The new (sixth) Garden Wall album, "Towards the Silence", has
been released by Mellow Records.
At long last, the new Garden
Wall album "Forget the Colours"
is released (by "Mellow Records").
For more details, click on "Discography".
We've almost finished mixing
our new album "Forget the Colours".
All we need to have it completed
fully are adding there some
of the keyboard parts that have
been played by one of the three
guests musicians (his name is
Christian "Noochie" Rigano)
and the mastering of the CD
itself. There's a lot of contrasting
music on it: from the extreme
Prog-metal parts to classic
Progressive with a few of the
romantic episodes. There also
are latin rhythms (like mambo
or samba, of course, they're
re-invented within the frame
of Garden-Wall's original stylistics),
balcan motives, and even the
grooving jazz-rock arrangements
in places with atonal rhythms
and complex time signatures.
Alessandro Seravalle's vocals
are also something especial
on this album, but you have
to hear it to get a clear idea
about them. The release of the "Forget of
Colours" CD is scheduled for
May 2002 ("Mellow Records").
Ivan Moni Bidin
some of you may know, our own
Prog-label "Music Is Intelligence"
(led by a great guy Peter Wustmann
in Germany) went bankrupt in fall
1999 just before releasing our
fifth album "Forget the Colours". On advice
of Vitaly Menshikov, first we
sent our mini-CD to Musea, though
we felt already in advance that
Musea will most likely refuse
to release "Forget the Colours"
since this was our most heavy
and most complex album to date.
It's turned out that we were right
in our apprehension about Musea's
refusal to release it, though
we still are in friendly touch
with the Musea president Bernard
Gueffier. Back to the band's new "Forget the Colours"
album, our second attempt to release
it, now on Russian "Boheme Music",
was also futile. Finally, Vitaly
gave us a bit of advice to try
our native label "Mellow". Surprisingly,
it has appeared that Garden Wall
is one of the label owner Mauro
Moroni's favourite bands, so we
have signed on "Mellow". But here
there's another problem concerning
the immediate release of "Forget
the Colours" and it's on our own
part. The point is that during
our long voyages in search for
a label we've found that some
arrangements on a few songs of
the "Forget the Colours" album,
we could make them in a different,
a better way. So we decided to
re-play and re-record a few episodes
on the album immediately. Unfortunately,
the "Mellow" studio is going to
be occupied by the label's another
band until early September. We
need, though, just a few studio
sessions to correct those few
episodes that I mentioned above.
So we believe "Mellow" will be
able to release our new album
before Christmas 2001. To have
this long distance runner-album
on CD, at long last, it will be
the best Christmas gift for anyone
of us. We also hope "Forget the
Colours" will be liked by the
largest categories of Prog-lovers
- by connoisseurs of Classic Progressive
and by prog-metal heads as
well. Unfortunately, one of the
Garden Wall's original members,
free keyboardist Mauro Olivo,
left us soon after the
latest GW album ("Chimica", 1997)
was released. Another long-time
GW musician, bassist Marco Ferrero,
left us just a few months ago
owing to his health state.
guitars, vocals, keyboards
classical and electric violin
the "Chimica" (1997) album was
released and some line-up problems
were successfully solved during
1998 year (see Line-up 2000)
the band is stable now. The bandleader
guitarist & vocalist Alessandro
Seravalle already composed several
varied pieces for a new Garden
Wall album. This year the band also worked
on their first video, named
"The Story of Garden Wall".
Hopefully, it will be available in
October or so.
and acoustic guitars; vocals;