Monday, 4 November 2013

Canzoniere del Lazio Morra (1978) [by request]






from prognotfrog:
"For me the complexity of composition on this effort is what makes the record amazing. There is less droney folk of that 'I'm stoned and I'm strumming the same chords over and over' variety, with the usual commune chanting or hippie-screaming, though the first song is a good sample of that type of folk, and more of the high-energy fusion that brings so much clarity (like a strong cup of espresso) to one's thinking, and more of the really angular, composed, stravinskyesque style. As a complete record, holding the sleeve and as I said before, gazing lovingly at the artwork front and back, it's truly a work of art. I'm reminded of that old animated movie called "The man who planted trees" for those familiar with it, the story of an old man who spends years of his life planting trees one at a time where there is nothing. Many years later the hero-narrator returns to find a large forest there. As an epitaph to the man, he says (paraphrasing of course) "When I think of all he accomplished, it fills me with wonder at what a man can do." And I definitely think the same when I listen to parts of this album."

6 comments:

  1. canzo morra
    http://netkups.com/?d=82982b257e274
    A true classic of the genre!

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  2. I've been following your blog since I discovered it on Prog Not Frog. Nice job with this post and all the others. Keep up the good work. A few gems I'm searching for : Equinox Express Elevator, A '72 release by Howard Roberts. Also, Tierisch, an '83 release by Kanguru.

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  3. Hi Julian, Thanks for the nice rip of this LP.
    On a related note, do you happen to have this one?

    Luigi Cinque
    Tarantula

    1981
    Italy


    LA CITTA' RIFLESSA
    P. Caporello - bass, piano
    A. Giandonato - electric guitar, flute
    P. Nasini voce
    S. Pizzolato - bassoon
    L. Cinque voce, sax, bass clarinet
    E. Ciotola - violin
    N. Raffone - drums

    CANTI
    P. Nasini voce
    L. Cinque - saxophone, harpsichord
    E. Ciotola - violin, swing guitar
    O. Orengo - oboe
    S. Pizzolato - bassoon
    P. Caporello - bass
    N. Raffone drums

    OSSO DI LUNA
    P. Nasini voce
    L. Cinque - saxophone, bass clarinet, electric organ
    E. Ciotola - violin
    G. Guidarelli - trumpet
    O. Orengo - oboe
    S. Pizzolato - bassoon
    A. Toschi - contra bassoon
    P. Caporello - piccolo bass
    N. Raffone - timpano, caxixi, drums
    M. Massaccesi - bidoni

    TARANTELLA
    L. Cinque - accordion
    E. Ciotola - swing guitar
    P. Caporello - piccolo bass
    C. Rizzo - tambourine

    DIALOGO
    P. Nasini voce
    E. Ciotola - violin
    O. Orengo - oboe
    S. Pizzolato - bassoon
    L. Cinque - electric organ, harpsichord, harmonica
    M. Massaccesi - bidoni, electric organ
    N. Raffone - maracas, electric organ

    BURATTINO
    L. Cinque - saxophones, harmonica
    E. Ciotola - violin
    G. Guidarelli - trumpet
    O. Orengo - oboe
    S. Pizzolato - bassoon
    A. Toschi - contra bassoon
    P. Caporello - piccolo bass
    N. Raffone - drums
    M. Massaccesi - caxixi
    C. Rizzo - tambourine

    CANTATA
    L. Cinque - saxophone
    P. Caporello - bass piccolo
    N. Raffone - drums


    (In-Contro 12002)

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    1. Sorry, don't have that one, will look out for it.

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  4. Howard Roberts the American guitarist had a huge discography that seems to be mostly cover tunes, how odd he made those two magnificent prog albums, Antelope Freeway and this one in the early seventies.
    http://www.discogs.com/artist/Howard+Roberts
    Here is Express Elevator, I 'm guessing you already have the other one. Have a look inside the gatefold too, it's pretty coolly designed.
    I will post your other request in a couple of weeks, look out for that one in a fresh post.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/q7mlvq
    Btw this one is distinctly better than Antelope Freeway.

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