Header

NEO

RIO/Avant-Prog • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Neo picture
Neo biography
Neo are a progressive avant-punk jazz trio from Italy formed in 2005. There are just three guys in Neo: drummer Antonio Zitarelli, tenor saxophonist Carlo Conti and guitarist Manilo Maresca, but they make a lot of joyful noise. This bass-less trio combines explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music, influenced by Zorn's Spy vs Spy.

Their third album (Water Resistance) was released in 2009 and contains 15 mostly short ("jazz-punk") compositions, atonal, but perfectly structured, improvisational and composed both. Their next album, which is being recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Studio during their stop in Chicago, will be released later in 2011.

Slava (Snobb)

-------

"The project Neo originated in 2001 when two jazz educated musicians, guitarist Manlio Maresca and drummer Antonio Zitarelli, join Fabrizio Giovampietro's bass to create an instrumental avant-blues trio... The geographic epicenter of the project is the sunny beach of Terracina, a truthful town of southern Lazio, although the trio is harmonically and rhythmically closer to Northern Europe's contemporary music, except for the overseas influences of Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, John Zorn or Minuteman. They begin to propose their destructured and madly ironic sound to the small clubs of Lazio, rewriting the traditional blues and effectively experimenting an unconventional blend of jazz, rock and punk which leads them in a few years to major artistic achievements and a brilliant reputation in Italy and abroad. After two self-produced albums, Neo were chosen by Wallace Records and incorporated in the P.O. Box 52 compilation, while in 2005 they release their first album La Quinta Essenza della Mediocrità, produced by the florentine label FromSCRATCH and immediately welcomed as an excellent and unexpected start by the best specialized press (enthusiastic reviews on Rockerilla, Blow up, Mucchio Selvaggio, Rumore, Losingtoday, Music Club, Ox Fanzine). Following the 2003 edition of Arezzo Wave, they continue to perform at a brisk pace on the stages of the best clubs in Italy: Circolo degli Artisti Rialto Sant'Ambrogio, Init, Jailbreak, 360Gradi (Roma), Lazzaretto (Bologna), Melos (Pistoia), Target (Bari), Area Fenderl (Treviso), Ambasciata di Marte (Firenze) and many others. In 2006 their second album, Problemi Dubbi Perplessità (From Scratch), is released, and in the same year, the trio takes a new form, replacing the bass with Carlo Conti's tenor...
read more

Neo official website

NEO MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

NEO forum topics / tours, shows & news


NEO forum topics Create a topic now
NEO tours, shows & news Post an entries now

NEO Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all NEO videos (1) | Search and add more videos to NEO

