An album of full-on European style progressive rock music from the powerhouse trio of Andy Tillison, Jonas Reingold and Roberto Tiranti, Allium: Una Storia is a conceptual work which takes as its subject a real band - Allium - that Andy saw play and jammed with in Italy when he was a teenager in the mid-1970s.
The album features three songs, the side long epic Mai Tornare and two shorter tracks Ordine Nuovo and Nel Nome Di Dio, in 2 very different mixes mixes. "Original Mix” by Andy Tillison strives to be authentic to the sound of the times and “2021 Mix" by Jonas Reingold is a respectful remix made with modern technology.
"One afternoon spent with Allium was enough to decide my career for the rest of my life" says Tillison, who subsequently spent a long time searching for any information about them.
"It was the first time I saw and touched a synthesiser; it was the first time I ever saw an electric band play. It was a golden moment on a holiday camp in Italy that has been an influence on every recording I have ever made in the past 46 years."
The album is an imagining of the record Allium might have made. Written in the style of the music that they played, the band were joined by Italian lyricist Antonio De Sarno (Moongarden, Barock Project, Mangala Vallis) who, in keeping with Tillison’s original music, wrote the kind of lyrics that might have been penned by Allium at that time.