Line-up / Musicians

– Nicola Randone / lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, digital piano, synth, composer
– Marco Crispi / electric & acoustic guitars, backing vocals
– Livio Rabito / bass, lead & backing vocals
– Riccardo Cascone / drums, backing vocals

– Beppe Crovella / MiniMoog, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
– Lautaro Acosta / violin
– Graziano Ranieri / tenor sax
– Bianca La Rosa / vocals
– Carmelo Caruso / baritone vocals
– Franco Cilia / vocals
– Elena Infantino / backing vocals

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Hybla act 1

Release Date : 1 January 2005
Artist : Randone
Catalog ref. : ART416
Format : CD

“Hybla” is still the album that, more than any other, has brought us to the attention of prog lovers. One day, while reading a book about the history of the old Ragusa (formerly Hybla) by the local historian Mimi Arezzo, I had the wish to release a suite on this subject, and so in just a month (a record for me) I composed the structure of the whole suite on my sequencer. The next month, Riccardo, Marco and Livio worked on their parts. “Hybla” was a difficult album to record and release, and not just because of music and vocal parts (it features as special guests Lautaro Acosta on violin, Graziano Ranieri on sax and Carmelo Corrado Caruso’s opearatic vocals), but for all the complex arrangements that, had it not been for the sound engineer Claudio Cattero’s help, would make it terribly boring. “Hybla” is so far the most popular Randone’s album, I think it’s our most mature work, one in which all the influences of the musicians converge in a decisive and convincing way.”

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