Friday, March 27, 2020

Piero Piccioni Essential Mixtapes

I recently made a 3 part mixtape of all my favorite Piero Piccioni tracks just for myself so I thought I'd share it.  It consists of his vinyl, CD and digital releases.  If your'e only familiar with his sought after vinyl releases I think you'll be stoked on his other material as it is just as good if not better.  Hope to get back to posting other stuff soon at some point but I'm a family man now so hope you enjoy this for now.  Cheers, Chris

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Rino De Filippi "Aspetti Di Vita All'Aperto" Ayna AB7---Beautiful Filippi Majestry!!!!

    Here is a record that I personally never thought I would get a chance to hear let alone own it, Rino De Filippi's elusive "Aspetti Di Vita All'Aperto" on Ayna!  I don't get around to sharing much anymore but to celebrate the birth of my son this week,  I wanted to share this beauty as I know there are quite a few Filippi fans out there that would love to hear it.  If you have this in your wantlist then you quite well know it is very impossible to find.  Most of the Ayna releases I had heard so far were very Avant style records and actually many reissued by Cinedelic Records recently.   I assumed that this record was probably more of the same but to my surprise it is very melodic, orchestral and Filippi!  My favorite Filippi is his more melancholic, psych lounge style and if you like that too than you will appreciate this record, as it would be a shame for it to go unheard any longer.  Literally from start to finish you will hear all the ingredients that make a great Filippi record, I definitely was floored when I first heard it.  Songs like "Un Altro Giorno" "Soave Presenza" "Gemme In Fiore" & "Visioni D'Incanto" send me into complete bliss!  The only thing I wish is that "Verdi Radure" was compressed a little better with louder drums as that is the standout track to me but hey you can't have everything.  Please sit down with a nice chill mindset and let these sounds wash over you, I know that's what me and my newborn son have been doing!!!   Hope you all have a great week and Cheers!  Chris

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Giuliano Sorgini "Lavoro E Tempo Libero" UST 335 - Goldfinger (Usignolo) 1980 Dark Funk Killer!!

    Happy New Year! It's been a minute but I've been listening to this Sorgini masterpiece a bunch and thought I'd share it.  It's alot different than some of his earlier work but it has that perfect early 80's Italian Library sound full of close mic'd and clear funky greatness mixed some very beautiful chill jams.  When I first got into library stuff, obviously Giuliano Sorgini was one of the first clear leaders in the genre with his Zoo Folle and Under Pompelmo record being the top of the records to hear.  This one wasn't even really talked about, maybe because of it's obscurity but it I think it's my favorite of his at this point when only referring to the records where he is the sole contributer.  The mystery behind Usignolo contributed to the fascination with this record as well once I became aware of it's existence.  There are a bunch of records with this same cover (Postal Area Group, Rock Music, The Yellow Page, Disco Music, Band's Harmony, as well as a couple others) This being the best of the bunch even though there are great jams on those records as well.
   As for the music well it starts with the most hip hop ready library sample track I've ever heard,"Ingranaggi Pesanti" I'm not a Hip Hop guy but it's unreal how ahead of the time this track is.  " Cadenza Dinamica" "Ciclo Continuo" and "Turbine In Moto" are dark proggy funky gems that I just can't get enough of.  Every hit is so clear and dope, the occasional shreddy guitar solo gets me in that cheesy air guitar mode for sure.
      I was lucky to find this a couple years ago and it seems that Sorgini might have signed the back cover as well.  I hope some of you can find one as well but here is my 320K rip to tide you over.  Enjoy  MY RIP

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Domenico Di Vito (Oscar Lindok) - Immagini E Colori - DDA1 Aris-1974 REPOST

    I Got a few requests for a full rip of this record so here you go!

Here is one very special record by Oscar Lindok AKA Giacomo Dell'Orso and husband to iconic singer Edda Dell'Orso.  Absolutely top notch, next level shit, from prog to spaced out bossa to dark side of the moon stretchings.  Record starts off with "Immagini E Colori" a proggy gem for sure, shifts between acoustic guitar and rockin organ parts.  "Spensieratamente" might be the best song here with it's signature Lindok synths over a bossa beat that is just absolutely amazing.  "Storia A Lieto Fine"  is a beautiful and melodic funk jam, reminding of a glorious drive with no traffic.  "Verso Il Domani" I just love, like a futuristic 50's pop song with amazing synth lines, yet I can see how someone might take it as cheesy, but it just hits me perfectly.  "Terra Amara" has no drums but no problem making an impact.  It has a similar style to those classic Dark Side Of The Moon songs I love so much.  "Senza Problemi" is an amazing proggy tribal jam with tape echo for days!  Bottom line if you are a fan of this man, this one is essential and if you know Aris Librarys or Soundtracks (Lingua D' Argento, Calamo) it is mega rare and rarely comes up for sale.  GET IT HERE!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rino De Filippi - "Tema Amore" - Nazionalmusic- N1023 - Beautiful Allusive Filippi!!!

