Ske - 1001 Autunni (expanded / remastered) 2 x CDs

SKU 33-FAD 028
“On May the 30th 2011, SKE – 1000 Autunni was released, under the AltrOck/Fading Records label. It was the solo debut album of Paolo Botta, better known at the time as the keyboard player of one of the most acclaimed R.I.O/Avant Rock new bands: Yugen.
The album was praised by critic and public alike, for its miraculous equilibrium between symph prog and avant prog, and went out of print in a few months.
The band's numerous lineup included a good part of Yugen plus members from french band Camembert, greek Ciccada and swiss Spaltklang. Thanks to this extended timbric palette, the music can remind of very different bands one another, such as Gentle Giant, Hatfield and the North, Änglagård, Picchio dal Pozzo or Henry Cow.
On June the 1st 2013 during the AltrOck/Fading Festival at Casa di Alex, Milano, there was the first and only live concert of SKE, with Francesco Zago (Yugen, Not a Good Sign) on guitar, Jacopo Costa (Loomings) on vibraphone, Valerio Cipollone (Yugen) on clarinets, Mattia Signò on drums, Pierre Wawrzyniak (Camembert) on bass and Paolo Botta on keyboards. The concert included some heavily-rearranged studio material, plus some prog classics covers and even an unreleased tune.
Now, finally the studio album reprint is available again by the name of “1001 Autunni”, in a remarkable digipack with additional notes and including as a second CD, the live performance.”

Nice to see this available again; it really is a fine album and it really did go away very fast. Now we’ve all got another chance to grab it!

Paolo Botta - who has been nicknamed 'Ske' his entire life - is the keyboardist from Yugen and on his first solo album, 14 additional musicians join in, but the focus is always squarely on Ske's keyboards and also his compositions. The sales sheet stresses the 'Canterbury sound' evoked here and I do hear a bit of that, but if it is Canterbury, it's Yugen filtered through Canterbury. There's a lot going on here and one play isn't enough to really judge it fairly, so find a relaxing time, have a favorite beverage in a comfortable chair and give it a few listens!
References: Canterbury sound, Anglagard, Hatfield and the North, Yugen, Picchio dal Pozzo.
  • LabelAltrOck / Fading
  • UPC8019991882658
Your Price $27.00

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