MAD FELLAZ, a band from Bassano del Grappa (North Italy), was born in 2010 as an experimental trio ( Paolo Busatto and Emanuele Pasin at the electric guitars, Marco Busatto at the drums). A few months later, the band enlarged its membership : Carlo Passuello (bass) , Enrico Brunelli (keyboards) , Rudy Zilio ( flute, clarinet, synth). The compositions and the sound of the band are inspired by the great of the past like King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd, Mahavishnu Orchestra , Area, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and the present like Opeth and Porcupine Tree. The band’s open minded vision allows it to experiment with different genres and to combine to its style also flamenco, funky and heavy metal. The main target is not to put limits on the creative flow and not to focus on a particular genre making use of all the knowledge in order to create music which can emotionally involve with natural expression.
Mad fellaz’s dèbut album (totally instrumental) is composed of 5 tracks: 1&2 Il colpevole (part one and two) is a long suite in which the band displays its style and 70’s influences. Dynamics and rhythms change frequently and go often onto a typically hard rock riffs; in this suite there are also smoothly rhythmed and calm passages on which enfatic solos stand.
3 Banda scavejoni breaks the general rhythm of the album, it’ s a 70’s cop movie style song , energic, short timed and very fast;
4 White widow is an experimental blues-jazz influenced song, it has a hard groove and it’s filled with 70’s organ and characteristic flute sounds
5 La giungla with its esotic sound is a very particular song which is a bit unrelated from the others, however, it stands very well in the album’s main theme and also as closure track.