Buy NEO Music


NEO: BroadcastNEO: Broadcast
Multiple Formats
Video Music, Inc. 2007
DVD$6.80
$5.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
L'Arc~en~Ciel?HEART?HEAVEN'S DRIVE NEO UNlVERSE?JAPAN Edition CD Hyde?J-POP US $10.00 [0 bids]
1h 14m
Neo 12x8 unsigned photo US $6.67 Buy It Now 1h 39m
Restless - After Midnight LP 1986 ABCLP7 neo rockabilly Stray Cats Klubfoot US $16.88 Buy It Now 2h 35m
KEM Album II DualDisc CD/DVD USA SEALED Neo Soul B6454 US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 50m
Thomas/Hansen/Kistler/Kessler - Cats: Neo-Boogaloo [CD New] US $14.38 Buy It Now 3h 24m
Mac Macleod and Neo Cam-White Angel CD Single Excellent US $19.69 Buy It Now 3h 27m
The King of Fighters '97 Drama CD Collision Chapter PCCB-00281 1997 SNK NEO GEO US $19.99 Buy It Now 4h 32m
ANTHONY DAVID THE RED CLAY CHRONICLES NEO SOUL CD VG+ US $15.00 Buy It Now 4h 33m
FISH(MARILLION)....BIG WEDGE..EXCELLENT 1989 EMI LABEL NEO-PROG. ROCK 7" EM 125 US $5.06 Buy It Now 4h 35m
Rahsaan Patterson, Patterson, Rahsaan, Very Good NEO SOUL CD US $6.98 Buy It Now 4h 50m
Steve Morley(12"Vinyl)Reincarnations-NEO-NEO2012-UK-VG+/VG US $20.99 Buy It Now 5h 54m
The Olmec Heads(12"Vinyl)Spiritualised-NEO-NEO12013-UK-VG+/Ex US $16.99 Buy It Now 5h 55m
Boccaccio Life(12"Vinyl)The Secret Wish Remixes-NEO-NEO12009-UK-VG+/VG US $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 55m
JAGUAR WRIGHT - DIVORCING NEO 2 MARRY SOUL - RCD17312 US $15.19 Buy It Now 5h 55m
Disco Dubbers(12"Vinyl)Ibiza In My Soul-UK-EW231-NEO/ Essential US $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Sgt Slick(12"Vinyl)White Treble Black Bass-NEO-NEO12027-Australia-NM/VG- US $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Starfighter(12"Vinyl)Apache-NEO-NEO12019-VG/VG US $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Rhythm Masters(12"Vinyl)Underground-UK-NEO12056R-Black & Blue-VG US $15.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Neo Feat. Mark XTC(12"Vinyl)Music/Future-Sophonic-SO 5-VG/VG US $11.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Kluster(12"Vinyl)Back To The Funk-Neo Musica-NEO12024-Ex/VG US $11.99 Buy It Now 5h 57m
ACCORDION MASTERWORKS Featuring Bill Cosby, Accordion Virtuoso LP #NEO-100 -RARE US $29.95 Buy It Now 6h 50m
Ray Cepeda-The Neo Maya Experience CD NEW US $23.04 Buy It Now 7h 22m
TTA - NEO VIOLENCE - HOUSE PROMO CD SINGLE - T.T.A US $3.36 Buy It Now 7h 26m
WOVOKA S/T OOP NEO FOLK TIME LAG RED VINYL DOUBLE LP US $39.99 [0 bids]
7h 39m
YOON SUB JO - NEO ARIRANG NEW CD US $24.15 Buy It Now 7h 50m
CD RESTLESS "LIVE IN TOKYO 1989" NEO ROCKABILLY ROCK N ROLL US $17.50 Buy It Now 7h 50m
BARBARA - NEO BEAT GENERATION NEW CD US $27.20 Buy It Now 7h 51m
Silver Sun - Neo Wave - Japan CD+2BONUS - NEW 18Tracks US $39.99 Buy It Now 7h 59m
NEO TRADITIONAL JAZZ TRIO - INTRODUCING NEO TRADITIONAL JAZZ TRIO NEW CD US $33.30 Buy It Now 8h 29m
Leimer,K. - Neo-Realist [CD New] US $11.98 Buy It Now 9h 26m
BASS IS BASE-I CRY-RARE 4 TK REMIX MAXI CD SINGLE-CHIN INJETI-NEO SOUL/FUNK-NEW US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
9h 34m
ANTHONY DAVID-SPITTIN GAME/YES-RARE 4 TK DJ REMIX PROMO CD SINGLE-NEO SOUL-FUNK US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
9h 58m
MATCHBOX I'M A LOVER MAN NEO ROCKABILLY TEDS JAPAN 7" US $30.00 Buy It Now 9h 59m
SOONER OR LATER - NEO BOYS - KLP242CD US $26.39 Buy It Now 10h 10m
IGOR STRAVINSKY - OCTET TO ORPHEUS: THE NEO CLASSICAL STRAVINSKY NEW CD US $12.33 Buy It Now 10h 39m
