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Born in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) in 1981, bass player Alberto Rigoni in 1998 founded, together with drummer Enrico Buttol, a well-known progressive-metal cover band, "Ascra", performing mainly songs by Dream Theater. In 2003 he joined the emerging band "Twinspirits" (progressive rock metal), led by Daniele Liverani (Genius Rock Opera, Khymera, ex-Empty Tremor). The band's debut album "The Music That Will Heal The World" was released worldwide in 2007 by Finnish label Lion Music and received remarkable feedback. Besides Twinspirits, Rigoni followed a very personal artistic way, composing a solo album entitled "Something Different", released by Lion Music on February 15th 2008 with worldwide distribution. At the same time Alberto shot a video of his hit song "BASSex" (working with Italian company "Solingo Visual Arts") directed by Elia Cristofoli. The video was broadcast on some television networks such as RockTV.

In 2009:

- became endorser for Aguilar Amplification, Elrick Bass Guitars and HipShot Products;

- Lion Music label released the new Twinspirits album "The Forbidden City" (september 11th); 


- as guest recorded some bass tracks for Gianni Rojatti's new guitar solo album "Dolcetti Metal Beat" (released by Heart of Steel Records in 2010);

- together with Italian singer Irene Ermolli started a new musical project called "Lady & the Bass" (pop-electro-experimental). Federico Solazzo (keyboard player for the world famous singer Alexia) joins the project as artistic co-producer.

In 2010: 

- composed and produced his new solo album that features also great musicians such as Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), John Macaluso (Ark, ex-Malmsteen), Michael Manring, Yves Carbonne and many others great musicians; 


- became endorser for Ernie Ball Strings (Mogar Music, Italy), Evidence Audio Cables, Comfort Strapp and Sonuus products; 


- completed Mistheria's "Dragon Fire" album line-up recording the whole CD. The album's personnel in full is: Vocals - John West, Mark Boals, Rob Rock, Titta Tani, Lance King. Guitars - George Bellas, Roger Staffelbach, Emir Hot, Neil Zaza Bass - Alberto Rigoni. Drums - John Macaluso;


- as guest recorded 2 bass tracks for Russian keyboard player Sergey Boykov's new solo album; 


- Emmeciesse Music released Lady & the BASS first single "Quirky Girl". The track received widespread airplay on Italian radio during t...
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3.67 | 6 ratings
Something Different
2008
3.03 | 8 ratings
Rebirth
2011
3.59 | 19 ratings
Three Wise Monkeys
2012
3.90 | 11 ratings
Overloaded
2014

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 Overloaded by RIGONI, ALBERTO album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.90 | 11 ratings

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Overloaded
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by andrea
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4 stars Overloaded is the fourth solo album by Alberto Rigoni, a talented bassist and composer from Montebelluna, in the province of Treviso. It is dedicated to the memory of bassist Randy Coven and during the recording sessions Alberto was helped by Denis Novello (drums), Federico Solazzo (keyboards), Simone Mularoni (guitars), Marco Sfogli (guitars) and Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo (guitars). The album was self-released in 2014 and features a nice artwork by Chris Van Der Linden that in some way tries to describe its musical content. In fact, Overloaded was conceived as a conceptual work inspired by some issues of the contemporary society: "I think that everything is going too fast today and one of the reasons is technology: hyper fast communications (mostly through social networks), multitasking activities, tons of information as well as misinformation, products, services? In a couple of words ? we are OVERLOADED! The Internet has changed our lives, and even though it is indeed a great tool we have to be careful and use it judiciously. Excessive use may cause several diseases such as stress, depression, and social isolation", explains Alberto Rigoni on his website. Anyway, there are no liner notes nor lyrics to explain the concept behind the music and the storyline is completely up to your imagination...

The short, hypnotic opener "What's On Your Mind?" sets the atmosphere with a question and pulsing bass lines in the background evoking strange psychoanalytical sessions. Then, with the title track the rhythm rises and you're drawn in a vortex of energy: "Overloaded" is an excellent track, very rich in ideas and with a touch of exoticism.

