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Dagored

UMILIANI (M. ZALLA), PIERO - Africa / Continente Nero

Dagored presents a double LP bundle of two first official Piero Umiliani reissues. Africa from Piero Umilianis M. Zalla moniker, originally released in 1972, and Continente Nero, released under Umilianis own name in 1975. The double LP bundle contains inserts with liner notes for each release; Edition of 500. - Dagored.



". . . Keep in mind the release year, January 1972, before approaching the matter covered in this precious jewel: the black rhythm of the incredible Africa To-Day, the fourth world Jon Hassell-style of Green Dawn, the exotic touch à la Martin Denny (Lonely Village, Echos), the Sortilèges reference to the electronic new wave (really!), the folk influence (Rite, Folk-Tune). With many years in advance, Umiliani synthesizes in Africa sounds and styles that will make then the fortune of well-celebrated and famous artists. . . ." - Stefano Gilardino.



". . . The African continent rebuilt in microsolchi by maestro Umiliani in 1975 is therefore a projection, an image that is influenced strongly by the affairs of overseas colleagues. All those artists from Duke Ellington to the Art Ensemble of Chicago, through Max Roach, who have been fundamental in the genesis of African-American culture . . . Over 40 years since its conception, it is a remarkable, pioneering work, a place of hypotheses and happy intuitions. . . ." - Luca Collepiccolo.
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