UNCLE EARL "She Waits for Night" CD, 2005, Neo-Traditional Folk, ROUNDER US $7.00 Buy It Now 10h 43m
The Priests - S/T JAPAN CD+1Bonus W/OBI Neo-Classical #P02 US $2.79 Buy It Now 11h
1966 - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 12 track original UK 1990 neo psych LP w/ Ride US $27.50 Buy It Now 11h 59m
BAD DUDES-EAT DRUGS-2008 CD-NEO PROG ROCK/PARTY PROG/MATH-w PROMO/BIO STICKER US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
12h 11m
VOIDWORK Horror / Forsaken CD Arcana Cold Meat black ambient/neo-classical dread US $11.98 Buy It Now 12h 35m
NEO TANGO / VARIOUS (DIGIPAK) NEW CD US $23.00 Buy It Now 12h 44m
CRIME IN CHOIR trumpe Japan CD At the Drive-In Neo-Prog US $16.14 [0 bids]
13h 24m
NANCY BOY sire +1 Japan CD Neo-Glam Britpop AG39 US $7.99 [0 bids]
13h 46m
RAPHAEL SAADIQ instant vintage+1 JAPAN CD Neo-Soul GG32 US $7.99 [0 bids]
13h 49m
NEO feat MARY D - Baby Run - 12" US $17.88 Buy It Now 13h 53m
THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS sound JAPAN CD Neo-Psychedelia US $16.99 [0 bids]
13h 57m
Hive ?- Neo / Gemini - Drum & Bass classic 12" vinyl 2003 US $16.87 Buy It Now 14h 35m
CONVERTER EXPANSION PACK 1.10 10" SEALED FOIL NOISE INDUSTRIAL NEO FOLK ANT-ZEN US $9.99 [0 bids]
15h 5m
BATMOBILE PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY YELLOW LABEL LP US $30.00 [0 bids]
15h 17m
THE RAPIDS TURNING POINT PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 19m
THE NORTHWOOD STORY NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY LP US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 23m
HOME GROWN ROCKABILLY METEORS NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY LP US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 24m
SPACE CADETS LOST ON EARTH NEO ROCKABILLY 10"LP US $36.00 [5 bids]
15h 40m
ROCKIN' REBELS RISE SOME HELL NEO ROCKABILLY JAPAN OBI LP US $30.00 [0 bids]
15h 41m
COLBERT HAMILTON AND THE HELL-RAZORS PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $20.00 [1 bids]
15h 50m
PEACOCKS IT'S TIME FOR PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 59m
HUME Penumbra Indie-Rock Vinyl SOCKETS Hays Holladay Bluebrain Neo-Psychedelia US $9.95 [0 bids]
US $19.50 Buy It Now
16h 28m
STEFAN KERY Consecration NEO PSYCH PROG LP XOTIC MIND US $125.00 Buy It Now 16h 43m
THE ROCKER COVERS.ANNY PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY 7EP US $30.00 Buy It Now 17h 20m
GORILLA CHILD IN MY DREAM PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY JAPAN ONLY 7EP US $30.00 Buy It Now 17h 22m
THE CARAVANS PSYCHOBILLY COLLECTION VOL.1 NEO ROCKABILLY 7EP US $25.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
ROCKABILLY MAFIA NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY RED VINYL 3TRACKS 7EP US $30.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
STRINGBEANS KING OF TRASH PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY 7" US $25.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
THE NITROS NORTH 'N' SOUTH NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY 7EP US $30.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
THE CARAVANS NO SHOW. NO GO NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY 7EP US $30.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
PEACOCKS ANGER & DEMAND PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY 7EP US $15.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
THE RATTLERS FACE THE FACT PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY 7EP US $25.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