The following "Chron" is frenzied and conjures up the images of a wild race against the clock that never stops... Next come the calm, dreamy "Floating Capsule", where you get lost in space and time, and the aggressive "Corruption".

The title of the following "Ubick" recalls a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick that takes place in a world where technology has advanced to the extent of permitting civilians to reach the Moon, and psi phenomena are common. In the novel Ubik is the name of a powerful substance but can be also considered a metaphor for God... Well, the music here is absolutely sparkling and I think that it would be a perfect score for a sci-fi film or a technological thriller!

"Multitasking" is a short track where the bass plays all the multiple roles and leads to the powerful, vibrant "Liberation" while the reflective "Glory Of Life" concludes this interesting album where there's no room for boredom. Anyway, have a try and judge by yourselves: you can listen to the complete album in streaming on bandcamp.

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 Overloaded by RIGONI, ALBERTO album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.90 | 11 ratings

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Overloaded
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by Ovidiu

4 stars OVERLOADED is the fourth solo album of the Italian bass master ALBERTO RIGONI!Undoubtedly,the fans of TWINSPIRITS know that Alberto was an important part of this excellent prog metal band,and has 3 great albums released with this talented musicians!Our man is strongly building a solo career and managed to made some excellent solo albums where he can expose all his tremendeous talent and musical gift!OVERLOADED has all the ingredients to be called a complex and complete album!Starting with the nice digipack presentation and the inspired cover artwork,the excellent production,sound,aswell,this album is an ear candy for all good instrumental music lovers!We have some amazing prog metal songs here,with a fusion touch and some experimental bass sounds sometimes,and some tracks where Alberto is proving the high degree of musicianship attended,his great talent as composer too and his amazing vision about music!The sound of his bass is huge and the tracks without guitars are simply sensational!GLORY OF LIFE-the closing track is such a great compositions,with amazing arrangements and a killer bass sound!The 3 monster guitar players on the album-FABRIZIO BICIO LEO-the guitarist of Eros Ramazotti,SIMONE MULARONI from the mighty DGM band -in my opinion,the best Italian prog metal band tody and MARCO SFOGLI- monster guitarist of James la Brie solo albums,with 2 killer solo albums in pocket-well,all this 3 amazing guitarists are delivering some fabulous solos in the songs where they are invited and they prove what sensational musicians they are!The work of the drummer is impressive too and the keyboards arrangements are sublime!The music on OVERLOADED is very catchy,diverse and interesting-the fact that the album has only 40 minutes of music is making of it a very likeble and pleasant musical experience-for an all instrumental album-that's perfect!Try this experience and you won't be dissapointed-OVERLOADED is a strong album,made with burning passion for good music and performed by great ,devoted and accomplished musicians!Definitelly,a won bet for Alberto,that proves the fact that there's life after TWINSPIRITS ,and many things will still be told in music in the years to come!!4.5 stars for a great album!COMPLIMENTI and keep up the good wotk,bass magician!

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 Three Wise Monkeys by RIGONI, ALBERTO album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.59 | 19 ratings

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Three Wise Monkeys
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Italian composer and instrumentalist Alberto RIGONI is perhaps best known for his decade long tenure in Italian progressive metal act Twinspirits, while his side project Lady & the Bass is the one that have given him most attention outside of progressive rock circles. Besides these projects he has also found the time to kick off a solo career. "Three Wise Monkeys" is his third solo album, and was released in the fall of 2012 through US label Nightmare Records.

And it is an interesting ride Rigoni has prepared for his listeners. Kicking of with the sparse, brief instrumental Toshogu Shrine, a perfect piece of atmospheric music that showcase the very best of Rigoni's talents as a creator of captivating moods. From then on this disc is more of an uneven ride however, with versatility and variety as key elements.

