First album for the Italian band formed by ex-The Watch Ettore Salati and Fabio Mancini. The music is new and unique even if it draws from the 70's with veins of Progressive Jazz, classical music, psychedelia. An album full of melodic virtuosity and arrangements that bring out the talent of the individual elements of the band.
02. THIRD IN LINE
03. RAIN FLOWER
04. ON THE OTHER SIDE
05. DOWN THE STREET
06. NO WAY OUT
07. NO REWARDING
09. CHALLENGE TO AN END
Ettore Salati: electric, acoustic, double neck,
12-string guitars, bass pedals
Fabio Mancini: hammond, piano, mellotron,
wurlitzer, rhodes, moogs
Nando de Luca: electric, fretless, acoustic
Giacomo Pacini: drums, percussions
Joe Sal: vocals on "Down The Street" and
Davide Gandino: flute on "Asleep" and
"Challenge To An End"
Upside down, downside up, from the body to the brain
and back... The engine of soul guides you through an
"Mind Colours" are the nuances of everyone of us,
nuances to be pointed out through art, music in
particular. Being music an abstract art, the colours of the
mind are the abstract experiences found during this
journey: the tunes of "Mind Colours" are intended to be
capable to let you explore inside yourself and to use this
experiences outside, in our daylife.
So is it psychedelia? No, it's not, it's progressive rock!
Or, so to say, "it's more permessive than progressive"...
And SoulenginE's first release is full of different
influences which the band blends in an unique way, to
have an uncompromising style and sound: you can find
the best of 70's progressive rock blended with jazz,
classical music, fusion, psychedelia.
Everything in "Mind Colours" is enriched by gorgeous
arrangements and virtuosisim, and melody is the leit
motiv for the whole album.
How the album, was born? Ettore Salati and Fabio
Mancini worked together for years for another
international progressive rock band, The Watch, and they
shared many important experiences, like the "Vacuum
tour" which brought them to play live all over the world
and in international progressive festivals, and recording
the albums "Vacuum", "Live Bootleg" and "Primitive". In
two different moments, both left the band and started to
work on original compositions.
The two guys had so many original songs in their minds
that immediately wanted to let a real band been born.
The first aim was to merge all the influences they had,
which crossed the borders from seventies' progr5essive
rock to jazz, fusion, psychedelia and so on... Giacomo
Pacini and Nando de Luca joined the project, and the
four members started a large arrangement job, which
took the most of 2008 and 2009.
Nine songs came to life, or we should better call them
"tunes", because the music is mostly instrumental, and it
features vocals only sometimes.
A couple of guest musicians left their unmistakable mark
on these tunes: Joe Sal (vocals on "Down The Street"
and "Asleep") and Davide Gandino (flute on "Asleep" and
"Challeng To An End").
During 2010 the tracks for the full-length album have
been recorded, and in 2011 SoulenginE's album, called
"Mind Colours", has been mixed and mastered.