Synthi Time

"Synthi Time" is perhaps one of the most suitable albums - within Umiliani's incredibly vast discography - to fully appreciate the composing and experimental genius of the Maestro. For once away from the classic soundtracks that made him popular, this project veers away also from refined works of library music such as "Genti e paesi del mondo" (People and countries of the world) or "Problemi d'oggi" (Today's issues), released under the moniker of Zalla. In this case, we like to imagine him absorbed in his Sound Work Shop studio, experimenting with synthesizers with the same enthusiasm of a newbie in search of the perfect sound. Without renouncing to pop(ular) elements, Umiliani seems almost to anticipate (or at least to be fully consistent with) the sound research that will characterize the careers of musicians such as Roedelius and Moebius in Germany.
As the same subtitle reveals, this was 'a new way of making music' through the use of the electronic synthesizer - this happening in 1971 - with occasional interventions by the spinet and the Hammond organ. And, with the exception of other little masterpieces such as "Il mondo dei Romani and Tra scienza e fantascienza", the most 'avant-garde' Umiliani can be found here, among tracks such as "Synthi grottesco", the outstanding "Synthetic Water", "Synthi pianola" and "Synthi pastorale", excellent examples of a Maestro exploring new sounds and the future of the music. Often forgotten and overlooked even by those self-proclaimed Umiliani lovers and fans, "Synthi Time" is actually one of his best works.
This was 'a new way of making music' through the use of the electronic synthesizer - this happening in 1971 - with occasional interventions by the spinet and the Hammond organ. The most 'avant-garde' Umiliani can be found here, with excellent examples of a Maestro exploring new sounds and the future of the music.

Item détails
Artist : Piero Umiliani
Title : Synthi Time
Label : Schema
Réf. label : SCEB 930LP
Genre : Experimental/Electronic
Country : Italy
Year : 2015
Format : LP
Origine : Re-Issue
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 33,00 EUR
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Tracklist

Side 1
1. Synthi Theme
2. Synthi Grottesco
3. Arabian Synthetizer
4. Synthi Epico
5. Synthi Dance
6. Synthi Water
7. Synthi Pastorale
Side 2
1. Synthi Melody
2. Synthi Waltz
3. Synthi Marcia
4. Synthi Bossa Nova
5. Synthi West
6. Synthi Boogie
7. Synthi Pianola

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