Prog pizza with extra toppings!
Alcàntara is a psychedelic–prog rock band from Italy. Their first release is a concept album named “Solitaire“. Capturing the timeless Pink Floyd legacy, the album goes far beyond: dreamlike melodies, great grooves and majestic arrangements build solid textures that keep the tension high over more than 45 minutes of space ballads and gloomy blues.
But there is more!
“Solitaire” is also a statement of resistance with its lyrics denouncing the decline of society and political class and calling all the people to resist.
releases June 1, 2020
Francesco Venti: lead guitar, keyboards
Sergio Manfredi: vocal, lyrics
Alessio Basile: drums
Salvo Di Mauro: guitar
Sebastiano Pisasale: bass
Gionata Colaprisca: percussion on track 1
Andrea Quarolli: bass on track 3
Saro Figurra: drums on tracks 1, 8
Alessio Bannò: hammond organ on track 2
Recorded and mixed at Mojopin Recording Studio, Catania
Produced by Francesco Venti & Sergio Manfredi
Mastered by Carl Saff, Chicago, IL
All compositions by Francesco Venti & Sergio Manfredi
Track 5 by Francesco Venti
Tracks 3, 6 by Francesco Venti, Sergio Manfredi & Salvo Di Mauro
Choir on track 6: Susanna, Nino, Dalila, Diego, Elisa, Giovanna & Logan
Cover illustration by Massimo De Stefani
Artwork design by Sergio Manfredi & Oriana Bonomo