"Outstanding fusion band from Italy. All the power delivered by the insane drumming of Furio CHIRICO is counterpointted by the beautiful violin passages, as well as the killer guitar work. On their early albums, ARTI e MESTIERI made a dynamic, complex and elaborately crafted rock, folk, and fusion blend, that featured much violin and keyboards.
ARTI & MESTIERI, considered one of the most influent cult bands in the italian and european prog scene will astonish the audience confirming, 25 years after its release, that "TILT" is still a milestone for two generations of fans. Both albums that came out on CD, "Tilt" and "Giro Di Valzer Per Domani", are real masterpieces of the genre. A real must for all fusion lovers!" [Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography]
ZNR says: "Estrazioni" is firmly in the classic style of their first two LPs! A masterpiece of the modern Italian prog scene, this new CD gathers together new pieces with old, never-before-recorded pieces and even a reworking of their classic signature tune "Gravita 9.81"! The band is basically the group who did the "ProgDay" CD with a different guitarist and even a guest appearance from Gigi Venegoni on two tracks! Beautiful and a very welcome addition to the Arti e Mestieri legacy!