The group was formed by four German musicians living in northern Italy, near Varese (three of them had grown up there, Thurn–Mithoff arrived in 1968), along with two italians, keyboardist Nicola Pankoff (originating from Arona) and bassist Mauro Rattaggi. The initial name was The Joice, but it was changed by mistake by their record company to Yoice, and it was with this name that their first single was released by the ...
Mostly acoustic, dreamy and delicate prog. A studio group, they had a very limited live experience. This their first album, Celeste, also known as Principe di un giorno, was released by the small Grog label only in 1976, but the tracks had been composed in 1973 and recorded in 1974. It contains seven tracks, with pastoral lyrics and a style not far from the softer side of early King Crimson. Fantastic reissue with only the ...
This record was released for the legendary Cinevox label in 1980 as a soundtrack for Dario Argent’s Inferno movie. The Italian director did not choose Goblin this time, but keyboard wizard Keith Emerson. The tracks are mainly based on classical music (a full orchestra was used for the score!), with only one track reminiscent of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Taxi Ride). Overall, this is a nice LP, with some (obviously) great ...
FOLK STUDIO A
Released nearly 25 years ago in a very limited pressing, Folk Studio A’s debut has quickly become one of the most rare and sought after Lp’s coming from Italy.
We are aware that many collectible rarities can be musically very thin, but this is not the case of this stunning masterpiece. Following the footsteps of the British folkprog revival they delivered a shiny little gem that can be easily put on the same ...
Probably the most scary soundtrack Goblin has ever written (don’t listen at it when the lights are down!), apparently it seems that the score was composed before the film was ready, so that director Dario Argento had to make some changes to the movie script, in order to have the music perfectly suited!!
This legendary soundtrack combines elements of music and sound scary effects going far beyond traditional ...
KUNDALINI SHAKTI DEVI
As sometimes happens, the eponymous "Kundalinî Shakti Devî" release is a mysterious album, hidden for decades – was recorded back in 1974! – on a tape stored in some drawer, that has been reopened and rediscovered only today. History repeats: the mastermind of the project, Roberto "Paramhansa" Puddu, managed to put together an ensemble of seven musicians with whom he recorded three long tracks, ...
After the release of the legendary YS, the band Balletto di Bronzo disbanded and their leader Gianni Leone had a short solo career under the name of Leo Nero. The result was a very good album, Vero, released by the legendary Harvest label in 1977 and recorded a year before in New York.
The album is totally played and sung by Leo himself, and despite some commercial pop songs, it has some good moments reminding of his old ...
"Queimada""–edited in the USA as ""Burn!"" –is a film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, released in 1969 and almost entirely filmed in Colombia; the two main actors are the world famous Marlon Brando (soon to be the main character in ""The Godfather"") and the unknown Evaristo Márquez, a true indigenous strongly wanted by Pontecorvo on the set, to make his fiction ...
NASCITA DELLA SFERA
Nascita della Sfera was a group of session musicians assembled by a composer to record a single LP, in this case composer and keyboardist Carlo Barbiera dedicated a full album to the life and works of sculptor Luciano Ceschia (1926–1991), both coming from near Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the north–east of Italy.
The rare album is a rather original example of experimental electro–acoustic progressive ...
180gr. black vinyl edition.
"Alpha Ralpha Boulevard" is the only album released by I Numi back in 1971: issued on Polaris label (the same as I Teoremi) in a small batch of a thousand copies, it is today one of the rarest Italian progressive rock LP’s.
Finally, for the very first time in almost fifty years, reissued on vinyl with gatefold cover, a faithful reproduction of the original version.
I Numi were ...
One of the most important and loved Italian prog bands, and one of the most famous among foreign listeners.
Le Orme were another of those bands coming from the beat era that had the most convincing musical evolution in the 70’s.
They were formed in Marghera (nearVenice) in1966 but their debut came in 1967 with Fiori e colori, recorded by the original four–piece line–up. The band had a successful single ...
"Bora Bora"" is a 1968 film directed by Ugo Liberatore who, under the pretext of telling about a marriage relationship crisis, depicts the eponymous Polynesian island as a place of perdition and absolute freedom, in contrast to the strict rules imposed by Western society. This movie is also referred as the ’debut’ of the exotic/erotic film genre, which culminated a few years later with the famous ...
REALE IMPERO BRITANNICO, II (Goblin–Cherry Five)
Reale Impero Britannico surely is the rarest record of the Goblin universe, together with Cherry Five of course.
Released in a very small batch of copies in January 1976, as the soundtrack of an obscure movie called "Perché si uccidono – La merde" though it was recorded some time before, when the members of Goblin still called themselves Cherry Five, as the band still featured Cherry Five singer Tony ...
Sister of well known artist Alan Sorrenti, Jenny (or Jane, as she was called in her early releases) was born in Naples from welsh mother, and formed there the acid folk trio Saint Just. With this band she released two albums before embarking in a solo career that only produced two more albums in the 70’s.
Jenny’s style as a solo artist is far from her previous bands, being much closer to the song format. Both ...