Album “Odyssey (Ancient Beats & Myths)“
Featuring Ian Anderson, Remo Anzovino, Jerusa Barros, Stefano Bollani, Cesaria Evora, Giusy Ferreri, Bruno Lauzi, Dorota Miskievcz, Gianni Morandi, Fabrice Quagliotti, Massino Ranieri
Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
Distribution The Orchard – Sergent Major Company Ltd
Cd Digital & Cd Physical
Extrait “ONDA SU ONDA » created by Paole Conte
Le temps s’écoule plus lentement et trépidant comme des perles de pluies. Une musique fluide, du tempo a fuir et des ses mélodiques qui nous reviennent en mémoire perdue et maintenant retrouves.
Onda su Onda, la voix de Paole Conte, quelle merveille, Cesaria Evoria et un swing imperturbable, Massino Ranieri,… et tant d’autres…quelle belle histoire de ressusciter ses immenses vestiges de la chanson. De redonner couleur et force a des images et des pensées que nous avons dépensée a une époque et qui reprennent la dimension de leurs espoirs ici sur des tempos fin. Remo Anzovino encore une touche spéciale, italienne, mélodique et vocale comme un San Remo la nuit, un virage de la Baie des Anges, une langueur des plages de Rimini.
Les tempos acidulés, les platines accrochées ont finalement du bon. Un prolongement de nos voyages intérieurs, un regard électronique certes, mais tellement solidaires du temps qui vient et que l’on ne peut arrêter.
DJ Thor & Tony Corizia sont des allies parfait de ce moment que l’on voudrait éternité.
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The sound of Dj Thor meets that of bassist and international producer Tony Corizia in a new 18-track concept album titled “Odyssey (Ancient Beats & Myths)”.
The two well-known artists – who are not new to major musical projects together – this time, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, musically address the theme of travel.
During the long quarantine period, isolated in their own studios and connected to each other only through the internet, they have made together, note after note, this long album of an almost 80-minute lenght.
A current original and very visionary sound path where they explore different places, emotions and cultures through music, virtually as in Ulysses’ journey, without moving physically but only in a musical sense that recreates those emotions and sensations.
The themes of sea and nature strongly return throughout the album.
Refined electronic atmospheres, unique ethnic sounds typical of Anatolia along with instruments such as the duduk and forays into chill out music, afrohouse and progressive house with an inevitable touch of pop and jazz that turn some of the tracks into possible radio hits.
Virtually coming out from the Mediterranean Sea and sailing beyond the Pillars of Hercules to Capo Verde, whose music inspires part of this journey, as in the case of Gianni Morandi and Cesaria Evora, who duet together in a classic Cape Verdean, or Giusy Ferreri who sings Creole along with the sensual voice of Jerusa Barros in a brand new remixed track.
International taste in the arrangements and lots of Italian music revisited in a very modern and experimental key: the voice of Massimo Ranieri in an electronic tango with an r’n’b groove, the unmistakable voice of Bruno Lauzi in an electro swing version of “Onda su Onda”.
High level chill out in “Daleko” with pianist and composer Stefano Bollani, the flute of the legendary Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull and Tinkara that intertwine in a classic house piece.
Some tracks are steeped in mystery, inspired by the oldest places in the eastern Mediterranean and with very modern arrangements, typical of the Burning Man Festival.
Another very interesting song on the album is “Stay”, arranged and written by the two artists with the electronic disco dance guru Fabrice Quagliotti of the legendary french group Rockets.
On the album there are also several narrative voices (in English and Italian) from strong cinematic flavor, mention the ancient Homeric poem and a truly inspired poem of the early Twentieth Century.
The album ends with “Götterdämmerung” (or “The Twilight of the Gods”), a name inspired by Richard Wagner, the “trait d’union” between the Nordic mythology – from which the same Dj Thor has drawn inspiration for his name – and the very similar ancient Mediterranean myths (to which, instead, the Odyssey is inspired).
Several hidden and cultured quotes, many emotional musical visions for this long virtual journey, born during the long Spring 2020 quarantine.
Thor (who currently records with Plaza Mayor Company Ltd) is an international DJ and musician, based in Rimini and Riccione. He has performed with his music in Italy, the United Kingdom, Turkey, the United States, the Principality of Monaco, Germany and Japan.
He is the resident DJ of “Villa delle Rose” in Misano and “Peter Pan Club” in Riccione: two Italian reference clubs on the world scene.
Tony Corizia, bass player and producer, well known in the international music scene, member of the italian rock band “MotelNoire” (an album for Sony Music ) and co-author and bass player for Rockets’ “Kids from Mars”. Over time, among others, he has collaborated with Steve Bush (Stereophonics), Bill Rieflin (R.E.M.), Federico Zampaglione (Tiromancino), Jake la Furia (Club Dogo) just to name a few.
In the past the two artists composed and produced together the music for BATMAN “Dark Tomorrow” (Kemco / DC Comics / Warner USA) in collaboration with Tot Taylor and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Abbey Road Studios in London and later in Tokyo.
Together they also started the international project Hit-Aliens in 2004 and released the single “Es la colegiala” (FullFX / Warner Music) with the “cameo” by Chuck D (Public Enemy).
The international producer Alberto Zeppieri played the role of “diplomatic agglomerator” beetwen the two and the several artists who take part in the album adding their featurings.