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Artist: CONFUSIONAL QUARTET
Title: In the Box
Format: 3 LP Box
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $58.00
"A happening -- maybe one could call it that. Confusional Quartet is one of the most original and unique bands to ever come out of Italy, and one of the few bands able to switch from the prog rock era to dislocated art forms, painting their music with traces of early electronica and a post-punk twist (read: no wave). A bridge linked the band from Bologna (rock) to the musical past and present of the nation, with senses of urgency and creativity on top and a revolutionary aesthetic revealed between the lines. No lyrics -- the music was truly instrumental, incorporating no social issues, but evoked a future no less narrow with their sonic scenario. Its really hard to pinpoint the band; they even re-created a singular version of Domenico Modugnos 1958 Sanremo Music Festival-winning "Volare" in a truly devolved way. Italian music history undergoes shock therapy in the exotic manifesto "Samba Paperino" and in the jazz-rock ostinato of "Pronipoti." Now listeners can finally share the whole experience of this truly unique band with this comprehensive box. The first LP contains their 1980 self-titled LP, the second contains their 1981 self-titled 10" EP, and the third contains their 1981 triple-7" flexi disc Documentario, along with previously unreleased bonus tracks. Each LP is presented in its own cover and printed inner sleeve. Limited edition of 500. RIYL: Devo, DNA, The Contortions, Magma." - Spittle.

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