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Italian Experimental Progressive

File under avantgarde, free-spirited, and creative music from the Italian Progressive scene

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Franco Battiato

Sulle corde di Aries

Label: Sony

Format: Vinyl LP

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Digitally remastered for the first time at 192 khz and 24 bit. From the original master tapes. Sulle Corde Di Aries was Franco Battiato's third release and showed his fascination for electronic, minimalist and systemic musics. As such, it is quite similar to Pollution except much more electronic based and with a more definitive style.
The album is made up of just 4 pieces. One sidelong and three that are around 5 minutes. The sidelong opener "Sequenze E Frequenze" features plenty of Battiato's signature VCS3, and vocals and at first sounds like it might fit perfectly on either of the previous two albums , until this drops away and a single thump of percussion becomes a static backdrop for walls of beautiful pulsating feedback, twinkling piano and synth washes. Definitely more abstract than his previous work, it lacks none of the creativity, grace and attention to minute detail that makes his work so enthralling.The shorter tracks are also great. "Aries" has some fantastic horn playing and "Aria Di Rivoluzione" is a classic. Battiato delivers an impassioned vocal performance over a ponderous, spacey rhythm with more great horn work.



Cat. number: 88985365621
Year: 2010