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M. Zalla (P.Umiliani)-Problemi D'Oggi-'73 Library Psych-NEW LP

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M. Zalla ‎– Problemi D'Oggi






Don't let the name mislead you! The enigmatic M. Zalla is one of the numerous aliases of the italian maestro
 Piero Umiliani who, during his period of fascination for psychedelic and electronic atmospheres, started to
compose a good number of musical portraits dedicated, as the title reveals, to the problems of his time.
We are at the beginning of '70 and italians are worried by mafia, terrorism and social conflicts: so it has sense
that the music choosen to represent this anxious problems has a sperimental nature; dark and disturbing, a sort of
unicum in the long and extremly productive Umiliani career. And if, in 2015, titlesas “Mondo in Crisi”, “Problemi Sociali”,

“Azione Sindacale”and “Mafia Oggi” sounds still sadly actual, it's even more surprising
find that the music of “Problemi d'Oggi” (Today Problems) is projected on the future, sounding still alien and uniques.

The record presents a various styles: Pink Floyd atmospheres (or Braen's Machine if you prefer...) and compositions
characterized by a wide use of drum machines and synthetizer (MOOG and Sinthy).
We just have to listen to the opening track “Produzione” to give sense to the words of Sean Canty (Demdike Stare)
that defines it the first techno/trance track of the history; but between the grooves of this vinyl it's easy to find
 intuitions that many other artist and musicians – from Residents to Aphex Twin and Four Tet –
will be able to catch during their carrers.

So “Problemi d'Oggi” is released in 2015. Perfect timing!

Black Sweat Records ‎– BS 017
Background Music (2) – 202
Vinyl, LP, Reissue
09 May 2015
Electronic, Stage & Screen
Abstract, Experimental, Musique Concrète

A1     Produzione     3:41
A2     Mondo In Crisi     2:29
A3     Attività     2:20
A4     Attività     2:30
A5     Problemi Sociali     2:14
A6     Non Mollare     2:14
A7     Azione Sindacale     2:01
A8     Programmazione     1:35
B1     Conflitti     1:35
B2     Mafia Oggi     1:34
B3     Pendolo E Angoscia     1:44
B4     Cuore E Raffiche     1:48
B5     Metronomo E Cuore     1:40
B6     Marcia Ambigua     2:03
B7     Terrorista     1:33
B8     L'Ultima Raffica     2:34
B9     Sovversione     2:00
B10     Abbandono Dei Campi     1:23

Companies, etc.

    Licensed From – Liuto Records
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Black Sweat Records
    Copyright (c) – Liuto Records
    Recorded At – Sound Work Shop


    Engineer [Sound] – Claudio Budassi
    Music By – M. Zalla
    Recorded By – Francesco Melloni

Originally released on Liuto Records, this 2015 re-issue was licensed to Black Sweat Records. Limited to 300 copies.

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