Ranestrane are re back with their new rock opera, as usual in a lavish
double cd. Great Italian melodic theatrical prog rock!
Shining is one of the most important film in cinema history, and
Kubrick is one of the most innovative and influential director of
contemporary movie scene. Since the creation of Nosferatu The Vampire
(Ranestrane's first cineconcerto), it took almost one year to identify
a new subject for their second concept album, and begin the
composition of "Shining The Cineconcerto".
As Daniele Pomo mentions: "We had different possibilities, but in my
mind it was clear that a tribute to Stanley Kubrick would represent
the best choice for us.
In fact, each of his films is a masterpiece, but the challenge was to
create a new rock opera although Kubrick's films are so indelibly
associated with their soundtracks, and often the public know and love
these soundtrack very much.
Once we had identify "Shining" as the most suitable film (the
soundtrack is formed by pieces of contemporary musicians, less
melodies and more experimental), we tried to find the right clue to
re-interpret it. The answer came from Peter Gabriel and Darkness (from
"UP"): one day, while I was listening to it, I have been carried away
to Shining's world, colour, blood and madness... the answer was a more
claustrophobic, psychedelic, aggressive music, different from the
melodies of Nosferatu The Vampire, but with the typical RanestRane's
music, with rotation of songs and instrumental pieces.
So we began to work on "Shining the cineconcerto", for almost three years.
It has been a really hard work, with three years of bad and good
personal events and a deep emotional journey inside ourselves. We hope
that the public of the rock opera could get this, and feel the new
musical perspective connected with this film."