Dan Pinto: Anomalies (2008)
Pinto fabricates a comprehensive and rather fast-moving electric foray as he mans the drums and the keyboards.&nbsp;Founded upon thrusting ostinatos and complex rhythmic developments, the artist seamlessly morphs genres such as funk and space-rock into the grand schema. He also delves into the past and lifts a few prog-rock stylizations from the likes of keyboard greats Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Pinto is a studio whiz via his&nbsp;electronic tools of the trade, where he generates blithe themes with the assistance of saxophonist and flautist John Asti.
The artist navigates through sinewy time signatures, complete with lighthearted romps and nicely orchestrated opuses, largely enamored with memorable hooks and blitzing guitar parts by Ivan Romero. Moreover, Pinto combines the best of many musical worlds while excelling as a strong composer and fluent soloist. Not over-cooked or superfluous, the artist injects a Midas touch throughout the overall scope of these sharply arranged compositions.
Track Listing: Funk Shui; Jigsaw; Bermuda Triangle; Labyrinth; Forty-Two; Flight Of The Phoenix; Enigma; Pandora's Box; Pyramids; Aurora Borealis.
Personnel: Dan Pinto: electronic keyboards, drums, percussion, vocals; Ivan Romero: electric guitars; Rhonda Schuster: vocals; John Asti: flutes, clarinet.
Record Label: Eclectic Sound
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock