Saturday, February 21, 2009

Grosso autunno: Almanacco (EMI, 1977)

A bucolic folk album with delicate hippie sediments, "Almanacco" portraits the intimization of Utopias, political battles and disillusionment. Music for a turning-point era, which deals with the same old themes and clichés of post-68 Italy but unknowingly gives up any social connotation, replacing it with light-hearted introversion, everyday reflections about the passing of time and dreamy atmospheres.
The songs are wordy, hilarious and somehow even touching in the ingenuous intellectualism of their lyrics. Elegant and placid acoustic arpeggios become warmly melancholic when maudlin synthetizers meander in the background giving the music a feeble progressive allure, just occasionaly enhanced by faraway flute meddlings. Some songs may remind Claudio Lolli's style for the sincerity of the voice and the resigned suspension of the melodic lines.

Grosso autunno were a singer/songwriter quintet founded in Rome; they were active during the second half of the Seventies. "Almanacco" is their second and last studio album.

  1. Lontani
  2. Fiori
  3. Questione
  4. Da bambini
  5. Solo una storia
  6. Anonima S.P.A.
  7. Qualche ritratto
  8. Ancora
  9. Bar Edelweiss
  10. Jekyll
  11. Frutta secca
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heartless_and_cruel said...

Ciao! Ho appena trovato il tuo blog. Sono sicura che questa sara' una scoperta meravigliosa. Saluti da Polonia!