Tilion (the name taken from a moon in Tolkien's
"The Silmarillion") is a band from Bergamo Italy
formed in 1998.
According to their bio they were "founded from
the ashes of PROWLERS, a group that released
three albums in the nineties.
Tilion consists of Roberto Bobo Aiolfi (bass),
Paolo Cassago (drums), Alfio Costa (keyboards),
Flavio Costa (guitars) and Andrea Ricci (vocals).
The music of this group is symphonic progressive
with some jazz influence and perhaps even hints
The debut album Insolitariamente was released.
by Mellow Records. It is an album that is very
much in the seventies Italian tradition and with
a prominent use of vintage keyboards.
"Insolitariamente" translates roughly to
"Into a Lonely Mind" and is yet another good
example of the new breed of Italian progressive
rock: overflowing with ideas, difficult to
pigeonhole, trend-averse, seeking freedom via
the musical Vita-mix.
This album reminds me of Egoband's "we are"
in spirit if not completely in sound, but Tilion
succeeds in crafting a more memorable album.
released March 16, 2003
Roberto "Bobo" Aiolfi
harp & flute