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Something Different(CD)


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"Something Different" is Alberto Rigoni’s debut solo album. Comprising of ten tracks, eight of which arranged as instruments and two of them with vocals showcase one of today’s hottest bass players in a variety of musical climates away from his work with progressive metallers Twinspirits.

“Something Different” features on one side of its character the extreme variety of the tunes, on the other side the union of experimental research with the comeback of melody. Progressive, funky, rock, fusion, ambient suggestions blend in an original poetical mix that frees from any defined genre and turns out to be immediately catchy release to every kind of listener.

The CD features appearances by guests such as guitar players Tommy Ermolli (Twinspirits/Khymera) and Daniele Gottardo. “Something Different” has already been successfully broadcast by the Italian national radio channel RAI Radio 3 along with an interview with Alberto already prior to its press and public release.

On the album Alberto comments, “I wanted to compose a solo-oriented album, without following any scheme, rule or trend, but I kept myself open to various musical genres and I invited some musicians friends of mine, to collaborate in this project. Although I am in a progressive rock band, in my album I tried to reach a freer and more poetic musical expression that matched to my melodic sensitivity. I therefore think that the album is accessible and can be appreciated by every kind of listener and not just by bass players”.

“Something Different” represents a different side from a multi faceted musician

 


 

 

 

 
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Alberto Rigoni - Something Different (2008)Lion Music

This is the debut album by an Italian bass virtuoso - Alberto Rigoni who is known from a progressive band Twinspirits and Dream Theater cover band - Ascra. "Something Different" was recorded in cooperation with Lorenzo Nizzolini (keys), Enrico Buttol (drums, e-drums, vocal drums), Marco Torchia (e-drums), Tommy Ermolli (guitar; Twinspirits, Khymera), Daniele Gottardo (guitar), Irene Ermolli (vocals) and Daniele Conte (vocals).
Since the title seemed to oblige, my expectations concerning the stuff were enormous. Fortunately, Alberto didn't squander his talent, and I wasn't disappointed! He plays jazz/fusion with bit progressive guitar parts and intelligent use of electronica. Mr. Rigoni produces an enormous sonic space where ingenious conceptions and very special atmosphere meet. All tracks are perfectly balanced and performed, emphasizing Alberto's elegant command of the instrument. A distinct bass sound and great arrangements without longueurs are the strongest points of the album.
This is the bass guitar-oriented CD full of originality that makes Alberto Rigoni one of the greatest young bass virtuosos in the world! He has not only very ingenious ideas, but also doesn't dread taking the lead with his instrument. The Hall of Bass Fames include the likes of Billy Sheehan, Richard Bona, Michael Manring and some other hyper-virtuosos. Uups, I would have forgotten about Alberto. He must be also mentioned among them, since he is their extremely gifted successor. If you ignore the current trends in music, I hope this stuff positively affects you, Dear Readers. "Something Different" is an amazing debut filled up with a sexy bass clang and proficient fingering. I love it!
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Alberto Rigoni - Something Different (2008)Lion Music

One reason I like the Lion Music Label is for the surprises. I know that they have their expected releases from their stable of bands and artists, some of which I enjoy, and some not so. But as time goes by, they seem to always manage to slip some obscure band or artist into their scheduled releases that always surprises. In the past it was with cds by: Electric Outlet, Coste Apetrea, Lalu, John Macaluso, just to name a few. Well this time, it is this cd, from bassist Alberto Rigoni. who also happens to play with the band Twinspirits, a talented upstart progmetal band that features some of Italy's most exciting new talent. Yet I will quickly add that this debut solo cd by Rigoni is not anything like Twinspirits, or progmetal for that matter.

This cd contains a wide spectrum of music, from solo bass settings to more progressive songs. Each displaying the dynamic playing and writing skills of a young and exciting bassist in Rigoni, as well as a cast of equally talented guests, Rigoni's bass playing is very good whether doing funk, fusion, rock, metal or whatever, he is one who appears to draw as much of his influences from progressive music as he does fusion and has obviously dedicated his time to become a complete musician. This is a short cd, yet is a nice introduction to an exciting new musician who I hope we are able to hear more from in the near future.
MJBrady www.proggnosis.com 
 

 

