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Bani Ahead

by Slivovitz

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On Bani Ahead, Slivovitz’s delectable instrumental casserole of violin, woodwinds, brass, harmonica, electric guitar, and potent rhythm section exhibits such finely-calibrated ensemble playing that the players sound like a single organism -- whether executing dizzying unison passages, engaging in ingenious dovetailing melodic counterpoint, or supporting an impassioned solo. There’s more richness of detail here than on any ten albums by the latest vaunted ‘neo-prog’ bands, with a wholly refreshing lack of attitude or affect.Slivovitz’s music has been likened to that of the great Frank Zappa and at times recalls the rarefied chamber-rock of RIO artists such as Henry Cow. From the opener “Egiziaca” with its odd-metered Balkan-flavored melodic figures juxtaposed against gritty overdriven guitar, to the serpentine ensemble passages of “Cleopatra Through,” to the brooding, enigmatic “Opus Focus,” Bani Ahead represents a new benchmark for a band quickly cementing their reputation as one of Europe’s leading purveyors of progressive instrumental music of any kind.There's no grandstanding here: seven superbly-talented musicians ripping through a set of exhilarating originals, drawing from art-rock, jazz, European classical music, and ethnic influences. A masterful, breakthrough album.

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released October 21, 2011

DOMENICO ANGARANO: bass guitar
DEREK DI PERI: harmonica
MARCELLO GIANNINI: guitar
SALVATORE RAINONE: drums
CIRO RICCARDI: trumpet
PIETRO SANTANGELO: tenor & alto sax
RICCARDO VILLARI: violin

Recorded by Daniele Chiariello at Zork Studio (Buccino, Salerno) between March 8-12, 2011.
Mixed by Peppe de Angelis at Monopattino Studios (Sorrento, Napoli) April-May 2011.
Mastered by Enzo Rizzo at Soulfingers Studios in May 2011.
Produced by Slivovitz.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic

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