Sunday 21 January 2018
Isproject - The Archinauts (2017)
The debut album from this Italian duo.
Isproject is a duo of the two vocalists Ilenia Salvemini and Ivan Santovito (who also do keyboards).
All vocals are in English.
They have got help from five other musicians who does programming, keyboards, drums, guitars, bass, flutes and saxophones.
Isproject is promoted and produced by Fabio Zuffanti. This project also includes photography, architecture and poetry.
The ambitions behind The Archinauts the album is to combine new prog influenced by Steven Wilson, RPI and Classical Music. So far their ambitions.....
And they have given us just that. A very elegant blend of RPI, a bit AOR, new prog in the vein of Steven Wilson and a bit of Classical Music.
I get the feeling that Fabio Zuffanti has given a lot of advice here as his fingerprints is all over this album. Which is a good thing. An old fox like he knows how to get the best out of a band like this.
The album is fifty minutes long. It is elegant, but also a bit bland. There is not great tracks here either. That said, this is a good album and I hope we get more from this band.