Four sweet tracks from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – very groovy material that takes his sound library genius into the Italian club scene – with a set of tracks that are years ahead of their time! The album and all titles have "Afro" at the start – but there's more of an electro vibe overall – one that uses Alessandroni's long experience with analogue electronics and keyboards, and forges those sounds onto a pulsating groove with a set of rhythms that are maybe more pre-house than anything you'd guess from the disco generation! All tracks are instrumentals, and titles include "Afro Voodoo", "Afro Darkness", "Afro Sentiment", and "Afro Discoteca". LP, Vinyl record album
Alessandro Alessandroni, Marco Di Marco, Franco Ta —
La Natura E L'Uomo ... LP Nereide/Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A beautiful little record, and one that's got way more heart and soul to offer than you might expect from the rather understated packaging – which hides an album that's full of sparkling 70s keyboard magic! The music here is by a mix of Italian soundtrack and jazz talents – the latter of whom bring some sounds that are especially groovy, served up on both acoustic piano and lots of sweet electric keyboards! The great Marco Di Marco contributes four numbers – including two takes on "Long Drink", "Prima Giochi", and the tune "Ivana" – a nice bossa nova track. Other titles include "Aria Aperta" by Franco Tonani, "Venus" and "Bassa Marea" by Alessandro Alessancroni, "Pescatori" by Kema, and "Protozoi" by Amedeo Tommasi. LP, Vinyl record album
Music for movement, but of so many different kinds – movements that are funky and groovy, but also some that are a bit more laidback as well – all captured nicely in this rare Italian sound library set from the end of the 60s! A fair bit of the tunes fall into the kind of upbeat, groovy style that we love in Italian film work of the period – but there's also some more experimental numbers that, while not totally experimental, definitely seem to lay back a bit more and let the instrumentation trip out in casual ways. The record does a great job of balancing funky numbers with mellower ones – and titles include "Soul's Fire", "Relax In My Hole", "Stressing Heart", "Steel Lung", "Moon Ice", "Black Feeling", and "Eco's Drops". LP, Vinyl record album
They're not kidding with the title of this one – as the album leaps off to a very dramatic style, right from the start – with a surprisingly noisy sound titled after the incubation of the heavens! That noise moves aside a bit as the album moves on, but the whole thing still stays very strongly in the fuzzy, freaky territory you might know from other Italian rarities issued under the name of Braen and Raskovich – which were both studio pseudonyms for Alessandro Alessandroni and Giuliano Sorgini! Yet despite the fame of both of those artists in other settings, they're very much in a different space here – not just psych-inspired sound library modes, but also pre-industrial sounds too – of a style that seems to hint at the darker depths of the British underground in the post-punk years. At times, if we told you the album was a project by Throbbing Gristle, you wouldn't be surprised – and like TG, there's some surprisingly tuneful points amidst the noisier moments. Titles include "Dispersi", "Accerchiamento", "Linea Di Resistenza", "Insidia", "Ultimo Istante", and "Avanzata". LP, Vinyl record album