Boomkat Product Review:
An incredible piece of history from the annals of '70s Italian prog, this album by Brescia's Art Fleury was eventually released in 1980, although recording had commenced as early as 1977. The end result is an incredibly dense and complex collection of works, mixing noisy improvisational techniques with more structured, composed works that at times prompt comparisons with early Faust, King Crimson, Popul Vuh and Henry Cow. The band shift organically between ponderous, atonal soundscapes and more tuneful, psychedelic passages, which in their most direct moments resemble the bass-led experimental funk of Goblin, but are equally likely to embrace harmonic anarchy, or tape collage as compositional strategies - the latter being put to particularly good use on the stunning 'Fabbrica Rosa'. Each of the six pieces seems to envelop an astonishing surplus of ideas, and repeated listens will be greatly rewarded. I Luoghi Del Potere (which, incidentally, is translated as The Places Of Power) is a great, great album, overspilling with creativity, and is sure to hold the attention of even the most jaded of experimental music fans.