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Options May 21, 2020: Underground Colors and Psychedelic Miniatures: In the Leonardi Edizioni Library with Lupus & Dischi Montecarlo

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
The Psycheground Group  Tube   Options Psychedelic and Underground Music  Lupus  1971  LUS 207 (wr. by Ninety, aka Gianfranco Reverberi)  0:02:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Beppe Carta, G. Ferroni  Ricordi   Options Ventaglio Musicale  Lupus  1971  LUS 202 (wr. Leopoldo Perez Bonsignore)  0:10:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Solitudine   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971  LUS 209  0:13:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Pastore Errante   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971    0:14:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Antri Marini   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971    0:16:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Rumlitre   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971    0:19:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Quartieraccio   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971    0:20:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fiorella Fratini  Solitudine   Options Miscelanea N.2  Lupus  1971    0:22:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Psycheground Group  Easy   Options Psychedelic and Underground Music  Lupus  1971  (wr. Ninety)  0:24:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Jungle Theme 1-2-3  





0:31:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Raskovich  Follia Di Macchine   Options Informale N.1  Lupus  1971  LUS 210 (wr. Paolo Renosto, Stefano Torossi)  0:40:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  L'Allegro Zuffolatore   Options Colori, Bozzetti E Miniature Musicali  Lupus  1971  LUS 214  0:42:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  Il Flautista Innamorato   Options Colori, Bozzetti E Miniature Musicali        0:44:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi   Media Velocita'   Options Qualche Tema Lungo  Lupus  1971  LUS 215 (wr. Paolo Renosto)  0:45:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fotriafa  America, America   Options Un Tema: Tante Variazioni  Lupus  1971  LUS 216 (Fotriafa = Stefano Torossi)  0:49:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fotriafa  Notte Violenta   Options Un Tema: Tante Variazioni        0:51:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fotriafa  Sud America   Options Un Tema: Tante Variazioni        0:52:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi  West   Options Tensione E Distensione  Lupus  1972  LUS 217 (wr. Giuliano Sorgini)  0:58:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi  Dopo Il Massacro   Options Tensione E Distensione      (wr. Giuliano Sorgini)  0:59:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi  Streghe   Options Tensione E Distensione      (wr. Giuliano Sorgini)  1:00:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi  Preperati Al Peggio   Options Tensione E Distensione      (wr. Giuliano Sorgini)  1:01:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Echettio  Compliments   Options Tavolozza Musicale  Lupus  197?  LUS 220 (wr. Floriana Bozzalla; Echettio = Ugo Fusco)  1:02:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Echettio  Rincorsa   Options Tavolozza Musicale      (wr. Floriana Bozzalla)  1:05:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  Bagio   Options Immagini Moog  Lupus  1973  LUS 222  1:06:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  Favola Orientale   Options Immagini Moog        1:09:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  Lucilla   Options Immagini Moog        1:10:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paride Miglioli  Leggenda D'Amore   Options Immagini Moog        1:12:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Giuliano Sorgini  Certame   Options Informale Nº3  Lupus  1973  LUS 223  1:14:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Les Metiers et Borneo  





1:17:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gian Paolo Chiti, Sergio Montori   Giallo A Copacabana   Options Risoluzioni Sonore  Lupus  1973/4?  LUS 226  1:28:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gian Paolo Chiti, Sergio Montori   Quartiere Cinese   Options Risoluzioni Sonore        1:32:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gian Paolo Chiti, Sergio Montori   Bossa Nova Metticia   Options Risoluzioni Sonore        1:33:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gian Paolo Chiti, Sergio Montori   Bananas E Ananas   Options Risoluzioni Sonore        1:38:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gian Paolo Chiti, Sergio Montori   Nocce Di Cocco   Options Risoluzioni Sonore        1:41:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Sound Onirico   Options Jazz in Libertà  Lupus  1973/4?  LUS 228  1:45:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Intorno Ad Una Nota   Options Jazz in Libertà        1:49:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Eclisse Lunare   Options Jazz in Libertà        1:52:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Libero Beat   Options Jazz in Libertà        1:55:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Daniela Casa  Fiorentina   Options Italia Minima  Lupus  1973/4?  LUS 229  2:00:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Luigia Sordini  L'Emigrante   Options Italia Minima        2:03:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Luigia Sordini  Fogli Bianchi   Options Italia Minima        2:05:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Giuliano Sorgini  Under Pompelmo   Options Under Pompelmo  Dischi Montecarlo  1971  SM5001  2:07:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Under Pompelmo  





