When you think of songwriters, most of the people that come to mind are singers, guitarists, or keyboard players. Very rarely will you find a drummer like Phil Collins or a bass player like Tony Levin who not only have the talent to play their instrument with excellent skill, but also the talent to write their own songs; especially enough songs to fill an entire album.
Italy’s Alberto Rigoni is one of those rare bass players that can outshine many of the musicians in the musical world, and can also impress with his ability to write music. One of the most impressive things about Alberto and his ability to compose is that, while having a background that is heavily steeped in progressive rock or heavy metal, the music that Alberto has composed is not stuck in one frame of mind or genre.
For the last 5 years or so, Rigoni has been playing bass for the Italian progressive rock band Twinspirits. Together, the band and Rigoni released the 2007 album entitled The Music That Will Heal The World. The album is very much in the realm of melodic progressive rock or heavy metal.
It was during the same time that Twinspirits was in the studio to record The Music That Will Heal The World that Alberto Rigoni also took some studio time and went about recording the songs that would become the tracks that make up his album entitled “Something Different.”
“Something Different” is just that: an album that is made up 10 tracks that feature almost as many styles of music. While Twinspirits is a band that makes progressive rock music, the 10 tracks on Alberto Rigoni’s new album “Something Different” feature, not only progressive rock, but also jazz, funk, metal and regular rock-n-roll.
Along with Alberto, other people helped make the album come to life. One of the musicians on the album is Alberto’s bandmate from Twinspirits, Tommy Ermolli, who adds guitar to the album. Lorenzo Nizzolini adds keyboards, Enrico Buttol adds drums, Marco Torchia adds e-drums, Daniele Gottardo adds guitar, and Irene Ermolli and Daniele “Kenny” Conte add vocals. Together, the musicians help give Alberto’s music shape.
“Something Different,” the new album from Alberto Rigoni, is a strong release that delivers what it promises: “something different.” With ever-changing sounds and styles, the album never gets stale and keeps the interest of any music lover; a pure pleasure to listen to.
To check out Alberto Rigoni and his music, go to www.albertorigoni.net. Also visit him on MySpace at www.myspace.com/albertorigoni. You can also find Alberto’s album online worldwide at itunes and many other outlets that can be found through Alberto’s website.