This new Italian band is the brainchild of exThe Night Watch guitarist Francesco Zago. Recently Zago has also put out a wonderful duet album with Swiss saxophonist Markus Stauss. This work is really miles beyond the Fripp/Hackett stylings he did with The Night Watch, though it was clearly his contributions that made that group interesting! Here he explores the dark side of prog ala Richard Pinhas and couples that with great intricate compositions that certainly owe a debt to Zappa and also Henry Cow! Markus Stauss guests on saxes as does Spaltklang bassist Stephan Brunner and one-time French TV collaborator Paolo Botti on keyboards. Dave Kerman guests on drums on one track as well! Other players in the ensemble include madolin/lute, vibes/marimba, violin, percussion/theremin, harpsichord, woodwinds, clarinets, and a wonderful drummer named Diego Donadio (also from The Night Watch). And Udi Koomran (of Ahvak) is credited with 'extra sounds, processing & mixing. The result is not too far from what Zappa might be doing today if he were still alive - at least when he was in a 'serious' mood! Fantastic & highly recommended release!!