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Old 04-10-2012, 12:21 PM
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Accordo Dei Contrari at Prog Day 2012

ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI at ProgDay 2012!

Formed in 2001, Italian band ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI set out to create original exciting instrumental music with influences ranging from fusion and symphonic prog to jazz and 20th century classical music. After much work, they released "Kinesis" in 2007:

"Let me start by saying that I regard "Kinesis" as a prog masterpiece: Accordo Dei Contrari has delivered a real musical gem for the year 2007, refurbishing the jazz-prog area with vigor, creativity and powerful colorfulness. Going beyond the typical sound of a quartet of guitar/bass/keyboard/drums...the band sets its style with inspiration from Area, Return to Forever, Deus ex Machina, Gentle Giant, and to a lesser degree, ELP and Happy the Man." - Cesar Inca, PROGARCHIVES

Which was followed by "Kublai" in 2011:

The former outing was one of the classics of 2007. Combining symphonic Art-Rock, Jazz-Fusion and Prog-Metal, ADC has then forged its own path...the music on "Kublai" is absolutely on a par with that on its predecessor, occasionally being superior to it. ...there is a strong sense of unity and balance in their sound. What in particular displays the band's strength is an extreme reflection of the diversity in Art-Rock and Jazz-Fusion... From the jazz rock-y landscapes to the distorted, structurally complex King Crimson-ian guitar riff, over which hovers a quasi-improvised, Manfred Mann-evoking Moog solo, to a lush, dark, full-of-vintage-beauty sympho-prog of the Van Der Graaf Generator variety with a relentless duel between organ and guitar as one of its central musical features, all of these pieces are ones that will be re-discovered each listen for quite some time. ..."Kublai" is a musically colorful album, located under the shadow of expert musicianship. Recommended is the word in its irrefragable sense." - PROGRESSOR

ProgDay 2012 is very pleased to have the opportunity to host Accordo Dei Contrari's first performance in the United States.

Accordo Dei Contrari will join Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic at ProgDay 2012, the 18th edition of the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay 2012 will take place on Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday, September 2nd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.
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Re: Accordo Dei Contrari at Prog Day 2012

If you haven't gone to ProgDay, you should try it at least one time. Too much fun for one weekend. Be sure to bring plenty of cold beverages.
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Re: Accordo Dei Contrari at Prog Day 2012

won't dangerboy buy me all the cold beers I need?
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won't dangerboy buy me all the cold beers I need?
He's good for a couple.
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Hey, if Jim shows up, the sky's the limit!
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