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The name PROFUSION, a combination of "Progressive" and "Fusion", was chosen by the group at the end of 2002 just after nearly a year since its first formation "Mardi Gras Experience" (Vladimer Sichinava - drums, Jonathan Caradonna - keyboards, Marco Pieri - electric bass, a trio heavily influenced by American progressive rock of the '90s).


During the first year, the trio's line-up expanded with the entry of the guitarist Alberto Riggi and singer Alessandro Buzzo.

In 2003 flautist Fabiano Biagini joined the group.

In July 2004 PROFUSION began to record their self-produced first album, "One Piece Puzzle", released only in 2006.

In late 2006 bassist Marco Pieri and flautist Fabiano Biagini decided to leave the band to pursue personal projects.

In 2007 bassist Luca Cambi and vocalist-flautist Sara Pianigiani joined the group.

A full live activity brought the band on a tour around Italy. The group got through to the final of the "Trimis International Festival", reaching the 23th place out of 384 bands which came from all over Europe. Meanwhile, "One Piece Puzzle" was reviewed on www.progarchives.com and www.unprogged.it getting good grades.

In 2009 Irene Conforti, already included in "One Piece Puzzle", replaced Sara as second voice.

The group continued to be engaged in live performances. The project's growth was followed by an increase of band members to achieve the thickness of performances.

In June 21, 2009, to mark the Tenth European Music Day, PROFUSION shared the stage with DGM and VISION DIVINE at the "Most Rock Concert" organized in Siena.

In the meantime, guitarist Thomas Laguzzi joined the group, replacing Alberto Riggi.

On August 17, 2009 PROFUSION took part in the 9th edition of "La Città Aromatica", entirely dedicated to Demetrio Stratos. The group performed with Maestro Mauro Pagani, first violinist of PFM, for the reunion of the historic Italian progressive-rock band AREA.

In 2010 the band won the regional rock contest "Megarock". In June of that year the group entered the studio to start recording their second album "Rewotower".

During the recordings, singers Alessandro Buzzo and Irene Conforti allowed new pop-soul singer Luca Latini to take their place. He joined to the band project with enthusiasm.

The new album witnessed the involvement of international artists such as Simon Hosford (Tommy Emmanuel Band, Virgil Donati's On the Virg), Itali...
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 Rewotower by PROFUSION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.97 | 174 ratings

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Rewotower
Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by aapatsos
Special Collaborator Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams

4 stars Popular eclecticism or eclectic popularity?

This phrase captures in a nutshell Profusion's second release, six years after their very interesting debut. In the meantime they found, or rather further developed, this extra "popular" touch that has made their sound more accessible, maintaining their eclectic nature.

Rewotower is an amalgam of several aspects of progressive rock music, and "popular" eclectic prog, even if it sounds as an oxymoron, can broadly describe their approach. In here you can find progressive metal and heavy prog mixing freely with art rock, neo, latin and modern "happy" eclectic prog. The main references that come to mind, although I have not delved into any of these, are A.C.T., Beardfish and The Tangent.

The first thing that strikes you listening to this album is the dynamic vocals from the opener and the up-tempo positive feeling, boosted by the strong melodies and the heavy-edge riff/ neo prog keyboard combination. This pattern is followed in half of the tracks - Ghost House, Treasure Island, Chuta Chani, Tower (pt. 2) and Dedalus Falling - while the remainder flows in more melodic, slower-tempo rhythms. From the heavier side, sounds from Rush, Tiles and the more recent Haken, without excluding the influence from progressive metal, have impacted on the riffs of Profusion. The two styles interchange constantly providing this nice up-and-down variation.

Influences from Mediterranean, latin (The Mars Volta anyone?) and oriental music make their appearance half-way through the album and form the major part of So Close but Alone, Tkeshi and Chuta Chani (the latter clearly being one of the album's highlights). Great choice to put Dedalus Falling, which is probably the most memorable tune, as a closer to this excellent album, although its 11 minutes are interrupted by a 2-3 minute silent break.

Rewotower is definitely one of the best albums of 2012 and could spin a few times without me noticing, as it is extremely pleasant to listen to. The nice balance of catchy riffs-refrains/short tracks and challenging music is potentially the most valuable asset of this album. Progressive music can certainly become more popular through such releases; which is something that a few might find annoying...

