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GRAMIGNA

RIO/Avant-Prog • Italy


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Gramigna biography
This largely unknown group from northern Italy has only released an album, but this can be a nice surprise to anyone into the Canterbury/Rock In Opposition sound, that only had good releases in Italy by STORMY SIX and PICCHIO DAL PONZO.

Their ten-track concept album "Gran disordine sotto il cielo" has strong similarities with the english group HENRY COW in the use of the female voice of Françoise GODARD and such instruments as bassoon, oboe and violin. An interesting album indeed, this deserves to be heard.

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3.20 | 8 ratings
Gran disordine sotto il cielo
1977

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 Gran disordine sotto il cielo  by GRAMIGNA album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.20 | 8 ratings

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Gran disordine sotto il cielo
Gramigna RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Bj-1
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3 stars Gramigna was a very overlooked band heading from northern Italy in the late 70's, releasing just one album in 1977 before disbanding, Gran Disordine Sotto il Cielo. Apparently a concept album. A very dynamic effort with several influences, using chamber-rock oriented instrumentation combined with a traditional Italian Progressive Rock sound to them, not unlike PFM, Banco and others. Shadows of early Henry Cow is also notable under the more experimental moments, as well as the addition of female vocals (provided by Françoise Godard), but it is a fairly melodic and pleasant album overall, although it does have a prominent RIO element throughout. Sadly, this album, while quite original, is not really that memorable and strike me as a slightly uneven effort. It might not be essential, but it does have strong musical qualities nevertheless, though.

Overall, this is a very interesting band. Unfortunately, this album never got reissued since it's first release back in 1977 and is horribly rare these days (unless you can grab it over the net though..) but they really do deserve a listen, not only from RIO fans. This album should appeal to any proghead, really. 3.5/5

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Review by bellatalla

3 stars no one reason to say "IT'S A MASTERPIECE". It's a nice album, but nothing more than that. If you looking for masterpiece in italian progressive rock, GRAMIGNA is not one of them. Consider at the same time group such DEDALUS (the best avantgarde-electronic italian group - materiale per tre musicisti e nastri magnetici 1973) or AKTUALA (ethno- avangarde-progressive - aktuala 1971- la terra 1972 - tappeto volante 1974) to discover something absolutely amazing. I listen very carefully the Gramigna's album, and I found their "progressive level" very similar to the group ARTI E MESTIERI, RUSTICHELLI E BORDINI, REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA, QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA, PHOLAS DACTYLUS etc. , Good albums between 1971-1976 italian scene.

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Review by peeperkorn

4 stars I like this album! it is another good album from the many many records from the 70': full of suprising moments. it's similiar to opus avantra or pierrot lunaire. but a bit more melodic and with a very interesting instrumentation. also the sound seems like very clear and organized. if you like the italian stuff - give this record a try!!!

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Review by hdfisch
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3 stars As mentioned in the band's description the used instruments on this album like bassoon,oboe and violin and the female vocals remind a little bit to the English band HENRY COW. But the music is not really similar, more in the tradition of Italian Symphonic Prog with SOME odd elements. Altogether less strange than the music of the mentioned band and actually quite nice to listen. It's one of the few Italian releases in this sub-genre and might be interesting for collectors of rare Italian albums from the 70's. For experts in RIO music who are used to more demanding strange stuff it might be a bit disappointing.Still a nice listen and worth 3 stars!

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