The two brothers Angelo & Carmelo La Bionda were Italian superstars of the disco era. Having produced Amanda Lear's debut single "La Bagarre / Lethal Leading Lady", 1976, the duo broke big in Southern Europe with their D. D. Sound project, an abbreviation of Disco Delivery Sound…
D Sound is the brainchild of guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Zsolt Dezso Murguly. The floating atmosphere of his music is very similar to that of Pink Floyd and Mike Oldfield. Kisember (2002) (meaning "Ordinary Man") consists of four main tracks divided into multiple movements, making for 11 tracks on your CD player's display. It features some interesting musical patterns where spiciness abounds (strong guitar play, very Dave Gilmour like) and the band knows how to rock when it wants to. The ethereal and spacey music is certainly pleasant and enjoyable as both background music and the basis for a more serious listen, as various musical themes are repeated throughout the album.
Moonshake was a UK-based experimental rock/post-rock band existing between 1991 and 1997. The only consistent member was singer/sampler player/occasional guitarist David Callahan, who initially co-led the project with Margaret Fiedler (Fiedler and bass player John Frenett would leave Moonshake in 1993 to form the more commercially successful Laika). The band was notable for its extensive use of textures and sampler technology in a rock context.
Another DVD of Ange from Musea, but this time more inclined towards the older fans of the band. Indeed as the title suggests this deal with the glorious 70's "concerts" (two of them) and the more "iffy" 80's performances. As you'd expect with such a wide time lapse, there is a vast variety of line-ups, with the only common players the Descamps brothers…
By the mid-'90s, most urban R&B had become rather predictable, working on similar combinations of soul and hip-hop, or relying on vocal theatrics on slow, seductive numbers. With his debut album, Brown Sugar, the 21-year-old D'Angelo crashed down some of those barriers. D'Angelo concentrates on classic versions of soul and R&B, but unlike most of his contemporaries, he doesn't cut and paste older songs with hip-hop beats; instead, he attacks the forms with a hip-hop attitude, breathing new life into traditional forms. Not all of his music works – there are several songs that sound incomplete, relying more on sound than structure. But when he does have a good song – like the hit "Brown Sugar," Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'," or the bluesy "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker," among several others – D'Angelo's wild talents are evident. Brown Sugar might not be consistently brilliant, but it is one of the most exciting debuts of 1995, giving a good sense of how deep D'Angelo's talents run.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
A very nice surprise!!
This album came as a surprise to me in many ways. This band is one of my favorite in the RPI genre, but I didn’t realize that this album existed until recently. Their first two albums are more along the lines of heavy prog and hard rock power trio with flute, with the thunderous bass of Stefano Urso commanding most of the attention.