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    Bernard and Pörsti "Gulliver" (The Samurai of Prog side project)

    "Bernard and Pörsti” - “Gulliver”

    This musical spin-off from The Samurai of Prog reaches its completion in the “Bernard and Pörsti” project with “Gulliver”, a concept album inspired by the character’s travels as told by Jonathan Swift that maintains the style and the DNA of the original band.

    The “third samurai”, Steve Unruh, is still present – even though in only one track – and will be soon re-joining the others for a new record on which TSoP are already working, “The Chronicles”, inspired to the Chronicles of Narnia.

    “Gulliver” includes the following 6 tracks:

    Overture XI
    Lilliput Suite (Part I - Lilliput)
    The Giants (Part II - Brobdingnag)
    The Land of the Fools (Part III - Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and Japan)
    Gulliver’s Fourth Travel (Part IV – The land of the Houyhnhnm)

    Something special for this record happened in the composition stage, in the hands of the following Italian musicians:

    Andrea Pavoni
    Oliviero Lacagnina
    Mimmo Ferri
    Alessandro Di Benedetti
    Luca Scherani
    Alessandro Lamuraglia

    Besides Marco Bernard (Rickenbacker 4003 bass) and Kimmo Pörsti (drums and percussions), the featured musicians will be:

    Andrea Pavoni: keyboards
    Kari Riihimäki: guitars
    Marek Arnold: sax
    Oliviero Lacagnina: keyboards
    Marco Vincini: vocals
    Ruben Álvarez: electric guitar
    Rafael Pacha: acoustic and classical guitars, recorders
    Marc Papeghin: French horn and trumpet
    Olli Jaakkola: flute
    Tsuboy Akihisa: violin
    Mimmo Ferri: keyboards
    Carmine Capasso: guitars
    Alessandro Di Benedetti: keyboards
    Daniel Fäldt: vocals
    Federico Tetti: guitars
    Massimo Sposaro: guitars
    Luca Scherani: keyboards
    Stefano Galifi: vocals
    Steve Unruh: vocals, violin
    Marcella Arganese: guitars
    Alessandro Lamuraglia: keyboards

    The album will be available from: in early 2020
    Last edited by The Samurai of Prog; 11-07-2019 at 12:04 AM.

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    and a short teaser...

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    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
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    Sounds really good! Definitely interested in this one because I like the book so much.

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    Video excerpts for "Gulliver"

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    Member since March 2004 mozo-pg's Avatar
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    Sounds really decent. I like the keys. Actually, all the instruments blend seamlessly. The guitar sounds excellent.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Pre-release review (right-click on review text to translate):

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    Jon Neudorf
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    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
    Sounds great!

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    You can now pre-order "Gulliver" from:


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