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Franco Battiato - Battiato [Aka: Zā] CD (album) cover


Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

1.90 | 22 ratings

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Matthew T
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1 stars This instrumental album comprising of two tracks was released in 1977 on the Ricordi Label.

Track 1. Za is solo piano and once is played by Antonia Ballista. This piece is played quite hard and seems to be getting an effect through the piano which ia heard at the end of each note as the strings vibrate inside the piano. The piece is simple and quite boring and then it is done again with a softer play on the keys. Every note is on its own. Might be interesting if you are studying piano.

Track 2 .Sound Collage wold be the best description for this track. Cafe Table Muzik. Occasionally a flash of something nice as a piano flashes in but once again not really recommended entertainment. Soprano vocalist is used as well and as with this artist there are some sound effects and spoken pieces all in Italian.There is one piano piece 5 minutes in and another around 11 minutes in that is not to bad. Near the ending the vocalists sings with the piano and then the melody just stops.The piano is played in a Classical style throughout this track.

I can only give this album 1 star it is slightly better than his later infamous album L'Eqitto Prima delle Sabie but not a lot.

Matthew T | 1/5 |


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