Giuliano Sorgini - Percussioni In Crescendo LP
Label: Vinyl Magic
At the end of the '60s in Italy - but also abroad, especially in France and England - a very particular trend began to spread, that one known as "Library music" or "sonorization": as suggested by its name, those were real music libraries intended for the accompaniment of audiovisual productions such as television programs, advertisements, documentaries and films. Since they were created in conditions of total artistic freedom, they are often difficult if not impossible to catalog, as they're not anchored to a specific musical genre; this freedom also allowed the authors to compose, sometimes in the most complete anonymity, experimental and avant-garde music, capable of anticipating the sounds that only many years later would have been widespread on a larger scale.
Giuliano Sorgini is one of the most mysterious library music and soundtrack composers: practically nothing is known about his life, despite his name being linked to dozens of albums and compositions, and to various collaborations with artists such as Alessandro Alessandroni and Lesiman - for which he used the pseudonym of Raskovich. Compared to the already reissued experimental and avant-garde LP Elettroformule, Percussioni in Crescendo is much more heterogeneous and melodic, suspended between jazz-rock and lounge, bossa nova and funk, with sometimes minimal keyboards that evoke exotic atmospheres.
Percussioni in Crescendo is part of a reissues series, made in collaboration with Edizioni Leonardi (Milan, Italy), of extremely rare library music LPs published between late '60s and early '70s, most of which have never been released again until today, and that are finally made available again for collectors and sonorization music lovers.