September 30, 2023

Gianni Marchetti – Solstitium (1978, LP, Italy)

A1 June 4:51
A2 July 3:49
A3 August 5:11
A4 September 2:34
B1 December 4:39
B2 January 3:50
B3 February 4:09
B4 March 3:55

Composed By, Arranged By, Directed By, Piano, Soloist – Gianni Marchetti

September 23, 2023

Re-Up #35

Clonicos – Aspetti Diversi (1986, LP, Spain) post
Armando Bertozzi ‎– Fantastic World (1985, LP, Italy) post
Janko Nilovic ‎– Concerto Pour Un Fou (1977, LP, Montenegro/France) post
Moving Gelatine Plates – Moving Gelatine Plates (2014, LP, France) post

September 16, 2023

Alusa Fallax – Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione (1974, CD, Italy)

1 Soliloquio 2:58
2 Non Fatemi Caso 4:28
3 Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione 4:13
4 Fuori Di Me, Dentro Di Me 3:03
5 Riflessioni Al Tramonto 3:04
6 Il Peso Delle Tradizioni 1:40
7 Carta Carbone 3:36
8 Perche' Ho Venduto Il Mio Sangue 1:43
9 Per Iniziare Una Vita 4:20
10 E' Oggi 3:05
11 E' Cosi' Poco Quel Che Conosco 2:32
12 Cio' Che Nasce Con Me 4:12
13 Splendida Sensazione 5:45

Bass Guitar, Vocals – Guido Cirla
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Guido Gabet
Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Saxophone [Contralto], Horn, Vocals – Mario "Giondo" Cirla
Percussion, Bells, Recorder, Lead Vocals – Duty Cirla
Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Synthesizer [ARP] – Massimo Parretti

Formed in Oct. 1967 in Milan, Italy - Recorded under the name "Blizzard" in 1977 - Disbanded finally in 1979
ALUSA FALLAX are amongst the ranks of Italian prog bands who only released one album in their career, perhaps surprising when you realise the band existed for around ten years.
The band was formed in Milan in 1969 by keyboard player Massimo Parretti who went in search of musicians to play on a piece of music he'd been asked to write. His search led him to GLI ADELFI, a band that featured an old school friend on guitar and vocals, Guido Gabet. Impressed, Parretti enlisted their help but shortcomings with the keyboard player led him to take his place for the recording. The band changing its name to ALUSA FALLAX was completed by three brothers with the surname Cirla, Augusto (drums, vocals and recorder), Guido (bass and vocals) and Mario (sax, flute, French horn and vocals).
The result was a single titled "Dedicato A Chi Amo" followed the same year by another called "Tutto Passa". They then started playing live shows but it wasn't until 1974 that the album "Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione" was released. Musically the album is largely in a symphonic style with classical and occasional jazz influences, with intelligent utilization of acoustic and electric instrumentation. Although comprising of thirteen tracks they are divided into two long suites with strong musicianship throughout.
The album received very little promotion and was only pressed in a quantity of 5000. They continued to make their living from the live circuit but not through playing progressive rock. Disco became big news towards the end of the seventies and they adopted this style for their live shows and even released a single under the name BLIZZARD before finally splitting up in 1979. (progarchives)

Asturias – Cryptogam Illusion (1993, CD, Japan)

1 Distance = ディスタンス
2 Cryptogam Illusion = クリプトガム・イリュージョン
3 Adolescencia = アドレセンスィア
4 Mistral Island = ミストラル・アイランド
5 Phoenix = フェニックス
6 Glacier = グレイシア
7 Cyber Transmission = サイバー・トランスミッション
8 Danca Das Borboletas = ダンサ・ダス・ボルボレタス
9 O Tempo Passa = オ・テンポ・パサ

Bassoon – Toshitsugu Inoue
Cello – Udai Shika
Composed, Arranged, Computer Programming, Synthesizer, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass – Yoh Ohyama
Drums, Percussion – Kazumi Sakurai
Electric Guitar – Haruhiko Tsuda
Piano – Tamami Furuta
Viola – Tatsuya Murayama
Voice – Yoko Ueno

Anno Luz – Anno Luz (1988, LP, Brazil)

A1 Infinitas Terras
A2 Por Quê
A3 Inocência
B1 Novo Mundo
B2 Titanic

Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals – Paulo Loureiro
Flute – Marco Aurê (B1)
Keyboards, Programmed By, Vocals – Guilherme Orcutt
Vocals – Ana Paula (B1), Marco Pereira

"A duo formed in 1987 in the city of Petropolis (Rio de Janeiro) they had a regrettably short life. Despite having never played live, they created one of the most beautiful works of electronic/new age music, which is their self titled 1988 release. This is an obligatory album in the collections of anyone who appreciates the genre".

Helmet of Gnats – A Helmet Of Gnats (1996, CD, Usa)

1 Giant Picnic 6:17
2 Nathan Deacon's Brain 6:39
3 Ticks In The Field 7:08
4 The Happy Camper 7:27
5 Geezus Horrendous 6:15
6 The Deer Hunter 7:38
7 Nitefighters 5:54
8 The Autopsy 8:29

Chris Fox - Guitars
Matthew Bocchino - Keyboards
Nicky Defala - Bass
Nicky Vitiello - Drums