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Lucio Battisti


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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars In 1970 the duo Battisti/Mogol (the latter is the lyriricst) decided to put in music their theory of the opposites: the contrast between love and not love, all and nothing, light and dark.

The album is based on a permanent anthithesis between short-titled songs (love, described in unconventional way) and long-titled songs (not love, completely instrumental). The formers are more easy and rock, the latters more experimental and anomalous (more "prog" if you allow me to say).

The general mood of the record is a singer-songwriter psych-rock'n'roll (with improvisation) in the "love" parts (hammond and guitars as in the furious "Se la Mia Pelle Vuoi") while is symphonic (piano and ocrhestra) in the instrumental parts (as in the wonderful "Davanti ad un Distributore Automatico di Fiori dell'Aeroporto di Bruxelles, Anch'Io Chiuso in una Bolla di Vetro").

The musicians involved in this notable project are of highest level: the whole PFM (at the time called I QUELLI), Alberto Radius (FORMULA 3) and Dario Baldan Bembo (EQUIPE 84).

The album is unique, there would never be another one like it in Battisti's discography. As for Anima Latina (1974), this is the one containing the less known Lucio' songs. And probably is this the best way to guarantee the product 100%.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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