quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
time: 39'53" size: 248 mb
misc.: 1995 remaster
According to one of our sources Alphataurus came from Genova, though we tend to think they were from Milan, but in any case they were one of the many unknownitalian bands who suddenly had a recording deal, made an album and disappearedinto oblivion.
Their only album, Alphataurus
, the first on the newly bornMagma label, is a masterpiece, so well crafted and played that it seemsimpossible that's been made by a group of unknowns. The singer Bavaro has a veryoriginal voice, keyboard player Pietro Pellegrini plays with competence and noself-indulgence, guitar-playing of Guido Wasserman is well cared and the rhythmsection of Oliva and Santandrea creates a powerful background.
The album includes five long compositions of which Peccatod'orgoglio
and La mente vola
are the best, the latter featuring anice moog intro and a stunning vibes solo.
Soon after this the band split while recording a secondalbum. This has been reissued on CD as Dietro l'uragano
but only includesthe instrumental parts and no vocals, the result is good though it soundsincomplete at times.
Drummer Giorgio Santandrea was briefly in Crystals, while keyboardist Pietro Pellegrini has long collaborated with RiccardoZappa and PFM.
Singer Michele Bavaro released a commercial solo album near the end of the 70's.He's probably the same Bavaro that has recently released a CD of italian songsfor the brazilian market.