Fernao Addanz (Keyboards); Ativana N'Bacchio(Electric Bass); Massimo DeAngelis (Drums, Keyboards, Percussions, All compositions)
This is “Mind Release", Massimo DeAngelis' thirteenth and by far most imaginative album. The drummer/composer mixes all his influences ranging from classical to jazz and anything in between to create an innovative genre of eclectic creativity. This album takes you on a journey through a complex maze of melodies, harmonies and you guessed it: rhythms. The trio's use of file sending recording (Fernao Addanz from Argentina and Ativana N’Bacchio from Senegal) strays away from the original way of studio live recording. Instead they instill a compositional reworking element to their music.
Massimo says, “Once I found the basic structure of a given piece, I then send the tracks as files to Fernao and Ativana. When I finally get them back, their contributions inspired me to maybe rewrite some parts and/or record a different drum track.” The theme of complexity and abstract not only reads through on the cover art, but continues in the titles and compositional content. Massimo DeAngelis certainly knows how to take you on a voyage through music even until the bitter end. And if you happen to get lost along the way, don’t worry, that’s a good thing. In short...play this album!