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Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.44 | 84 ratings

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Matthew T
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5 stars Over a heartbeat the first album by Franco Battiato is introduced on Fetus and a musical journey begins. Previous to this album he had only be doing singles L'amore e Partito was the first released back in 1965. He finally released an album in 1971 on the underground label Bla Bla records and Fetus being the first.

This is truly expermental music for the time and innovative and starts off with the first track Fetus with that heartbeat,Battiato's vocals,springs and synth that turns to almost a siren he has your attention.Una Cellula the following track seems to blend into the first as the whole album does.

This album is slightly more accoustic than the two to follow ( Pollution and Sulle Corde de Aries)and for me is as good. With childrens voices and that synth as on Energia the 4th track a bass and Battiato's vocals and of course things pick up but this for me is one seamless album and do the tracks really matter as you listen to it.

At the time the cover caused consternation but what would you expect from an innovater in modern music

About thirty minutes of sheer genuis as you should remember this was his debut and here it almost 2010 and he is still going and changing.

Masterpiece for me as I hear Richard Nixon talking to Neil Armstrong and even though I really have only known off this artist for a relatively short time that takes me back to my childhood.

Matthew T | 5/5 |


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