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Roberto "Juri" Camisasca, from near Milan, despite a very limited discography can be considered a cult figure among the progressive music followers.
His La finestra dentro, issued in 1974 by Bla Bla, is one of the best albums on that label, and strongly influenced by his collaboration with Franco Battiato, who signed Juri to the label and produced the LP, also playing the VCS3 synth on it.
Though not musically as complex as Battiato's early works, La finestra dentro can be compared with Alan Sorrenti's first album in the use of voice as an instrument, with sparse musical accompaniment on some tracks. The overall result is much more intense than Sorrenti's Aria, with no weak parts, and a very regarding listen.
Many of Battiato's backing musicians (Gianfranco D'Adda, Gianni Mocchetti, Pino Massara, Lino "Capra" Vaccina) are featured on the 7-tracks album, that strongly deserves a CD reissue.
After two singles in 1975, both featuring an album track and an unreleased one, Camisasca was briefly involved in Telaio Magnetico, sort of avantgarde supergroup that also featured among others Franco Battiato, Mino Di Martino from I Giganti and his wife Terra Di Benedetto (both later in Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale).
This group only made a tour in the summer of that year, before disbanding.
Camisasca then entered a Benedictine convent, where he stayed for 11 years, until the late 80's when he returned to the music biz with a new album called Te Deum, based on reworkings of Gregorian chants. Later works have been Il carmelo di Echt in 1991 and Arcano enigma in 1999, and he's been very active as composer working with such artists like PFM, Battiato, Alice and Giuni Russo.
01. "Un galantuomo" 4:33
02. "Ho un grande vuoto nella testa" 3:44
03. "Metamorfosi" 4:04
04. "Scavando col badile" 5:50
05. "John" 6:31
06. "Un fiume di luce" 2:13
07. "Il regno dell'Eden" 9:28
Juri Camisasca / vocals, lyrics, guitars, music
Franco Battiato / production, VCS3
Pino Massara / production, keyboards
Maurizio Petra / guitars
Gianni Mocchetti / guitars, bass
Mario Ellepi / guitars
Gianfranco D'Adda / drums, percussion
Lino Capra / percussion
Marco Ravasio / violin
Antonella Conz / backing vocals
Rosella Conz / backing vocals