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Syndone - Kāma Sūtra

Kamasutra, known in the West as the Kama Sutra, is the world’s most famous and talked about text on sexuality. It is an ancient Hindu text attributed to the Indian philosopher Vātsyāyana sometime in the 200s AD. 2221 years later the band Syndone release the album Kāma Sūtra.

Syndone is an Italian band with six very skilled musicians and led by Nik Comoglio. On the album Kāma Sūtra they are reinforced with Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra and David Jackson from Van Der Graaf Generator and in addition eight other musicians. Kāma Sūtra is a diversified and well-crafted album with exciting arrangement and sonic palette. Kāma Sūtra sounds pretty different from Syndone`s previous album. Great energy that exude from every tone and the musicians is obviously inspired andsatisfied with the songs.

Syndone was born in the wake of the second progressive wave.While their name might elicit thoughts of the Holy Shroud or Sindon (and all the rules and regulations surrounding it) kept in Turin, we could say that, in the meantime, it also brings to mind the provocative magic of this subalpine capital.

Nik explains, «We wanted a name that would evoke all together Sacredness, Turin, Spirituality and Scored Grooves (like an old vinyl LP) so I thought of Syndone, with the Y to distinguish it from the famous relic and make it International at the same time, without being blasphemous. This name in fact immediately evokes Turin in any part of the world… and I liked this!».

Nico Comoglio was born on 28/11/62 (Turin, Italy) was graduated as architect but at the same time privately studied piano and composition. Still in University he created several jingles for ads and soundtracks for two semi-professional movies. Kāma Sūtra is the eight studio album from Syndone.

Tracklist:

1. It’s Only Make Believin’ (3:27)

2. Nirvana (2:52)

3. Carousel (2:32)

4. Into The Kama (5:50)

5. Bitches (4:35)

6. You Still Shine (4:16)

7. Sex Toys R Us (3:41)

8. 2 Thousand 10 (1:58)

9. Sacred & Profane (7:13)

10. We Are The World We Created (5:21)

11. Peace on Earth (2:10)

12. Finale ( taken from Pinocchio’s main suite theme) (2:40) – bonus track

Line-up:

Nik Comoglio: hammond, juno dist., moog, keyboards, orchestration, backing vocals

Riccardo Ruggeri: lead vocal, overtone singing, backing vocals

Gigi Rivetti: hammond , acoustic grand piano, electric pianos, wah clavinet

Marta Caldara: vibraphone, timpani

Simone Rubinato: bass, fretless bass, minitaur

Eddy Franco: drums, percussions

   With

Riccardo Di Gianni – tampura (1, 4), sitar (4)

Annie Barbazza – vocals (4)

Gianluca Cagnani – pipe organ (5)

David Jackson (VDGG) –  flute & double sax solo (7)

Vincent Boniface – crystal flute (4)

Claudio Adamo – baritone electric guitar (7)

Andrea Manco – flute (4)

Luigi Finetto – oboe (4)

Luigi Picatto – clarinet in Bb (4)

Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Francesco Zago

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6034 Artikler)
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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