Label: Black Sweat Records
An outstanding raga-like drone lp with a distinctive cosmic vibe, Futuro Antico was born for a brief, blissed moment of communal cross-cultural levitation, a collaboration between the two italian Walter Maioli (Aktuala), Riccardo Sinigaglia (who'd go on to form Recommended Records recording artists The Doubling Riders) and Gabin Dabirè (from Burkina Faso). The synthesis between ancient, ethnic and analog electronic music is just perfect, the minimalist repetition with slight changes gives associations of a slow growth; cyclic repetition gives the listener an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music, join the same journey trough ancient, primitive cultures and modern electronic soundscapes.
Originally released in 1980, the sound is completly analog and warm, this reissue maintain the first tape artwork + info and photos. Had this album been released in 1973, a label like Bla-Bla would have released this album (Aktuala actually recorded for that label, just like Franco Battiato). Certainly the finest thing I ever heard from 1980. For the adventurous listener, this comes highly recommended!
Recorded July 1980 in Milan.