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Maledetti (Maudits)

€ 9.90

GENRE: Rock | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. CRSCD 005 | YEAR. (1993)

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1976 was a year of flux and change. For the recording of the fifth Area album, the core membership of Stratos, Fariselli, Tofani and Tavolazzi were present, but drummer Capiozzo only appears on about half of the album, replaced on various tracks by either Walter Calloni or Paul Litton. Steve Lacy augments the band, as do several other studio musicians (including a string quartet). Perhaps it was the contributions of this eclectic group of guests that gives Maledetti its bi-directional feel. On one hand, the opening tracks show Area softening their jazz-rock style to a more comfortable fusion orientation, but then "Scum" features the Fariselli playing an angular piano style that would seem at home on "Crac!" From the string quartet of "Il Massacro di Brandeburgo Numero Tre in Sol Maggiore" to the inspired sonic, vocal and free-jazz experiments of "Caos (Parte Seconda)," Maledetti defies all attempts at pigeonholing. In particular, the latter track foreshadows what was to come on Event '76. Unfortunately, the original CD release of Maledetti suffers from a poor pressing, as the latter half sounds muffled. The 1994 repressing of Maledetti has this problem fixed, and it features an extra track (an interview) as well.

Notes   Tracklisting

Originally released on LP as CRSLP 5104 in 1975. Recorded at Fono-Roma Sound Recording spa / Milano. No recording date(s) mentioned.

    Double Bass - Ares Tavolazzi
  Instruments [Txalaparta] - Anton Arze* , Josè Arze*
  Saxophone [Soprano] - Steve Lacy
4   Scum (6:30)
    Instruments [Campane], Electronics [Voice Filter] - Demetrio Stratos
  Piano - Patrizio Fariselli
5   Il Massacro Di Brandeburgo Numero Tre In Sol Maggiore (2:20)
    Cello [Violoncello] - Paolo Salvi
  Double Bass - Giorgio Garulli
  Viola - Armando Burattin
  Violin - Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli
6   Giro, Giro, Tondo (5:55)
    Bass Guitar - Hugh Bullen
  Drums - Walter Calloni
  Percussion - Paul Lytton
  Piano - Demetrio Stratos , Patrizio Fariselli
7   Caos (Parte Seconda) (9:00)
    Percussion - Paul Lytton
  Piano [Prepared] - Patrizio Fariselli
  Saxophone [Soprano] - Steve Lacy