Sensations' Fix - Fragments Of Light LP


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Label: Vinyl Magic

Limited blue vinyl edition of 500.

Listening today to the music produced by Sensations' Fix, a project founded and directed by Franco Falsini in '70s, can't just leave anyone indifferent. Already in the mid-'60s, Falsini was involved full-time in musical activities: a tireless traveler and experimenter, an artist with uncommon curiosity and intuition, after having lived for some time in the United States and England, he finally established again in Italy where he gave shape to Sensations' Fix and signed a contract with Polydor for the release of six records in five years. Often associated with the sound of Tangerine Dream and the so-called German "cosmic couriers," Sensations' Fix were much more than mere clones of something already existing.

Fragments of Light is - together with Portable Madness and Sensations' Fix - one of the three titles published in 1974 alone; as with the homonymous LP containing "music especially recorded for radio and television," Fragments of Light also contained some demos that Falsini had delivered to the label and from which the latter had freely drawn. Except for "Space Closure" and "Do you love me?," a rhythm section is practically absent in the album, and the compositions are all based on the synthesis of synthesizers and electric guitars, with some acoustic guitar and voice, all from a space/ambient/cosmic perspective, with dilated and ethereal atmospheres.

Sensations' Fix albums are generally difficult to find; almost none of them has been reprinted in over forty years, but thanks to this series of reissues on the VM label it is now possible to rediscover them all.