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
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5 stars Profusion create an album with a myriad of diverse styles mixed into a bubbling cauldron of prog metal meets jazz fusion, Latino acoustics and beyond.

Profusion are an Italian quintet that refuse to remain in a box but explore other musical territory blowing the doors off boundaries that are usually inherent with prog metal. They are not afraid to explore new ideas, and seem to be focussed on blending genres, rather than to stay with the familiar. The album "RewoToweR" is a concept album that relies heavily on personal interpretation but overall is an allegory to climbing to greater heights in life. Within the spectrum of conceptual ideas are some poignant lyrics concentric on the steps that guide the listener into a tower and then the ascent becomes a descent as the album becomes full circle. As the album progresses there is a plan revealed that guides you to the top. The musical scape changes with each step and is bookended in the same way the title can be read backwards or forwards. There are some deep conceptual ideas enmeshed in the album, and the music is like a maze or a puzzle that has a plethora of solutions; similar to a fractal mirror.

'Ghost House' is the first step to the tower, and within are ensnared intricate metal rhythms, and outstanding vocals that are very melodic. The melody in fact is bookended at the end of thhe album so this is like a never ending cycle, perhaps akin to walking on Escher's illusionary never ending spiral staircase that can either go up or down. Interwoven in the mix are Thomas Laguzzi's spiralling twin guitar harmonics, cymbal splashes and then a blistering riff crashes in. Luca Latini's vocals remind me of Klaus from Scorpions at times, very high and full of descant. There are polyrhythmic notes, similar to Soft Machine. Gionatan Caradonna's staccato jabs of keyboards build an intensity, and especially Luca Cambi's pulsing basslines and Vladimer Sichinava's drumming metrical patterns that form anti-rhythmical shapes.

'Taste Of Colours - Part 1' is a genuine oddity that could be described as Jazz Metal. Latini's jazz singing is excellent, and the song is eclipsed by challenging rhythms. It segues to 'Taste Of Colours - Part 2' seamlessly, with a distorted guitar crunch. The song is augmented by some incredible singing, such as Latini holding a note "within my eyes" for a sustained time. The lead break soars beautifully over the layers of distortion, and it is balanced by keyboard ambiance; one of the best lead breaks on the album.

As we climb the tower the music becomes increasingly more bizarre, and 'Treasure Island' is out of the box. It begins with atmospheric waves crashing, creaking oars, wailing sailors, and whimsical pirate vocals. Layered over this is a synth and guitar melody with off kilter tempo changes. The pirate singing may be a bit over the top but this is a one off and gets its point across. The rasping "come with me yaha follow me" is pirate parody and the chorus saves it from complete farce, with a sing along melody. The music is all over the place and even sits on some trippy techno. The whispered "yoho and a bottle of rum" is clichéd, but this is prog at its boldest. The pirate sea voyage could be an allegory for searching for meaning in the sea of turmoil.

'So Close But Alone'is a sweet heartfelt ballad, with scintillating piano, gentle vocals from the soul, and a steady measured tempo. It builds with a jazz fusion feel, then gets into an extreme Bossa Nova and jazz scatting style. This is really a surprise after al the prog metal previous, but it verges into some cool soulful scat and jazz fusion piano and percussion meters. Finally it settles into a Spanish tango with acoustic vibrations. There is some beautiful playing here, and the mixture of genres is one of the most endearing things about the album as it encompasses so many emotions and moods. This even has a lounge music feel at the end, with a very relaxed jazz exploration, and scat ad libbing.

'Tkeshi' opens with crickets chirping and owls hooting in the stillness of a nocturnal forest. There are footsteps trudging and some crackling fire is heard, followed by acoustic guitar. This is very moody and feels as odd as some of the stripped back music of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Some African tribal chants begin, the primitive stick clashing is part of the primal mood, and the violins come in with a serrated and dissonant edge. A metal guitar repeats the fractured melody and then vocals emulate the melody. We are into the next track here.

'Chuta Chani' has a terrific metal riff that locks in, the singing is clear again and there is some dynamic organ later augmented by a synth solo, striking after the primal atmospheres previous. Caradonna is a revelation on keyboards, his work is exceptional here, and it has a grinding distorted guitar riffing beneath keeping things heavy. This is one of the proggiest tracks with all of the tight virtuoso playing and lengthy instrumental breaks. This is the Jordan Rudess moment, and then it moves back to the melody and singing. Once again an oddity on the album but one of the best tracks for all the reasons stated.

