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Domenico Solazzo
aka Progmonster
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Geographical location:
Brussels, Belgium
Other contact information:
26 Sept 1973
Enjoy these Styles and musical qualities:
Canterbury, Difficult, Improvisational, Jazz, Humor, RIO, Mainstream/Accessible/Pop, Symphonic, Zeuhl
Other styles/genres/qualities of music that I like not listed above:
Simply, i'm just curious about everything. I think music has no boundaries and it's its ability to melt with other genres that always made it and will always made it worth to check it out. Don't forget all the great black music ! I'm convinced there are interesting things in any genre, and i'm here to prove it...
Favorite or well-respected bands/artists
the impossible question ! (in order of appearance in my mind while trying to write it down) : Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Yes, Area, other greats one shot albums by 70's italian progressive (Maxophone, Semiramis, Il Balleto di Bronzo, Picchio dal Pozzo), Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt, National Health, Magma, Albert Marcoeur, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Henry Threadgill, Sun Ra... and for the more contemporary : Faith No More, Mr.Bungle, Primus, Fishbone, Living Colour, Pixies, The Dismemberment Plan, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Don Caballero, Cheer Accident, June of 44, Ho˙ry-Kone, Anglagärd, Landberk, Porcupine Tree, Marillion (with Hogarth), Neurosis, Tool, Tricky, Naked City, Ruins, Fushitsusha, Mats/Morgan...
Dislike these Styles and musical qualities:
Keltia, Blues, Flamenco, New Age, Theatrical
Musical styles or qualities that I do not like:
Neo progressive of the worst kind ala Pallas and/or Pendragon, consisting of people trying to reproducing the magic of a kind of music without ever understanding where the magic was coming from, music without guts in general, music without feelings that fears any sense of change.
Second Hand Disc Seller (payed) :
United Music
Other musical activities:
i do reviews in french for a review site : http://www.gutsofdarkness.com - about dark and experimental music, and i also do reviews for a french paper : http://www.traversesmag.org - about progressive music and beyond - i play drums and i tried to play many other instruments as you can hear it in my first autoproduced album "Carpigstroke", on my homepage ; i have several other music projects on the way, one of wich being Deaf Dialogue, from now on, an instrumental power trio.
Hobbies / obsessions:
Music, music, music, music...and my girlfriend
Other comments:
no comments, but if you have some to do about me, i would be interested...