Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MAGAZZINI CRIMINALI-CROLLO NERVOSO, LP, 1980, ITALY






Though they've never been properly credited for it, these terminally obscure Italian nutters were the first to execute an album length work of explicit plunderphonics. Having said that, you'd be hard pressed to find an album more inscrutable in both concept and execution, Magazzini Criminali here treating extended passages of Eno instrumentals from Another Green World along with The Beatles, ethnic recordings and a raft of other appropriated audio as just so many square feet of interchangeable aural wallpaper on which to splash extended passages of overlapping histrionic yammer on concepts of earth shaking gravity like, er...papaya juice concentrate and dancing in Ghana. It's maddening, baffling and oddly amusing by turns and to be honest, I still haven't the slightest fucking clue what to ultimately make of this thing myself. Come to your own conclusions.
Note: Many thanks to the commentator who straightened me out about the correct artist at hand here. Turns out that for years I'd been mis-identifying this LP as being by Crollo Nervoso, rather than it being the debut LP by Magazzini Criminali (the cover and spine are of little aid here). Now that it's been clarified, all the pieces are finally beginning to come together in my head. It turns out that their follow-up LP "Notte Senza Fine" was posted some time back on the Enatiodrome blog Here and that they're some sort of theatrical troupe turned musical ala Chene Noir, which would account for the conceptual dimension I was grappling with above.
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11 comments:

Titus Bresthell said...

strange but great lp!

Anonymous said...

> Come to your own conclusions...

yes , well, don`t we all ?

Anonymous said...

It's a record by the (still active) theatre group Magazzini Criminali.See Discogs :
http://www.discogs.com/Magazzini-Criminali-Crollo-Nervoso/master/145286

Spirito Bono.

-sto said...

btw, magazzini criminali have one track on the first "ghosts of christmas past" compilation (out on crépuscule in, I think, 82). that's how I got to know them and finally tracked down "crollo", which sure is great and strange.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the Enatiodrome blog link is dead.

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The mutant torrent site would consist of EVERY LP/CD/TAPE that has been uploaded or mentioned on this blog since its inception in early 2007.

That way we never have to worry about dead links. Chances are there would always be a lot of seeders, no matter what anyone would want, due to the incredibly high traffic at this blog.

The counter currently displayed at the bottom is wrong. I know for a fact that there's been at least 5,000,000 unique visitors here since early 2007. That's huge!

Cristho70 said...

THANK SO MUCH !!!!
I remember , I've seen their show live in near Florence ...
I 'm too old ...

MS best blog !!

cklequ said...

Thank you for this.
Whatever it is, i'm really enjoying it.

Otto said...

Thanks a million!!!
Can't belive i've found this one.
Got it on an old old tape.

SET said...

thanks for posting this one. I like this a lot... The link to their second album on Enatiodrome is dead, does anybody know where to get "Notta Senza Fine"?
thanks

GAran said...

Thanks a lot! I recorded the LP from a friend many years ago, lost the tape, and been looking for it for a long time :)
I love Saigon side!

karl said...

pure blog magic!
found it here, never heard about this record before. took a look at the discogs link and what a surprise, i was able to obtain a sealed original lp from an italian seller. kindest regards