- Ernesto Tomasini: voce
- Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo: chitarra, viola elettrica, shruti box, ...
- Paul Beauchamp: elettronica, sega musicale, armonica
- Evor Ameisie: piano, tastiere
Almagest! persenta il nuovo album di recente pubblicazione " Messier Objects" all'interno della ventesima edizione de " Il Sacro Attraverso L'Ordinario / Isaofestival) come parte di un tour europeo " in progress" che ha visto la band esibirsi con successo al Kurt Weill festival in Germania ed il Cafe OTO a Londra (tra gli altri)
Il concerto, che vedrÓ la partecipazione speciale di Laura Sheeran giÓ membro di Fovea Hex e Nanu Nanu) e Daniele Pagliero (Lo Dev Alm) verrÓ preceduto da una rappresentazione di " Teresa" , spettacolo teatrale scritto e diretto da Giordano Vincenzo Amato e prodotto da Il Mutamento Zona Castalia che vedrÓ l'attrice Eliana Cantone collaborare con Ernesto Tomasini ed Evor Ameisie di Almagest!
Baby Dee: " ...traditional dances from a place that does not exist"
Rumore (Italy): " ...like peering out of a window of Doctor Caligari's Cabinet"
In 2007 the " artiste extraordinaire" Ernesto Tomasini and fellow Italian musician Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (a.k.a. ( r ) and member of the cult band Larsen) released the album " Canes Venatici" (for US label Blossoming Noise).
An alternative mix of " Trattato Sulla Natura Delle Stelle Per Voce e Harmonium" , one of the tracks from the album, was then used as soundtrack for a touring exhibition on Klaus Nomi.
From the following year, with Evor Ameisie (founding member of NG/Northgate and Camerata Mediolanense) and Paul Beauchamp (of Blind Cave Salamander), they took a live version of the album to several European music festivals including shows at the Auditorium Serralves in Portugal, historical locations in Italy and the Torino LGBT film festival. More concerts were staged and in 2011 they toured Germany, performing at The Volksbuhene in Berlin, the Kampnagel in Hamburg and the Dortmund Schauspielhaus.
At the end of 2010 Italian experimental label Chew-Z released their first album as a four piece band, " The Hunting Dogs of Bo÷tes the Herdsman" , a live and revised version of " Canes Venatici" featuring remixes by Khan, Andrew Liles and 9cento9.
The band spent most of its life without a name, billed mainly as " Palumbo/Tomasini's Canes Venatici live" ; in 2010 they progressed to " Palumbo/Tomasini's Almagest!" and in 2013, with the release of their new full length studio album " Messier Objects" (composed and performed by all band members and produced by Marco Milanesio) they officially became Almagest! (named after the second-century mathematical and astronomical Ptolemy treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths but with a final exclamation mark just like Neu!, John Foxx's Ultravox! And Robert Wise's " Star!" )
" Messier Objects" has been released summer 2013 by Texas based label Tourette Records, with an original cover artwork by London artist Dan Hillier. The band arrives in its hometown Torino as part of the promotional tour of the album that has seen them perform at the Kurt Weill Fest in Germany and Cafe OTO in London, among others.