Spanish outfit Asfalto were born in 1972, when rock band Tickets decided that a change of moniker was needed. In the first few years the band experienced a series of line-up changes, but by 1975 a stable version of the band had settled in the shape of José Luis Jiménez (vocals, bass), Julio Castejón (guitar, vocals), Enrique Cajide (drums) and Lele Laína (guitar, vocals). In 1977 they were signed by newly formed Chapa Discos, a sub-label of Spanish label Zafiro, and in 1978 the band made their debut with Asfalto, an effort containing several tracks considered classics by their fans…
Quartet Records presents a new, remastered edition of two Ennio Morricone scores from 1969/1970, written for movies featuring strong female protagonists. The 20-page full-color booklet features many illustrations and a detailed discussion of both scores by Gergely Hubai, who also provides track by- track analyses for these masterful works.
A new band from Venice, Egonon combines the best of the Italian progressive tradition with modern sensibilities and eclectic influences. Their first album was released in 2011, surprisingly self-produced, partly recorded in Libya. The band continues in the grand Italian tradition of incorporating Mediterranean (including Middle Eastern) influences, sounds, melodies, and instruments into their songs. The result is a wonderful blend of old and new, exotic and familiar, melodic and jarring - in short an excellent Rock Progressivo Italiano adventure. Fabio Calo' lists musical influences as quite diverse, including Ornette Coleman, Frank Zappa, Igor Stravinsky, King Crimson, and Middle Eastern music.
Mägo de Oz (Spanish for Wizard of Oz, with a metal umlaut) is a Spanish folk/heavy metal band from Begoña, Madrid formed in mid-1988 by drummer Txus di Fellatio. The band became well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music strengthened through their consistent usage of a violinist and flautist. The name for the band was chosen, according to founding member Txus, because "life is a yellow brick road, on which we walk in the company of others searching for our dreams."
Limited edition 24 CD boxset in posh-styled 70's retro box. Limited to 500 copies wordwide. Dagored Records was an Italian record label based in Firenze, formed in 1998. They specialized in film soundtrack issues, including those produced by Ennio Morricone, Nico Fidenco, Bruno Nicolai and Les Reed.