Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Album of the Day

Tilt, by Arti & Mestieri (1974): I got this album for Xmas a couple of years ago along with another Italian classic, Area's Crac!. As a result, Tilt got a little lost in the shuffle initially. After (many) repeated listenings, this one has become a favorite. Like Area, A+M's brand of Italian prog fuses jazz and rock, with A+M bringing in some more traditionally symphonic elements. And, as the Ground and Sky reviews point out, it's got a much lighter overall feel. It's all tied together by the Animalistic drumming of the appropriately named Furio Chirico. Good stuff.

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