Monday, April 17, 2017
GRAMIGNA – Gran Disordine Sotto Il Cielo (1977, LP, Italy) Re-up
Their ten-track concept album Gran disordine sotto il cielo has strong similarities with the English group Henry Cow in the use of the female voice of Françoise Godard and such instruments as bassoon, oboe and violin, but even contains some lighter moments that make it a bit disjointed like the Ultima Spiaggia LP on the same label. An interesting album indeed, this deserves to be heard.
A ninth member joined the group soon after the album recordings, vibraphonist Valentino Marrè. Among the musicians involved, many have remained in the music biz, Martelli and Mompellio as composers, Mariani and Arcari as well known session musicians, the latter especially in the jazz field.