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Piero Umiliani - To-Day’s Sound Limited Edition
Piero Umiliani
To-Day’s Sound Limited Edition
2LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
25,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gatefold edition with poster!
Only 1 per customer.

Originally released as a double album and conceived as a collection
of episodes destined to various tv sonorizations, “To-day’s sound” has
quickly become one of the most popular works by Piero Umiliani and it
certainly is one of the best ones composed in his career. Umiliani,
here on the job with Moog, Hammond and keyboards, is accompanied
by a good group of excellent and talented jazz players, like Franco
D’Andrea and Giovanni Tommaso (both in the Perigeo group),
trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini, guitar player Silvano Chimenti
from I Grès group, percussionist Ciro Cicco and many others.
With the original intent to offer radically different styles and
atmospheres, in order to promote the use of the tracks in movies and
tv series – in fact, the the psycho-funk “Open space” was used for
the opening credits of the movie “Baba Yaga” – “To-day’s sound” is
the perfect example of Umiliani’s incredible and varied talent, capable
of mastering diverse genres and sounds without losing his personal
touch. As stated on the cover: “Rock, rhythm and blues, beat,
underground, country, pop”, we can also add electronic music and
funk, in order to complete a sound palette that only very few other
composers had. It is hard to pick the best track in a record (a double
album to be specific ) so rich of gems, from the title track to “Caretera
panamericana” (with “virtuoso” Moog improvisations ), to “Bus stop”
and “Music on the road” , to end with the wonderful soul of “Green
valley”: it is better to enjoy Umiliani at his best!
Piero Umiliani - Il Paradiso Del'uomo
Piero Umiliani
Il Paradiso Del'uomo
LP | 1963 | EU (Alternative Fox)
19,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU
Genre:Movies / TV
Italian film composer Piero Umiliani enjoyed a long and illustrious career, creating nearly 200 film soundtracks, along with 40 music library LPs and some 35 television themes. Born in Florence in 1926, he was first recognised internationally for his work on the soundtrack of 1958 crime caper I Soliti Ignoti (AKA Big Deal on Madonna Street, Persons Unknown or Le Pigeon), which featured noted jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker—the first time, in fact, that jazz music had been used for an Italian comedy feature. Umiliani teamed with Baker again in 1961, along with Croatian-American jazz singer Helen Merrill, for the soundtrack of Smog, a drama about an Italian lawyer’s unintended escapades in Los Angeles, and his work was later featured on American and British television shows, including The Muppets, the Benny Hill Show and the Red Skelton Show. Il Paradiso dell'Uomo (AKA Man’s Paradise), subtitled ‘Forbidden Japan,’ was a little-known documentary released in 1963 focussing on the roles assigned to women in the country, from the traditional pearl-fishing divers of the coast and urban factory workers to traditional dancers and the ambiguous world of geisha and striptease. This impossibly-rare soundtrack mixes eastern and western musical elements, veering from classical tropes to swing jazz, with Chinese singer Mei Lang Chang on a couple of tracks and singer/composer/musicologist Francesco Potenza leading the chorus on another.
Piero Umiliani - Baba Yaga (Open Spce / Slogan) Gold Sleeve Edition
Piero Umiliani
Baba Yaga (Open Spce / Slogan) Gold Sleeve Edition
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Four Flies 45s Serie strikes back with this unmissable Piero Umiliani double-filler, featuring the only two tracks survived from BABA YAGA's score, a pop-mystery movie inspired by the comic books of Guido Crepax, Valentina. Limited edition: 250 copies with cyan sleeve and purple label + 250 copies with gold-cover and label.
Piero Umiliani - Baby Yaga (Open Space / Slogan) Cyan Sleeve Edition
Piero Umiliani
Baby Yaga (Open Space / Slogan) Cyan Sleeve Edition
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Four Flies 45s Serie strikes back with this unmissable Piero Umiliani double-filler, featuring the only two tracks survived from BABA YAGA's score, a pop-mystery movie inspired by the comic books of Guido Crepax, Valentina. Limited edition: 250 copies with cyan sleeve and purple label + 250 copies with gold-cover and label.
Piero Umiliani - Studio Umiliani - Rare and unreleased tracks from Sound Work Shop Archives 1967 - 1983
Piero Umiliani
Studio Umiliani - Rare and unreleased tracks from Sound Work Shop Archives 1967 - 1983
2LP+CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies.

