Monday, March 2, 2015

Orgasmo Sonore "Revisiting Obscure Library Music"

Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, vinyl
Release dateMarch 2, 2015
  1. L´Erba Di Prima 2:54
  2. Prairies 4:23
  3. White Sand 2:58
  4. Viadotti 3:41
  5. Tempo Sospeso 3:55
  6. Canon 3:24
  7. Confronto 2:14
  8. Moonlight Drive 3:12
  9. A Mind Level 4:02
  10. Electric Maneges 4:00
  11. Space Team 1:35
  12. Gypsy Manou 5:14
Frank Rideau

While library music is an extremely broad genre (as necessitated by the wide range of uses it was intended for), Rideau has been selective with what he's taken on board here, creating an album that flows smoothly through progressive rock, funk, crime jazz and spacey synths - all the sorts of things beloved of Active Listener readers.
"Erba di Prima" starts things off in a pastoral prog vein which will make collectors of late sixties / early seventies U.K proto-prog feel right at home. Things then get nicely jazzy without losing their prog edge with Alessandro Alessandroni's "White Sand" having a nice flutey Tonton Macoute vibe, before Piero Umiliani's "Viadotti" channels Zappa at his busiest, and most melodic. Bruno Nicolai's "Tempo Sospesso" utilises synth choirs, harpsichord and guitars on the verge of feedback, making this a good entry point for those more familiar with Rideau's Giallo style work.
 Read the full review by Nathan Ford  at active-listener.blogspot.co.nz



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