A few months ago we reviewed th album, “Nebula Riders,” by Antonio Pantano, a part-time gym instructor in Sicily, Italy, whose real driving passion is making music when he lays down the Barbells!
Multi-instrumentalist Antonio, works out of his home studio, where he spends most of his spare time creating his complex rhythms and melodies. That this is time well spent, is soon confirmed with Mr.Pantano’s new Ep release, “Animus,” coming out on the 29th of September 2012.
“Animus” started out as a project named “Stream of Unconsciousness,” a few months ago, but as time went by and things changed, so did the concept.
Antonio Pantano explains why: ” In the beginning some new tracks such as “Animus” and “The Dreamer” inspired me toward a concept about a journey into the most arcane thoughts of the human mind, I thought it was a great concept and I kept working on it day and night. But then one day, suddenly a new inspiration ignited in my brain, and I know it’s strange, but it was something completely different!
So, I decided to quit the “Stream of Unconsciousness” project and immediately started a new one, named “Chronicles Of The Nordic Warriors,” and the reason is that I’m completely inspired and “addicted” to a book entitled, ‘The Game of Thrones’.”
However Antonio realized that he’d already composed and recorded a few tracks for the former project and didn’t want them to disappear into “oblivion.” Hence the decision to release the Ep, “Animus”
“Animus” could be described, in cinematic terms as the prequel to the “Chronicles Of The Nordic Warriors.” A delicious taste of what Antonio Pantano affirms, is his most ambitious project to date.
“Animus” is less hard and pounding than it’s predecessor, “Nebula Riders,” without however having lost any of the driving energy and power found on that album. The track, “Animus(Reprise)” being an absolute confirmation of this statement.
From the title track “Animus,” to “The Dreamer,” “Animus (Reprise)” and “Fightin’ For Your Rights,” the Ep’s rhythm and melody structure, on the whole, is cinematic, atmospheric and will convey a variety of intense emotions to listeners.
With this offering, Antonio Pantano blends technology and melody in a way that removes the listener from the world around them and flies them to the far reaches of the galaxy. Another impressive contribution to his growing musical catalog, while we patiently await, the release of “Chronicles Of The Nordic Warriors.”
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