Thursday, July 5, 2007

Piero Umiliani - Musica Elettronica Vol. 1


Piero Umiliani - Musica Elettronica Vol. 1
Label - Easy Tempo
Released - ? (compiles material from 60s/70s/80s)
Style - abstract, breakbeat, Electronic, Funk, Jazz, Lee Library, Soundtrack

Notes from Dusty Groove:
Very groovy stuff from this mad Italian genius! The set features Umiliani getting a lot more experimental than usual, leaving behind his regular funky/easy bag for one that's a lot more tweaky and twonky, but still pretty darn groovy! Some of this stuff reminds us of tracks from the Raymond Scott Manhattan Research set -- as it's spare and bubbly, done in an older analogue style, with a good dose of humor thrown in to warm up the music a bit! Other tracks are funkier, if not in the rhythms, at least in the syncopated style of Umiliani's sounds and keyboard work. Very nice, and a key piece of the mad Umiliani puzzle! Titles include "Momento Ritmico", "Motore A Ioni", "Gadget", "New Experience", "Arabian Synthesizer", and "Officine Stellare".

Tracklisting:
1. Rapsodia Stellare
2. Momento Ritmico
3. Motore a Loni
4. Elzeviro
5. Fatto Di Cronaca
6. Centrali Termiche
7. Gadget
8. Officina Stellare
9. New Experience
10. Delenda Cartago
11. Dibernetica
12. Caravan
13. Arabian Synthetizer
14. Vierno/Funiculi Funiculà
15. O'Pazzariello

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4 comments:

Adam Eleven said...

Hurray! Thou shall worship the EMS Synthi 100 Beast.

snowbewon said...

This is cool shit, where did Lee get all this craziness...

XMP said...

I think he went on a binge a few years ago, getting stuff from a few different places. Vinyl Vultures in the UK, Dusty Groove, and a couple other places that have since shut down...

AMP said...

Umiliani is so good. More to come from him! The sadly defunct Now Music and Fashion in Arlington also had a great selection of now sounds.