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Artist: CASA, DANIELA
Title: Arte Moderna
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Filed neatly and undisturbed within the micro-genre of 1970s Italian artsploitation, amongst films soundtracks such as Girl With The Crystal Plumage, A Quiet Place In The Country and House With The Laughing Windows, this obscure library LP is one of the few fully formed concept albums from the recently reappraised discography of Romes most versatile and adventurous female production music composer Daniela Casa. Once destined for a shelf life within the storage rooms of defunct TV studios and educational facilities, Danielas previously strictly commercially unavailable music has in recent years been given new focus at the hands of open-minded disc detectives and sonic salvage hunters earning Casas distinctive feminine take on experimental instrumental mood and movie compositions a place next to her widely respected masculine counterparts such as Alessandro Alessandroni, AR Luciani, Pierro Umiliani, Morricone and Nicolai. Sharing tight studio space and strict syndication schedules with all of the aforementioned artists (under commission from Romano Di Baris fervently independent Flipper music factory) Daniela Casa embraced a liberating wind change in affordable music technology which opened doors for uninhabited solo compositions in home studios, taking advantage of communal recording consoles and domestic synthesizers which nurtured a lesser-documented creative family tree (or rather secret society) and paved the way for individualistic projects from the likes of Magnetic Systems Fabio Frizzi and Goblins Claudio Simonetti. Here, on this repress of the impossibly rare, one-time subscription-only album, Arte Moderna, we find Daniela at her versatile best, creating a wide thematic suite (based on paintings and sculptures in an abstract art gallery) for which she would deploy mostly organic and acoustic instruments to construct a set of unorthodox compositions straddling avant garde, free jazz and Giallo tension (with some brief moments of brooding electronics and italian pop). Veering from her stylistic pop interests (which clearly included a fondness for the music of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) Casas Arte Moderna saw her adopt a less era-specific approach, combining neo-classical elements and piano improvisations akin to the likes of Frances Francois Tusques or Burton Greene, or Americas Mal Waldron without compromising her strong narrative personality. Finders Keepers Records now shine new light on these sonic sculptures and provide a fresh context where educated music listeners are ready to fill the gaps between Delia Derbyshire, Ennio Morricone, Suzanne Ciani and Harry Partch." - Cacophonic.

Artist: CASA, DANIELA
Title: Sovrapposizione Di Immagini
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"In an alternate universe, the Rome-born female synthesist Daniela Casa would be a household name. A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, giallo jazz, and even heavy drone rock jams, her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loops between other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne Ciani, while retaining one of the most individualistic and diverse composing styles of an advanced mechanical musician regardless of their nationality or gender. This LP compiles, for the first time, a multifarious selection of previously commercially unavailable instrumental music composed at her home studio in the late 70s before her untimely death at the age of 42. Originally designed for use in radio, film, TV and other industry-specific applications, these seldom-heard selections combine ingenious homemade and hi-tech disciplines, providing scores for Italian thrillers, nature documentaries, educational projects, and commercial sound installations. Mastered from the vaults of the sought-after Deneb/Flirt/Canopo library labels (home to some of the rarest records by Fabio Frizzi, Giuliano "Raskovich" Sorgini, Gerardo Iacoucci, Alessandro "Braen" Alessandroni, amongst others) these rare tracks reveal Daniela Casa in her most fertile environment (composing as a young mother) in both a solo capacity and alongside incredible Italian session musicians, often sharing release schedules and track lists with her maverick maestro husband Remigio Ducross. These multi-layered musical images remain as vibrant and authentic today as they did 35 years ago. Close your eyes and unravel the Sovrapposizione Di Immagini. " - Finders Keepers.
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