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


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
PERUNWIT WSZYSTKIE ODCIENIE SZAROSCI CD ISD SKINHEAD AMBIENT GRAVELAND NEO FOLK USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 52m
Nalini - Let My Love Grow 1996 HOLLAND CD Neo Soul #AE04 USD $1.20 Buy It Now 4h 29m
NEO BOYS**SOONER OR LATER (GATEFOLD)**2 VINYL SET USD $22.50 Buy It Now 4h 38m
Various - Neo Rockabilly Story Part 3 - JAPAN CD 1993 MECR-22006 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 23m
AIRBRIDGE-paradise...'82 UK PRIVATE LP ORIG. UK NEO PROG. BAND USD $23.06 Buy It Now 6h 25m
WARD BROWN RARE UK DJ CD BROWN'S BAG - SOUL SATISFIED NEO NU SOUL GLADYS KNIGHT USD $18.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
TIORAH *RARE* 1999 USA CD HTF OOP noon day cafe INDIE NEO SOUL R USD $28.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
ALISON CROCKETT RARE USA DJ CD on becoming a woman PHIL ASHER DJ SPINNA neo soul USD $28.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
JOVAN *RARE* CD remedy INDIE NEO SOUL michael bohannon MAXWELL rahsaan patterson USD $18.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
SHAWN CRISTOPHER RARE US DJ CD drink from the fountain FRENCH KISS NEO SOUL R USD $28.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
PETER WINSTEAD JR. HADAR RARE HTF DJ CD memories of the heart INDIE NEO NU SOUL USD $24.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
ERIC ROBERSON RARE 1st Issue DIGIPACK CD & DVD ERRO LIVE VOL:DC neo soul MAXWELL USD $18.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
IAN MARTIN RARE HTF 2000 CANADA DJ CD one NEO NU SOUL SMOOTH JAZZ NORMAN CONNORS USD $18.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
BETTY WRIGHT BESSIE REGINA NORIS RARE HTF US DJ CD fit for a king INDIE NEO SOUL USD $24.90 Buy It Now 7h 41m
CD . J Neo Marvin & The Content Provi . Freedom Fried . USD $4.99 Buy It Now 8h 59m
NEO - Rhythm Celebrity - Japan CD - NEW J-POP USD $14.16 Buy It Now 9h 25m
Silver Sun - Neo Wave JAPAN CD+2Bonus Mint W/OBI Power Pop #13-4 USD $9.09 Buy It Now 9h 51m
Boys Air Choir - Requiem JAPAN CD Neo-Classical, Contemporary #K01 USD $9.34 Buy It Now 9h 57m
SUPER GUITAR HEROES - VOL 1 NEO-CLASSICAL CD Good Cond Tony Macalpine Greg Howe USD $12.28 Buy It Now 10h 33m
ATOMIC LEOPARDS - In Technicolor CD great Neo-ROCKABILLY Rockabilly Rock n Roll USD $16.86 Buy It Now 10h 58m
Three O'Clock~US Reissue LP Befour three O'Clock EX '85 Neo psyche Salvation Arm USD $15.62 Buy It Now 11h 17m
Vermaledeyt - Salta Neo Germany CD USD $38.09 Buy It Now 11h 51m
MAKHNO PROJECT INTOURIST RARE UKR ORIGINAL CD BRAND NEW SEALED NEO DISCO HOUSE USD $6.99 Buy It Now 12h 7m
Flores, Bobby - Too Many Rivers - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.36 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Hancock, Wayne - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $22.02 Buy It Now 12h 54m
B Stars - West Coast Special (2012) - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Miss Leslie - Between The Whiskey And The Wine - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Romano, Daniel - Come Cry With Me - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $18.77 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Western Toneflyers - The World Is Waiting ... (2013) - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/H... USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Tejas Brothers - Live A Little More - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Cow Cow Boogie - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Penny, Mike & His Moonshiners - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Potter, Curtis - Songs Of The Cherokee Cowboy - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $21.78 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Woolsey, Jeff - My Last Night In Town - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.81 Buy It Now 12h 54m
Various - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.56 Buy It Now 12h 55m
Earls Zanger And Don Gall Vol.1 (25 cm) - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $19.61 Buy It Now 12h 57m
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO : Neo Geo -MAGAZINE ADVERT- 1987 USD $1.54 Buy It Now 13h
MIYAVI - VICTORY ROAD TO KING OF NEO VISUAL ROCK CD USD $15.99 Buy It Now 13h 20m
Black Page Open the Next Page CD *Japan SEALED Progressive/Art Rock/80s Neo-Prog USD $39.95 Buy It Now 13h 20m
Park Hyo Shin - Remake Album Neo Classicism Brand NEW Sealed USD $18.00 Buy It Now 14h 4m
60 WATT KID self titled CD NEW Trippy Neo-Psychedelic Rock 2007 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 14h 15m
CD Ryuuko no Ken 2 Art of fighting Soundtrack PCCB-00144 SNK NEO GEO Japan w/obi USD $24.99 Buy It Now 14h 35m
Void's Last Stand-A Sun by Rising Set-'09 GERMAN neo-progressive-NEW CD USD $25.99 Buy It Now 14h 52m
Peter Case The Man With The Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Trad, Guitar LP USD $9.49 Buy It Now 16h 5m
Black Cult - Neo-Satanism CD,new USD $14.41 Buy It Now 16h 30m
LIQUID CHILD '99 diving faces 12" Mint- NEO12008 UK Trance Vinyl 1998 Record USD $18.00 Buy It Now 16h 44m
INNOCENCE Silent Voice UK 7" 1990 NM/EX+ Cooltempo 212 Neo Soul Vinyl 45 Single USD $8.28 Buy It Now 17h 24m
Woolsey, Jeff - My Last Night In Town - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.19 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Rimshots - Sentimental Fools - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $20.53 Buy It Now 17h 52m
B Stars - - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $28.50 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Fatboy - Love Creole - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $28.50 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Megatons - Brand New 59 45rpm/ps - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $13.29 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Brom, Marti - Love And Kisses b/w Cracker Jack 45rpm/ps - Singles Revival/Neo... USD $13.29 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Ruby Ann - Running Time - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $22.59 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Eddyhez - Weltschmerz - Maxi 12' & Poster - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $19.14 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Willis, Al - - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $17.28 Buy It Now 17h 52m