'The Tower - Part 1' begins with Dream Theater/Threshold riffs maintaining the complex time sig. The singing is easy on the ears coloured by shades of layered harmonies with the most infectious melody. The off kilter time sig is ambitious, and the music is dynamic, with both part 1 and 2 being a suite of songs that run together as a concept, presented in huge blasts of metal juxtaposed with ambient swathes of symphonic keyboards. There is certainly a heavy texture with chugging distorted guitars but the everpresent keyboards underneath are reminiscent of Riverside's style, along with the pristine vocals.

'The Tower - Part 2' has the same melody as previous part but is augmented by violins and a heavier percussion. The music gallops along and features another incredible extended keyboard solo. The lead guitar takes over with some fret melting arpeggios and high sustained string bends. Caradonna's keys trade places again and pulls off some awesome speed fingering, then more lead guitar finesse from Laguzzi; an excellent trade off between instruments in this section similar to Rudess and Petrucci of Dream Theater. When the vocals return with the measured melody of part one, it brings us back to the "dreams" motif and after we hear the final lyric "time to fly" it is evident this has been an incredible journey; a masterful track.

'Turned to Gold' begins with acoustics that gently play and the jazzier vocal style dominates. I like Latini when he is in this jazz mood and it works as such a diversion keeping this interesting. The experimentation of mixing genres is one of the most compelling things I have heard in a long time. When a band can produce songs on an album that do not all sound the same with the same rhythms and styles it can be a strangely absorbing experience. It really keeps the listener on their toes, and on the third listen of the album I found myself preparing for the odd jazz diversions and differing styles; such a pleasurable listening journey, differentiating the album from the plethora of prog metal albums being churned out that all sound the same. I think the album will delight listeners for these reasons but also is adventurous in that it may throw some of the more intense metalheads for a curveball.

'Dedalus Falling' is the final step up to the top and returns to metal elegance, the metronomic riff that opened the album returns. The lead guitar howls in ecstasy and some dazzling fret work follows. The gentle vocals enter, still with a lounge jazz feel. The chorus is infectious and memorable with some great lyrics bout "the tower leading to the sky". An instrumental break allows for more synth and fierce axe work from Laguzzi. This track fades out but has a ghost track that fades up after a cold silence, as if we are now on our way beack down the spiral staircase. The same melody as opened continues the cycle bringing this full circle, like moving around a tower in a lost state spiraling round and round, never ending.

Profusion have created some extraordinary songs on "RewoToweR", that has a myriad of diverse styles mixed into a bubbling cauldron of prog metal meets jazz fusion, Latino acoustics and beyond. I was not prepared for such a mixture of styles so it took me by surprise. Too often albums form a particular genre sit safely on one idea, especially metal where every song cranks out a blistering lead break or a power chord structure staying on one repetitive riff. Profusion have contrarily opted to explore a range of styles to bring across the concept of climbing up tower steps. It works because they never overdo any particular style but give each track just the right amount of musical flair. There is metal here as one would expect but it is not overpowering; there is a fair amount of beauty too with some relaxing passages of ambiance, and there is also some explosive lead guitar soloing and keyboard dexterity. The album encompasses all that I love about prog, and it is a perfect example of how to do it the right way without being overly excessive on any one idea; a marriage of melodic metal guitar riffing and symphonic keyboard washes wrapped in the gantry of an extraordinary conceptual framework.

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 Rewotower by PROFUSION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.97 | 174 ratings

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by jampa17
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4 stars I was asked to review this album. It was an impressive experience since I expected a Dream Theater clone but I found a wonderful band with a lot of sources of inspiration. What attract me the must was their use of latin styles such like "salsa" or another more "danceable" bits inside a straight Prog Metal sound. The result is a great travel through strength and inspiration.

I let the music hits me here and there through many many weeks, and now I'm convinced it's a great album, especially for Prog Metal fans, but also for those who think that this particular sub-genre is no original any more. Here's an example of great music recorded by some really wonderful and "unknown" Italian musicians. The balance of energy, melody and freedom is what you find in this particular album and I think most prog fans should give it a try.

