The Factory of Absolute was founded in the Tuscolano district of Rome, in a garage similar to the famous cellars used by musicians in the golden years of Italian progressive rock.
“The Factory” is the space where different stories have met, making it possible to create the peculiar sound that qualifies the band.
Daniel Sopranzi (Guitar), Michele Ricciardi (Drums) and Marco Piloni (Bass) have grown up together, honing in on technical compactness of sound and founding, in 2007, the cover band "Progressive Effect". In 2012, Michele Ricciardi met Daniele Fuligni (Hammond, Minimoog, Medium, Mellotron, Binson Echorec 2), paving the way for “The Factory” birth. In 2013, Claudio Cassio (Voice) joined the group, finally completing the project with the missing piece the band was looking for. The Factory of Absolute is not only the place where creativity and imagination of members can be enhanced, it is an idea made in music. An idea that plays with different genres without forgetting the progressive sound as common denominator.
The harmony among group members, together with sounds of old instruments and an atmosphere free from the rules and pressures of the marketplace laid the foundations for the group first work: "1984- The last Man of Europe", coming out soon for the Black Widows Records. The album is inspired by the famous novel by George Orwell's "1984", set in a post atomic future where man is just a mean of production in a world controlled by the omniscient "Big Brother". The album talks about a world where freedom is just an illusion. It describes, through music and words, the anguish, impotence and hope of Wiston, the protagonist, who seeks to regain his humanity and emotions, buried under a reality of monotonous apathy.
This is a story that could be told only by manufacturers, and this is what “the Factory of Absolute” is, a group of music manufacturers who have an experiment to make: develop an idea that will be absolute.
1) I DUE MINUTI DELL’ODIO
2) 4 APRILE 21984
3) CHI CONTROLLA IL PASSATO CONTROLLA IL FUTURO, CHI CONTROLLA IL PRESENTE CONTROLLA IL PASSATO
6) LA BALLATA DEI PROLET
7) L’OCCHIO DEL TELESCHERMO
9) LO SGUARDO NEL QUADRO
10) PROCESSO DI OMOLOGAZIONE
a. Il risveglio
b. La Tortura
11) LA STANZA 101
12) LA CANZONE DEL CASTAGNO
13) AMAVA IL GRANDE FRATELLO
Claudio Cassio: Voce, Cori
Hammond, Minimoog model D, Mellotron, Pianoforte, Binson Echorec 2, Logan String Melody, Davolisint, effetti sonori
Marco Piloni: basso elettrico, basso fretless, contrabbasso, generatore BF, Jen sx 1000, effetti sonori
Michele Ricciardi: Batteria, Percussioni
Daniele Sopranzi: Chitarra elettrica, chitarra acustica, lapsteel, generatore BF, Binson Echorec 2, effetti sonori, cori
Special guests: Pino Ballarini: Voce in “La Canzone del Castagno”
Francesco Rinaldi: Parlati in “I due minuti dell’odio”, “Bispensiero”, “Amava il Grande Fratello” Marco Palazzi, Sara Imperatore: Cori in “2+2=5” Stefano Matteucci: Sassofono in “2+2=5” Luca Violini: Voce narrante in “I due minuti dell’odio”, “O’brian”, “L’occhio del Teleschermo”, “Giulia”, “Amava il Grande Fratello” Banda musicale di Montopoli: ”Amava il Grande Fratello”