From the twisted mind of Italian bass player and producer Massimiliano MarFi, in 2018 Aran Prog Project it’s born. A progressive project with influences between ’70s Prog Rock and modern progressive metal, but also with some jazz/fusion parts, the project is inspired by the will to try something new and fresh in the prog metal scene.
The Expansion Of Matter is the fourth and last single from our upcoming album, Evo – A Progressive Journey. Evo is a conceptual album, with every song representing a different Era of the existence, and Origin is the first song of the album, talking about the creation of everything and the beginning and evolution of life by Natural selection.
Expansion is the second song of the album, and the first part of the Evolution Suite, that lasts more than 20 minutes; the song it’s about the creation of Solar system and earth, and the beginning of life on Earth. We want to say thanks to all the guests that have recorded on this song, and also to Chicago Way Studios for the Mix, and Actium 31 for another amazing work on the video. You can consider this as the twin of our other single, Origin. We hope you enjoy the experience, and don’t forget to always Be Prog, my friends!
Aran Prog Project begins in 2018 by the unquiet mind of the Italian bass player and composer, Massimiliano ‘MarFi’ Gentilini.
Firstly started as a remote collaboration project between session musicians from the progressive scene of Barcelona, and all around the world (Italy, Spain, Canada, South America and Germany), with the purpose to start recording something.
MarFi started writing many years ago a conceptual progressive rock/metal and fusion album, with each different song from the album representing a different time and space trough the history of living beings.
The idea of this album was inspired by album Darwin by the legendary Italian prog rock band Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso from 1972.
Aran works are highly inspired not only by BMS, but also by other many different prog artists, from the classic Yes, PFM or King Crimson, to modern Prog metal band like Dream Theater, Haken or Tool.
Even so, our project has the purpose to not be “closed” on a definitive and only music style, but to mix different kinds of Progressive music and Fusion, trying to break the limits between prog rock, prog metal and modern jazz.
In 2018 a first single was released, Cambrian, with two special guests like Mario Jovic (Guitar) and Abel Sequera (Drums). It has been also the first single recorded by the second stable member of the formation, mr. Rafa Rodriguez, who has worked from the beginning with the bassist Marfi Gentilini in the production of this project. The single has been recorded with a studio video at Sureau studio in Barcelona (Spain).
In May 2020, in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic lockout, Marfi and Rafa Rodriguez joined forces with Mr. Cameron Fleury and Mr. Rodrigo Alva to record and release the second single with video, Modern Era (this time working remotely). The same two guys also recorded the majority of drums and rhythmic guitars tracks on the album.
In 2021 it’s time to introduce the first singer (and stable lead singer member) of the band, Silva Anton, with a new single and video lyrics, Origin. Mario Jovic repeated working with us on this crazy single about the origin of the universe and the Darwin’ evolutionism. Cameron Fleury also repeated on drums, Marfi on bass and Rafa at keyboards, as always.
In 2022, Xavier Alomar (Guitar) and Francesc Fontanet Juan (drums) have joined the band to play in live shows with a stable formation.
At the same time, the band released the fourth single, with a second lyrics video, The Expansion of Matter and to introduce Aran’ first full conceptual álbum, EVO – A Progressive Journey.
1. Origin (5:18)
3. Cambrian (5:08)
4. Reptile Era (5:32)
5. Human Coming Darkness (5:03)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIyUf58AVs6. Modern Era (7:11)
Total Time 33:06
Massimiliano MarFi Gentilini – Bass
Silvia Anton – Vocals, Piano
Xavi Alomar – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Rafa Rodriguez – Keyboards, Vocals and Arrangement
Francesc Fontanet Juan – Drums
Cameron Fleury – Drums
Abel Sequera – Drums
Arnau Alonso Montane – Drums
Ernesto Garcia Pagavino – Drums
Mario Jovic – Guitar
Eric Grau Benitez – Guitar
Quim Fernandez Bowen – Guitar
Ramiro Alva – Guitar
Daniel Valladares – Guitar
Miguius Magnificus – Guitar
Eimel Nisrain Trejo Lobo – Guitar
Rodrigo Gracia Pagavino – Guitar
Celia Del Barco Canales – Voice