Anima Latina

Lucio Battisti - Anima Latina
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This is one of those albums that I’d never have stumbled across without having the wonderful power of the internet at my fingertips. Anima Latina is the 7th major release from Lucio Battisti. As you know, I’m from the states, and predictably knew absolutely nothing about this guy beforehand. After hearing this though, I can’t picture him having anything less than a massive legacy in his home country of Italy.

The album begins with Abbracciala abbracciali abbracciati, a title ... read more
'Anima latina' is an irrepressible explosion of technicolor instrumentation which skirts close to prog but never ever loses the beating human heart, not even for one note.

There are passages that wouldn't sound out of place on 'The Soft Bulletin' or a Destroyer album and that's just not something you could ever have written about this album's predecessors.

The personal highlight for me is the 'Anonimo'/'Gli uomini celesti' pairing that launches the listener's imagination into the starry ... read more
11. Separazione naturale
10. Il salame
9. Gli uomini celesti (Ripresa)
8. Due mondi (Ripresa)
7. Anima latina
6. Anonimo
5. Gil uomini celesti
4. Macchina del tempo
3. La nuova America
2. Due mondi
1. Abbracciala abbracciali abbracciati
Interesting Italian Art Pop album. Wasn’t particularly blown away on my first listen (maybe because I was listening to it late at night with a headache like an idiot), but there are a lot of elements in much of the music that artistically pops out to me (no pun intended). A lot of the synths on here are really well done along with the instrumentation. I do think that there is a bit of an inconsistency overall however with track quality, vocal performances, and engagability. I’ll ... read more
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Added on: April 10, 2017