FIREBALL XL5 NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY 7EP US $35.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
PEACOCKS/POTSHOT PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY 7EP US $12.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
RATTLERS-THE CHASE PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY BLUE VINYL 7EP US $25.00 Buy It Now 17h 29m
PALLAS The Sentinel neo prog PROMO Lp US $11.26 Buy It Now 18h 48m
NEW - Neo Soul United 3 by Various Artists US $19.60 Buy It Now 18h 59m
Dessy Di Lauro-This Is Neo-Ragtime CD NEW US $16.66 Buy It Now 19h 53m
Placebo - Loud Like Love (CD 2013) Neo-Glam Brand New and Sealed US $4.50 [0 bids]
20h 29m
2001 NEO SOUL DEMO India.Arie Strength, Courage & Wisdom MOTOWN LP VG/VG POP R&B US $1.99 [0 bids]
22h 2m
WILL DOWNING 4CD JOHN COLTRANE BILLY OCEAN KOOL & THE GANG REGINA BELLE NEO SOUL US $49.99 Buy It Now 22h 17m
VORTEX VOLUME ONE.UK IMPORT LP.WASPS.MANIACS.SUSPECTS.NEO.MEAN STREET.ART ATTAC US $25.00 Buy It Now 22h 45m
RESTLESS DO YOU FEEL RESTLESS? NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY PICTURE DISC LP US $22.00 Buy It Now 23h
ATARAXIA A Calliope...Collection CD NEO CLASSICAL GOTH ITALY on BRAZIL CD 2001 US $7.99 Buy It Now 23h 18m
RHYTHM MASTERS - Disconnect Your Head (2 CD) [Neo Records] US $7.39 Buy It Now 23h 24m
JETS SESSION OUT NEO ROCKABILLY YELLOW VINYL LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 23h 30m
The Smash Hits - Tell Me Neo Rockabilly Japan KBD US $24.99 Buy It Now 23h 37m
HAPPY DRIVERS WE'LL BE GOING ON PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 23h 41m
HAPPY DRIVERS INDIANS ON THE ROAD PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 23h 44m
HAPPY DRIVERS TOOWOOMBA PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
HAPPY DRIVERS EPICA CARMINA PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BoDeans Love Hope Sex & Dreams '86 Slash neo-rockabilly US $12.95 Buy It Now 1 day
ALLIGATORS FRENCH NEO ROCKABILLY PRIVATE PRESS 7EP US $70.00 Buy It Now 1 day
STRAY CATS WESTWOOD ONE MASTERS VOL.1 NEO ROCKABILLY PRIVATE PRESS LP US $50.00 Buy It Now 1 day
STRAY CATS WESTWOOD ONE MASTERS VOL.2 NEO ROCKABILLY PRIVATE PRESS LP US $50.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CLEAR RATS NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY LP US $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
POWERDOG PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CARAVANS STRAIGHTSIDE NEO ROCKABILLY PSYCHOBILLY YELLOW VINYL LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
XELA Bobble Hats 7" NEW VINYL Type Neo Ouija Merck US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
KING PLEASURE AND THE BISCUIT BOYS LP THIS IS IT NEO ROCKABILLY US $21.93 Buy It Now 1 day
7" EP VARIOUS "PIGS DICK ON A STICK" NEO ROCKABILLY US $11.00 Buy It Now 1 day
7" STRAY CATS "(SHE'S) SEXY AND 17/LOOKIN BETTER EVERY BEER" NEO ROCKABILLY US $5.50 Buy It Now 1 day
CD THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS "REEFERBILLY BLOWOUT" PSYCHOBILLY NEO ROCKABILLY US $17.50 Buy It Now 1 day
THE DELTAS boogie disease NERVOUS LP neo rockabilly rock n' roll AUTOGRAPHED US $33.75 Buy It Now 1 day
HITTAR CUESTA "Language of the Spirits" CD-2004 [Neo-Classical/Shred/Macalpine] US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy NEO music online Buy NEO & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for NEO DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

