Now let's get to the music here, the record starts with, "Fiaccole Vive" which you know as "Splendida Luce" from Ritmicolor. This is the original release of this track and as you know is proggy Filippi greatness with soaring synth and electric piano over incredible drumming. The last track, "Spinta Ritmica" is actually the same song but with drums and percussion only, essential for break beat enthusiasts. "Accensione" is a spinet and acoustic guitar driving song, with pumped up drums and brass in the traditional Filippi style. Now track three, "Ricordo" is by E Zoffoli who you might recognize from the Sorgini, Monte Carlo record I posted a while back and is dark prog with synth and drums, very awesome. "Strade" you know as "Percorsi" from the Ritmicolor record and is amazing spinet prog funk. "La Notte Guarda" is a beautiful piano and synth driven progger with drums, so good! The hit song, "Stelle In Terra" is a weird bossa prog jam, that is perfectly melodic with that classic Filippi sound. "Bagliori" is another one worth noting, sounds like it came right off the Daybreak record, perfect driving funk drums with piano, synth and organ throughout, awesome! The other few jams are pretty good but get kinda goofy for my taste, all feature spinet and sound very Rino still.
I called this the most elusive Rino De Filippi holy grail, I should say one of the most, when is the last time you saw "Temi Ritmici E Dinamici" or "Atmosphere" on Fonit "for sale, shit they're all pretty elusive aren't they, haha. The key being Holy Grail, which does not mean just rare, it means fantastic listening experience which I know is relative but if you're reading my blog you know I mean not drony experimental stuff or classical meanderings , I mean goosebump inducing beat driven music of a unique quality, not necessarily hip hop beats, you know the stuff that sells for ridiculous prices, haha. Though you can find goosebump inducing music for cheap, holy grail means it can potentially take you years to find it, thus meaning it is fricken rare, not 5 copies for sale on discogs. I feel that should be the generic meaning of Holy Grail and anything else should be classified as personal holy grail, but hey that is my perspective. Anyways I have vented enough for one evening check out the soundclips and trades are welcome. Enjoy from my personal collection, Chris
Update 1/25/15- Well me and some buddies have succeeded in contacting Luigi De Filippi from his website and it is confirmed he is indeed, Rino De Filippi's son! He said he used the name Marcabru and worked with his father on library records. I along with a couple other enthusiasts are trying to put together an interview with this man for the blog. Stay tuned!