Omni162Egisto Macchi:
'Voix' LP
Egisto Macchi
15 track LP

Italian avant-garde and film composer Egisto Macchi (1928-1992) produced a large and largely forgotten catalogue of astounding music during the 1960s and 1970s. At the crest of that incredible body of work stands ‘Voix’ - an LP of intense contrasts – haunting, dissonant choirs collide with dexterous ‘musique concrete’ manipulations and other worldly soundscapes, while guitars buzz and strings scrape violently. The world of ‘Voix’ is a frightening and beautiful place.

There are echoes here of Macchi’s friend and famous collaborator (in the avant composer’s collective ‘Il Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’) Ennio Morricone, yet Egisto Macchi existed in a musical universe truly all his own, and the time for a reappraisal of this undiscovered cosmology has surely come.

Presented as an exact replica of the incredibly rare 1975 Gemelli library LP, remastered from the original master tapes and complete with scholarly liner notes as an insert. Some consider Egisto Macchi to be an unheralded genius…and this is the very zenith of his art.

*exact replica LP of the mega rare original 1975 LP!
*first ever official reissue!
*remastered from the original master tapes 2012.
*rarely heard haunting Italian masterpiece of choral/orchestral/avant/musique concrete soundscapes.

A1. Pensée
A2. Phonèmes
A3. Diaphragme
A4. Voix
A5. Moonsong
A6. Timbres
A7. À Plein Gosier

B1. La Mémoire
B2. La Calme
B3. Le Cauchemar
B4. Chanson De La Nuit
B5. Chanson Du Matin
B6. Reflexions
B7. Gouttes
B8. Inquiètude

Recorded in Rome 1970-1974.

Original Gemelli Recording

(P) Originally Recorded 1970-1974. All Rights Reserved by Cometa Edizioni Musicali.

Executives in charge of LP reissue: James Pianta and David Thrussell
Restoration and design by
Remastered 2012 by David Thrussell at The Iron Mountain Analog Facility

All titles licensed courtesy of Cometa Edizioni Musicali.

This release (P) + (C) The Omni Recording Corporation/Thee Roundtable 2012