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Tensione Dinamica


Intervallo present a reissue from Amedeo Tommasi's Rotary Records label, Narassa's Tensione Dinamica (1974).The niche occupied by libraries in the history of Italian music is full of amazing stories, such as Rotary Record's, which is actually one of the most interesting and peculiar. The label, created and led by renewed composer Amedeo Tommasi, released seven albums in just one year - between 1973 and 1974 - of material ranging from futuristic experimentations to classic and jazz (the latter being one of the biggest passions of Tommasi). He wasn't just the boss, he also played piano and electronic instruments in all the records he released. He also took care of all the brilliant artwork (the original ones can easily be found online) and of pressing duties. The first three volumes of the series were released in 300 copies each, the other four in a humble press of 100 each: numbers that show how rare these records are nowadays, and how scarce their circulation was at the time. Tensione Dinamica by Narassa (an alias of Sandro Brugnolini), is the first of two Intervallo releases dedicated to Rotary's experimental vein, the other being Farlocco's Tecnologia (INTER 006LP). This lost gem by the duo Brugnolini/Tommasi is a work ahead of its time - pretty much as it happened to the almost-twin album Tecnologia. It's characterized by a lighter use of technology and a more traditional approach. Creative tension (be it static or dynamic, like the first two song titles of the album) is always headed toward experimentation, even if touches of jazz and of the great tradition of Italian libraries can be found in the album. "Vacuum" (in two versions), "Conflittuale" and "Filterband" introduce electro touches, but the biggest surprise comes with "Spleen", the opener of side two: a perfect track to be sampled for hip-hop... for example, Mobb Deep. But Tensione Dinamica is also enhanced by the precious liquid piano and the synth mumbles of "Subtone". And let's not forget the invention of Stereolab in "Aflogelia".