Well, I think that after several spins in these past months there's not much else to say about it. I do encourage anyone to try this wonderful band. There's quality and good notion of soul and sense in this prog metal band. But, in the other hand, I think there's nothing else to be a stand-alone album.

It's a strong 4 stars album for sure. Now I will keep on check the track of this particular band. Give it a try, you don't have anything to lose and a lot more to win.

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by kev rowland
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4 stars This Italian group originally started life as a trio called Mardi Gras Experience, but they changed to Profusion, a combination of 'Progressive' and 'Fusion', in 2002 and at that time also expanded into a five-piece. This is the follow-up to 'One Piece Puzzle', which was released in 2006, and there have been a few line-up changes since then which may have impacted the time it has taken to deliver the follow-up. I can only hope that it isn't another six years until we hear the next one as this is quite an achievement. 'Rewotower' moves through loads of styles and emotions, combining neo-prog and metal with heavy AOR and art-rock in a way that is instantly accessible and appealing.

This album may short through different styles, but Luca Latini's clear and powerful vocals are always to the fore and this is never short on melody. In fact, there are so many hooks that some will argue (with some justification) that this isn't prog at all, but a melodic metal hybrid. Every person who listens to this will pick up on one influence or another as there is just so much going on; for me it is Porcupine Tree mixing with Dream Theater and possibly Sylvan, but the way that this is melded together is a delight and does it really matter who may have impacted their sound? The short version is this: if you enjoy music that is full of melody, extremely well played by guys who aren't adverse to complexity and note density who like stretching perceived boundaries, then this is something you simply must have. Four solid stars in anyone's book.

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by apps79
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4 stars ''One Piece Puzzle'' was followed both by huge line-up changes and intense live activity by Profusion.Keyboardist Gionatan Caradonna, drummer Vladimer Sichinava and bassist Luca Cambi were the only stable members and by the turn of the decade guitarist Thomas Laguzzi had already joined the band, followed a couple of years later by singer Luca Latini.The band signed a contract with ProgRock Records and at the dawn of 2012 the second release ''Rewotower'' was reality.

This sophomore Profusion effort is trully excellent and in fact the music in the album is the closest thing I've heard to the artistic Rock/Metal approach of A.C.T. from Sweden.New singer Luca Latini adds a clear and catchy voice next to the frenetic, powerful and energetic musicianship of the instrumentalists, making Profusion one of the most interesting entries in the modern Progressive Rock scene.The tracks of the album are accesible, easy-listening and groovy but at the same time the arrangements are demanding, full of rich sounds and virtuosic passages.Drawing influences from the DREAM THEATER style of Progressive Metal, the technique of Fusion musicians/bands like DERIK SHERINIAN and PLANET X and the lyrical expression of QUEEN, Profusion propose an amalgam full of irritating melodies, intricate solos, superb vocal arrangements and memorable choruses.The great balance between the complicated instrumental interplays and the beautiful vocal sections is a listening to remember and a great guide for all young bands, which want to come up with something both accesible and progressive.

Definitely ''Rewotower'' ranks among the best releases of 2012.An album that respects the feelings of anger and happiness, the words accesible and complex and the styles of Rock and Metal.Stunning stuff, highly recommended.

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by Rune2000
Special Collaborator Prog Metal Team

4 stars If you're even merely disappointed by all the recent new releases from some of you favorite acts from the glorious '70s and the more commercially inclined '80s then I'd recommend you to get off your nostalgia train and try out some of the fresh new acts that are starting to make headlines in the prog community. Profusion is certainly one of those bands that any prog fan can and should be excited about since they definitely work their eclectic label for all its worth on their 2012 release Rewotower!

I was pleasantly intrigued with this Italian act's sophomore release after listening to it's opening track Ghost House which pretty much sums up the entire eclectic sound spectrum into it's mere 4 minute running time. If I'd have to make a comparison then it would probably to my all time favorite Eclectic Prog band A.C.T which shares the same borderline metal approach to their music. Profusion is far from a one trick pony since the rest of the album features a very broad spectrum of sounds and experiences that can be attributed to many different musical influences. For example we have a track like The Tower, Part 1 which starts by sounding very much like something that could have been released by Sky Architect but then you have that chorus line that almost sounds like it has been lifted from some famous Rush anthem. I'm not saying the vocalist Luca Latini actually comes any close to the high pitch style of Geddy Lee but the overall melody of the composition during the chorus really rings a bell whenever I hear it.

