Oronzo De Filippi - Meccanizzazione 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.
Oronzo De Filippi is known not only for his library music works, but also for having been part of the project The Braen's Machine, together with Alessandro Alessandroni, another very important name in this context. Meccanizzazione is a completely instrumental record - like practically all LPs in this genre - literally dominated by the sound of the harpsichord, and it substantially features two main kinds of compositions: the more "friendly" and easy-listening ones with a jazz-lounge and bossanova flavor, and the darker and hypnotic ones, decidedly more fitting the repetitiveness of the industrial world and its machines at work.
Meccanizzazione is part of a reissues series, made in collaboration with Edizioni Leonardi (Milan, Italy), of extremely rare library music LPs published between the 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 Library music lovers.