It's in the following quartet of compositions I find this disc to be least interesting. A matter of personal taste more than anything else I guess, but the energetic runs through a melodic progressive metal environment we're treated to on Mizaru, Three Wise Monkeys and Blackened Tornado, as well made and performed as they are, doesn't manage to captivate anything that hasn't been done just as good by others previously. Well conceived and performed by all means, with a strong mix and production, but perhaps lacking in the subtler details department ever so slightly, perhaps a tad too repetitive to my personal taste. Songs that will find favour amongst existing fans of this kind of music but that won't convert anyone not enjoying this style already I suspect. And while the gentle, plucked guitar and bass details on Kikazaru is a welcome addition in the variety department, this more careful and reflective piece isn't of the kind that sends shivers down my spine.

Iwazaru on the other hand, now that's more like it to my mind. A stripped down arrangement that provides plenty of space for a bass and layered keyboards workout that opens in a careful, subtly jazzrock flavoured expression and gradually develops into a richly arranged, majestic creation with a distinct symphonic expression. An unexpected treat on a number of levels, and arguably the most accomplished piece on this CD too. Depending, obviously, on personal taste.

Free Falling and Between Space and Time are less intriguing compositions again to my mind and ears, the former a diverse number that moves between harder edged funky rock, melodic progressive metal and dampened elegant jazzrock in expression, the latter a tranquil bass and acoustic guitar workout that should please those with a taste for calm instrumental music with a foot wedged into the doorway of the jazz universe.

Coming Home and Believe heads into different and more intriguing directions again however, the former again a sparingly arranged effort that slowly intensifies, with bass and acoustic guitar providing a fairly nuanced foundation for the lead vocals and the electric guitar added in later on. And as far as Believe goes, we're closer to the likes of Spock's Beard or Neal Morse on this ebb and flow symphonic oriented affair, a fitting piece to conclude this album on a high and majestic note.

There's a lot to like about "Three Wise Monkeys". The 10 compositions cover a broad and diversified stylistic palette while instrumental performances, mix and production all are high quality throughout. The songs themselves are a bit more of a hit and miss affair however, some of them strong creations that will have a broad general appeal, others come across as less engaging in general, my main impression that these pieces at least to some extent have been tailor made to suit a specific audience. If your taste in music tends to be somewhat eclectic it's a disc you might want to inspect closer, at least as long as you have a particular soft spot for the most melodic varieties of progressive metal.

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 Three Wise Monkeys by RIGONI, ALBERTO album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.59 | 19 ratings

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Three Wise Monkeys
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by J-Man
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3 stars Best known for his work in Italian progressive metal act Twinspirits, bassist Alberto Rigoni has also been building an impressive body of solo material over the past few years. Three Wise Monkeys is Rigoni's third observation, and although it may be relatively uncommon to see solo releases from bassists in progressive rock and metal, he demonstrates plenty of technical prowess and compositional talent here. Showcasing a host of guest musicians, as well as plenty of slick basslines and catchy riffs, Three Wise Monkeys is a recommended purchase to fans of melodic progressive rock and metal.

While most of Three Wise Monkeys falls under the banner of melodic progressive rock/metal, Alberto Rigoni exhibits a pretty eclectic style throughout this album. Fusion-styled grooves, riffs pulled straight out of the melodic metal textbook, and odd-metered prog sections blend together into a style that's actually pretty distinct. Half of Three Wise Monkeys is instrumental, while the remaining portion features the vocal talents of Göran Edman and Jonas Erixon. This provides a nice balance between more technical-edged progressive tracks and melodic hard rock tunes, and although the flow of the album is a bit disjointed, the entire observation is well-composed and flawlessly executed. Alberto Rigoni's basslines are especially captivating; I wish more bassists would play with this kind of soloistic prominence. There are definitely plenty of solid tunes here, but I feel that Rigoni shines his brightest in an instrumental setting.

As a whole, Three Wise Monkeys is the sort of album that is objectively well-executed and solid, but doesn't quite make my blood boil. With a bit more stylistic consistency and stronger melodic choruses, I could see Three Wise Monkeys being one of the year's more memorable releases. As it stands, though, this is a very good effort that is just on the brink of greatness, and I will definitely be curious to check out some of Alberto Rigoni's other solo material. Three Wise Monkeys may not be perfect, but it's a fun listen that fans of melodic progressive and hard rock should enjoy.

