Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Banda Belzoni - Banda Belzoni (2019)
The debut album from this Italian band.
The band is a duo of Gigi Venegoni and Sandro Bellu. The lineup is bass, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
The band had help from five other musicians who provided drums, percussion, spoken words and vocals.
The band name is new. The musicians is veterans. Gigi Venegoni from Venegoni and Arti + Mestieri. Sandro Bellu from The Egonist.
The guest musicians comes from bands like Osanna, Hostsonaten, Zuffanti, A Lifelong Journey, Finisterre, Gazebo and Maschera Di Cera.
Fabio Zuffanti is involved in this band too.
This album is indeed a rock opera with Italian vocals and spoken words.
The music is traditional RPI too with a lot of lush melodies and the type of symphonic prog we know from the 1970s. The sound is still up to date.
The music is lush and has some neo-prog influences too.
There is a distinct lack of quality in the music. Nevertheless, this is a good album made by some great musicians. RPI fans will really enjoy this album.