"The three partitions of being alive: what you have, what you are and what you appear"
These words contain the meaning of the third work by Altare Thotemico, a band led by Gianni Venturi (voice and poems) who has made experimentation his flag.
A record that, once again, tends to overcome the 'genre cataloging' but which involuntarily winks at the metal sounds (Filippo Lambertucci on drums) in the overbearing opening track 'Not in my name'; to the canons of the old school of beautiful rock made in the USA (Triumh), thanks to the crystalline voice of Marika Pontegavelli (piano and voice) that accompanies the front man and that closely resembles Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish); to the bass lines of Giorgio Santisi that peep out more or less forcefully, as in the splendid and moving Schopenauer, heated by the magical strings of Agostino Raimo (guitars). The Altare Thotemico (Editor's note: even the logo of the group and the covers are absolutely noteworthy) also wink at the Italian school of the Area, already from their first work: 'Altare Thotemico' (2009, label Ma.Ra.Cash ). An experimentation and a search for details that brings the band ever closer to the Anglo-Saxon school of IQ, accompanied by strictly Italian lyrics that are real punches in the stomach and that make our beloved muse Euterpe more happy than ever.
A complete, mature work, which already involves the first listening, recorded almost completely in direct recording and with the only help of two or three guitars; 9 tracks that satisfy even the most demanding palates ...
A title that should not be missing in any music library ...
1 Non in mio nome .
2 Game over .
4 Madre Terra .
5 Ologramma vivo .
6 Luce bianca
7 Selfie ergo sum .
8 Bianco orso .
9 Poesia crepuscolar
The Altare Thotemico, in the current formation, are:
Gianni Venturi - voce e testi
Marika Pontegavelli - Piano sinth e voci
Agostino Raimo - Chitarre
Giorgio Santisi - Basso
Filippo Lambertucci - Batteria e percussioni
Special guest Emiliano Vernizzi - Sax
Matteo Pontegavelli - Tromba
Gigi Cavalli Cocchi - Grafica.