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Maria Monti – Il Bestiario

Maria Monti
Il Bestiario
Style: Folk, Rock
Label: Unseen Worlds
Catalog Number: UW08
Released: 1974, 70's
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Maria Monti, a talented Italian folk singer and actor who appeared in films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Sergio Leone, was backed by some incredible talent on her fifth album Il Bestiario. To name just a few, there’s legendary avant-garde composer Alvin Curran on synthesizers and composition, jazz legend Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, and lyricist Aldo Braibanti, an anti-fascist poet whose words expressed Italy’s tumultuous political history and was imprisoned by the ever watchful right wing Italian government before the release of this album. The album is a high point in the inventive history of music being created in Italy in the 1970s. Monti’s vocals dance from free form cabaret to achingly beautiful meditations while the talented ensemble of musicians create pastoral yet forward thinking electro-acoustic arrangements.

– Cole Kinnear

Recommended – A1 Il Pavone, A6 L’uomo, B1 La Pecora Crede Di Essere Un Cavallo, B2 Il Letargo

Tags: Avant-Garde / Cabaret / Ethereal / Obscure / Vocal
Tracklist:

A1 Il Pavone
A2 Dove
A3 No No No No
A4 Il Serpente Innamorato
A5 Lo Zoo
A6 L’ Uomo
A7 I Camaleonti
B1 La Pecora Crede Di Essere Un Cavallo
B2 Il Letargo
B3 Aria Terra, Acqua E Fuoco

Credits:

Vocals: Maria Monti
Baritone Saxophone – Roberto Laneri
Guitar – Luca Balbo, Tony Ackerman
Soprano Saxophone – Steve Lacy
Synthesizer, Arranged By – Alvin Curran
Lacquer Cut By – Daniel Krieger
Lyrics By – Aldo Braibanti
Mastered By – Giuseppe Ielasi
Producer – Ezio Leoni

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