ALBERTO RIGONI

ALBERTO RIGONI might not be the most known name in your world of metal but this Italian musician but this bass player is a known name for his work with BAD AS. Check out this interview about his solo project. Anders Ekdahl ©2019

What kind of vision did you have when you started and how has it changed over the years?
-When I started playing (16 years old) I was really attracted by virtuosity and shred music… then in the years, I’m more focused on melody and groove. Few notes at the right moment. Sometimes less is more you know 🙂

Does location mean anything today? We used to hear about how it was all location, location, location back in the days if you wanted to make it big? That you had to come from a certain place to be sure to make it.
-We are in the Internet era, so everything is becoming almost virtual… location is not so important right now. I live in a small unknown town, still my music is know all around the world.

What is it like to be a in a band and to get to tour all over the world? What kind of feelings do that bring about?
-It’s one of the best experience ever. Being in a band is not always easy but for example with the members of BAD As (http://badasrocks.bandcamp.com) there’s a great feeling between us and touring in November around Europe has been really fun and you learn a lot from that….

What kind of feedback have you had on your music, your latest album and in general? How important is feedback?
-I generally get very good feedback, sometimes not very good ones. Basically the most important thing is that I like what I do, then if listeners like it… well! If not…. maybe they will like the next album!

How do you know that you have written a “hit” song? Is there a particular feeling you get when you know that this is the one, this is the big “make it song”?
-My music is almost instrumental progressive rock metal ambient, hard to say that a piece could be a hit! 🙂

As I am no musician I will never got to know the difference of analogue and digital. Can you explain the difference to me? what are the pros and cons of analogue V/S digital?
-I would say that music recorded through analog devices is much more warm than the music recorded through digital devices. Digital is “cold” !

What is it like to have people you never met liking your music and singing along to it at gigs?
-Just wonderful…..

How important are lyrics to you guys? Do you have any messages that you want to get forward?
-My albums are mostly instrumental (http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com), but in my band BAD As lyrics are of course important. We always try to leave a message to listeners.

I love a really cool cover but I get the feeling that today with all this digital uploading/downloading people aren’t that concerned about artwork. How do you feel?
-In my opinion artwork is really really important.

What does the future hold?
-After the release of Prog Injection album (feat. Thomas Lang on drums) that will take place on June 7, I will compose BAD as third album together with the singer Mattia Martin. Then we are planning a tour… let’s see!

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