The album is far from a linear ride and we do get to experience some highs and lows along the way. Treasure Island is certainly my personal least favorite moment since I just don't see the point of this re-imagining of the great Robert Louis Stevenson novel and the lyrics really make it even more cheesy. Luckily, So Close But Alone gets me right back in the pleasant frame of mind with its Latin rhythms and overall exotic sounds. The two minute instrumental interlude Tkeshi is another pretty dull moment for me since the track literally goes nowhere. Some might argue that it's a prelude to the album's first single Chuta Chani, but that track actually has a prelude of its own so that idea just doesn't make much sense to me. Chuta Chani is a surprisingly enjoyable single that only falls slightly due to it being a bit too long for it's own good.

After the two parts of The Tower we get a ballad called Turned To Gold, which reminds me a lot of the Haken ballad Deathless but with a more exotic rhythmic approach to it which makes it a very pleasant experience. Dedalus Falling is where we finally return to the crazy eclectic style that was featured on the album's opening track Ghost House and is another big highlight for me. Those who expect this track to be an eleven minute prog epic will be slightly disappointed since the track actually fades out after the seventh minute only to return back to Ghost House right at the last minute of its running time. What we do in fact get are very memorable seven minutes of great prog music which do manage to tie the bag on Rewotower pretty well.

In conclusion, I've been spinning this album quite a bit over the last week and the experience has so far continued to grow on me. There are still quite a few notes and instrumental passages left for me to discover on Rewotower but I'm certain that I've gotten the basics of the albums which is why this review comes so early into my experience of Profusion and their sophomore release. If there is anything that I've very certain of then it's the fact that Rewotower is an excellent piece of modern progressive rock that shows that the music of the '70s is still very much alive and kicking!

***** star songs: Ghost House (4:13) Dedalus Falling (11:29)

**** star songs: Taste Of Colours, Part 1 (3:48) Taste Of Colours, Part 2 (3:05) So Close But Alone (4:46) Chuta Chani (6:13) The Tower, Part 1 (4:39) The Tower, Part 2 (5:30) Turned To Gold (4:22)

*** star songs: Treasure Island (5:04) Tkeshi (2:00)

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by mariusduka

5 stars Rewotower is a great album and a revelation for 2012. The incorporation of so many diverse and disparate musical styles come together quite well at the hands of these seasoned musicians. There's always the chance when you pull from such diverse sources that the compositions can sound disjointed, but here Profusion make it seem easy and fun. Chuta Chani is great. I like such mixes?it's a folk + prog rock mix! Traditional (One of the bandmates is from Georgia, former USSR Republic) music and Prog Rock mixtures are definitely original!

The general upbeat nature of the music makes it a pleasure to come back to over and over again. Great stuff ? fans of proggy styled Art Rock should definitely take note of this band. Hope to see them in some big live situations! On ProgPower! Why not? Profusion are fresh, original and prominent!

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by Andy Webb
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3 stars I've noticed there tends to be two kinds of Eclectic prog bands. In one category bands incorporate a vast multitude of influences into one distinct sound, such as groups like Van der Graaf Generator or Gentile Giant. The other kind of group are those who take a huge variety of influences and then incorporate them individually in different parts of their music, such as King Crimson, Beardfish, and this young Italian act Profusion. While in reality Profusion has been around for 10 years, their second album "Rewotower" is only their second, which comes after their six-year studio silence from 2006's "One Piece Puzzle." And indeed "Rewotower" contains that multifarious mix of musical influences, ranging from a very Gentle Giant-esque quirk prog sentiment to a near-Dream Theaterian progressive metal quality.

Across the 12 tracks of the album, like I've said, Profusion truly displays the breadth of their musical prowess. There's no secret that the quintet is incredibly skilled at each of their instruments, and none of them are afraid to show it across the album. Each track is a treat of proggy delicacies of guitar and keyboard solo trading, multi-part vocal harmonies, complex times and polyrhythmic drum parts and so much more. Obviously the guys have done their music theory homework, and they quite effortlessly can put all the skill that they have not only on their instruments but also in their pens into effect.

