Italian progressive rock ensemble, Armonite recently released their sophomore album titled "And The Stars Above." The new (mostly) instrumental release features 14-tracks, beginning with the gentle strumming of strings on "The March Of The Stars." The band delivers a more rock oriented backdrop to "Next Ride" and "District Red" as the additions of strings and keys add another dimension to their progressive sound. Armonite switches gears for the new age appeal of "Clouds Collide," which features vocals by Maria Chiara Montagnari, before continuing with the intense jazz fusion of "Blue Curacao" and the gentle flow of "By The Waters Of Babylon." The band wrap up their new album with the modern progressive funk tone of "Ghosts," before adding on two bonus tracks. The first is "A Playful Day," which features just the Strings Quartet and the other is a solo piano piece, "The Fire Dancer." To find out more about Armonite and their latest release "And The Stars Above," please visit armonite.com.
Arriving June 15th is the debut release from the summer touring duo, John Ferrara and Seth Moutal, titled "Frail Things In Sharp Places." The duo will also bring their music out on the road as soon as they release the album with dates between June 14 through July 14th. Their new 11-track album begins with the technical complexity of "When Will Then Be Now?" as the band look to stretch out their sound, before turning more worldly with the tribal rhythm of "Grandma Jeannie." The album continues with the 8-minute "A Unique Sense Of How Things Can Go Wrong" and "Song For Ramida," which feature the amazing bass work of John Ferrara. Percussionist Seth Moutal gets into the picture by adding his touch to "Thirty Tyrants" and the 7-minute workout of "Jackie Chan," before closing the album with the interesting, experimental piece "Alternate Endings." To find out more about the new progressive, jazz fusion duo John Ferrara and Seth Moutal and their latest release "Frail Things In Sharp Places," please visit johnferraramusic.com.