Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Art Fleury: I luoghi del potere (Italian Records, 1980)

Art Fleury were a trio from Brescia devoted to a deeply suburban and experimental progressive rock. Though obviously in debt with King Crimson, especially for the guitar style, their attitude was much closer to more radical and nihilist bands such as Faust, The Residents or This Heat. Their influence is pretty evident on all of the four tracks which compose their debut album: heavily destructured narrations of the industrial gloom, merging tape material, atonal organ or orchestral puddles and restrained arpeggios, occasionally broken by convulsive prog-rock bursts.
The band had indeed more than some contacts with the left-wing R.I.O. scene, having opened several times for Henry Cow concerts and played together with Area and bands from L'Orchestra cooperative (Stormy Six, Art Bears, Etron Fou Leloublan and many more).

"I luoghi del potere" is a fascinating work, pervaded by a dreary, disillusioned mood which constitutes a strong and well-conceived critique of industrial and Cold War alienation. Besides being a masterpiece of Italian progressive rock, it's also one of the very few ones to show a very distinct post-punk leaning: it's an important document of the late-70s transitions.

  1. Uno spettro si aggira per le brigate Hans Eisler
  2. Fabbrica rosa
  3. E=mc² (la collina del timo)
  4. La morte al lavoro
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Dusty said...

interessante grazie! proverò

Ford_Prefect said...

hei wago... ce l'hai il disco degli "illuminati"?

Anonymous said...

Complimenti per questo blog. Le recensioni sono scritte molto bene e ho trovato album che cercavo da tempo. Grazie.

wago said...

Non ho ancora il disco degli Illuminati, ma lo sto cercando da un po'...

freaknhell said...

very cool stuff. thanks!

house303 said...

Grazie wago!