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3.59 | 19 ratings

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Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by andrea
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4 stars Alberto Rigoni was born in 1981 and comes from Montebelluna, a little town in the province of Treviso. Since 2003 he as been the bass player of a prog-metal band called Twinspirits but he is a sensitive composer as well and in 2008 he released a debut solo album, 'Something Different', on the Finnish label Lion Music. In 2011 Alberto Rigoni released a second album, 'Rebirth', with the help of many friends and some prestigious guests by the likes of Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Macaluso (Ark, TNT) and Michael Manring, just to name a few. This album gained him some attention and in 2012 he self-released what can be considered his best work so far, 'Three Wise Monkeys', a concept album freely inspired by a Japanese myth evoked in an original way by the beautiful art cover by Davide Guidoni. Among the musicians that helped Alberto Rigoni this time you can find, among others, former Dream Theater's keyboardist Kevin Moore, G'ran Edman and Jonas Erikson. On this album you can find prog-metal influences, of course, but also many fine melodies and a touch of jazz. The great musicianship of all the musicians involved in this work is not ostentatious in any way and the final result is a well crafted, balanced mix of passion and competence.

The short opener 'Toshogu Shrine' sets a mystic atmosphere and takes you far away, to the far east, into a shrine in Nikko, in Japan. In fact, the Toshogu Shrine is one of the main attractions of this city and here, in the Sacred Stable, you can find a famous carving of the three wise monkeys, a traditional symbol in Japanese culture. Together they embody a principle: 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. The instrumental 'Mizaru' describes the meeting with the first monkey. Mizaru is the monkey who covers his eyes, the one who sees no evil. The music starts softly, then a more aggressive section follows, the atmosphere becomes tense, dark clouds are gathering all around you...

Next comes the title track, featuring G'ran Edman on vocals. The music is aggressive, it begins with a thundering drum roll and flows like a raging river. A day dreamer is breaking all the rules, fighting for his dreams and living day by day searching for the truth, but someone warns him... 'You should trust me, my friend / I know it's hard to live that way / I can tell you what's the plan for you... Three wise monkey's golden rule / Looking the other way / Pretending that you are a fool / Cause you don't wanna play / Wilfully turning a blind eye to all immorality...'. Then the instrumental 'Kikazaru' describes the meeting with the second wise monkey. Kikazaru is the one who covers his eyes, the one who hears no evil. The atmosphere is softer, the music features some jazzy influences and a mystic mood but the pulsing bass lines suggest that something is moving undercover, a black iron man looking for his Sabbath, ready to strike like a tornado...

'Blackened Tornado' soars like a Zeppelin in the sky with its biting electric guitar riffs. The heartfelt Jonas Erikson's vocals describe the inner conflict that is storming inside the young day dreamer. Reality seems going out of his reach while he's fighting against dark winds... 'I'm a victim of my own thoughts / My mind is sick and I can't go on / I can't see what's reality / It's like a nightmare living in a dream...'. Then the instrumental 'Iwazaru' describes the meeting with the third wise monkey. Iwazaru is the one who covers his mouth, the one who speaks no evil. The atmosphere is dark and tension rises, no need of words for that!

'Free Falling' is about the sense of impotence that comes from the awareness that mother nature is crying and you can't help her, your are not strong enough to change the way things are going on and speaking up is pointless. Fear is growing inside you, there's no time for prayers and you have the feeling that the ground is crumbling under your feet, you're falling into the void... 'Have you seen the news today? / Poisoned air is everywhere / I've seen the words before / It's hard to see the earth bleeding / Tragic times, what can we do? / In the end there's nothing new...'. The delicate, dreamy 'Between Space And Time' comes like the calm after the storm and leads to the melancholic, reflective 'Coming Home'. The day dreamer is on the way back, homeward bound, and carries on his shoulders the heavy burden of his broken dreams... 'I'm coming home love, this is my home town / I've tried my wings, I lived my dream... A few more miles and then I'm done...'. The melodic final track, 'Believe', brings back a bit of optimism encouraging you to hang on your dreams and to fight for what you think is right... 'I believe in you / I believe what we can do...'.

