Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tristema “Dove Tutto è Possibile”

Country: Italy
Sub GenreProg-pop
Release date: June 30, 2012
1 Dove tutto è possibile 3:54
2 L'impercorribile 3:54
3 L'assenza (Roses and Thorns) [feat. Daniel Gildenlöw] 3:32
4 Nel silenzio 3:51
5 Maryland 3:13
6 La penisola che non c'è (feat. Fuossera) 3:10
7 Vortice 3:19
8 L'eclissi (feat. P. Salurso, F. Citera, R. Basile & M. Bruno) 3:07
9 Constanze 3:49
10 Gli spazi della mente 3:28
11 Immagini riflesse 3:17
12 L'istante 3:16

Candido Di Sevo - Vocals, Bass
Alessandro Galdieri - Guitars, Vocals
Romolo D'Amaro - Guitars
Dario Bruno - Drums
Daniel Gildenlöw (ex-Pain of Salvation): vocals on track 3
Fuossera:  on track 6
P. Salurso:  on track 8
F. Citera:  on track 8
R. Basile:  on track 8
M. Bruno:  on track 8

One of the qualities in any band that I find extremely important in terms of being able to enjoy their material is the vocalist. I’m not the kind of person that needs to hear a singer with a strong range or a particular style of delivery, but he or she needs to be in tune with the main melody and opting for a harmonic based rather than emotional based delivery. And Tristema has such a singer indeed. He’s got a pretty good range as far as I can tell, which is a bonus for me personally, but the important parts are there in purebred manner: Always in perfect tune and pitch with the melody, always with the perfect choice for when and how to utilize a more intense delivery, always opting for the best possible use of his voice as far as I can tell. The kind of singer whose contributions in themselves is able to lift and elevate a musical experience.
As for the music itself, this band is something of a revelation for me also in this department. Short, catchy tunes of the kind that begs for radio play, tight, energetic and generally uplifting in nature. But made with that sly touch of sophistication that makes a progressive rock reviewer like myself really take notice of what’s going on. These guys are fond of blending subtly contrasting passages, gentle verse parts followed by harder edged intermissions or chorus passages. The latter by and large always of the singalong variety, sporting compact, melodic riff constructions of the kind that will get this band a fair few descriptions containing the words indie and alternative I guess. But there’s a bit more going on here too.
 Read the full review by Olav Martin Bjørnsen at houseofprog.com

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