LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
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Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Filed neatly and undisturbed within the micro-genre of 1970s Italian artsploitation, amongstfilms soundtracks such as Girl With The Crystal Plumage, A Quiet Place In The Country andHouse With The Laughing Windows, this obscure library LP is one of the few fully formedconcept albums from the recently reappraised discography of Rome’s most versatile andadventurous female production music composer Daniela Casa. Once destined for a shelf lifewithin the storage rooms of defunct TV studios and educational facilities Daniela’s previouslystrictly commercially unavailable music has in recent years been given new focus at thehands of open-minded disc detectives and sonic salvage hunters earning Casa’s distinctivefeminine take on experimental instrumental mood and movie compositions a place next toher widely respected masculine counterparts such as Alessandro Alessandroni, AR Luciani,Pierro Umiliani, Morricone and Nicolai.Sharing tight studio space and strict syndication schedules with all of the aforementionedartists (under commission from Romano Di Bari’s fervently independent Flipper music factory)Daniela Casa embraced a liberating wind change in affordable music technology which openeddoors for uninhabited solo compositions in home studios taking advantage of communalrecording consoles and domestic synthesisers which nurtured a lesser-documented creativefamily tree (or rather secret society) and paved the way for individualistic projects from thelikes of Magnetic System’s Fabio Frizzi and Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti. Here, on this repressof the impossibly rare, one-time subscription-only album, Arte Moderna, we find Daniela ather versatile best creating a wide thematic suite (based on paintings and sculptures in anabstract art gallery) for which she would deploy mostly organic and acoustic instrumentsto construct a set of unorthodox compositions straddling avant garde, free jazz and Giallotension (with some brief moments of brooding electronics and italian pop).Veering from her stylistic pop interests (which clearly included a fondness for the music ofBlack Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) Daniela Casa’s Arte Moderna saw her adopt a less eraspecific approach combining neo-classical elements and piano improvisations akin to thelikes of France’s Francois Tusques or Burton Greene, or America’s Mal Waldron withoutcompromising her strong narrative personality for this unique abstracted picture music.Unintentionally but profoundly political in her prolific existence Daniela Casa’s contributionto a predominantly male industry earned her a small clutch of inspired idiosyncratic Italianfemale bedfellows such as Nora Orlandi, Giullia De Muittis (aka Kema), Fiorella Fratini, EmmaDe Angelis and Maria Teresa Luciani, who, with faceless anti-celebrity as its essence, neverbenefitted the wider critical focus that much of this music now duly commands on thecollectors circuit.Finders Keepers Records, in continued collaboration with the Di Barri company, with theCasa/Ducros family blessing, are now proud to shine new light on this sonic sculptures andprovide a fresh context where educated music listeners are ready to fill the gaps betweenDelia Derbyshire, Ennio Morricone, Suzanne Ciani and Harry Partch and patronise a verywelcome considered alternative to the recent rise in popularity of Italian Giallo soundtracksfrom a seldom savoured feminine creative vantage point. Daniela’s musical paintings cannow be unveiled to the public for the first time, with Modern Art sounding as contemporaryas it did when it was recorded forty years ago. The gallery is now open for limited sittings,discerning ears and open minds.