Aktuala - s/t LP
Label: Bla Bla
The eponymous Aktuala’s LP is the first one of this series, made by an 'open musical collective' from milan, a fixed nucleus with many different contributes from guest musicians. As the Third Ear Band have always been inserted in the international prog panorama, the same happened with Aktuala, who were real music pioneers able to blend world, ethnic, jazz and avant-garde music.
Aktuala was not accidentally released in 1973 on Bla Bla Records, the same record label who had Camisasca, Battiato and Osage Tribe in its roster. Nothing like that had ever been heard in Italy before, and Aktuala were the first ones importing and deeply studying sounds and instruments coming from Asia and Africa.