Inspired by old and new progressive rock, drummer and composer Daniele Giovannoni created Karmamoi in 2008, giving life to a musical project that could express his concept of music. The band performed in many shows in Italy and Europe between 2008 and 2011, including the Jimi Festival in France and the Eurosonic Showcase Festival in the Netherlands. At the end of 2011, the band released its first album, simply called Karmamoi (Crisalide Music), which received phenomenal reviews around the world.In 2012 the band released an acoustic EP called “Entre Chien et Loup”. In late 2013 “Odd Trip”, the second album of the band, came out and in 2014, Karmamoi performed in many shows in Europe promoting the album. They also performed at Borderline in London along Curved Air, and at Zanzibar in Liverpool along Lifesigns.
Their third album “Silence Between Sounds” came out in October 2016, having taken over two years to release due to changes in band lineup. Produced by the esteemed Mark Tucker (Jethro Tull), Silence Between Sounds was critically acclaimed around the world, with some reviewers calling it one of the best progressive rock albums of 2016. Progsphere Magazine included Karmamoi in their list “One of 20 Best Italian Progressive Rock Bands.” In February 2017, Classic Rock Society Mag included “Plato’s Cave”, a song from Silence Between Sounds, in their progressive rock compilation “New Species 28.” The album also reached the second ranking with both Progwereld and Progstreaming.
In 2017 the band performed in Italy, the UK, and the Netherlands, and at Winter’s End Festival in the UK in April 2018
In Autumn 2018, Karmamoi released their fourth studio album, “The Day is Done”, a concept album dedicated to the Grenfell Tower disaster happened in London in 2017, containing eight brand new songs recorded in May 2018 at The Arc Abbey Studio (UK) by Mark Tucker. The band has involved several special guests with this album, including Colin Edwin, bassist (Porcupine Tree) and Geoff Leigh, flautist and saxophonist (Steven Wilson, Ex-Wise Heads). Sara Rinaldi was been involved as vocalist. “The Day Is Done” received terrific reviews and it was been acclaimed by progressive rock fans, and many reviewers calling it one of the best progressive rock albums of 2018. The band performed all over the Europe , and for the firts time, Karmamoi perfomed in the USA at “Rosfest” in May 2019 . They have also been playing at “Dan Fest 8″ (UK)”Progressivamente Festival” and “Black Water Festival ( Italy)”.
2021: Due to the lockdown imposed by the covid pandemic, in 2020 Karmamoi decided to dedicate their time to writing and recording a new album. Called ‘ROOM 101’, the album was inspired by George Orwell‘s ‘1984’. It revisits some of the novel’s themes and concepts, adapting them to the present day and focusing on the human mind and its weaknesses. Produced by Daniele Giovannoni, co-produced by Mark Tucker and Octavia Brown, ‘ROOM 101’ features the participation of some great musicians, including Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) and Steve Unruh (United Progressive Fraternity) the album will be released on May 28th. Karmamoi also intend to make this album their first-ever vinyl release
Daniele Giovannoni (Drums, Keyboards and BV)
Allesandro Massari (Guitars)
Alessandro Cefalì (Bass)