& The BASS – Groovy (2012) – Reviewed by Logan Lee
When I got the chance to talk about this album and to
interview Alberto Rigoni I was really thrilled. First because I consider him a
great name of Bass in the entire prog scenario and second because his first two
solo records were quite interesting.
This time Alberto Rigoni, sided by the intriguing voice
of Irene Ermoli, managed to surprise us all. Groovy in an incredible mix of
styles and even if there’s little room for the classic prog style I may add
that this mix is what makes Groovy a special CD.
On this album we will find also other instruments but
Bass is clearly the main one (see interview attached) and even if I am not a
Bass player I could see/listen that this instrument was explored in all of its
Off course I have some favorite tracks that I put on my
CD player every time I have the chance. Eclectic (see video link below), BASSex
v2 (which I really loved since the first version released on his first album –
I find it very catchy) and Let me try are one step above in my opinion. By the
way, you may find this album free on their website which is another advantage
on this times of economic crisis (Great music legally free). When I asked
Alberto why they choose to release it freely I’ve got the most incredible
answer: They want people to enjoy and discover their music.
An overall vote is 8/10 and I am quite sure that there’s
still space for further improvement and will be waiting for new releases of
Lady and the Bass. For now, enjoy the very pleasant interview Alberto Rigoni
kindly gave me.
(music and lyrics by Alberto Rigoni)
02 Soaring (music by Alberto Rigoni, lyrics by Irene
03 A New Life(music by Alberto Rigoni and lyrics by Irene
04 BASSex v2 (music and lyrics by Alberto Rigoni)
05 Let Me try (music and lyrics by Alberto Rigoni)
06 Paradise (music by Alberto Rigoni and lyrics by Irene
07 Slave (music by Federico Solazzo and lyrics by Alberto