However, I felt like there was a certain aspect of the album that was missing. I considered branding the title of the album "Retrotower," poking fun at its obvious retro-prog (oxymoronic, I know) influences, but I realized that that's not really what it was. These guys have a huge modern prog influence, which also seemed to make them have that vicarious retro feel while at the same time keeping the clean, modern and accessible sound to them. In a way, there was so much Moon Safari and Neal Morse and all that great stuff in there that the music almost started to feel retro in weird, twisted way.

While the music is obviously ripe with the modern stuff, the one thing that really got to me through the entire album, and truly it was the only thing that got to me, was how dry the music seemed to get after 50-something minutes of energetic and complex prog music. While the compositions are fantastic and the musicianship is just supreme, after so many style shifts and influence "shout outs," it all seems to blend into a single blur of prog music.

Overall however, I really only have good things to say about the album. While the guys could work on a bit of a more signature sound, the album is incredibly well produced, put together, composed, played, and just about everything that can be done "well" on an album. The huge variety of styles put into the album added a nice dynamic, and the guys successfully pulled every style off, which, in many cases with other bands who try the same thing, doesn't go very well. In the end "Rewotower" was an enjoyable experience, and Profusion are a group I'd certainly like to visit again. 3+ stars.

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Review by J-Man
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4 stars Though the Italian progressive rock scene is often associated with the lush, symphonic soundscapes of seminal acts like Premiata Forneria Marconi, Le Orme, or Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, there is actually much more to this vibrant scene than a casual listener may initially notice. Enter Profusion, a progressive rock quintet hailing from Italy that sports a modern, fresh, and eclectic sound. Taking elements of metal, fusion, classic progressive rock, and pop, Profusion thoroughly mixes them all together to form a style that is quite original and unique when compared to a lot of modern prog groups. Their second album, Rewotower, is a real winner across the board, and an easy recommendation to all fans of forward-thinking progressive rock.

Profusion's sound is quite melodic and easily accessible, but also complex and challenging enough to scratch my demanding 'prog itch'. Very much like Spock's Beard, Profusion manages to fuse catchy pop hooks with clever arrangements and brilliant songwriting - although finding this balance between accessibility and complexity without tipping too far in either direction is challenging, Profusion demonstrates that they are capable of doing exactly that on Rewotower. The melodic hooks will grab you right off the bat, and the strong compositions will keep you coming back for many more listens in the future. Rewotower's original approach doesn't go unnoticed by this reviewer either, and the band's firm grasp on tasteful eclecticism is quite impressive. Profusion strikes a nice balance between being eclectic and sounding incoherent, and this balance gives them a unique identity in the modern prog world. The frequent jazz flavorings, Dream Theater-influenced instrumental runs, symphonic arrangements, and pop sensibilities keep things fresh and interesting throughout all of Rewotower's 55 minute duration.

Rewotower is the sort of album that should appeal to any listener across the progressive rock spectrum; the musicianship is phenomenal, the production is flawless, and the mature songwriting instantly reveals that Profusion is a group of gifted composers. I'll definitely recommend this one to fans of Spock's Beard, IQ, Pain of Salvation, Yes, and Echolyn - Profusion is a band too good to miss!

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Profusion Eclectic Prog

Review by maryes

3 stars This second albun from the Italian band PROFUSION "Rewotower" is very different in relationship to their previous albun "One Piece Puzzle". While in "One Piece..." the sound is more "framed" in the eclectic prog style, this second ( in my point of view ) reveal a more heavy prog approach, although the high instrumental quality are fully preserved. I don't consider this one better than the other ,because I think to "One Piece Puzzle" shows more creativity in the interlacement of the several passages and in this one de sequences of themes inside the tracks are minus subtle. nevertheless I can detach the v track 1 "Ghost House" with a keyboard introduction which open the path for a vigorous and very heavy guitar theme, the track 10 "Turned To Gold" whit a almost bucolic acoustic overture ( a theme which demonstrate the band's skill im mix heavy and soft "soundscapes" ). In spite for my rate be only 3 stars (in really 3,5 stars !!!), I affirm " The disk deserves one place in my collection !!!"

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