Sunday, February 22, 2015

La Batteria- "ST" - 3304 Penny Records 2015

   So hopefully you are familiar with David Nerattini (Little Tony Negri in the blog world) Well if you don't know he is also an incredible musician and drummer in modern band La Batteria along with Emanuele Bultrini (Guitars) Paolo Pecorelli (Bass) Stefano Vicarelli (Hammond C3,Clavinet,Fender Rhodes, Clavicamebalo, Celesta, Piano, Mellotron, Mini Moog, Prophet 5) and this is their new release on Penny Records.  When he sent me this I was quite blown away, I mean  I mostly care about old classic library and soundtrack records but this record is that good, that it deserves our attention.  They claim influences by the great composers of the 70's, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Alessandro Alessandroni, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin & I Marc 4, and I would have to agree with that.  The record was initially intended as a Library record for Romano Di Bari on his Flipper Music label and mastered in historical Telecinesound Studios, property of Maurizio Majorana, bass player of I Marc 4.
   The recording to me is pretty modern sounding, think Calibro 35 as far as recording quality goes, but the style is very retro and true to the Italian librarys of the 70's & 80's.   The record starts with "Chimera" a beautiful acoustic guitar and harpsichord intro that falls into heavy compressed hip hop beats with super italian harmonies over the top.  THis is followed by, "Vigilate" and "Scenario" dope poliziotteschi style jams with heavy beats and wah fuzz guitar.  Next they take a step towards electro with, "Formula" which sounds like it would fit any number of Italian horror movies.  "Manifesto" is a complete rocker full of  female scat vocals and heavy riffs, "Dilemma" is a proggy Italian monster.  "Incognito" even has a De Roubaix meets poliziotteschi style.  THe album closes with "Persona Non Grata" a nice resemblance to Cipriani classics for sure with its repeating harpsichord and heavy beats.
  La Batteria will be released on CD & LP & Digital in Feburary 2015, European countries can buy it Here
USA residents can buy it from Forced Exposure Here
  For more info on David Nerattini and his day job at legendary label Flipper records, read here
You can stream the whole record on David's Youtube playlist here



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    1. just click on the word here that's highlighted yellow, it will send you to the youtube playlist, works for me