Maria Monti

Il Bestiario

Holidays Records HOL105
  • LP: Limited to 500, 16 page booklet with lyrics and translations
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Deluxe vinyl reissue of Maria Monti's legendary Il Bestiario, a prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Known for her renderings of Italian popular songs, Maria Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career: cabaret singer in the '60s, ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the '70s, and starring in films by directors as such as Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dynamite) and Bernardo Bertolucci (1900).

Il Bestiario is a near perfect emblem of the fascinating territory gained through collaboration. It enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as its lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran (Musica Elettronica Viva), the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. The result is absolutely stunning, musically unique within the respective outputs of its participants' long and noted careers. One of the most beautiful and neglected albums of its decade!

01 Il Pavone
02 Dove
03 No No No No
04 Il Serpente Innamorato
05 Lo Zoo
06 L' Uomo
07 I Camaleonti
08 La Pecora Crede Di Essere Un Cavallo
09 Il Letargo
10 Aria Terra, Acqua E Fuoco

Maria Monti: Il Bestiario

Il Pavone Maria Monti 6' 01''
Il Serptente Innamorato Maria Monti 2' 31''
I Camaleonti Maria Monti 2' 46''
La Pecora Crede Di Essere Un Cavallo Maria Monti 4' 32''
Aria Terra Acqua E Fuoco Maria Monti 10' 45''

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