Now available for free streaming the song Mizaru, from Alberto Rigoni‘s new album Three Wise Monkeys which has been released on October 1, 2012 by Any And All Records with worldwide distribution. The instrumental progressive rock metal song features ex Dream Theater member Kevin Moore [OSI, Chroma Key], Tommy Ermolli [Twinspirits guitar player] and Paolo Valli [session drummer for many famous italian artists].
“Mizaru is one of the three wise monkeys that together embody the proverbial principle to“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil,” Rigoni explains. The song can be streamed below.
Asked about working with Kevin Moore, Rigoni adds: “The song is instrumental. When I composed it, I had in mind to ask Kevin Moore to play over it. I love Kevin’s tone and sound. I started playing bass because of Dream Theater, in particular because of Images and Words and Awake albums. Kevin did an incredible job on those albums and I was shocked. It’s a great honor to have him on my new album.“
Three Wise Monkeys is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer & bass player [TwinSpirits, Lady & The Bass], who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.
Half instrumental and half with vocals, Rigoni’s third solo album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the Three Wise Monkeys and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s Rebirth [Nightmare Records], concretely separating the mellow jazz, rock fusion, and ambient from the assertive melodic and hard rock and developing each extreme into Rigoni’s most aggressive and most delicate material. His distinctively kaleidoscopic bass playing and compositional grace smoothly passes across borders and carries traits of each of its components, becoming less of a solo project based around the bass guitar than a progressive rock experience.
The album also boasts contributions from great special guests: Göran Edman [ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot], Jonas Erixon [Alicate], Kevin Moore [ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key], Mark Cross [Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind], Federico Solazzo [Alexia], Alessandro Bertoni [Aphelion], Mistheria [Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock], Tommy Ermolli [TwinSpirits], Simone Mularoni DGM, Empyrios], Paolo Valli [session drummer], Paco Barillà [Daniele Liverani], Sebastian Persini [Solo artist, session drummer].
‘Three Wise Monkeys’
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‘Alberto Rigoni’ – Title Track From New Album Available For Free Download [Sept. 2012]