"… a rather experimental album, but still catchy even for those who are not regular users of this type of work, thanks to fluid and easily readable pieces, which manage to combine the great executive technique of the protagonists with a good compositional talent … high-level Progressive Rock … absolutely recommended for lovers of instrumental Rock, confirming the talent of the bass player and his talented guests."
3,5 / 5
"'Prog Injection' is a muscular, riff-filled foray into progressive Hard Rock. Song styles cover the past few decades of Prog, and Rigoni’s bass work sounds fantastic. Combined with top-notch drumming and tasteful synth work, Rigoni has delivered a compelling and entertaining album that avoids the self-indulgence that can be prevalent in the genre."
(Heavy Music Headquarters)
7 / 10
"With the eight songs ALBERTO RIGONI covers a lot of building sites of contemporary Prog without getting too tangled up in Prog Metal or Fusion. Thanks to his ingenuity and the excellent game by Thomas Lang, several songs invite for further use in playlists."
7 / 10
"… more for demanding progressive rockers and musicians ... high quality and well done …"
"… a gifted bass player ... extremely varied and imaginative ... often one feels reminded of the old Pink Floyd times ... very melodic and despite the calm charisma coined by many interesting riffs ... you notice every minute, which experts stand behind these instruments, and the result can really be heard."
"'Prog Injection' is the right album to whom loves bass and some experimental stuff."
"… a concentrate of melody and technique, with a sound experimentation that is always sought after … really played masterfully … of above-average quality … always tasteful arrangements … great work … champion of the most extreme experiments …"
(Italia Di Metallo)
ALBERTO RIGONI feat. Thomas Lang
Treviso • Italy
Instrumental Heavy Progressive
June 07, 2019
Italian visionary ALBERTO RIGONI, a dedicated composer and addicted to bass guitar, never stops being creative.
Also being bass player in the bands Bad As (Metal) and The Italians (‚Britalian' Pop Rock), the technically accomplished and equally soulful string virtuoso gains rapidly audience in the international music scene for inventive and atmospheric genre-crossing compositions.
ALBERTO RIGONI paints alluring INSTRUMENTAL HEAVY PROGRESSIVE soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners.
[ Pic: Anima Nigra Photography ]
ALBERTO RIGONI was also a member of the progressive band Twinspirits, which released three albums.
Famous musicians like Gavin Harrison joined his solo project. Kevin Moore, ex Dream Theater keyboardist, participated in 2012 on the 'Three Wise Monkeys' album. Busy ALBERTO RIGONI is also co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal project and bassist of Kim Bingham.
The new and 8th solo album with the well framing title "Prog Injection" shows the refined art of the Italian in absolute perfection.
[ Cover art: Devrim Erdoğan]
Pre-orders of "Prog Injection" are already possible on Bandcamp.
Jeff Hughell, bassist in Six Feet Under, is featured in the fourth song "Death Stick" as a special guest.
ALBERTO RIGONI comments on the background of this cooperation:
"I first met Jeff at Warwick in Germany a couple of years ago. We got along really well and became friends. In 2017 we introduced and co-starred the 'Bassists Alliance Project', releasing their first album, 'Crush', which features top bass players. That's why I like to invite Jeff as a guest for 'Death Stick'."
Established drummer Thomas Lang shows his extensive skills on the kit. He is also well known for his collaboration with music greats such as Peter Gabriel, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes etc.
[ Pic: F. Desmaele ]
Alessandro Bertoni provides many atmospheric moments on the keys. Listeners already know his enormously multi-faceted art by participating at musicians like Ric Fierabracci, Craig Blundell and Brett Garsed.
[ Pic: Eberly Photo ]
For "Prog Injection" the playful maestro has successfully completed a special Fundraising Campaign – 20% of the target sum has already been donated to the Italian Lega del Filo d'Oro Association for a charitable purpose.
01. XYX (02:23)
02. Metal Injection (05:53)
03. Blood Shuga (05:08)
04. Death Stick (04:17)
05. Omega (06:00)
06. Liquid (07:18)
07. Low And Disorder (05:04)
08. Iron Moon (03:23)
total: 40:00 min.
Alberto Rigoni • Bass and Chapman Stick 10 strings
Alessandroni Bertoni • Keyboards
Thomas Lang • Drums
2008 Something Different (Full-length)
2011 Rebirth (Full-length)
2012 Three Wise Monkeys (Full-length)
2014 Overloaded (Full-length)
2016 Bassorama (Full-length)
2017 Duality (Full-length)
2018 EvoRevolution (Full-length, feat. Marco Minnemann)
2019 Prog Injection (Full-length, feat. Thomas Lang)
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