RanestRane (that means “Strange Frogs”) is an Italian progressive rock band formed in Rome in 1998. The band writes progressive style music and concept albums inspired by art films such as “Nosferatu the Vampyre” by W. Herzog, “The Shining” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick. The “A Space Odyssey’s trilogy” features guest appearances from Steve Rothery and Steve Hogarth, guitarist and frontman of Marillion respectively.
RanestRane’s most distinctive feature is its live performance: the band composes and performs original lyrics and music, blending them with short excerpts from the movie, projected in the background. The original score is almost entirely replaced by the new soundtrack. The band re-elaborates the art film, thus producing a real Rock Opera. The vocal parts featuring original lyrics are intertwined with fragments of the film dialogues, so creating a new approach to the way spectators experience the film screening.
Their most recent album “A Space Odyssey – Final Part – Starchild” has been presented live during the first RanestRane Weekend (on May 4th-6th in Cervia, Italy). It’s the third part of a trilogy inspired by the Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey”. It was officially released on June 6th, 2018.
Daniele Pomo – vocals, drums & percussions
Riccardo Romano – keyboards, harp & backing vocals
Maurizio Meo – bass & double bass
Massimo Pomo – acoustic & electric guitars
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