The label Die Schachtel is a great source for some really great experimental vinyl reissues from Italian composers; Lino Capra Vaccina is no exception. I’ve never heard of him before, but the repress of Antico Adagio and the unreleased Frammenti da Antico Adagio are two much needed rediscoveries.

Kieran Hebden from Four Tet wrote some great words about the records.

«There are records I have found in my life that I was almost wishing existed before hearing them. Recordings with new combinations of sound and atmosphere I knew could be wonderful to me if I ever discovered them, and then on discovery the sound was even better than I could have imagined.  I felt this way when first hearing music by Alice Coltrane (Journey to Satchidananda)  and Don Cherry (Organic Music Society) and I also felt it with Antico Adagio.  The combinations of the rhythms and melodies resonate with me in a very clear way and I feel transported by this music every time I hear it.… I first heard this record when it was posted on the Mutant Sounds blog a few years ago and am very happy to see it get another release. The music is timeless and brilliant and maybe there are other people out there wishing for a sound like this too who will now have chance to find it».

The Details

Available as two individual LPs: Antico Adagio (DS27/1LP) and Frammenti da Antico Adagio (DS27/2LP), which features previously unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions.

Price $26.15

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