ROCCHI, CLAUDIO - SUONI DI FRONTIERA (LP)


Deluxe edition, silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve, limited to 500 copies. Includes insert with notes in Italian and English. "Back in 1975 when Suoni di frontiera (Borderline Sounds) was released, claudio rocchi was already a well known figure in the Italian pop scene. His solo debut, was released in 1970. 1971 brought the simply awesome Volo Magico No.1. An acknowledged classic, it emerged as not dissimilar to Roy Harper's landmark song cycle of progressive-psych folk, Stormcock. The album established rocchi as the Italian psych-folk minstrel par excellence. Then, after traveling to India, improvisation and Eastern philosophies began to shape his next few albums, 'Essenza' from 1973 being a high point. 1974's 'Il miele dei pianeti le isole le api' featured guitars, tabla, strings and percussion but the following album from 1975, 'rocchi' was, according to the man himself, 'a real U turn'. It featured a handful of songs, though rocchi baffled his hardcore following by introducing cut-ups, environmental sounds and analogue synthesizers recorded at his home studio using a Revox A70. This brings us to the experimental electronics of his next album 'Suoni di frontiera'. Consisting of 16 'sketches' made at home, this recording went much further out than 'rocchi'." (label info)
in stock | IT| 2017| DIE SCHACHTEL | 27.20


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