Plurima Mundi - Atto I is the first release of a new interesting ensemble of musicians, influenced by the best Italian prog rock such as Osanna and PFM but also by King Crimson and Jethro Tull. An energetic and well balanced work, including four tracks dedicated to the four elements and made more precious by the singing contribution of Lino Vairetti from Osanna - the vocals in Aria are by him .
The project is lead by the violin player Massimiliano Monopoli and is halfway in between a progressive tendency and mediterranean folk.
The rest of the musicians all come from Taranto, Italy: Grazia Maremonti - vocals, Massimo Bozza - bass, Vincenzo Zecca - guitar, Pierfrancesco Caramia - drums, Francesco Pagliarulo - piano, Massimiliano Monopoli - viola.
Progarchives review: Plurima Mundi is a musical sextet: the leader is Massimiliano Monopoli(violinist), Grazia Maremonti(voice), Massimo Bozza(bass), Vincenzo Zecca(guitar), Pierfrancesco Caramia(drums), and Francesco Pagliarulo(piano). Listening to their music you will find bits of swing, classical, jazz-fusion, blues, and ethno-funk coming together as progressive rock. Vitality and energy are main ingredients of their creations, offering "a new renaissance, a search for new musical horizons which embrace technology." Released in May 2009 Atto I is their debut EP which can be obtained through MaRaCash Records or BTF. The band hopes to continue with a future full length project. Donato Zoppo (MovimentiProg, Jam) writes "The main role of the violin let Plurima Mundi be the worthy heir of PFM and Curved Air, but thanks to their elegance and dynamics, they are heir of Jean Luc Ponty rock-jazz and Mahavishnu Orchestra too. Atto I is only the first step towards a really worthy project."