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.

¬ęThere 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.‚Ķ 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¬Ľ.

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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