NEO shows & tickets


NEO has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

NEO discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

NEO top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.10 | 2 ratings
La Quinta Essenza Della Mediocrità
2005
4.00 | 3 ratings
Water Resistance
2009
3.10 | 2 ratings
Neoclassico
2011

NEO Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

NEO Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

NEO Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

NEO Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

NEO Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Neoclassico by NEO album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.10 | 2 ratings

BUY
Neoclassico
Neo RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars New Italian trio Neo album opens in accordance with its title - with short pseudo-classical miniature "Invenzione n.1". But I afraid here is beginning and the end of "neoclassico" as concept.

Starting from " Il Dente Del Pregiudizio" trio plays what you can expect from band, influenced by Zorn's Naked City - noisy angular (and even hypnotically repetitive in moments) punk-jazz. This time album was recorded in Steve Albini's studio during band's visit of Chicago. Possibly it influenced the sound which became even more "American".

Some last years in avantgarde rock are quite fruitful on noisy improv bands. Sharpness, noisiness and angular improvs aren't exotic sounds any more. But fortunately Neo music (differently from many their colleagues) has one strong positive factor - they are professionals with jazzy feels coming to avant-rock, not noisy and heavyweight rockers, trying to play music, which often is too complex for their skills.

Returning back to "Neoclassico", it sounds possibly not so surprising as trio's previous work. More sharp and noisy, less jazzy it is obviously more product for American listener. For good or bad depends mostly on your taste (I like their previous work more). Still one between more interesting releases in it's genre coming this year.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 La Quinta Essenza Della Mediocrità by NEO album cover Studio Album, 2005
2.10 | 2 ratings

BUY
La Quinta Essenza Della Mediocrità
Neo RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars First album,released by Italian band Neo, I ever heard was Water Resistance (2009). Very attracted by that release, I tried to find more their music, and it was extremely hard work.

This, La Quinta Essenza Della Mediocrità album, was released some years before Water Resistance, and when at last I found it to listen, I was really curious what music I will hear there. First album's minutes, with scratching glass and strings sounds,were really disappointed. Not only few first minutes - but few first songs. Noisy dirty and scratchy guitars based punkish jamming doesn't was the music I expected to hear. Slowly, very slowly though songs became more acceptable to listen. Trashy punk jamming is gone, and music became more bluesy angular guitar jamming. A bit better than at the beginning possibly.

Somewhere in the middle of the album songs got some melodies and became more jazzy - kind of bluesy jazz-core. OK- at least there I could enjoy some improvs.

First ten compositions are still real punk-blues-jazz core (as band describe their style by themselves), all 2-3 minutes noisy compositions.

First really interesting composition is "Terrore Vigile" , 6+ minutes long,not so noisy it really has something to offer for listener. For sure, main accent of this song is sax soloing - when sax started to play I really recognize why I like Neo music! Yes, their sax player is their main attraction! All previous sax-less compositions were just half-baked products!

Second song "an unsane blues for unhappy beast" is another good composition, based on improvisations around Gershwin's "Summertime" tune. Jazzy, almost jazz fusion (ok, with still punky drumming), this song both together with previous one,are best this album's compositions.

Album's closer "il sempliciotto" is short again, but at least not very scratchy, and is jazzy,almost groovy for good.

In all, comparing with "Water Resistance " album, this one is far not so good. Some stronger compositions can't save the album. Not the best entry album for newbies, in fact more release for band's fans.

My rating is 2+.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Water Resistance by NEO album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.00 | 3 ratings

BUY
Water Resistance
Neo RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars First widely distributed album from Italian avant prog trio. From very first sounds you will be blown by high energy musicianship, and even more - by aggressive sax attacks! Yes, no mistake there - in trio ,consisting from drummer,guitarist and sax player, main noisy and aggressive instrument is sax!

Technically complex improves are sharp,angular, but because of sax presence at the same time have their inside beauty. Guitar sound is on the second plan, and it's real jazzy guitar, mostly in a key of Frisell solo works. Sax at the same time is more avant-punkish, attacking you every second, but at the same time having some nice timbres and adding even what could be named kind of elegance in album's music. Listener even can catch some tunes and short melodies in all these ascetic sound constructions.

It's usually difficult to describe avant garde improvisational music in words. Just to imagine what you can find there on this release, think about more ascetic Zu sound, spiced by Japanese brutal noisy avant prog. The real result is somewhere in between of these two points.

Music is very various,inventive,highly energetic and will catch you from very first sounds. Please note all written above are targeted to listeners, familiar with radical forms of free jazz and noise avant improvs. If you're new for this genre, better start from more accessible release.

My rating is 4+!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to snobb for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.47 seconds