Label: Lynx Records (5) – Z 00841 Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition Country: Italy Released: 1992 Genre: Electronic Style: New Age, Experimental, Ambient
Italian minimal holy grail from Milanese avant-garde percussionist and composer Lino Capra Vaccina privately released by cult Florentine label Lynx Records.
Vaccina’s role within his country’s vital contribution to the canon of minimalism can not be understated. His self-released 1978 debut ‘Antico Adagio’ is as close to perfect as you can get - a graceful, goosebump inducing moment captured in time that can reduce even the most stone-hearted to tears. L'Attesa came 14 years after in ’92 when CDs were more in vogue, coupled with Lynx’s unwavering dogma of only releasing 300 hand-painted copies cemented its eternal obscurity and kept it within the hands of private record collectors only. It’s a pity as its here where it feels the principles of minimalism are allowed to best flourish. Gentle rhythms unfold into ethereal space, linking up with flourishes of melody to form refined yet yearning atmospheres. Anyone with an interest in Italian minimal music will instantly recognise L’Attesa within the linage (and those who want to learn more I can’t recommend @TheHums fantastic article posted in 2016 enough) - the classical underpinning and repetition recalls Roberto Cacciapaglia’s epic ‘Sei Note In Logica’, whilst Vaccina’s side interest in ethnomusicology is expressed within the tabla notes and gamelan-like qualities throughout. But it’s the least obtuse record of Roberto Donnini’s cult Lynx Records catalogue - more linen trousers and sandals with jazz intentions, closer to the work of Spanish new-age outfit Orquesta De Las Nubes but unmistakably Italian. Unfairly unknown, cripplingly rare and destined for eternal obscurity yet a constant source of inspiration for us.. (NM / NM - hand painted sleeve and signed by the artist / very slight storage warp but plays fine).
Tracklist A1 Le Son De La Musique 9:03 A2 Ricordandoti 4:36 A3 In Barca 5:48 B1 Echi Del Telaio Persico 9:23 B2 Memorie 4:57 B3 Lente Emozioni 3:46 B4 Radiofonic Song 5:48