Gizmodrome is the brainchild of four musicians; Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads) and Vittorio Cosma (PFM and Elio e le Storie Tese), who have all reached the commanding heights of their profession. It is a band who came together by a process which combined instant musical karma with a gestation period going back a decade or more. The musicianship on their first, self-titled album is off the scale. So too is the creative and philosophical commitment to their cause. But the main thing is that they ve got a bunch of properly great songs that they urgently want you to hear.
This album brings the audience back to when rock music was played by unique musicians, when daring was a must, when listening to an album was an experience to enjoy from the first to the last song. Fans of the bands the 4 Gizmodrome members are coming from, would find it all again on this album which promises to be one of the 'must have' of 2017!
Gizmodrome has been recorded in Milan and produced by Claudio Dentes. The experienced Italian/British producer has pushed the four talents to set the bar very high, never allowing them to play in their comfort zone. There was in fact only one rule in the studio: everything is allowed to create magic music and an album that would last the test of time!
The debut album that resulted is in fact a one-of-a-kind combination of all that made the musicians famous. The nervous genius of Copeland on drums, the incredible bass and backing vocals of Mark King, the guitars and the vocal parts by Adrian Belew that made many King Crimson albums milestones of progressive and alternative (not to mention his work with Frank Zappa).
Never strange just for the sake of it, this is the album of 2017 for all fans of intelligent pop rock.
Available on CD, Vinyl (180 gram/45 rpm) & Digital