2:18:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Giuliano Sorgini  Wandering Man   Options Under Pompelmo  Dischi Montecarlo  1971  SM5001  2:26:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Giuliano Sorgini  Echoes From Canyon   Options Under Pompelmo        2:28:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ugo Fusco  Ultima Tappa   Options Beat in Ampex  Dischi Montecarlo  1971  SM5009  2:31:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ugo Fusco  Ocho Rios   Options Beat in Ampex        2:34:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stefano Torossi  Grande Geysir   Options Beat in Ampex      (wr. Giovanni Tommaso, Massimo Catalano, Sandro Brugnolini)  2:35:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Gocce Nella Grotta   Options L'Acqua N.2  Dischi Montecarlo  1971  SM5010  2:38:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.R. Luciani  Il Respiro Del Mare   Options L'Acqua N.2        2:41:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mario Molino  Kiss For Flavia   Options Beat Gregoriano  Dischi Montecarlo  1971  SM5013  2:43:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mario Molino  Avocadro   Options Beat Gregoriano        2:46:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mario Molino  Lamento Beat   Options Beat Gregoriano        2:50:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paolo Renosto  L'Egiziana   Options Antica Miscellanea 2  Dischi Montecarlo  1972  SM5016  2:52:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paolo Renosto  Daghe E Scudi   Options Antica Miscellanea 2        2:54:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Mondo Island  





2:55:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:51pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm chresti:

Hi Flash and fellow explorers!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Hi chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Flash and all!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Fuzzy:

Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Fuzzy!
Avatar 7:05pm northguineahills:

Ninety should have paired up w/ Niney (the Observer).
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

unusually long groove for a library LP, but every once in a while you'll find a far-out jam on these things – sometimes they're even good!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! I was thinking the same thing, Ninety & Niney, the 99 Beats
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

cool vibes set this one apart
Avatar 7:09pm Franco Twinkie:

Flash, I took my nap early so I wouldn't miss one exciting minute of your show. Now I can trip out standing up while stuffing crackers into my mouth. I think I'm seen trails!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

greetings, Flash and folx! enjoying this combination of sounds
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hello my well-rested Franco, thank you for tripping with us
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

splendid greetings to you Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Franco Twinkie: i, too, am stuffing crackers in my mouth. sheer bliss!
Avatar 7:11pm TDK60:

Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

love the stuff off this Miscelanea record
Avatar 7:12pm Franco Twinkie:

Granny! Want a one of mine? they've been 'dipped.'
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Franco Twinkie: sure! should i ask in what? i'm spreading pb on mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Franco Twinkie: pcp and jelly?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar 7:15pm Franco Twinkie:

I'll give you a hint: It's clear, odorless and tasteless.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

very spooky, weird vibes on a lot of the Lupus catalogue, really sounds like music you might hear in a dream, like you're half-remembering it even as you're hearing it
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

Hello Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Franco Twinkie: hmmmm, is it… a Scientologist?
Avatar 7:17pm Franco Twinkie:

It was made by a scientist....kind of.
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

@granny: i think it might be water
Avatar 7:18pm Frog Mover:

Good evening friends! some pretty looking scenes tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

I wouldn't want to dip my crackers into a Scientologist, either
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Heya Frog Mover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

That sounds toxic @Granny
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

thanks for taking time out from your newly-arrived marathon prize to listen to these pictures with us
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

sounds like Robbie Basho
Avatar 7:21pm Frog Mover:

First Explorers Room episode while exploring my new laptop, which actually has some nice built in sound quality
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

congrats my green man
Avatar 7:24pm Franco Twinkie:

All of a sudden I got the urge to go outside and watch ants crawling across the porch. Be back in a minute...or a few hours.
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

sometimes these hippie-esque library things are such undercover cop jams, but this one is very hip imo
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

smart play Franco, godspeed man
Avatar 7:26pm Frog Mover:

Yeah it's wild to be getting good stereo sound. This one's a jam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Aitch:

In for further exploration
Avatar 7:30pm Little Danny:

Hey explorz
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi Aitch! Hello hello LD!
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

nice cover on this one, the purple with the dancing shapes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm melinda:

I like this. It sounds like it should accompany a charming 1970s stop-motion animation film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm passiflora:

love this Il Flautista Innamorato
Avatar 7:43pm northguineahills:

I hear that melinda...
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

@melinda: that makes perfect sense
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Hi Passiflora!
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

cool organ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm doctorjazz:

Hi folks!
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

this one has a familiar sound eh
Avatar 7:50pm northguineahills:

Never came across Fotriafa....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

The incense pairing for this program tonite is Opium; notes of rosewood, frankincense and oakmoss
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: it's a pseudonym for Torossi, so maybe you have but didn't know it
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

the cover for Un Tema: Tante Variazioni is the exact same as Qualche Tema Lungo, btw
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

@granny: i have to trust you but that sounds about right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm chresti:

I have a Palo Santo stick, over here in the south western wing of the room
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

very disconcerting cartoon in my head when i hear this
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

ok get ready to moog out
Avatar 8:04pm TDK60:

