Twenty years ago, what is probably still the best collection of
music by Piero Umiliani, “Musicaelettronica”, was released on Easy
Tempo (in our opinion, the finest Italian soundtrack label ever). The
album, curated by Rocco Pandiani, focussed on the astonishing creative
mastery with which Umiliani played around in his Sound Work Shop studio,
where he had all kinds of analogue machines to
Not only did albums like “Musicaelettronica” inspire the very existence of Four Flies Records, but our new Umiliani release, L’Uomo Elettronico, follows on precisely from where “Musicaelettronica” left off. While Pandiani’s selection provided an insight into the playful, lighter side of Umiliani’s electronic music, our release explores its introspective, esoteric side.
There is a dreamy, ambient quality at work here: the Maestro builds hypnotic, minimalist sonic landscapes through layers of sharp synths, including Moog, Arp, and VCS3. This music could fit equally well in a sci-fi documentary, a post-apocalyptic film, a television report on climate change, or a journey through outer space.
L’Uomo Elettronico features 3 previously unreleased tracks, as well as rarities and hidden gems, all composed between 1972 and 1983 and remastered from the original analogue tapes.
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