Label: Robot Records
2006 reissue. 1977 progressive avant-folk masterpiece from minimalist composer Kay Hoffman. Includes collaborative performances from Jacqueline Darby and Gaio Chiocchio, members of the legendary Italian progressive group Pierrot Lunaire.
Originally slated for release on RCA/IT (Italy) in '78, the album was
later rejected due to recording deadlines, release schedules, and
requests by RCA for other artistic/musical considerations. However, many
years later, Floret Silva did end up surfacing on a very
different shore. Copies of the masters found their way to the highly
eclectic Japanese label Belle Antique, whose musical director had heard
rumors about the early project in the mid-1980s. As a result, Floret Silva
was finally released eight years after the completed sessions in 1985
in a limited but very well-received LP edition. Apparently, not many
copies of the record were exported outside Japan. This merely created
even more mystery surrounding the recordings as well as rumors
associated with a Pierrot Lunaire-related project. The recordings were
based on Carmina Burana, a collection of medieval poetry written by various authors of which little is known. Floret Silva
Cat. number: RR-34
Recorded in Florence at Maurizio Pieri's home studio in the Summer of 1977/Winter of 1978.
The booklet contains the original Latin texts plus English translations.