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  • Minas, cantos e quintais - (2013)



Members featured in the album

  • Minas, cantos e quintais - (2013)


DANILO FERREIRA - Acoustic guitar and vocals

ANDRÉ ZICHTL - Acoustic & electric guitar and chorus

RÓMULO LIMA - Bass and chorus

RONY CERQUEIRA - Drums and chorus


Guest musicians:

SERGIO HINDS - Guitar and vocals


RAPHAEL MONTECHIARI - Keyboard and  piano


WANDERLEY PINHEIRO - Vocal arrangements




Únitri is a brazilian Prog Rock band that has its birth in the 90's in a Prog Rock scenario that occured in the underground of Rio de Janeiro and its neigbourhood. It started with a prog rock band called Lágrima, which lived over 10 years and performed in many locations in the southeast of Brazil and stopped its work just when it was recording its debut album.

Even following personal and diverse musical ways, its members never abandoned the brotherly relationship that they shared, keeping in touch, exchanging ideas and new compositions. Without abandoning the desire to go on, André Zichtl (acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals), Rômulo Lima (bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) and Rony Cerqueira (drums, backing vocals) resumed their musical projects and invited Danilo Ferreira (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards), who brought the "spice" that the band needed to create its unique style among many stiles of progressive rock, as we know. More recently, Únitri has been joined by Marco Aurêh, who had participated in its album as special guest. He'll be playing the flute, the keyboards, the acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Únitri is marked by diversity, main feature and basis of its work, resulting in a sound that includes a bit of virtuosity and harmonic and melodic psychedelic of the 70's, without forgetting its roots in Brazil, especially the music that comes from Minas Gerais (state located in southeastern Brazil). "Clube da Esquina" albuns are a constant reference in Únitri's work. Musicians and Brazilian prog rock bandas like "Beto Guedes", "Lô Borges", "Milton Nascimento", "Sagrado Coração da Terra", "O Terço", "14 Bis" represent one of the pillars of Únitri's style.

By another side, the 70's prog rock and the 80's Neo-Prog atmosphere in the world completes the basis of the Únitri's influence. So "Pink Floyd", "Marillion", "Jethro Tull", "Yes", "Rush", "Genesis" and, more recently, "The Flower Kings", are a great source of inspiration in its songs.

The name "Únitri" makes reference to a deity present in the book "Teo e os Olhos de Leordo", by Alexandre Monsores, its friend, partner and musical arranger. It sounds like a tribute to a big and relevant Únitri's friend.

The debut album by Únitri can be translated into a deep diving in the musical influence of its members. Musically, the art of amalgamating diverse kinds of musical styles with a strong presence of the elements from "mineira" music (prog music from Minas Gerais) and european prog rock moreover; poetically, lyrics that circulate around metaphorical universe talk about vicissitudes of life, psychological atmosphere, politics, love, Cosmos etc.

The album "Minas, Cantos e Quintais" was produced by Sérgio Hinds ("O Terço"), recorded by Genesis/Arlequim. 




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