Waiting for the release of RICCARDO TONOLI‘s debut album, the guitar player from TRAGODIA presents new videoclip entitled “City of Emeralds”, watch the video below. The debut album is set to be released on February 7th via HeavyLoads / Freemood, labels of Tanzan Music Group.
Directed by Michele Sirigu (G Studio Entertainment), the video shows Tonoli and his guitar surrounded by Lake Garda suggestive landscape.
For the fans of John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Loomis, Kiko Loureiro, Steve Vai.
Riccardo Tonoli’s amazing guitar skills have been a fundamental pillar of the progressive but powerful and thrashy edge often attributed to Tragodia’s trademark sound since 2007.
After completing the songwriting for his first solo effort in 2014, Riccardo entered the studio to record the instrumental full length ‘City Of Emeralds’, painstakingly produced by well-known sound engineer Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb, Dark Horizon, Tragodia, among others) at Elfo Studio (Piacenza, IT) and Tanzan Music studio (Lodi, IT).
The solo album by Tonoli will be released on February 7th via HeavyLoads/Freemood, record labels of Tanzan Music Group.
‘City of emeralds’ is an instrumental album that wants to be a journey through the atmospheres and wonders that music can create; the album is focused on the guitar work that sometimes overwhelms its spaces, but however still led to moments where orchestrations, arrangements and melodies can fully express themselves.
The approach Riccardo had during the writing process was to compose ‘Music’ for guitar and not simply ‘solos’ for guitar, along a path that goes through many situations and various emotions that can be enjoyed by the listener along the listening; there are fast songs lead by tight and heavy rhythms, others songs very melodic and more mid-tempo, sometimes melancholy, sometimes very dynamic.
Many of the songs of ‘City of Emeralds’ are inspired by the world of fairy tales, fictitious worlds where imagination and feelings can fly free separating themselves from the real world and giving rise to new adventures and situations. As Alice finds herself in an incredibly strange but at the same time wonderful world, Dorothy is hurled by a tornado in a place where she meets characters of all kinds, each with a very specific feature; this is what ‘City of emeralds’ wants to represent; with music you can reach any place and go beyond, managing to live the imaginary and making the impossible real.