In his historical experience, the progressive has experienced some codes that, more than others, have contributed to its success and to its durability. One of these is the suite concept, the composition of long-term extended to an entire disk is characterized by a consistent narrative typical of the rock art of the '60s /' 70s. The appeal of this form of composition is strong enough to magnetize still young formations, as happened to Zion. The band Neapolitan - active since 2000, a debut assets published in 2006 - in addition to this form as a content family prog aesthetics: the planetary dear to those early King Crimson so influenced by the thought and work of a composer caught and started like Gustav Holst. The reference to the famous "The Planets" (1916) is obvious and immediate, but probably in the making of the Zion counted little, if anything (because the suite holstiana planets are seven and nine): In "9P - Nine planets "showed greater the need to say everything at once, the expressive urgency that characterizes many works, becoming a mixed blessing. It is no coincidence that the disc is born of a two-day live sessions in the studio, a speed that has helped in the creation of the band, as befits a passionate group really "independent", but rather the stylistic determined to pursue. Net of predictable narrative and musical considerations scan (nine planets for nine different pieces, then nine atmospheres and different climates), the Zion realize a disc that plays the gritty tradition with an eye to heavy prog rock and another to the typical vein melodic masters Orme, Banco and PFM, alternating passages full of groove suspension "space" to care Footprints "Felona e Sorona".
Francesco Cimminiello – basso, moog e voce
Vittorio Galdi – voce e percussioni
Michele Boggia – organo, pianoforte e sintetizzatori
Mauro D’Ambrosio – batteria