Out of the mysterious mind of Andrea Centazzo came Elektriktus. Originally released on the PDU label in 1976, the LP Electronic Mind Waves offers a collection of eight synth-fueled songs that sound very close to what kraut/cosmische heads were doing at the time, think of Conrad Schnitzler, Deuter or Cosmic Jokers, and also other European experimentalists like Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Spacecraft, Didier Bocquet, Seesselberg, F.G. Experimental Laboratory, Roberto Cacciapaglia or Hydrus. Along with Cacciapaglia and Hydrus, Elektriktus shows the most adventurous experimental sounds under a kraut/cosmische music influence to ever come out of Italy. Centazzo was already a highly experienced musician when he produced this LP: he had been the drummer on Giorgio Gasslini's Quartet, with whom he also recorded several LPs, and also on his own jazz band Ictus (actually the name Elektriktus came out of melting his electronic experiments with his former band's name). He's actually one of the key names from the Italian improv/free-jazz scene and the driving force behind the Ictus label.
Strongly recommended to fans of minimal electronic music, kosmische sounds and ambient soundscapes.
With just an album under this name, and no mention of the musicians' identity, Elektriktus was a mysterious group that only appeared with an LP on the PDU label in 1976. The album, called "Electronic mind waves", includes eight synthesizer-led compositions that show a great influence from the German cosmic music; in fact this is one of the most krautrock-inspired albums from Italy.