Deus Ex Machina - Cinque
One of the finest avant/progressive bands in the world today, Deus Ex Machina have carved out an enviable reputation with their amazingly high energy live shows and their incredible six previous live & studio albums. They are an Italian sextet of vocals, violin, Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes piano/Arp Odyssey synth, guitar, bass and drums. All of the players are top notch, but, as we all know, the most attention is always paid to the vocalist, & in the classically trained Alberto Piras, who sings in both Latin and Italian (!), Deus Ex Machina have one of the greatest voices in rock ever. Cinque is their fifth studio work, and is a astonishing, heady blend of jazz/rock fusion with heavy progressive rock. This is the first album by D.E.M. released outside of Italy, and I can not begin to tell you how proud we are to have them on Cuneiform. "[Deus Ex Machina] are easily one of the fifty most influencial progressive rock bands...spectacular."-20th Century Rock & Roll/Jerry Lucky. Driving, agressive fusion with wickedly complex rhythms, hints of R.I.O and avant garde sounds, and Alberto Piras' unbelievable vocal skills...essential."-Expose.