Alberto Rigoni - Something Different (Lion Music) By: Joe Florez
 Alberto is a bass player who has worked with the progressive Italian band Twinspirits. Here he is delivering a solo performance on his debut offering. I must admit that my ears pricked up when I heard that this was a bass instrumental disc because I am a huge fan, if you can’t tell by my previous reviews. So, I couldn’t wait to pop this in. One thing is for sure, this isn’t a paint by numbers prog metal disc. This is a bit more experimental and free flowing. “The Factory” is a joyous number with Alberto plucking away with a smooth swagger. There is a nice groove and pacing throughout. There is an ambience to this song as well. Programmed drums add in to the equation as well to give it that sci-fi touch. There 
is a nice build up here as things manage to get tense, but smooth out. I found myself air bassing to this one. A real please here. “Trying To Forget” is a softer composition that just features Rigoni and a peaceful vibe. Call it a ballad of sorts, but it’s short and actually quite a touching peace. You would think that he would get all technical ala Billy Sheehan, but he sincerely plays from the heart and it’s quite compelling. “Glory Of Life” offers a more rock n’ roll environment. The guitars are plugged in and the drums are more organic. Again, nothing over the top, just well placed instruments all gelling well. To break away from the vocal free presence that has plagued this disc “BASSex” features a female singer and things get a tad funky here for all of the right reasons. It’s just a fun tune to get your groove on to. Overall, the title does say it all. This is a unique listening experience that will leave a positive lasting impression. I had a smile on my face after it was done.
Thirty-five minutes was perfect for this disc. It was so out of the ordinary. There was absolutely zero flashiness or Alberto trying to be the showstopper on all tracks. Everyone plays nice with each other and each track is different from the next. This something that all musicians should give a chance to. Thank God someone like Mr. Rigoni had the smarts to take a pretty much vocal free disc and turn into something special and not make it into a clinic session. Each track was composed with great care and it shows. I know this will fly under the radar and not many people will get it cause it’s not from the likes of a Steve Harris, Sheehan or Stu Hamm, but I seriously suggest checking this out. This is a worthy listening experience. www.lionmusic.com | www.albertorigoni.net  

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Rigoni, Alberto – Something Different
 



2008 Lion Music

Twinspirits bassist comes forth with an album of his own that is exactly what the title denotes. Flexing his musical might in all musical directions, Alberto Rigoni experiments, rocks out, leads the way, and plays the hell out of his bass. Letting loose is what he does on this record along with a variety of musicians (Tommy Ermolli, Lorenzo Nizzolini, & Enrico Buttol among others) running through the motions of what the embodiment of a bassist’s record should be.

Within the thirty-five minutes that encompasses Something Different, Rigoni plays interesting solo pieces such as the dark “Trying to Forget,” the reverberated ballad “One Moment Before,” and the piano/bass duet known as “Sweet Tears.” Other tracks that embody the ‘band’ feel is the prog metal “The Factory,” the inventive beat-box/fusion of “Jammin’ on Vocal Drums,” as well as the vocal cuts such as the jazz/pop laden “BASSex” & the aggressive ,near extreme metal take of “Roller Coaster” where there is a monstrosity of diversity throughout this album, no doubt about that.

More than just a fusion or shred record, Something Different is an album that not only brings the four strings, or in Rigoni’s case, ‘six of a thicker gauge’ to the forefront, but it offers up musical intrigue, without any boring new age overtones, keeping the right balance of low end mayhem & melody in foresight.

CLICK HERE to Read a review of Twinspirits’ Music that will Heal the World.

Added: April 6th 2008
Reviewer: Tommy Hash www.ytsejam.com
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Alberto Rigoni - Something Different  © 2008 Lion Music

One of today's hottest Bass players would have to be Alberto Rigoni. What makes Alberto really good in my opinion is his discipline mixed with technique. His compositional skills are really good as well. On 'Something Different', you get some very good Bass driven instrumental rock. There is a very good balance in the playing where it isn't totally about the Bass. It obviously drives it, but the rest of the parts shine equally as well. You get some Funk, some atmospheric stuff and some good hard driving rock. I have always been a big fan of the Bass when played with taste and Rigoni is very good at this. Enjoyable listen!

Availability: Now   Rating: 8/10   Genre: Instrumental Rock (Bass driven)  www.heavymetalsource.com 
 
Rigoni, Alberto – Something Different
 



2008 Lion Music

Twinspirits bassist comes forth with an album of his own that is exactly what the title denotes. Flexing his musical might in all musical directions, Alberto Rigoni experiments, rocks out, leads the way, and plays the hell out of his bass. Letting loose is what he does on this record along with a variety of musicians (Tommy Ermolli, Lorenzo Nizzolini, & Enrico Buttol among others) running through the motions of what the embodiment of a bassist’s record should be.

Within the thirty-five minutes that encompasses Something Different, Rigoni plays interesting solo pieces such as the dark “Trying to Forget,” the reverberated ballad “One Moment Before,” and the piano/bass duet known as “Sweet Tears.” Other tracks that embody the ‘band’ feel is the prog metal “The Factory,” the inventive beat-box/fusion of “Jammin’ on Vocal Drums,” as well as the vocal cuts such as the jazz/pop laden “BASSex” & the aggressive ,near extreme metal take of “Roller Coaster” where there is a monstrosity of diversity throughout this album, no doubt about that.

More than just a fusion or shred record, Something Different is an album that not only brings the four strings, or in Rigoni’s case, ‘six of a thicker gauge’ to the forefront, but it offers up musical intrigue, without any boring new age overtones, keeping the right balance of low end mayhem & melody in foresight.

CLICK HERE to Read a review of Twinspirits’ Music that will Heal the World.

Added: April 6th 2008
Reviewer: Tommy Hash www.ytsejam.com
Score: