Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Egonon - Risveglio (2011)
The one and only album from this Italian band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of bouzouki, mellotron, guitars, bass, drums, oud, sitar, sarangi, piano and vocals.
They had help from numerous musicians who provided woodwinds, cello, violin, bansoori, darbuka, piano and vocals.
This is an album I have previously tried to review without finding the right words and opinions. So I discarded a half-written review and decided to wait some years before trying again.
Egonon does modern RPI. That is Rock Progressive Italiano with a new sound, but still within the frameworks of the RPI genre.
There is some grunge here and there is a lot of avant-garde here with a lot of nods towards Ianva.
The vocals and guitars are at times really dissonant and esoteric. There are also some woodwinds here who, when given space, takes this album towards jazz and Italian folk-music.
Nothing is straight forward on this one hour long album.
The music is really eclectic with a mix of thunder and more pastoral pieces.
The music is good though and this album has a lot of qualities. It is also a pretty unique album who stands out in the RPI scene. It is an album well worth checking out.