Foxx, Amber - - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $11.96 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Wanderers - Ghost Of Mad Dog - 45rpm/ep - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R USD $10.64 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Honky-tonkin' Boozers - - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $11.96 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Hold On Tight - - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $13.29 Buy It Now 17h 53m
King Cat & The Pharaohs - The Lost Sessions - Vinyl Revival/Neo Rockabilly USD $18.61 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Cosh Boys - Slow Times Comin 45rpm/ep/ps White Wax - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R USD $11.96 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Blue Cats - - Singles Revival/Neo-Rab/R&B USD $13.29 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Trevino, Justin - Take One As Needed For Pain - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Davis, Stephanie - Crocus In The Snow - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $22.92 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Keeble, Billy - Just For You - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.52 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Moreland, Doug - The Doug Moreland Show - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $19.20 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Hurd, Cornell - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.19 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Dixons - Still Your Fool (2008) - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Starline Rhythm Boys - Live At Charlie-O's World Famous - Neo Honky Tonk/Swin... USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Starline Rhythm Boys - Masquerade For Heartache - Live - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing... USD $19.20 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys - Montgomery On My Mind - The Hank E.P. - Neo H... USD $19.20 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Danny & The Wonderbras - Rock It! (2012) - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $22.92 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys - Back On The Rail - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillb... USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Sludge, Roy - To Drunk To Truck - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.59 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Twilight Ranchers - Who Stole That Train ? - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Gibson, Nate & Gashouse Band - All The Way Home - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Joyce, Teri - Kitchen Radio - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Morgan, Lynette - Road Signs & Middle Lines (& Blackwater Vally - Neo Honky T... USD $23.19 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys - Bar Of Gold - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Kirchen, Bill - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $20.27 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Starline Rhythm Boys - Red's Place - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.91 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Potter, Curtis - The Potter's Touch - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Trevino, Justin & Johnny Bush - Texas On A Saturday Night - Neo Honky Tonk/Sw... USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Bush, Johnny - Lillie's White Lies - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Digby, Amber & Midnight Flyer - Live At Swiss Alp Hall - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing... USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Various - Heart Of Texas Honky Tonk (Label Compilation) - Neo Honky Tonk/Swin... USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Digby, Amber - Here Come The Teardrops - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Spiker, Lonnie - Coming To A Honky Tonk Near You - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillb... USD $22.92 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Miller, Frankie - - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Digby, Amber - Another Way To Live - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Digby, Amber - Passion, Pride & What Might Have Been - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/H... USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Ghost Train - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $25.78 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Martin, Carolyn - Cookin' With Carolyn - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.19 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Great Recession Orchestra - Have You Ever Even Heard Of Milton Brown? - Neo H... USD $22.26 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Miller, Jessie Lee - Now You're Gonna Be Loved (EU Digipac) - Neo Honky Tonk/... USD $23.19 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Nichols, Joe Paul - Friends In High Places - Duets - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hil... USD $24.25 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Burleson, Ed - The Cold Hard Truth - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.12 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Klauder, Caleb - Western Country - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing/Hillbilly USD $23.92 Buy It Now 17h 55m
Biscuit Grabbers - The Lone Star State Jazz Swing Trio - Neo Honky Tonk/Swing... USD $15.22 Buy It Now 17h 56m
0 result found for "NEO"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results


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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to snobb for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | 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: 2.48 seconds