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PHOLAS DACTYLUS was an Italian avant-garde group in the beginning of the seventies. The group consisted of Paolo Carelli (vocals), Eleino Colledet (guitar), Valentino Galbusera (keyboards), Maurizio Pancotti (keyboards), Rinaldo Linati (bass) and Giampiero Nava (drums). The guitarist Eleino Colledet was the founder of the group. The most interesting detail in their music is the vocals that are not sung but spoken. The recited lyrics are also the main reason why this group is often considered avant-garde. The music itself is traditional Italian progressive but it continuously has moments of avant-garde, jazz, Krautrock and jamming. This makes the music a blend of many influences. The music isn't exactly like any other Italian group of that time but the overall atmosphere is rather similar to the heavy progressive Italian groups of the seventies.
The only album "Concerto Delle Menti" was released in 1973 on Magma records. This album consists of only two tracks that were divided in both sides of the LP. The group disbanded after this album and apparently none of the members continued their careers as professional musicians.
One of the most challenging seventies Italian albums and highly recommended! ~ Markus Mattsson, FINLAND
1. Concerto delle menti - Parte 1 (29:15)
2. Concerto delle menti - Parte 2 (23:50)
Paolo Carelli / lead vocals
Eleino Colladet / guitar
Valantino Galbusera / keyboards, backing vocals
Rinaldo Linati / bass
Giampiero Nava / drums
Maurizio Pancotti / keyboards