Well, all in all I think that this a really good work. Anyway, you can listen to the complete album in streaming on bandcamp.com, so have a try and judge by yourselves!

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Three Wise Monkeys
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by Ovidiu

4 stars THREE WISE MONKEYS is the third album of ALBERTO RIGONI-the talented bass player of the excellent Italian prog metal band-TWINSPIRITS!Having in the pocket 2 excellent solo albums already released -Mr Rigoni managed to offer to his fans,and not only,a third discographic effort-THREE WISE MONKEYS-and,definitelly,this album is his best so far! Third time is the lucky charm-isn't it?Well,the first good impression starts with the excellent cover-beautifully coloured and with a smart image on it-the 3 wise monkeys-also the presentation of the cd is stunning-a beautiful digipack!But,what's inside is more important- great music,vocal tracks cleverly combined with spectacular instrumental ones-well balanced and smartly arranged,in a very catchy order!Of course,the bass guitar of Mr Rigoni is in the center of attention-but what we have here is not at all an egocentric or demonstrative album,au contraire-a very solid group effort,perfectly composed,performed and mixed-a killer sound where each instrument is so clear-like crystal!The albums starts with class-with a very spectacular instrumental track-MIZARU-because the first track- TOSHOGU SHRINE- is an atmospheric one!MIZARU is a very strong composition- technically speaking-it's breathtakikg-a furious jazz metal track,with plenty of interventions of the excellent musicians involved in this ambuitious project!No need to mention again the impressive number of the guests-you can read it above-it's a bunch of great musicians here,and they deliver at maximum their creative instrumental skills at 100 %!!Stylistically speaking-the album is very diverse-from solid fusion tracks-to prog metal and rock tracks- and wonderfulinstrumental solo interludes from Mr Rigoni,where his bass guitar gives unbelieveble effects and sounds from his master!The vocal tracks have a slightly ressemblance with TWINSPIRITS-but that's only a fugitive impression,because the album is very diverse and combine many styles-as I've mentioned before!BLACKENED TORNADO is a very impressive composition too-the longest track on the album-amazing from the first to the last note!The last 2 tracks on the album-COMING HOME and BELIEVE show a more introspective and quiet side of Mr Rigoni-very sensitive and beautiful compositions,which close the album in a beautiful way!The general impression,after a first audition is that THREE WISE MONKEYS is a very complete and complex album,which needs many auditions to be fully understood!Hat off to Mr Rigoni for such an excellent album,definitelly a very mature and elaborated one!ALBERTO RIGONI has a huge componistic potential and his amazing technical skills are endless !4.75 is my note for a wonderful album-it's close to perfection indeed-and my sincere reccomandations for all good music lovers!

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Three Wise Monkeys
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by ProgShine
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3 stars This is the first time I listen to ALBERTO RIGONI, he is a bass player from Italy and he is basically into Progressive Metal and that's what we have in 'Mizaru', the second track, with some help from KEVIN MOORE (ex-DREAM THEATER) in the keyboards.

Being a bass player, of course that the music in Three Wise Monkeys (2012), third solo album from ALBERTO RIGONI, is pretty much based on the bass. Sometimes his music is a bit more focused on songwriting like in the third track 'Three Wise Monkeys' that is a great track and has the always good GÖRAN EDMAN (from KARMAKANIC) as vocalist. And sometimes is essentially based on the bass and in what he can do as a instrumentist like in the fourth track 'Kikazaru'.

Three Wise Monkeys (2012) is pretty much based on Progressive Metal but not full time, we can hear some other influences as well, especially in the technical part of the compositions, that tries to evoke other sounds with his bass. But yeah, pretty much Progressive Metal in general, but with some personality. I, personally, don't like the overall sound of the drums, too much echo going on most of the time.

