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Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.56 | 53 ratings

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3 stars The fourth good album in a row from Franco Battiato. Just a pity the sleeve is so poor. Do you think Stevie Wonder was commissioned to put this one together?

It's more of the same electronic and vocal experimentation as we've come to expect from this Italian oddity of the early 70's. What's going on with that weird face of his anyway? He looks like a hooker lurking about a dark street corner with all that strange make-up on his face. In a funny way he reminds me of my granny in 1966.

I'm liking all the strings, piano and heavily treated vocals throughout the entirety of this album which is imaginatively entitled 'Clic'

This album is a bit more relaxed than its predecessors but just as adventurous and playful as his previous outings. There's radio snippets and strange vocals aplenty and also a guy blowing a horn from a Minaret. Thankfully he's kept the wonderful VCS3 machine on board which works wonders.

However, things are a bit more acoustic this time round and there's a fair bit of treated violin present. Definitely one of the easier to digest experimental prog albums from the earlier part of the 70's and pretty much recommended to the adventurous. It also contains the Italian National Anthem - my favourite of anthems.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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