JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO: MUSIQUES DE FILMS (1960-1981)

JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO: MUSIQUES DE FILMS (1960-1981)

L'UOMO ELETTRONICO

L'UOMO ELETTRONICO

L'UOMO ELETTRONICO (2LP)

UMILIANI PIERO
FOUR FLIES
LP
2021-02-19
€28.90
In stock
SKU
FLIES50

Twenty years ago, what is probably still the best collection of music by Piero Umiliani,
“Musicaelettronica”, was released on Easy Tempo (in our opinion, the finest Italian
soundtrack label ever). The album, curated by Rocco Pandiani, focussed on the astonishing
creative mastery with which Umiliani played around in his Sound Work Shop
studio, where he had all kinds of analogue machines to
experiment with.
Not only did albums like “Musicaelettronica” inspire the very existence of Four Flies
Records, but our new Umiliani release, L’Uomo Elettronico, follows on precisely from
where “Musicaelettronica” left off. While Pandiani’s selection provided an insight into
the playful, lighter side of Umiliani’s electronic music, our release explores its introspective,
esoteric side.
Thanks to unwavering support from the Umiliani family, who keeps granting us access
to the Maestro’s archives, we have been able to continue a journey we started three
years ago with Studio Umiliani, this time unearthing some stunning electronic, cosmic
pieces characterized by atmospheric vibes and
carefully arranged sounds and sequences. Once again Umiliani emerges as a tireless,
versatile composer whose output went well beyond ‘Mah Nà Mah Nà’, the hugely popular
song that made him eternally famous.
The idea behind the album is to view Umiliani’s electronic output as the work of a
scientist of some sort – a chemist or master craftsman who created magic in his laboratory
or workshop. There is a dreamy, ambient quality at work here: the Maestro builds
hypnotic, minimalist sonic landscapes through layers of oscillators and sharp synths,
including Moog, Arp, and VCS3. This music could fit equally well in a sci-fi documentary,
a post-apocalyptic film, a television report on climate change, or a journey
through outer space.
L’Uomo Elettronico features 3 previously unreleased tracks, as well as rarities and hidden
gems, all composed between 1972 and 1983 and remastered from the original
analogue tapes.

TRACKLIST:
A1 - Roma Amor - 2:37 (from Il mondo dei romani - 1972)
A2 - Soundmaker Blues - 4:08 (from Tra scienza e fantascienza - 1980)
A3 - Elettrone - 1:31 (from Omaggio ad Einstein - 1976)
A4 - Fruitori - 2:43 (from Musiche dell’era tecnologica - 1972)
B1 - Lavorazione a mare seconda - 6:17 (1974, previously unreleased)
B2 - Batticuore - 2:46 (from Suspence elettronica - 1983)
B3 - Danza magica - 2:10 (from Polinesia - 1975)
B4 - Attività - 2:26 (from Problemi d’oggi - 1973)
C1 - Sinistro Carillon - 2:46 (from Suspence elettronica - 1983)
C2 - Pianeta spento - 4:12 (1983, previously unreleased)
C3 - Apocalisse atomica - 1:39 (from Omaggio ad Einstein - 1976)
C4 - Civiltà lontane - 2:34 (from Genti e Paesi del mondo - 1975)
D1 - Dolomiti - 4:20 (from Atmospheres - 1975)
D2 - Eliogabalus - 2:37 (from Il mondo dei romani - 1972)
D3 - Lavoro nero - 2:32 (from Atmospheres - 1975)
D4 - Description - 2:04 (1983, previously unreleased)

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Formato LP
Autore UMILIANI PIERO
Genere Original Soundtrack
Etichetta FOUR FLIES
Data pubblicazione 2021-02-19
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