via Four Flies: Alessandro Alessandroni is one of the legendary composers and musicians that shaped the characteristic sound of Italian soundtrack of the ’60s and ’70s.
This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the ’70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. The Maestro is best known as “the most famous whistle in the history of Cinema” (it was him on the theme of the famous Spaghetti Western “A Fistful of Dollars”) and as the voice of Piero Umiliani’s classic “Mah-nà mah-nà”. “Afro Discoteca” strikes immediately for its modernity and rich textures, sounding unbelievably contemporary.
Four Flies Records is back in full force, this time with an EP that looks at the more sophisticated and modern dance floor. The Italian label embarked on another journey of rediscovery, a specialty they seem to master. The destination of this trip was a dusty vault in Africa, where a famous Italian musician moved years ago. The Italian film and TV industry provided in the ’60s and ’70s countless opportunity for talented musicians to compose and produce a rich variety of music: soundtracks, library music, experimental music – an infinite amount of recordings that still represents a paradise for the most curious and passionate diggers.
So here we have the proof that there’s still lot to discover. Alessandro Alessandroni is one of those pioneers, a maestro that built the legend of Italian soundtracks and library music along with Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani, and many others. His vault testifies how prolific had been those times, with hundreds of tapes and obscure recordings from that period. Among the many, a dusty tape bearing the hand-written label “Afro Discoteca” captured the attention of Four Flies.
The music contained in the tape had never been released until now.