Monday, June 25, 2007

Genfuoco - Dentro L'Invisible (1979)

A band from Tuscany, formed in the mid-70's in Siena, they released a self produced nine-track tape, Antichi confini, in 1976, and being part of the international Gen christian movement they were invited to play in various european Genfest festivals.

Their first and only album in 1979 was on the religious Città Nuova label that had also produced bands with similar names like Gen Verde and Gen Rosso.
Dentro l'invisibile had a limited distribution mainly in bookshops, and is rare to find now, though not a particularly interesting album for prog fans.
Acoustic, soft atmospheres are prevalent with good use of flute, sax, keyboards, like in the opening Ouverture, but the tracks have limited instrumental interludes and are mainly built on the vocal parts.
The album marked the end of the band, that split around 1980.

The group has recently reunited in 2000 with all the original members, playing in Florence, and managed to release a live CD recorded in 1976-78.
A well recorded CD with eight-tracks (though none of the album tracks are included here), this is a good document of the live activity of the band, with two tracks over 10 minutes.
The cover doesn't mention any recording details, but the tracks included surely come from different concerts with different lineups, and the musicians involved include the six members that were on the LP along with percussionist Marco Scala and drummer Marco Masotti.

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Klaas said...

Thanks for this one!

No, thanks for all the wonderful music. Keep it up!