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"Review From Metal Italia"

Antonello Sassone's sound is ‘breathtaking’, ‘innovative’ and ‘completely original’ .
With influences between them from everyone from Joe Satriani to Allan Holdsworth, from the Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal to the electronic /ambient sound of the moment, it’s easy to see where his beautifully rounded and unique sound has come from. After becoming a victim to the astoundingly infectious melodies of Antonello Sassone, I can safely say that he is a guitarist who deserve to make it to the top.”
- Metalitalia


"Review From Metal Inside"

E' indubbiamente la "next big thing" del panorama chitarristico italiano, anche solo volendo dar credito a quelle voci di corridoio (più che fondate) che lo vorrebbero in procinto di firmare per una delle più prestigiose label strumentali a livello mondiale. Meglio conosciuto nelle vesti di co-leader del progetto Last Acoustic (ensemble in chiave acustica con due album all'attivo, l'utimo dei quali con il funambolo austriaco Milan Polak nelle vesti di special guest), offre nelle cinque tracce qui prese in esame un succoso antipasto del full length di prossima pubblicazione. Definire in poche righe lo stile del chitarrista cassinate è impresa ardua, essendo Mr Sassone un vero e proprio condensato delle migliori istanze del chitarrismo d'avanguardia, sia in termini compositivi che dal punto di vista prettamente tecnico. Musicista trans-genere per eccellenza, fonde con disarmante facilità l'impatto deflagrante del techno thrash con chiaroscuri melodici dall'enorme carico emotivo ("Non Compos Mentis"), sposando al tempo stesso la causa di una fusion di frontiera, adagiata su basi sintetiche sfuggenti, ora adagiate su tappeti trip hop ora incentrate su beat accelerati dall'effetto straniante, quasi un gioco di specchi nel richiamare fraseggi volutamente out ("New Sensations"). L'ambigua natura del flusso lidio caratterizza le trame di "Swallowed By The Sea", forse la traccia più genuinamente holdsworthiana del lavoro, contrappuntata da suggestive gabbie sonore, fra pitch fluttuanti e minacciosi riverberi estesi. Volendo tuttavia individuare l'highlight del disco, la scelta non può non ricadere su "Hurricane", impressionante tour de force virtuosistico in salsa psicoide, graziata da una continua sovrapposizione di canali, un effetto che oltre alle strepitose qualità tecniche dell'axeman ha il pregio di simulare una sorta di orchestrazione combinata, per poi assistere (nella seconda sezione del brano) a spiazzanti non sense in chiave clean, secondo la tradizione del miglior Thordendal. Quattro brani mozzafiato per un artista ormai maturo per l'esplosione su grande scala. - Metalinside


"Review from Encrujiada Magazine"

He plays the guitar as if guided by hands from the Next World, the term “guitarist” seems woefully inadequate, too !
It could be Antonello Sassone lives in a parallel universe. His surreal songs certainly come from one. An alternate possibillity is that he writes from the other side of the looking glass...
It's so nice to hear a stringbender that doesn't have to show off with 1000 notes in 10 seconds.
Antonello instead puts the melody in the centre of the song.
- Encrujiada Magazine


Discography

LAST ACOUSTIC - Last Acoustic - 2003
(Azzurra Music)

LAST ACOUSTIC - Coincidences - 2005
FEATURING MILAN POLAK
(Azzurra Music)

LATIN GUITAR WAVE 2 - 2006
(St Music World)

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Bio

Originally born in Italy, I began playing the guitar when I was about 11.
I spent many time trying to figure out rock and heavy songs while
after I started studying jazz.
So I got guitar lesson from the Italian guitarist Carlo Lezzi and the
American Agostino Di Giorgio(Chuck Wayne method) .
After high school I attended the University in Rome and I took a
degree in Music (D.A.M.S.).
Around the same time I got private lessons and seminaries around Italy.
I dedicated a lot of time to learn guitar techniques together with the
basic lessons about theory and harmony.
In 2002 I signed a record deal with Azzurra Music for LAST ACOUSTIC CD
where I play the acoustic guitar and which received good reviews all over
Europe.
The next two years I spent working and recording my 2th CD with
LAST ACOUSTIC again!
This CD features the great guitar of MILAN POLAK, well-known name
on the shred circuit for years .
In 2006 a Japanese label produces a compilation of acoustic tracks where there are 4 songs taken from my first CD.
Now I am currently working on my new demo which is being supervised by Milan Polak.
who will also produce my next CD !
You can see other details regarding my faves, my songs and other at
this following link:
www.antonellosassone.com

Antonello Sassone is an official columnist (GUITAR LESSONS) of:
. CHOPS FROM HELL.COM
. THE SHREDZONE.COM
. GUITARJAM.NET
. ALLOUTGUITAR.COM
. CHITARRISTI.COM
. GUITARLIST.IT
. JAZZCONVENTION.NET
. JAZZITALIA.IT
and more...