Bastian Per: A new era has begun!

Bastian Per - Way Back Home

Sebastián Prosperi lives in Buenos Aires and his moniker is Bastian Per. Prosperi is a self-taught new young and talented artist. Two years ago Bastian Per released the debut album Epic Journey and Permafrost wrote about that album. Now Bastian Per and Prosperi have a new album Way Back Home. The album is currently in the mixing process and would soon be released. The track Epic Journey (Live at Sony Theater)

After receiving exceptional critical praise by internationally recognized media on their debut, Bastian Per announces the release of their second studio album, which deals with today’s poignant humanitarian issues and self-inflicted harm. The new concept album confronts the listener with philosophical discussions and existential dilemmas without sacrificing a bit of the band’s musical creativity and poetry along the way. The track Tom Sawyer & The Blunder (Live at Sony Theater),

The story revolves around leaders who have lost their focus and questions the impact of human actions, planting the seed to awaken a desperate need for change. In the year of the pandemic, Bastian Per felt the urgent need to address a number of ethical issues and seek shelter in the art of composition. In an attempt to show the complexity of what’s at stake, this wake-up call needed to strike the perfect balance between a comprehensive range of rich, intricate sounds and its powerful lyrics. The album features no less than prog legend Derek Sherinian on track Greatness Delirium, performing a outstanding keyboard solo. The very good track Confrontation from the debut album,

«What is going on in this world. Our leaders are failing to guide the way. We cannot go on living this way. After Epic Journey Bastian Per first great success, cohesion was an important next step to build upon and all members of the quintet are now much better integrated into the total project. For a band whose première had been labeled as hard to tell it’s a debut, getting better in only one year’s time meant a huge challenge».

However, the creative & recording process went as smooth as it can go, and it feels like we have grown enormously. This time I aimed for more teamwork and a meaningful message to take it up a notch. A concept album was definitely another way to spice things up and make them more challenging. Thankfully, all band members contributed their ideas in their own magnificent way. I strongly believe that this album will reassure our potential as a prog band that is in it for the long haul», says producer and guitar player Sebastián Prosperi».

Take your time A new era has begun!

Track Listing on Way Back Home:

1. A Better World (1:06)

2. Overture (5:29)

3. Defeat Device (3:49)

4. The Lonely Shepherd (4:24)

5. Through the Fires (4:33)

6. Seize the Day (4:50)

7. Deadly Virus (5:26)

8. The Mystery Behind (4:41)

9. The Safe Place (4:15)

10. Greatness Delirium (ft. Derek Sherinian) (2:53)

11. Way Back Home (8:33)

12. Divine Device (5:57)

Way Back Home will be available for digital streaming and as a physical HQ CD on the 12th of June


Singles Through The Fire and Deadly Virus will be available for streaming during May.

Mariano Barreiro – Vocals

Sebastian Prosperi – Guitars & vocals

Gabriel Kohout – Keyboards

Martin Sokol – Bass

Maximiliano Cataldi – Drums

Studio: Romaphonic (Arg.)

Rec & edit: Jero Olivera

Mix: Edu Pereyra

Master: Daniel Ovie

Producer: Sebastian Prosperi

Co-producer: Gabriel Kohout


About Ulf Backstrøm (7405 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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