On most of the tracks the swedish singer JONAS ERIXON appears, he's specially good on 'Free Falling' and 'Coming Home'. But the final track, the cheesy 'Believe' don't please me not a tiny bit.

Three Wise Monkeys (2012) is a good record, shows a musician trying to present people the best of two worlds, instrumental/technical music and something more 'singable'. It would be a 3.5 stars if ProgArchives allow it.

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3.59 | 19 ratings

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Three Wise Monkeys
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by AmirAbbass

4 stars I listened to this album and it is totally great. With a fair price you can listen to such interesting music and that's really cool.

"Mizaru" and "Iwazaru" are the most complicated tracks. "Mizaru" features the legendary Kevin Moore on keyboards and he's just provided the extraordinary floating ambience underneath, suitable for such solid structure over it. Iwazaru is a 7/8 music and I believe it is a unique track. 7/8 riffs pretty much take me to the music of the Middle East and I love it. Also the keyboards on this t rack are simply excellent. "Mizaru" and "Iwazaru" are two of my favorites.

Overall the album you can enjoy powerful bass lines along with heavy drumming on some of the songs. For instance I like the drumming on the song "Blackened Tornado".

The guitar solo in the song "Free Falling" is just awesome and contributes a whole new level to the song. You would probably enjoy the ending solos for the song "Three Wise Monkeys" too.

"Between Space and Time" is a mellow instrumental song powerful enough to calm you down and take you to a state of contemplation.

"Coming Home" is a sweet song featuring Jonas Erixon on vocals. It poses a positive vibe and can entice warm emotions.

The three ending songs will take you to simple level after listening to the heavy and complicated songs that come before them. The album can fill a wide variety of interests.

You can enjoy this album and listen to your favorite songs many times as there are songs that will grab your attention and become your favorite.

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 Rebirth by RIGONI, ALBERTO album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.03 | 8 ratings

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Rebirth
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Alberto Rigoni for those who never heared of him , is the bass player of prog metal band Twinspirits. He release two solo albums under his name, one of them is Rebirth, the second offer. I don't know his first one so I can't make the comparation with. Released in 20011, Rebirth offers a wide palette of sounds, from jazz fusion , prog metal to hard rock. All album is instrumental minus 2 pieces where Jonas Erixon shows his talent on voice. The instrumental passages are ok, the most intrsting are the jazz fusion ones, where his bass lines are realy great, and aswell the keybords added. Also he has a lots of guests here, his mate from Twinspirits - Tommy Ermolli on 2 pieces on guitar, Michael Manring, Gavin Harrison and John Macaluso among others. The pieces are well played, the prog jazzier parts are the best, the more rockier ones, like those with voice are not so excellent but not realy bad, just average prog hard pieces. Anyway he can play a realy nice varations on bass, he has a far more opened spave then on Twinspirits, and the result is a pretty good one , but not fantstic, the mellow parts are little boring for me. No a piece is in front, all are almost at same level. 3 stars for Rebirth, good but nothing realy groundbreaking.

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Rebirth
Alberto Rigoni Heavy Prog

Review by Rivertree
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2 stars Alberto Rigoni offers a mix of fusion and heavy rock sounds on this album which is quite hard to digest. 'Rebirth' is a solo effort basically which includes several guest musicians. The bass work is very dominant here of course, but interestingly enough not only reduced on Rigoni himself. And so this production features a solo but also two bass duets, one with Yves Carbonne, the other shows Michael Manring collaborating. The album opens with Free and Tommy Ermolli nicely varies with hard rock and fusion styled multiple guitars - Gavin Harrison's drum playing attracts attention too.

With Emptiness the project stylistically leaves the selected path, they switch to a straightforward rocking attitude in the vein of Magnum or Evergrey. With All My Forces follows as a prog metal outfit where Ontogeny then returns back to a fusion style. 'Rebirth' is definitely unique as such, and technically flawless without a doubt. However, I took my time, but missing any conceptional clue this still sounds unusual to me - speaking of the compositional aspect rather immature as a matter of fact. Few songs are a pleasant listen, most are plain though and can't thrill me really - 2.5 stars

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