per Flauto E Orchestra by Carl Nielsen) played by Ray Thomas (from The Moody Blues).

'Mercanti Di Gioia' is a bit of a minor track on the album and it doesn't really shine through, but Riccardo's vocals make it at least interesting. The following two songs are more classical. 'Bestia!' has a very weird tempo and is more Symphonic. Great bass sound! 'Ora Respira' continues the Symphonic path with piano and strings. But Nik's synthesizers are the best bit here.

The final two tracks on La Bella » La Bestia (2012) are the instrumental 'La Ruota Della Fortuna' that plays on the classic side of Prog and is very pretty, and 'Canto Della Rosa' that finishes the album almost as in an Opera.

La Bella » La Bestia (2012) is a brilliant introduction (at least for me) to Syndone's music. Lyrical, theatrical and epic! Not just that, it has one of the best singers I've ever heard in the Prog world! This is a perfect 'intro' before going to their brand new album Odyssťas (2014) released by Fading/AltrOck (that soon will be reviewed here too)!

Highly recommended!

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

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 Spleen by SYNDONE album cover Studio Album, 1992
2.86 | 9 ratings

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Spleen
Syndone Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Syndone were found in 1990 in Torino, following an idea of keyboardist Nik Comoglio.He recruited bassist Fulvio Serra and drummer Paolo Sburlati, while the trio was signed by Vinyl Magic.The contract was followed by Syndone's debut ''Spleen'' in 1992, produced by the leader of the label Beppe Crovella.It was a concept work around a depressive and sensitive young man, struggling to find his way through the harsh modern society and its difficulties.

Musically ''Spleen'' relies on the powerful rhythm section and the varied keyboard work of Comoglio, presenting a strong E.L.P. influence, but sounding quite accesible overall, incorporating elements from Jazz, Funk and even Classical Music.Most of the tracks have catchy vocal parts but also fiery instrumental themes with synths and piano on the forefront, unusual breaks from energetic grooves to jazzy improvisations and even plenty of cool jams.A few of them are sounding a bit dull, mostly because of the vocal parts or some thin keyboard sounds, but I recognize that this is part of the concept.The mix of these influences usually works quite well, the dynamics are always there, the rhythms will make you tapping your foot and the instrumental moments are quite bombastic.A couple of ballads thrown in are also well-crafted and soften things a bit when appropriate.The result is very far from depressive unlike our hero, ''Spleen'' as a whole is a pleasant debut with a positive energy.

Good Prog/Fusion/Art Rock with tremendous doses of energy and keyboard runs.Recommended for fans of powerful and rich music adventures with a fair amount of memorable material.

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