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Rainer Rein
5 stars Mmm - Aktuala's first record from 1973 - finally I got this item to my collection ! What a bunch of great complex psychedelic world music from Italy!!

Well - Aktuala was actually a commune of lovers of such kind of world music mixed with strong hints of different cultures, led by now-well-known ethnomusicologist Walter Maioli. In their music they used very different musical instruments over the world (for example arabic oboe, bamboo flute, piccolo, djembe, saxophones, clarinet, acoustic guitars, zither, dulcimer, viola, bongos, tabla, gong, african percussion, xylophone, marimba, tamboura etc. The psychedelic playing gave delightful intensity for these colourful compositions. My personal faves are When The Light Began (12-minute beginner) and Dejamira - the final tune.

This item is very important history of psychedelic and complex world music inspired from very different cultures - Almost five stars!!!

Rainer Rein | 5/5 |


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