FILE UNDER: RARE ITALIAN LIBRARY BARCODE: CD: 8018344029382 LP: 8018344129372



A1 Problematica Giovanile play button
A2 Problematica Giovanile N. 2 play button
A3 Subacquea play button
A4 Bongos In Suspense play button
A5 Dinamica In Beat play button
A6 Dinamica In Beat N. 2 play button
A7 Contrasto Ritmico play button
B1 Percussioni Speciali play button
B2 Protesta Giovanile play button
B3 Timpani Statici play button
B4 Timpani In Movimento
B5 Marasma
B6 Timbales
B7 Ritmi In Swing
B8 Ritmi In Swing N. 2


Effetti Speciali:
C1 Fascia Astrale
C2 Stato Ipnotico
C3 Dinamica In Tensione
C4 Dinamica In Tensione N. 2
C5 Esplosioni
C6 Esplosioni N. 2
C7 Distorsioni
C8 Detective
D1 Echi Della Natura
D2 Fascia Metallica
D3 Organo In Suspense
D4 Battimenti
D5 Battimenti N. 2
D6 Segnali Morse
D7 Segnali Morse N. 2
D8 Sottosuolo

The long and prolific career of Piero Umiliani, also consisting of dozens of collaborations for television and cinema, has given (and is still delivering, given the amount of material that is finally coming back to light) a long series of experimental albums and music libraries that showcase his songwriting skills, as well as a natural curiosity towards avant-garde and more ‘difficult’ sounds. We can attribute to the second category this “Percussioni ed effetti speciali”, a title that clarifies pretty much the release content (Percussion and special
Recorded, as many other works of his, at the Sound Work Shop in Rome – a personal
studio that was also available to many other musician colleagues – this double album evenly spreads its four sides over percussive experiments and other more abstract ones, with excellent results in both cases. The first disc recalls another little gem that’s just been reissued, Egisto Macchi’s “Africa Minima”, but offers a wider overview of the percussive spectrum, including beat and swing elements. Such tracks as “Problematica giovanile” (in two versions), “Protesta giovanile” and “Subacquea” conquer on the first listen, but it would
be impossible to underestimate the other side of the coin.
The sixteen tracks from “Effetti speciali” are equally fascinating, though less immediate. Percussion accompany episodes as “Dinamica in tensione” and “Esplosioni e battimenti”, while synthesizers characterize “Fascia astrale”, “Segnali Morse” and “Stato ipnotico”. A perhaps less known Umiliani, but this is just one more reason for a deserved and fast rediscovery.