Four Flies Records explores Piero Umiliani’s Sound Work Shop archives to select rare and unreleased tracks
First archive compilation of Piero Umiliani’s work for the Rome-based record label and the first one focussing on Piero Umiliani in recent years
Exotica, psychedelic jazz-funk, proto-trip hop: this selection is a cross-cutting portrait of Umiliani's activity during the golden years of his Sound Work Shop, the studio-laboratory where he has been playing, creating and experimenting with total freedom from 1969 to 1983
The compilation will be released as a limited edition 2LP, accompanied by Four Flies’ Pierpaolo De Sanctis liner notes and archive images

Four Flies Records strikes again, releasing their first archive compilation of Piero Umiliani’s work and the first compilation focussing on the Maestro’s legacy in years. “Studio Umiliani” is a collection of sunken treasures and hidden beauties yet to be
re-released, and of stunning unpublished works surprisingly unknown for quite some time. The project, born from the initial effort of Andrea Fabrizii, who has far and wide been exploring Umiliani's soundtracks before anyone else, led Four Flies
research to seek for new unreleased recordings at the Maestro's archive.
A challenge that Pierpaolo De Sanctis from Four Flies Records accepted without hesitation – with the help of the Umiliani family. His two daughters Alessandra and Elisabetta Umiliani, true keepers of their father's memory, together with their husbands Francesco Argento and John Linkowski, and of course, Piero's wife Stefania Baffa, have been pivotal in compiling this exciting project. The result is a cross-cutting portrait of Umiliani's activity during the golden years of his Sound Work Shop, the studio- laboratory where he has been playing, creating and experimenting with total freedom from 1969 to 1983.
Piero Umiliani - OST Gli Italiani E L'Industria
Piero Umiliani
OST Gli Italiani E L'Industria
LP | 1967 | EU | Reissue (Four Flies)
23,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
From the legendary Omicron label secret archives, one of the rarest and nearly impossible
to find album signed by Piero Umiliani. Gli italiani e l’industria is the soundtrack of a
mysterious TV documentary by Romolo Marcellini broadcasted in 1967, and never
appeared again from then, which was focused on virtue and vice of Italian post-economic
boom industrialization. The music perfectly reflects the contrasts of the Italian society of
that period, equally divided by consumerism and alienation, with a number of tracks
deliberately easy-jazz and pop-beat on the one hand (with gorgeous ballads for
vibraphone, like Natascia or Negozi alla moda, and killer organ tracks, like Music Box, later
reused in some movies of the 70s, as Aragosta a colazione), and on the other with a
bounce of compositions ultra-jazz, close to free jazz, with electronics and avant-garde
solutions that Umiliani will explore completely in the further years (it is not by chance that 3
of those tracks are also included nine years after in a new library Umiliani’s LP named
Atmospheres). An essential album of easy-listening and experimental sound, necessary to
comprehend the richness of a genius of Italian soundtracks.
Piero Umiliani - Percussioni Ed Effetti Speciali
Piero Umiliani
Percussioni Ed Effetti Speciali
LP+CD | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded at Umiliani’s personal Sound Work Shop Studio in Rome, this double album spreads
its four sides over percussive experiments and other more abstract ones, with excellent results
in both cases. The first disc includes also beat and swing elements, while the sixteen tracks
from “Effetti speciali”, though less immediate, are equally fascinating. A perhaps less known
Umiliani, but this is just one more reason for a deserved and fast rediscovery.
Piero Umiliani - OST Il Corpo
Piero Umiliani
OST Il Corpo
LP+CD | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
The last one of Luigi Scattini’s trilogy, which started with “La ragazza dalla pelle di luna” (1972) and then continued with “La ragazza fuoristrada” (1973). Umiliani’s music privileges jazz and funky moods, dominated by the Hammond organ and wah wah, alternated with languid and almost “sleazy” instrumental ballads. This soundtrack finds its strength in melancholy, but also in drama and tension.
Piero Umiliani - OST Bollenti Spiriti
Piero Umiliani
OST Bollenti Spiriti
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic)
24,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
Bollenti Spiriti is a 1981 film by Giorgio Capitani, one of the most prolific directors of the Italian sexy comedy genre, starring Johnny Dorelli and Gloria Guida. Maestro Piero Umiliani recorded the soundtrack in his innovative SUONO WORK-SHOP STUDIOS in Rome, fusing his love for Jazz - a genre that since the 50s has been a leading figure in Europe - and his unmistakable arrangements. Cinedelic reprints it for the first time in a limited numbered edition.
