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Umiliani, Piero / Psichedelica
Album:Psichedelica Collection:General
Artist:Umiliani, Piero Added:12/2017
Label:Schema Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-20 Pull Date:2018-02-21 
Week Ending:11 Feb4 Feb14 Jan7 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 08, 2018:A Night on the Roof
Viva La Sauna Svedese
4.Jan 09, 2018:Waste FM
Nel Cosmo
2.Jan 30, 2018:Waste FM
5.Jan 03, 2018:The Library
Viva La Sauna Svedese
3.Jan 13, 2018:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Nel Cosmo
6.Dec 31, 2017:Everything A to Z week 116 New Years Eve - reaired 11-23-20

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2017-12-19 
Re-release of a rare 1968 library album, loungecore organ work by the Italian composer Umiliani. Many of these tracks were outtakes from the softcore mondo film, Sweden: Heaven and Hell. Most famously, Mah Nah Mah Nah came from this (originally a sauna sequence), before being propelled to fame, mostly notably by the Muppets. (SEE TRACK 9). It's all wonderfully atmospheric lounge organ, some with vocals and some wholly instrumental.

1 (1:59) ***** Spooky little music box on organ, harsh stabs, slinky moans, finally resigned glissandos
2 (2:28) **** A crowd of partygoers with a medieval flair moan and writhe, purple and plush
3 (3:23) ***** Dissonant organ notes, unpleasant and shrill, into cool rock organ, fast and swaggery, then shrill again
4 (1:51) ***** Super-suave plumdrop organ notes, the sort of music a tapdancing peanut would dance to
5 (2:30) **** '60s college dance party beat, bam-bam organ rhythm, samey but cool
6 (3:02) **** Secret spy music, discreet drumming and discreet organ, delicate and suave
7 (3:13) **** Big fat fuzzy organ, straightahead beat, eventual freakout flourishes
8 (2:38) ***** Big sweet Hammond sound, cool beat at a roller-rink, fast and debonaire
9 (1:47) ******* Mah-na-mah-na, classic tune, here slightly more subdued and with wonderfully plinky organ. Scruffy main voice, with delicate female accompaniment.
10 (2:02) ****** The Mah-na-mah-nah guy scats against lovely velvet curtains of Hammond, strolling and silly
11 (2:34) ***** Wistful harpsichord-y, romantic and lush strings.
12 (1:44) **** Cool-jazzy and brisk, organ gliding all over the surface
13 (3:51) **** Simple, minimal Irish tune on the organ at first, then fleshed out into slinky fullness, lazily waltzing on and on
14 (2:40) ***** Western tune, meandering and charming. Cowboy guitar and lounge organ merge.

Track Listing
1.Viaggio Nell'inconscio 8.Stoccolma Y Dear
2.Sequenza Psichedelica 9.Viva La Sauna Svedese
3.Nel Cosmo 10.Birra, Vermouth, E Gin
4.L'uomo Integrato 11.Notte Di Mezza Estate
5.Contestazione 12.Organo E Chitarroni
6.Hippies 13.Folk Song
7.Hippies 14.Cow-Boy