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4.09 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 41% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tot stelle reflex (4:18)
2. Spleen, codice notturno (5:53)
3. Una baldoria verticale (4:52)
4. Tristessa (3:34)
5. Rapporto Njervudarov sulla teoria degli opposti estremismi (2:52)
6. Toujours l'amour (4:42)
7. Il montaggio delle attrazioni / Sinfonia Erotica (6:32)

Total Time: 32:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Bruno Mariani / guitar, synthesizer, percussion
- Piero Baldassarri / keyboards
- Piergiorgio Bonafè / saxophone, clarinet, recorder
- Roberto Costa / bass, synthesizer, trombone
- Adriano Pedini / drums, vibes, percussion, recorder

Releases information

EMI (3C064-18139)
Taken from Italian
"It has an odd number in the EMI catalogue, as the 3C064-18139 used for this record seems to be dated 1976 like Baricentro's Sconcerto from that year (no.3C064-18152). Probably the LP was given an unused old catalogue number."

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ORCHESTRA NJERVUDAROV Con le orecchie di Eros ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(41%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
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SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
4 stars Once upon a time...a band called FROGS meets a singer-songwriter in Bologna (Italy), becomes its support band and the bassist Roberto COSTA becomes one of the most appreciated sound engineers in the area, working for all the Italian big popstars in the following years.

But in 1977 the band puts all its soul and musical influences in a one-shot album, totally different from the political ballads of Claudio LOLLI, the singer-songwriter. What they do is an instrumental album in the vein of contemporary bands like AREA and STORMY SIX, with a lot of jazz and experimentation on which the band members can show all their skills.

Unfortunately in 1977 Claudio Lolli left EMI so the album which was ready to be released under his sponsorhip is blocked. Only two years after Claudio Lolli was contacted by EMI and releasing his band's album was a condition for the new contract

I don't know why they changed the band name from FROGS to ORCHESTRA NJERVUDAROV. This name was used for this album only. A hidden gem just reprinted in CD after decades of oblivion.

The music is challenging, but less dark respect to other contemporary RIO bands. Some parts are even melodic and one of the album songs, the fourth track, "Tristessa" has been championed into a JAY-Z song...unbelievable. Also because the Zappaesque "Rapporto Njervudarov", parodistic of the 70s disco, with quotes of BEE GEES (You Should be Dancing) was probably easier to be included in a rap, also because most of the sung part is speeched.

The album is very short as it scores just a bit more of 30 minutes, but it deserves to be more known.

Both Carlo Costa and Bruno MARIANI are still active as session men. Other than a good album is also a collector item. Unfortunaltely I don't own a copy.

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4 stars WOW! What is this?! An amazingly rare album from Italy! Orchestra Njervudarov "con le orecchie di eros" it's a very curious and intresting recording from 1979. Actually the name of the band has been chosen only for the LP recording, the real name is actually Frogs. A very nasty quintet made by so ... (read more)

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