Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori – Check Up (1999) Costanza Records

In 1999, Stefano Torossi released Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up on Costanza Records, a production music album focused on health-related themes that also features composer-performers Federico Arezzini, Sandro Brugnolini, Fabrizio Fornaci, Claudio Gizzi, Piero Montanari, David Nerattini, and Claudio Scozzafava. The CD, produced by Torossi, is the most recent of at least 23 releases he did for the Italian label from 1968 to 1999 including eight CDS, fourteen LPs, and one 45 single.

Stefano Torossi - Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up (1999) Costanza Records [Italy] (CD CO -12)

Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up (1999) Costanza Records

Seven of the twenty tracks on Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up are collaborations between Federico Arezzini and Stefano Torossi, including “Sports Therapy,” “Natural Medicine,” “Sick Child,” “Medicine Man,” “Rehabilitation,” “Research Lab,” and “Terminal Disease.”

Federico Arezzini and Stefano Torossi’s “Sports Therapy” opens the album:

Arezzini and Torossi have also made several full length albums together, including Musica per commenti sonori: Tangos for Costanza in 1998 and Avant-Garde for Warner Chappell Music in 2000. The former CD was reissued as a digital download by Deneb Records in 2014 Tangos: World Music – Argentina – Documentary, the same label also reissued Federico Arezzini and Stefano Torossi’s Metropolitan Action: 1980s – Cop Show – Soundtrack in 2014, an album initially released in 1996.

Federico Arezzini and Stefano Torossi - Musica Per Commenti Sonori - Tangos (1998) Costanza Records [Italy] (CD CO - 07)

Federico Arezzini and Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti sonori: Tangos (1998) Costanza Records

Another six compositions on Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up highlight the work of Stefano Torossi and Fabrizio Fornaci, including “War Doctor,” “Emergency,” “Pills,” “Homeopathy,” “Heart Attack,” and “Rape.” The two artists earlier collaborated on nine cuts on Musica per commenti sonori: Religion And Paranormal in 1998.

Stefano Torossi - Musica per commenti sonori: Religion And Paranormal (1998) Costanza Records [Italy] (CD CO -09)

Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti sonori: Religion And Paranormal (1998) Costanza Records

Fabrizio Fornaci and Stefano Torossi’s “Homeopathy” is on YouTube:

Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up includes two tracks with longtime musical collaborator Claudio Gizzi, “Vital Energy” and “Hallucination.” They have appeared together on numerous Fonit Cetra albums. At the end of 2014, Deneb Records released Claudio Gizzi and Stefano Torossi’s Great Images: Nature – Documentary – Electronica.

Claudio Gizzi and Stefano Torossi - Great Images - Nature - Documentary - Electronica (2014) Deneb DNB 802 cover

Claudio Gizzi and Stefano Torossi – Great Images: Nature – Documentary – Electronica (2014) Deneb Records

Claudio Gizzi and Stefano Torossi’s “Vital Energy” is on YouTube:

Hip hop producer, composer, and musician David Nerattini also joins Stefano Torossi on a collaboration, “Existential Torment.” The same year, they also composed eight tracks on Rai Trade’s Sport & Travel album.

Sport & Travel (1999) Rai Trade

Various Artists – Sport & Travel (1999) Rai Trade

David Nerattini and Stefano Torossi’s “Existential Torment” is online:

The CD has a pair of compositions by Claudio Scozzafava and Stefano Torossi, “Maternity” and “Health,” plus a single composition each by Torossi and Sandro Brugnolini (“Bacillus”), and Torossi and Piero Montanari (“The Gym”). Only one of the four cuts is currently available. However, music from saxophonist-composer Sandro Brugnolini is featured prominently in an interview HERE, and with bassist-composer Piero Montanari in another exclusive interview HERE.

Claudio Scozzafava and Stefano Torossi’s “Health” is on YouTube:

Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up LP Online

Check Up (2015) Deneb Records

Various Artists – Check Up: Daytime TV – 1990s – Background Music (2015) Deneb Records

Thirteen of the twenty tracks from Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori: Check Up, recently reissued in digital format, are available online, featuring music from composer-performers Federico Arezzini, Fabrizio Fornaci, Claudio Gizzi, David Nerattini, Claudio Scozzafava, and Stefano Torossi:

La Batteria (2015) Draws Inspiration from Golden Years of Italian Library and Soundtrack Music

In February 2015, David Nerattini, Emanuele Bultrini, Paolo Pecorelli, and Stefano Vicarelli’s self-titled album La Batteria was released on Penny Records. The album of original compositions played on vintage instruments includes Emanuele Bultrini on mandolin and classical, acoustic, and electric guitars, David Nerattini on drums and percussion, Paolo Pecorelli on electric bass, and Stefano Vicarelli on Mellotron, Hammond C3 organ, and harpsichord.

La Batteria (2015) Penny Records CD cover

La Batteria – La Batteria (2015) Penny Records CD cover

The band takes its cue from some of Italy’s greatest composers active between 1968 and 1980, including Alessandro Alessandroni, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone, and Bruno Nicolai, as well as bands such as Goblin and I Marc 4. The La Batteria album, first released on Deneb Records under the title Italian B-Movie, was recorded at StudioSette in Rome and later mastered at Maurizio Majorana’s historic Telecinesound studio.

La Batteria (2015) Penny Records CD back

La Batteria – La Batteria (2015) Penny Records CD back

An audio file of La Batteria’s “Formula” is on SoundCloud:

More information about La Batteria is found at the band’s facebook page HERE. The album is available in vinyl, CD, and as a digital download. European fans can find La Batteria HERE, while North American residents can purchase it HERE.

The entire eponymous La Batteria album featuring Emanuele Bultrini, David Nerattini, Paolo Pecorelli, and Stefano Vicarelli is currently available on YouTube:

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