Chresti, I have some Colombian friends who turned me onto palo santo. It's very strong.
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Miglioli really has a way with those trailing, bent notes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

TDK60, it is! It doesn't burn for very long. So you get this short burst of it's perfume.
Avatar 8:07pm Frog Mover:

This frog's always down to Moog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Mark Hurst:

Love the 8-bit sound.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

these moogs are a little froggy, i'd say
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Mark!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

great vocal track here, hysterical
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm chresti:

Avatar 8:10pm TDK60:

Chresti, they gave me a jar of tincture for the skin I suppose. I could barely use it it's so pungent.
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

really cool cover for this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm chresti:

I have a little bottle of a roll-on perfume oil with it, TDK60
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

really a magical piece
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Gary:

Howdy do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Palo santo is best in small doses. I spilled some patchouli oil at my high school (mid-80s) and all the teachers were saying, MAN I remember THAT smell!!!
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

Hi Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm chresti:

I remember having strawberry oil when I was around 12, boy, did I ever get sick of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

chresti: oh, yeah, i remember the strawberry oil. i'm sure it would drive me away at this point.
Avatar 8:33pm TDK60:

I like rosemary oil, in limited amount, for oiling my hair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm chresti:

Rosemary is nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

a few drops of rosemary oil on a brush is just heavenly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

electric banana scent is the best
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Bananas E Ananas is such a good piece
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

Granny, when I see that avatar, I start jumping from foot to foot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm melinda:

@Granny I love opium incense! Usually reserve it for weekends though.
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

ok get ready to groove in a big way now
Avatar 8:43pm TDK60:

C'mon groovers.
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Jazz in Libertà has one of my favorite understated library sleeve designs
Avatar 8:45pm northguineahills:

That Bananas E Ananas reminded me of Francis Bebey....
Avatar 8:46pm northguineahills:

nice minimal synth proto drum machine beats....
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

totally, NGH
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

drum machine sort of clattering away, sometimes skipping a little, all the while the organist is sort of meditating on a set of very imprecise, staccato solos. very charming somehow, it really speaks to me
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

then we have this Luciani which is just commanding. very assured and interesting playing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm chresti:

Nice hissing, too.
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

yeah, great hissing! very steam-industrial
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

damn this is the G R O O V E
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

the drums are great
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

it's always so nice when I'm looking through a label's discography, trying to piece things together, and Daniela Casa shows up. always wonderful
Avatar 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm melinda:

Morricone ish
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

definitely, just a sort of platonic Italian soundtrack piece really
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

Ok, farewell to Lupus (until I can build up a collection of missing releases) and hello Dischi Montecarlo!
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

really cool LP, this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Aitch:

Rabbit inclinations?
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

how so?
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

really bizarre drum solo incoming
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

i wouldn't call it too good
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

but there's a cool organ riff right after it so i'm gonna let it ride
Avatar 9:14pm Little Danny:

This is all part of the same track ("Under Pompelmo")?
Avatar 9:15pm TDK60:

Drum solos were big back then.
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

yeah, one long track
Avatar 9:15pm Little Danny:

Haha yeah dead drum sound!
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

i like this part though
Avatar 9:15pm just julia:

... i'm liking it ... and i appreciate the heads up
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

Hi Just Julia! great to see you, as ever
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

really cool vocal
Avatar 9:27pm just julia:

delighted to be here, hearing
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

I, too, delighted
Avatar 9:35pm Little Danny:

Love those low horn parts. Baritone saxes? Bass clarinets?
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

tuba, maybe? i love that too
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

sounds like low brass rather than reeds but i'm not sure
Avatar 9:38pm Little Danny:

I think you are correct.
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

next record, Beat Gregoriano, is very cool
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

and once again has repurposed design: see Tensione e Distensione, above
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Molino also went by Peones, Tartuga, & Zimbelius

he also contribute to this banger of a soundtrack with a savage John Saxon on the cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

love John Saxon
Avatar 9:45pm Little Danny:

"Avocadro" is so nice, slinky
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

& did some good records for CAM and Fonit, which I think I should revisit. really wanna do a Fonit show sometime
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

@LD: i agree, really like this one
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

there's 2 versions of Avocadro on the record
Avatar 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

@9.35 Evan & Danny i'm no expert but my guess is trombone
Avatar 9:49pm coelacanth∅:

it didn't sound...breathy? enough to be a tuba, in my opinion.
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

@C: sounds about right
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

I gotta go put my make-up on so I'll just say this: thanks, Evan - great show! You make learning beautiful.
Avatar 9:54pm TDK60:

Grazie Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm melinda:

Great show Evan!
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Swim yourselves ashore over at Flame Island: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks LD! Thanks everyone. See you next week, with love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm passiflora:

thank you
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