At the end of the ’60s in Italy – but also abroad, especially in France and England – a very particular trend began to spread, that one known as ‘Library music’ or ‘sonorization’: as suggested by its name, those were real music libraries intended for the accompaniment of audiovisual productions such as television programs, advertisements, documentaries and films. Since they were created in total artistic freedom condition, they are often difficult if not impossible to catalog, as they’re not anchored to a specific musical genre; this freedom also allowed the authors to compose, sometimes in the most complete anonymity, experimental and avant-garde music, capable of anticipating the sounds that only many years later would have been widespread on a larger scale.
“Naja” is a completely Italian slang term, synonymous with the expression ‘military service’. One would therefore expect an album with a gloomy atmosphere, associated with the war some of those young soldiers were destined to, but “Tempo di Naja” sounds very bright instead, sometimes cheerful as in the ‘whistled’ “Marcia Longa” or “Fanfara in festa”; as made explicit in the songs titles, the music is inspired by typical military service situations, still very distant from the real war context: “Discoteca” (Discotheque),”Montagna” (Mountain), “Pedalata” (Pedaling), “Femmine” (Females) are just a few examples. But “Sgambata” (A long and tiring walk) stands out above all, a jazz-funk cut with a killer groove that would perfectly fit in an early ’70s crime film soundtrack!
“Tempo di Naja” is part of a reissues series, made in collaboration with Edizioni Leonardi (Milan, Italy), of extremely rare library music LP’s published between late ’60s and early ’70s, most of which have never been released again until today, and that are finally made available again for collectors and sonorization music lovers.
First official reissue ever on black vinyl.
Limited edition 300 copies
6.I miei vent’anni
12.Fanfara in festa