Canzoniere del Lazio was one of the most notable Italian folk groups of the 1970's. It constitutes the second song on the 1st side. It was produced by the American Peter Kaukonen brother of Jefferson Airplane's guitarist Jorma that probably gave a distinctive touch to the recordings even adding some electric guitar parts. This track is a gentle piece of what could be marimbas and other stuff you can hit, but we are no way near a drum feast extraordinaire. 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. The others added new musicians, Pasquale Minieri and Giorgio Vivaldi who have been stable members since then.
Notice first up the cover, which is printed with the lyrics at the bottom and the year on top, curiously. I am deeply addicted to this record, and it gives me some of the same vibes and wild energy, that I get from Area, which should come as little surprise, when you see that Area guitarist Paolo Tonati is listed here as producer. Un giorno notai che Gianni portava al bavero una spilla, una bellissima cicogna con delle pietre incastonate sul petto, gliela chiesi, mi sembrava perfetta da mettere in cima ad una montagna di parole. Unique dicovery to say the least. Nu Gatto Come Nu Lione - 9:21 2. Singer Sara Modigliani left after the album. The other added new musicians, two of which, Pasquale Minieri and Giorgio Vivaldi have been stable members since then, and released a new album in 1974 for the newly born Intingo label, Lassa sta' la me' creatura.
Can anyone translate the tracks? The same line-up appears in the fifth and last album, Morra 1978, again on Intingo, with three long tracks, again a good album though maybe on a lower level than the previous two. Both pieces are still very folk, but if not avant garde, they're sufficiently adventurous to be called rogressive and much worthy the progheads' attentions. Mogadishu - 8:15 Exact Audio Copy V1. A transitional work, with the appearence of electric instruments. After the band split Minieri and Vivaldi formed ,.
Carlo Siliotto has kept working as film music composer. I've been away for a while. A beautiful album, recorded in studio during that tour, was only released in East Germany. A second, more diverse release with a strong Folk content was released on Intingo label in 1974, entitled ''Lassa sta' la me creatura''. Founded in Rome, Italy in 1972 - Disbanded in 1978 Canzoniere del Lazio are considered as one of the most important progressive folk bands in Italy during the seventies.
Initially a quartet, and only using acoustic instruments, Canzoniere del Lazio released their first album in 1973 for the Dischi del Sole label, a small independent record company specialized in folk albums. Hadn't heard of it til now. Per il terzo disco, il Canzoniere del Lazio cambiò casa discografica, entrarono in Cramps. It rather sounds meditative like a Japanese stone garden. One thing that is recurring during most of the album in some form, is the appearance of strange and exotic percussions, - in particular Zandamela. In some ways this is folk, but nothing even remotely rock or folk rock.
It looks quite promising so I'll wait til tomorrow when I'm more awake. Their fourth album Miradas was released in 1977, this time on Cramps and with the production of former Area guitarist Paolo Tofani also known as Electric Frankenstein. Best Stayed away from, but this is not the case of other albums of theirs. The track does liger on a bit long, especially given the percussion solo just before the end While this album is a stunning progressive folk album, I suggest that most progheads continue with their crowning achievement Miradas that will be released the following year on the Crac label from Area. The vocals are insane late haha. Unless you are really into the Italian traditional music and have a good mastery of the language, these songs are of limited interest or none at all, depending for progheads. Hopefully one dau, we'll see a Cd reissue for both Spirito Bono and Miradas, because both lbums are very much worth it.
The best period in CdL career came with the following two albums, Spirito bono and Miradas. Among these long pieces the group offers also a couple of shorter tracks. If you are into folk music with a twist, and a soul mad as marbles - you should pour this wonderful music into your ear like the finest sauce. Poeta Borgata Camion : 7:00 5. The same line-up appears in the fifth and last album, Morra 1978, again on , with three long tracks, again a good album though maybe on a lower level than the previous two.
Portava sempre un borsalino in testa e nella fascia che circondava il cappello teneva tre fiammiferi ma non ricordo se fumasse. They belong to that genre of ethnic-progressive-folk I mentioned in connection with Orexis that sadly has disappeared. Singer Sara Modigliani left after the album. A thing which their Italian brethren too was brilliant at, although this is quite a step from say Le Orme or even the more folkish Delirium. The folk tag these guys got hanging from their shoulders should definitely be taken loosely, as some of the music found here is downright avant-gart-ish, and other times approaching extremely weird psychedelic territory. The track long meanders in different types of folk pieces found in Italy and Europe, from tarantella to sort of jigs, from Sard polyphonic vocals to semi-medieval music. At some point you loose sight of the drumming patterns, and it shifts into something like rain hitting a tin roof.