Piero Umiliani - Al Cinema Con Piero Umiliani
Piero Umiliani
Al Cinema Con Piero Umiliani
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
22,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
We're proud to announce the reissue of one of the true rarities of Italian discography out there and an absolute grail of Italian Film music. Originally released in 1968 on the legendary RCA Italiana SP 8000 series (promo-only) on only 100 copies, here's an Impossible jewel by maestro Piero Umiliani that contains various themes from original scores of the '60s - "IL COMANDANTE", "EXTRACONIUGALE", "TUTTO IL BELLO DELL'UOMO", "LA BELLA DI LODI", "CONTROSESSO", "LA CELESTINA P.R...". Carefully remastered from the original RCA master tapes and released with heavy cardboard sleeve like the original press. Legendary Italian OST LP! Limited edition of 300 copies.
Piero Umiliani - Ost Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto
Piero Umiliani
Ost Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Dagored)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
A Catching exploration of Easy Listening and Lounge music by the legendary Piero Umiliani, one of the Italian score Masters who penned some of the most outstanding film music from the 60’s and 70’s. Composed for the Italian spy thriller Requiem per un Agente Segret starring Stewart Granger and Bond-girl, Daniela Bianchi.
Piero Umiliani - Grazie!
Piero Umiliani
Grazie!
2LP+CD | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nature Sounds is proud to present GRAZIE! – A quintessential and truly unique approach to the work of legendary Italian composer, Piero Umiliani. Understandably inspired by a recent whirlwind Italo-adventure to both meet the maestro’s family and friends, as well as to visit his Sound Work Shop, renowned soundtrack and library record collector Mike Wallace immediately got to work compiling and mixing an all Umiliani DJ mix. The result is a fitting tribute and sonic treat for the senses: a double-LP compilation album and mix CD consisting of a prime selection of Umiliani’s soundtrack and library work, meticulously sourced off iconic rarities, and including classic tracks such as “Lady Magnolia”, “Nostalgia”, “Chaser”, and many more. Limited to only 1000 copies, GRAZIE! is sure to become an indispensable addition to the record collections of Italian soundtrack and library music aficionados worldwide.
Piero Umiliani - OST Audace Colpo Dei Soliti Ignoti
Piero Umiliani
OST Audace Colpo Dei Soliti Ignoti
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
First ever issue in its entirety for this
indispensable score by Italian cinematic jazzfather Piero Umiliani, obtained by having access to the original reels with the complete soundtrack's recording. Top class Italian crime jazz composed for a 1959's comedy directed by Nanni Loy (sequel of "I Soliti Ignoti", realized
by Mario Monicelli just the year before, with almost the same artistic cast of "Audace").
Chet Baker, who was at that time in Italy, joined Umiliani's octet with his unmistakable trumpet for a red-hot session in October '59 in the RCA studios in Rome.
Besides his cool and dreamy solos, there is a colorful squad of musicians of the caliber of Roberto Pregadio, Berto Pisano, Franco Chiari, Gino Marinacci, Livio Cerveglieri, Nini Rosso, Marcello Boschi, to name a few. It is the synthesis of a national jazz scene in full artistic
growth. This Four Flies edition gives us finally for the first time the opportunity to listen to the whole gamut of music recorded by the master Umiliani for "Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti", including rumba, jazz, mambo and noirish atmospheres.
A total masterpiece by Piero Umiliani is back!
Piero Umiliani - Switched On Naples
Piero Umiliani
Switched On Naples
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
22,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We're so glad and proud to announce the reissue of a very underrated Piero Umiliani's masterpiece. "SWITCHED ON NAPLES", originally released in 1972 on ?OmiCron? LP 0023, is an outstanding ??Library? with pure touch of genius: Maestro Umiliani revisits Naples popular songs in Electronic way by the use of synthesizer. The record is entirely carried out with Electronic sounds.
Piero Umiliani - Effetti Musicali
Piero Umiliani
Effetti Musicali
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic)
25,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Effetti Musicali is a 1968 Piero Umiliani homemade album that exposes his art and his versatility. Listening to this album seems to show him among his keyboards and other implements to overlap sounds and create situations with no outside producer influence, in full artistic freedom. The result is an experimental psychedelic Electro-acoustic album. From the original Umiliani family master tapes. Limited edition of 500 copies in a glossy cover.
