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Futuro Antico - D'ai primitivi all'elettronica CD (album) cover


Futuro Antico


Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 12 ratings

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4 stars Vanishing all borders!

Recently having aquired a modest but fruitful bunch of Italian prog/electronic albums (among others), I finally found this "overlooked and obscure gem" of the subgenre, FUTURO ANTICO's , 1980 "D'ai primitivi all'elettronica" (from primitive to electronic).

Consciously focused on the blend of "electronic" sounds and "primitive" percussions, Futuro Antico also dares to bend other rules in order to achieve a more composition wise wild adventure.

But let me brief you a bit on the members of this 3 record band (2 official releases + an unreleased live recording). This the one I review its their first studio release. Founded in Italy, between Walter Maioli and Riccardo Sinigaglia, Futuro Antico at least in this album and the live one, had the privileged collaboration of master and native musicians coming from India and Africa. Thus the true nature of the musical experimentation between Africa meets slightly India plus European electronics results.

So as I mentioned, one of the real thrills of this project aside from mixing instrumentation is the way this music moves coherently from electronic, native and even classical structures as freely and naturally, as if perfectly woven into a single intention.

The project as such is perfectly structured, composition wise, but then again surprisingly experimental. Therefore rich in creative ideas that work out in balance, subduing the inherent cliches and temptations that usually happen in this kind of fusions.

Better than that, each of the 5 compositions dares to take different routes, some more "primitive" ( Central African music comes to my mind), others more subtly-modern, but respectfully displaying their own characteristics without stepping in each others toes.

A sure hassle to find even in Italy, but worth the time and money.

****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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