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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro AlessanadroniAfro Discoteca EP ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
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

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Angelo Baroncini/Bruno Battisti D'AmarioMusic For Movement (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RRC/Sonor (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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

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Alessandro AlessandroniBarocco & Romantico (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The title only partly gives this one away – as sound library genius Alessandro Alessandroni turns towards the world of baroque and romantic music for inspiration – yet also manages to serve up something that's very much his own in the process! This isn't one of those records in which classical compositions get an easy listening spin – and instead, Alessandroni has a way of evoking ancient ideas while still also using lots of groovy Italian soundtrack modes – a bit like the way the occasional baroque theme or electric harpsichord would turn up in some groovy 60s film scores. Both of those elements appear here, alongside other keyboards, some acoustic guitar, and other instrumentation – used in a way that's as evocative as some of Alessandro's film work. Titles include "Sonata Allegra", "Canzone Romantica", "Largo Barocco, "Minuetto In La Magg", "Giga Per Mandolino", "Mazurka Moderata", and "Variazione Romantiche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on pink vinyl!)
 
 
 



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