The mid 70s presented mature, fertile grounding for maestro Piero Uimiliani's Sound Workshop Studio, exploring side ways explorations in to gravitational soundscapes and beyond.... Released in 1975 via his prolific Omicron imprint, Genti e Paesi Del Mondo ('Peoples and Countries of the World') is a return to the ethnic flavours so beloved of Umiliani's zeitgeist. However, eschewing the Third World fusions transgressing from earlier 1971 Jazz-Rhythmic LP set Africa, Umiliani turns anti-clockwise launching a left field mental audio pad to uncharted territories. On Genti e Paesi Del Mondo sparse, eerie electronic confections spar in unison alongside moody transgressional vibes. Umiliani's mysterious pathways unlock a trinket box echoing the Germanic stylings of Wolperath's Plank Studio and Herzog era Popol Vuh (check the shimmering Deserto Che Avanza), whilst stand out Viaggio Nel Tempo ('Travel Through Time') soars to the plateau with buzzing strings and Umiliani's trademark swing beats. Re-tuning his synths for a more earthy, organic feel, the maestro explores the indigenous populace through historical twists, kissing off listeners with the sparse primeval flutes of Monodia Primitiva (Umiliani would like to take us to the beginning of humankind and eternity)..... Lovingly recreated by Black Sweat Records via its authentic, original sleeve design and Laquer cutting from the original master tape, this elusive set is now available again for the discerning and adventurous.
released June 14, 2016
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