La Coscienza di Zeno (CDZ) is a contemporary RPI band
that completed its first album for Mellow Records.
They began recording in May 2010 and when they emerged
from the studio in November they must surely have believed
their musical vision had materialised.
It's probably worth saying straight from the off that their
music is not instantaneous.
CDZ are undoubtedly influenced by the golden generation
of Italian progressive bands.
The intricate compositions are highly articulated and there's
an effective conflict between the band's soft and hard sides;
melodies are elegant and full of lustre while riffs are robust
and, at times, sinister-sounding.
The RPI subgenre shows no sign of diminution with
the recent and imminent additions of some very
exciting bands, and with the release of this album CDZ
has produced one of the dominant works of the 2011.
released January 19, 2011
Gabriele Guidi Colomb
electric and acoustic guitars
piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar