RUSCIGAN
DISAGIO SOCIALE

Vinyl LP

RUSCIGAN
DISAGIO SOCIALE

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SPETTRO(SPL01)

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Ruscigan is Guido Baggiani, neapolitan composer and trumpet player, ex Karlheinz Stockhausen’s student. Ruscigan is Piero Umiliani, one of the most important Masters in Italian music, author of dozens of soundtracks and library recordings. “Disagio Sociale” was always considered as Umiliani’s solo work, even though it’s not part of his detailed and official discography as, i.e., “Viaggio nel domani”. Despite all the mystery and the discomfort of not knowing, the re-release of “Disagio sociale” is now available for the first time on vinyl. Title songs were and still are actual and prophetics: ‘Disoccupazione’ (unemployement), ‘Classe operaia’ (working class) (yes, but which one now?), ‘Campagne abbandonate’ (forsaken farmlands), ‘Casa di riposo’ (rest home), ‘Riformatorio’ (Reformatory), speak about Italy in the ‘70s, outdated yet still existing. Moods and textures belong to those years – we are in 1971, when ’68 political echoes still resound in citizens’ ears and minds. The Morriconian’s and almost western theme of ‘Movimento sindacale’ (labour movement) stands for redemption and labor and human rights, but melancholy and frustration are the main concepts of the album, highlighted by flutes and acoustic guitars (‘Casa di riposo’, unhappy starting from the title, and the two versions of ‘Riformatorio’). The strange experimental intermezzo in ‘Mano d’opera’ (manpower) is just an interlude, leading the listener to the last song “Coscienza di classe’ (class consciousness), expression of the social distress this record refers to.
“Disagio Sociale” is a rare and beautiful album and it’s important that’s the first release of the newborn Italian label Spettro. Let’s celebrate!

 

TRACK LIST

A1. Disagio Sociale     1:40
A2. Campagne Abbandonate     2:20
A3. Classe Operaia     2:55
A4. Classe Operaia (Version Flute)     2:47
A5. Classe Operaia (Version Spinette/Flute)     2:21
A6. Disoccupazione     1:57
A7. Disoccupazione (Version Spinette)     1:57

B1. Movimento Sindacale     2:05
B2. Casa Di Riposo     2:10
B3. Riformatorio     1:43
B4. Riformatorio (Version Guitar)     1:38
B5. Mano D'opera     1:37
B6. Coscienza Di Classe     1:45
B7. Coscienza Di Classe (Version Piano)     2:02
B8. Scuola Rurale     1:48

Colour : None
Product type : Vinyl LP
Label : SPETTRO
Item no. : SPL01
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