A very cool box set of work from Italian composer Egisto Macchi – one of the key members of the Gruppo
di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
, but one who often worked in much more obscure territory than his bandmate, Ennio Morricone! Macchi did more sound libary work than full soundtracks – and as a result, was able to keep on experimenting with his sound – such that the range of albums presented here, all done for the tiny Anya label in the mid 70s, offer up a huge variety of sounds – some very offbeat and avant, others surprisingly tuneful with really beautiful elements! The flavor shifts from record to record – a guitarist might be strong on one, an orchestra on another – and the full range of these recordings has never been collected together before – housed in a beautiful box that offers up the albums Africa Minima, Comedie Francaise, Quando Per Solitudine, Prigionia, Adagi E Allegri, Nucleo Centrale Investigativo, Il Deserto, Pittura Contemporanea, Pittura Moderna 1, Pittura Modern 2, L'Angolo Dei Bambini, Violenza, and Messico.