Progressive rock nieuws

Nieuw album Richard Barbieri

donderdag 15 december 2016

Nieuw album Richard Barbieri

The Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboardist Richard Barbieri releases his most sonically expansive work to date, with a brand new album entitled Planets + Persona. It is the third Barbieri solo album, but the first to feature such a wide pallet of instrumentation. Vintage analogue synthesisers combine with acoustic performances and jazz elements. Twisted voices are always present, though not in a language we can recognise. Barbieri skilfully utilises the talents of a pan-European core of musicians to produce an album that marries synthesised sounds with organic instrumentation to conjure up vivid, colourful and allusive soundscapes. It's a skilful commingling of texture and tone, mood and musicality.
Recorded in London, Italy and Sweden, this is Barbieri's most ambitious solo work to date with a central theme of duality that runs through the album. The title alone - ‘Planets and Persona' alludes to this, and the dialectic theme is a constant throughout the contrasting and shape-shifting sounds of the album. Take, for example, Night of the Hunter - inspired by Charles Laughton's only directorial movie , the piece moves through subtle shifts of atmosphere and emphasis, through melodic, dream-like sequences through to harsher tones; it's a piece that builds to a profound cumulative effect. Elsewhere, Solar Storm shifts gears artfully, with Percy Jones' sometimes percussive bass work contrasting to the smoother synthesiser textures incisively. Barbieri's purely solo Interstellar Medium shows that his ability to develop and realise a theme under his own auspices that underscores his innate creativity. It's but one aspect of a thoroughly engrossing and immersive album.

Dit is een bericht uit het nieuwsarchief. Klik hier voor actueel prognieuws.

Concertagenda

donderdag 30 juli 2020

Kristoffer Gildenlow - Metropool, Hengelo

Kristoffer Gildenlow

Voorprogramma: Vault

donderdag 30 juli 2020 - 20:00

Metropool, Hengelo

woensdag 2 september 2020

Wilson & Wakeman - Luxor Live, Arnhem

Wilson & Wakeman

woensdag 2 september 2020 - 20:00

Luxor Live, Arnhem

vrijdag 4 september 2020

Wilson & Wakeman - Paradox, Tilburg

Wilson & Wakeman

vrijdag 4 september 2020 - 20:00

Paradox, Tilburg

Prognosis - Effenaar, Eindhoven

Prognosis

vrijdag 4 september 2020 - 20:00

Effenaar, Eindhoven

zaterdag 5 september 2020

Prognosis - Effenaar, Eindhoven

Prognosis

zaterdag 5 september 2020 - 20:00

Effenaar, Eindhoven

Wilson & Wakeman - Iduna, Drachten

Wilson & Wakeman

zaterdag 5 september 2020 - 20:00

Iduna, Drachten

Pink Project - Openluchttheater, Valkenburg

Pink Project

zaterdag 5 september 2020 - 20:00

Openluchttheater, Valkenburg

zondag 6 september 2020

Wilson & Wakeman - Mezz, Breda

Wilson & Wakeman

zondag 6 september 2020 - 20:00

Mezz, Breda

Bekijk de volledige agenda »

Advertenties

Nieuwsbrief

Blijf op de hoogte en ontvang elke week het nieuws en de prog-rock agenda in je mailbox.

Word abonnee!!

Word nu abonnee van iO Pages en ontvang 7 x per jaar een rijk geïllustreerd magazine met alles wat je weten wilt over progressive rock. Er ligt ook nog een welkomstgeschenk voor je klaar! Lees verder ».

Volg iO Pages ook op

Facebook Twitter RSS Feed iO Pages nieuws

© 2020 - website by cubique den haag