The mastermind behind the sublime Italian cosmic rock group Pierrot Lunaire (whose album Gudrun Jim posted way back in February), Arturo Stalteri's work both within Pierrot Lunaire and here on his solo debut occupies a perch in that rarified strata of Italian kosmiche godhead that also includes Franco Battiato, Franco Leprino, St. Tropez, Luciano Cilio and a mere handful of others. Absent the contributions that Gaio Chiocchio or vocalist Jacqueline Darby brought to bear in Pierrot Lunaire, keyboardist Stalteri's penchant for the systemic is much more consistent and overt here, liquifying Glass-ian percolations into acid hazed panoramas that serve as beds for gently insistent piano cycles, interventions of sustain acid guitar burn and occasional bursts of rock drums and acoustic guitar ripple (not to mention what sounds like one very pissed off dwarf) . This top tier Italian monster is just begging for the embrace of psychonauts worldwide and is posted here in it's CD reissue version from the late 90's, which included five bonus tracks.
Get part one Here
Get part two Here