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ARTIST
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Motore Immobile
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CD

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CRA 154552CD CRA 154552CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/1/2015

2007 reissue; originally released in 1979. Giusto Pio is an associate of Battiato's and Motore Immobile is his debut LP. On the first side, he uses a droning organ and moves from triad to triad, superimposing the next one briefly before moving on, occasionally expanding the sound with octave doubling and then just as quickly subtracting the lower tones. Intermittent humming and violin provide additional notes. On the second side, "Ananta," he uses a piano flourish to introduce each triad, landing on the tonic note each time. "Gusto Pio was the chief arranger for Italian progressive pop icon Franco Battiato during the decade, and filled his striking albums with avant-garde details. In return, Battiato himself produced this collection of modern compositions, and his ear for the extraordinary laces these two long suits. A composition for organ and violin sets the tone, which is purely avant-garde composition, and features the voice of singer Martin Kleist. The effect is a powerful study of experimental narrative, while the later piece of the two, composed for piano, organ, and violin, features the composer on violin with Danilo Lorenzini and Michele Fedrigotti's subtle accompaniment. This reissue should fill an important gap in '70s Italian music somewhere between progressive rock and avant-garde composition." --AllMusic