STUDIO UMILIANI

by PIERO UMILIANI

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    ▶ 2LP Gatefold 180gr. + CD bonus included
    ▶ Limited Edition 500 copies
    ▶ liner notes by Pierpaolo De Sanctis
    ▶ artwork by Francesco Franz Longhi

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• Four Flies Records explores Piero Umiliani’s Sound Work Shop archives to select rare and unreleased tracks

• First archive compilation of Piero Umiliani’s work for the Rome-based record label and the first one focussing on Piero Umiliani in recent years

• Exotica, psychedelic jazz-funk, proto-trip hop: this selection is a cross-cutting portrait of Umiliani's activity during the golden years of his Sound Work Shop, the studio-laboratory where he has been playing, creating and experimenting with total freedom from 1969 to 1983

• The compilation will be released as a limited edition 2LP, accompanied by Four Flies’ Pierpaolo De Sanctis liner notes and archive images

Four Flies Records strikes again, releasing their first archive compilation of Piero Umiliani’s work and the first compilation focussing on the Maestro’s legacy in years.
“Studio Umiliani” is a collection of sunken treasures and hidden beauties yet to be re-released, and of stunning unpublished works surprisingly unknown for quite some time. The project, born from the initial effort of Andrea Fabrizii, who has far and wide been exploring Umiliani's soundtracks before anyone else, led Four Flies research to seek for new unreleased recordings at the Maestro's archive.
A challenge that Pierpaolo De Sanctis from Four Flies Records accepted without hesitation – with the help of the Umiliani family. His two daughters Alessandra and Elisabetta Umiliani, true keepers of their father's memory, together with their husbands Francesco Argento and John Linkowski, and of course, Piero's wife Stefania Baffa, have been pivotal in compiling this exciting project.
The result is a cross-cutting portrait of Umiliani's activity during the golden years of his Sound Work Shop, the studio- laboratory where he has been playing, creating and experimenting with total freedom from 1969 to 1983.

TRACKLIST:

A1 Avventura – 3:45
A2 Missione Speciale – 2:27
A3 Petra – Tema Jazz – 2:32 *
A4 Petra – Sottofondo Generico in Re minore– 2:09 *
A5 L’Invasione dei Folletti – 3:57

B2 Non Mollare – 2:15
B3 Commandos – 2:45
B3 Il Burattinaio M8+M9 – 3:40 *
B4 Vita Cittadina – 1:53
B5 C’è Un Fantasma Nel Mio Letto M47 – 2:04 *
B6 Pane Burro e Marmellata M52+M47 – 1:52 *

C1 Preistoria – 3:44
C2 Ratko e L’orso – Tema Moog – 1:37 *
C3 Grand Canyon – 2:46 *
C4 C’è Un Fantasma Nel Mio Letto M68 – 2:37 *
C5 Le Cascate di Iguaçù – 3:51

D1 Musica Nell’aria – 3:15
D2 Risaie – 5:10
D3 Millenni – 3:32
D4 Ritrovarsi – 3:17

* previously unreleased on every format

PIERO UMILIANI: Moog, EMS VCS3, Electric Piano Fender Rhodes/Wurlitzer, Mexican Marimba, Spinet, Hammond Organ

piano on C4: Enrico Pieranunzi
sax on A3: Enzo Scoppa
trumpet on A3: Cicci Santucci
choir on B6: I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni

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released July 30, 2017

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Italian golden age sounds from 60s and 70s obscure and underrated vaults. Music specially recorded for cinema, radio and television.

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