“Strange Things Happen” is the title of a song on Gizmodrome‘s debut album.
Certainly great things have happened in the studio, when the four incredible talents met to create one of the most exciting and versatile albums of 2017.
Gizmodrome are in fact a high-voltage “All-Star-Band” formed by Stewart Copeland (The Police and multi-awarded soundtracks composer), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex-King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads), and Vittorio Cosma (who played with Italian prog legends PFM and an impressive list of Italian and international stars).
Their self-titled debut album will be released worldwide by earMUSIC on September 15, 2017.
In days of “long-distance recording,” with musicians emailing each other sound files, never having been in the same room, Gizmodrome started with the very opposite approach: real old school excitement by four musicians in the rehearsal room!
It is not a surprise that four musicians with such diverse talents and backgrounds, playing one step from each other, have created music that is vibrant, electric and unpredictable.
Stewart Copeland who is known for his exceptional drum style in songs that changed pop rock forever, is obviously the wild talent behind the drum. But he takes the lead as the main singer in almost all songs and it is the match of his unique vocal approach with the melodic vocals lines of Mark King and the extravagant singing style of Belew to make each song a masterpiece!
One would naturally wonder how two US based musicians could end up forming a band with one English and one Italian musician…
Stewart Copeland explains, “Vittorio and I have been playing together for years, in Italy, but it got serious when Adrian and Mark joined us for 15 days of wild creativity in a Milan recording studio. If you put the right guys together in a rehearsal room, ‘strange things’ definitely happen!”
“Progressive pop” could be a definition that would sum all the elements in Gizmodrome, but it would probably do no justice to the wild rock guitars of Adrian Belew or the imaginative and poetic keyboards of Vittorio Cosma.
One thing is sure: Gizmodrome are unpredictable and pioneering.
Gizmodrome was produced by Claudio Dentes, a wizard producer that could be best described as the musical version of Dr. Brown in Back to the Future, responsible for some of the most creative and successful Italian production for the last 30 years.
For all those, curious to have a taste of Gizmodrome, a “work in progress” version of the song “Amaka Pipa” can be found here.
“Amaka Pipa” by Gizmodrome