Gli Alluminogeni

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A classic Italian rock trio -- their Hammond-heavy sound automatically drawing comparisons with the Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer -- Gli Alluminogeni were named, of course, for organist Patrizio…
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A classic Italian rock trio -- their Hammond-heavy sound automatically drawing comparisons with the Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer -- Gli Alluminogeni were named, of course, for organist Patrizio Alluminio. They first came to notice with a quartet of 45s issued on Italy's Fonit label during 1970-1971: "L'alba di Bremit" b/w "Orizzonti Lontani," "Dimensione Prima" b/w "La Vita e L'amore," "Solo un Attimo" b/w "Psicosi," and "Troglomen" b/w "Costruendo Astronavi." Work commenced on their debut album in 1971, which was an ambitious set dominated by the seven-minute opuses "La Natura e L'universo" and "Thrilling," but also hearked back to the band's beginnings with a clutch of shorter, more conventional numbers. Encouraging reviews compared 1972's Scolopendra with the likes of Vanilla Fudge and Procol Harum, alongside the more obvious talisman, but the group broke up shortly before its release. They re-formed around 1992.