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|spectrum spools (austria) #sp 014 lp|
franco falsini “cold nose” long playing record
- cold nose 1 (10:30)
- cold nose 2 (6:36)
- cold nose 3 (15:32)
|february 2012 release ; ... in perhaps the most apropos reissue move of 2012, emeralds’ john elliott has here issued a picture-perfect version of this forgotten chestnut of italian home-school prog :: the debut solo album by sensations’ fix guitarist franco falsini ...|
... right off the bat, the similarities to the multi-layered synth & guitar-echo stylings of emeralds are unmistakable ; not just the slowly unraveling tonal creep, but the whole laid-back, anthemic, pentatonic feel throughout ... much of the production & general sensibility remind me heavily of countryman franco battiato’s first few lp’s (especially “pollution” & “fetus”) ... but there’s a certain “lonely,” late-night sound that recalls the “private” chamber music of luciano cilio as well ...
... very nicely done reissue, cut from the original master tapes ; highly recommended !!!
|spectrum spools press release...|
sp 014 / franco falsini
release date 20.03.2012
franco falsini is an italian musician and producer perhaps best known for his work with his space/prog rock group sensations' fix, who released seminal albums in the 1970’s. his music was primarily crafted with impressive guitar technique (proven to be way ahead of his time), various synthesizers, and unorthodox recording methods to churn out beautiful experimental psychedelic sound.
“cold nose” was his debut solo outing, originally released on polydor in 1975 as a soundtrack to a film that has never been widely released and only seen by very few people. falsini applied many experimental methods to his recording process, including a mechanism borrowed from the bio-electronic meditation society, which would monitor his brain activity in the studio. only when his brain would produce alpha / theta waves would he begin to write and commit his music to tape. composed in three suites of spiraling and kaleidoscopic proto-ambient, psychedelic rock, falsini had created a masterpiece that today stands as one of the all-time treasures of the italian progressive music scene of the 1970’'s. throughout the recording we are treated to gentle washes of ems and minimoog synthesizers laced with floating guitar line melodies that break out into sky-high guitar leads. “cold nose” is a rare and gorgeous organic creation, glowing with colorful pulses and morphing algorithms.
spectrum spools is pleased to present the first pressing of the album in over 30 years, remastered by falsini to his specifications from the original tapes and cut to vinyl at dubplates and mastering, berlin.
original record jacket scans by devon dagworthy.