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The Winstons

by The Winstons

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nederlanditis Sounds like a record you quickly assume you might have missed then, back in the day. Oh no, this is contemporary. Ridiculous fun. For those who recognize the many quotes that were thrown into dice cup - fun might even be bigger. A lot of Wyatt-isms went into this. Art forgers are great artists.
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Fastnbulbous They keep the instrumental workouts fairly concise (with the exception of the 7:53 long “…On A Dark Cloud”) and have crafted some pretty memorable tunes, especially “Play With The Rebels,” which features a gorgeous chorus reminiscent of Procol Harum’s songbook if it were reimagined by the Arctic Monkeys. “ | fastnbulbous.com/bonus-psych-morgan-delt-the-winstons-sir-robin-the-longbowmen-more/ Favorite track: Play with the rebels.
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Mark Harding Superb debut. Eclectic mix of Prog styles, with a Canterbury leaning. Will be following this band closely! Favorite track: A reason for goodbye.
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Get ready to jump on your chair, dear ‘progsters’, because we can not imagine any different reaction upon hearing The Winstons’ debut record, a 100% Italian trio despite their name and the kind of music here proposed. Their genre in itself is hard to classify, but that definitely has its reference point the in the Canterbury progressive rock scene and in artists such as Soft Machine, Gong, Caravan, Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers and so on.

This is a power trio of multi-instrumentalists who hide under the pseudonyms Linnon Winston, Rob Winston and Enro Winston, but that are, surprisingly, three well known characters of the Italian indie-rock panorama; their real identities are, respectively, Lino Gitto, a constant presence in multiple releases and events of the Milan scene, Roberto Dell'Era, best known as the bass player in Afterhours, and Enrico Gabrielli from Calibro 35, Mariposa and Der Maurer.

As a result of a strong long-lasting friendship and a series of concerts played together all over Italy, The Winstons was born; in a ‘70s revival period like this, they explore a genre that almost no one has dared to face, the aforementioned ‘Canterburian Prog-rock’ (but the album also contains references to beat, garage rock and psychedelia), and do so with a truly amazing mastery!

The surreal album cover is made by Japanese artist Gun Kawamura, who also wrote the lyrics of two songs on the album (“Diprotodon” and “Number Number”), sung in Japanese by Gabrielli and Dell’Era”!


released January 6, 2016


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