Experimental progressive rock/metal group Althea are back with a new line-up, a clarity of concept and an evolution of sound on their new album The Art of Trees, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 8th, 2019.
The Art of Trees defines the unique and personal sound of Althea in 10 new tracks with amazing arrangements and impressive variations in style and sonic landscape. All the lyrics and atmospheres evoke a wide range of images that may be far in terms of space, but still clear and touching in the life of everyone of us.
All instruments recorded by Dario Bortot.
All lyrics written by Alessio Accardo & Dario Bortot.
Mixed & mastered by Danilo di Lorenzo at Moonhouse Studios.
Guests who participated in the album include:
Michele Guaitoli (mighty and tireless!) (Temperance, Kaledon, Overtures) – Vocals on Away From Me.
Tommy Nemesio (Kaledon) – Guitar solo on Away From Me.
Paolo Campitelli (Kaledon) – synth only on Away From Me
Dario Toscano – Sax only on The Shade
Althea also wish to thank Meek, Tommy, Paolo and Dario for their friendship, professionalism, availability … as well as for their exceptional contribution to the album.
The Art of Trees – “Watching in reverse the scenes of a lived life while it becomes a living life again. From the five stages of grief when everything is over and lost, going backward through all the stages of life until is time to born and become the human being we are destined to be.”
The Art Of Trees | Released January 8th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
01. For Now | 02. Deformed To Frame | 03. One More Time | 04. Today | 05. Evelyn | 06. Not Me | 07. The Shade | 08. The Art Of Trees | 09. Away From Me | 10. Burnout
Soundscapes recorded by Dario Bortot in Predazzo, Bolzano & Brunico between January and May 2018.
Vocals recorded by Danilo di Lorenzo at Moonhouse Studios, Milan.
Paolo Campitelli’s keyboard solo and Tommy Nemesio’s guitar solo in Away From Me recorded by Paolo Campitelli at Paolo Campitelli’s Studio, Rome.
The Shade by Dario Dario Toscano.
Away From Me – Michele Guaitoli’s vocals recorded at The Groove Factory Studio, Udine.
Dario Bortot – Guitars/Synths/Keys/Programming/Soundscapes | Alessio Accardo – Vocals | Sergio Sampietro – Drums | Andrea Trapani – Bass