    Hello and happy new year!  I'm back from my Hiatus with a seldom heard or seen Rino De Filippi record, "Tema Amore" on the Nazionalmusic label best known for their Supermakert series and the Zelda 45 by Marcello Giombini.  This is the early Filippi style from 1972 so there aren't any synth or fuzz sounds but mainly a laidback beautiful landscape of wordless vocal, organ, acoustic guitar, drums, bass and harpsichord.  Melody is the driving force behind the songs even though Filippi's signature rhythm patterns are there as well, favorites for me have to be "Romantico Viale" with it's minor harpsichord intro straight into absolute beautiful chord structure.  Also "Giovane Amore" that takes you all over the place, as soon as you think you know where it's going, a killer chord steps in and sends you a different direction.  These recordings sound super raw but absoulutely high fidelity and could easily imagine them being recorded in a day or two but at the same time so much mastery is here it would take most groups 10 times longer to achieve.  Anyways it took me a very long time to even hear this record and I hope it gives at least some of you some joy!  As always My Rip From My Collection at 320K.  GET IT HERE!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I'm Going To Set Myself On Fire - "Challenge Of The Salt" OST- Charles Bernstein 1973 Private Press Killer Documentary Soundtrack!

       Honestly I'd never heard anything about this record until I heard a clip on the excellent Boxes of Toys bog.  I luckily was able to track down a copy and surprisingly it's from my hometown of Los Angeles, well Hollywood to be exact.  I still wonder if there's any of these floating around some Hollywood thrift store or something, haha.  It seems to be super obscure, no discogs info and just one lonely copy on ebay for some insane price.  So it doesn't just drift into unheard obscurity I decided to share a rip.
   The only other records I have from Charles Bernstein are some "Nightmare On Elm Street" soundtracks which are obviously recorded much later than this one, which he recorded under the name, I'm Going To Set Myself On Fire, which is just awesome.  The record came out on some label called MVC, which I think might be the first and maybe only release from this private press company.  Mostly what we get is incredibly funky and soulful jams with vocal and instrumental versions.  The standout is definitely, "Raceway" which just sucked me in right away, what he accomplishes in 2 minutes is astounding.  Great songwriting and killer breaks if that's what you are into.  Usually vocals are a turn off for me but I really dig, "White Salt" and if you don't like them, well hey there's an instrumental version too, yay! "Here We Are" is really great as well and there's many other moments that are completely jam worthy.  So check it out and I hope y'all can find copys at some point,everything pops up eventually!
Here it is ripped from my personal collection at 320K.  Chris Tillotson        GET IT!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rino & Luigi De Filippi "Daybreak" RCA SP 10062 (1976) Full Rip In 320K

   Just VPI'd this record and re ripped it, thought I would share it in full this time!  Just one of my favorite records to listen to by Marcabru an alias for Luig De Filippi, son of Rino De Filippi.  This one is credited to Luigi solely on SIAE database but most likely done with his father Rino from the sounds of it.  You really can listen to this from start to finish and oh god let me tell you it is rare and pretty impossible to find.  It has that proggy jazz feel that the Filippis  utilize on most of their beat driven records like the wildcat and pound release.  First we start with the title track "Daybreak" just amazing and beautiful mid tempo awesomeness, crazy melodys abound.  Next we get, "Gleaming" with that up tempo jazz funk sound ever so popular in the mid late 70's, with just the right amount of synth coming in half way through.  "Hermitage" comes off right away sounding like a sophisticated yes.  Next we get the banger "Fancy" just perfection, cray bassline and sax solo with that flat and perfect Filippi drum sound, AHHH, so good!  "Consortship" sounds like Filippi totally going for a yes melody and one of the most Filippi sounding songs on the record, totally essential good vibes.  Then the B side, man if you thought the A side was dope the B side is even better.  "Racer" is unbelievable melodic and proggy.  "Glide" is golden funk"  "Afield" is back to that melodic Filippi good vibes style.  "Loose" is by far my favorite jam on here, and perhaps top 5 Filippi jams, that crazy technical jazzy piano riff and the insane drumming, whoah.  Last song of note is, "Meek" the most chilled out and stony jam on here, shit, what were they smoking in Italy back then, damn?!  Just VPI'd this record and re ripped it, thought I would share it in full this time!  Enjoy  GET IT HERE!