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The claustrophobic "Cemento Armato" (reinforced concrete ) is a longer composition with, as always great work on drums by Miki, and is about the sad living in modern big cities where the sirens' noises covers all the birds' chirping.
Now a kind of fusion ambience with noted drums makes the background for a persistent organ solo, broken by a nice bass playing. Not an easy song but hearable after a bunch of listenings.
"Collage" is historical, timeless, bold and precious; hence, an obligatory addition to every prog music collection.
Franco Battiato is one of the most successful singers in Italy.He began his career with four wonderful experimental prog albums.
The fourth "Clic"(1974) is the perfect communion of ambient electronics, classical intrumentation and (sometimes) pure noisy cacophony.
"Clic" 's real highlight is "Propiedad Prohibida": it starts with an ominous synth drone soon replaced with a Tangerine- Dream like sequenced bass line, overlaid with string and wind arrangements that create an almost unearthly feeling of sadness.
"Clic" is Battiato's avant-garde classic explosion.