Piero Umiliani - OST Le Isole Dell'Amore
Piero Umiliani
OST Le Isole Dell'Amore
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (AMS)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
In the late '50s and throughout the next decade and beyond, among the underground most ridden film genres there was the so-called ‘mondo movie’, basically made of a collage of several scenes with a commenting voiceover. To this category belongs “Le isole dell’amore” (The islands of love), a film that’s practically impossible to find today, set on an island in Polynesia, in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, an oasis of peace in which young tourists seek refuge from the hectic life of the so-called ‘modern society’.
Piero Umiliani, already experienced in the documentary field (see for example “Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri” on the theme of magic, or the famous and controversial “Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso / Sweden, Heaven and Hell”), provides here further evidence of his skills as composer, with a score of exquisite music that features three basic ingredients: the ethnic one, characterized by the use of tamouré, a typical percussion instrument of the islands of Oceania; the symphonic one, dominated by strings arrangements that seem to lull the listener with their melodies; finally, the acoustic one, with extensive use of the guitar: as atypical this may be in this context, it perfectly fits, thanks to Umiliani’s composition skills.
This faithful reproduction of the original 1970 edition, edited by AMS Records, is the first reissue ever of this LP. To make this work even more unmissable there is also the presence of Alessandro Alessandroni’s I Cantori Moderni in the choruses of “Tamouré” and “Vele al vento”, the same artists who were gracing, in those very years, the soundtracks of Sergio Leone’s western masterpieces!
Piero Umiliani - Fischiando In Beat
Piero Umiliani
Fischiando In Beat
LP+CD | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1969, “Fischiando in beat” presents twelve gems of instrumental beat music,
fabulous specimen of that music genre often labelled with the much-abused term ‘lounge’ – or ‘easy
listening’, if you prefer. Forget about the experimental “Synthi Time”: here you can only breathe an
incredible desire for fun and dream of the late 60s, Rome and its exclusive cocktail party.
Piero Umiliani - Psichedelica
Piero Umiliani
Psichedelica
LP+CD | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This LP walks among beat outbursts, orchestral tracks and some references to the rock sound
of the time. “Psichedelica” contains the first version of Umiliani’s most famous composition:
“Mah-Nà Mah-Nà”, a track that will be a mixed blessing of his artistic life, here appearing as an
outtake from the “Svezia Inferno e Paradiso” OST, under the title “Viva la sauna svedese”.
Piero Umiliani - Synthi Time
Piero Umiliani
Synthi Time
LP+CD | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The most ‘avant-garde’ Umiliani can
be found here, with excellent examples of a Maestro exploring new sounds and the future of the music.
Piero Umiliani - OST 5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto
Piero Umiliani
OST 5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (AMS)
21,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Movies / TV
"5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto" (5 Dolls for the August Moon), directed by
the Italian master of thriller Mario Bava, is today considered a great cult film
of Italian cinema. Underestimated by many, due to unconvincing screenplay
and dialogues, the work has to be rediscovered thanks to its chromatic and
photographic techniques, on which at the time - and in many ways still today
- Bava was second to none: the same horror Maestro Dario Argento paid
homage to him several times in many of his films. In the cast we also find a
young Edwige Fenech, still far from the frivolity of the Italian comedy of the
following years.
In the same way the music of Goblin is perfectly suited to Argento's moving
pictures, "5 Dolls for the August Moon" cannot be separated from its
beautiful soundtrack of another great composer, Piero Umiliani, who fully
lived the evolution of popular music in Italy, from the first late '50s rock'n'roll
stirrings through beat, psychedelia and the early '70s progressive rock. All
these influences are mixed in this musical commentary, with a solid jazz
background, which Umiliani was a true exponent of, and a pinch of lounge
atmospheres that made his style quite unique.
Originally published in 1970 on Cinevox Record, in conjunction with the
release of the film, the soundtrack of "5 dolls..." is among the rarest and
most sought after items in the Cinevox catalog, and has never been reissued
on LP until now. This edition, as well as the original version tracks, retrieves
the song "Ti risveglierai con me" played by the Balletto di Bronzo and
featured in the film ending credits.
A must have reissue for a classic of Italian underground cinema!
Piero Umiliani - OST I Soliti Ignoti
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