is the debut EP
of the young and promising Italian prog metal band TOLIMAN,
that will be out on friday December 6th
for the label Bagana / Pirames International (distribution)
, disclosed by the first single Tyrannus
Abstraction is “the full representation of what we are, a complete picture where each one put everything that felt necessary. A collective piece, yet very personal to each one of us. It embraces the concrete value of reality, likewise the art movement to which it is inspired. It translates into a huge accomplishment and a starting point for 5 guys who’ve been given a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Five are the tracks of the debut EP of this band: 28 minutes of heavy, athmospheric metal, djent and progressive music that shows experimentation as main feature and a continuous research of equilibrium between modern and classic inspirations. The female vocal line completes all of this, always present and never trivial, that, with deep lyrics and interesting melodic lines, sets the music under the mark of TOLIMAN.
“We are our memory, We are this huge, chimeric, museum of standoffish shapes, this pile of broken glass.” This is what Borges wrote and this is how the artwork unveils: the eternal return to memory as the primal condition of mankind, the permanent and constant need to grasp or reject what makes us our true self, to learn from our mistakes. Sticking with what is part of us is what characterizes men.
The Subject, Mnemosyne, incarnates the recurring the recurring theme of the EP, exploring the human soul onto its deepest and countless aspects. In the same way, humanity, symbolized by its own hands, frames, sustains and owns this whole experience.
Lyrics are from the singer Paola Urso, music is by Francesco Ottone (drums), Riccardo Roggero (guitar). Artistic production is by Titta Morganti
, recordings and mix by Frank Altare at 33HZ Studio, Trezzo sull’Adda (MI)
, master is by Riccardo Parenti, Elephant-Mastering Studio,
Paola Urso: Lead Singing – Songwriting
Riccardo Roggero: Lead/Rythm Guitar
Jack Irrequieto: Lead/Rythm Guitar
Luca Mellina: Bass Guitar
Francesco Ottone: Drums