In 1987, Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi recorded Strumentali: Emozionale for Italy’s Fonit Cetra label. The album of electronic music is the second collaboration following their Strumentali: Genere computermusic – homo tecnologicus LP released on the same label the previous year.
Side A includes “Fiabesk,” “Arcana,” “Il filo di Arianna,” “Pensiero triste,” “Uccellini,” and “Luminescente.” “Delirium tremens,” “Cadenza temporale,” “Stupore lunare,” “Labirinto,” “Forza corrosiva,” and “Mare malato” are on Side B.
Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s “Fiabesk,” the opening track, is on SoundCloud:
The LP is part of Nuovo Repertorio Editoriale’s Strumentali series intended for use as library and soundtrack music. Despite the title and track list organized around a central theme, the album is a compilation with compositions originating from multiple places.
Stefano Torossi explains:
“The album is simply a patchwork of selections grouped in the same category, but coming from various sources.”
This is the same case for Stefano Torossi’s Strumentali: Sciocchezzuole album, released under his Melodicon alias, and several other of the thirty-odd albums he is credited with composing and/or producing for Fonit Cetra between 1986 and 1990.
Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s “Il filo di Arianna,” the third track on Strumentali: Emozionale, is here:
Like the pair’s 1986 LP for Fonit Cetra, Strumentali: Genere computermusic – homo tecnologicus was released in limited quantities and has never been reissued again, in any format.
As Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s 1969 Musica per commenti sonori album originally released on Costanza Records is scheduled for reissue in vinyl and CD at month’s end by Schema, perhaps more reissues may be in the offing. In fact, the same label reissued Jay Richford and Gary Stevan’s 1974 Feelings album in March 2016, an album composed by Puccio Roelens and Giancarlo Gazzani (aka Richford and Stevan), in addition to Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi.
Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori: Acoustic (I Marc Quattro oggi, suoni acustici degli anni ’60-’70), their 1997 album initially released on CD by Costanza, has also recently been reissued as a digital download by Deneb Records.
Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s “Uccellini” is on SoundCloud:
This site has feature articles on all four of the Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi original albums, including Musica per commenti sonori from 1969, Strumentali: Genre computermusic – homo technologicus from 1986, and Musica per commenti sonori: Acoustic (I Marc Quattro oggi, suoni acustici degli anni ’60-’70), with Antonello Vannucchi, from 1997.
Click the ALBUMS tab above to access the articles on each album as well as several compilations and reissues in which both composers are featured.
And one more composition from Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s out of print Strumentali: Emozionale LP, “Delirium tremens.”
“Delirium tremens,” the first track on Side B, is on SoundCloud:
More Music from Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi
In 1974, Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi worked on at least three albums together: Feelings on Carosello Records, Giancarlo Gazzani’s Musica per commenti sonori for Costanza Records, and Paolo Ormi’s Tastiere on Jubal Srl.
Fans of funk and disco may also know Ormi by his Red Redford pseudonym, as in the Red Redford Sound Sistem One.
The Giancarlo Gazzani LP for Costanza was pulled almost immediately after release. One of the reasons is probably related to the fact a 1971 Musica per commenti sonori LP by Stefano Torossi, which also featured I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni and an orchestra directed by Alessandro Alessandroni, already used the CO 10010 catalog number.
One of the most difficult albums to find, a handful of tracks finally leaked out at the end of 2014 including “Aggressione,” “Faccia di bronzo,” “Shift,” “Perifrasi,” and “Genio e sregolatezza.”
Giancarlo Gazzani, Sandro Brugnolini, and Stefano Torossi’s “Shift,” arranged by Gazzani, is on YouTube:
Articles on each of these 1974 LP releases are found in the Albums section.
Akriliko features Unreleased Music by Sandro Brugnolini, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Teimar
A stash of unpublished music from 1975 that includes compositions by Sandro Brugnolini and Alessandro Alessandroni was issued for the first time in 2016 by Cometa Edizioni Musicali. The Akriliko album, which also has contributions from Teimar (an alias of Ivana Mattei), uses the original master tapes rescued from the record label vaults.
A video for Sandro Brugnolini and Alessandro Alessandroni’s “Preallarme” is on YouTube:
An article on Sandro Brugnolini’s Underground album from 1970, featuring Angelo Baroncini and Silvano Chimenti on guitar, Giorgio Carnini on organ, Enzo Restuccia on drums, and Giovanni Tommaso on bass, is also located on this site. Click the ALBUMS tab above.
An exclusive interview with Sandro Brugnolini that examines a few highlights from his musical career is HERE.
Sampler for Brugnolini and Torossi’s Strumentali: Genre computermusic – homo technologicus LP
A selection of tracks from Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s Strumentali: Genre computermusic – homo technologicus has just been uploaded to SoundCloud. Arranged by Brugnolini and programmed by Stefano Daino, the original compositions from their 1986 electronic album include “La fossa dei serpenti,” “Cavaliere d’acciaio,” and “Replicante.”
The first track from Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s soon-to-be-reissued 1969 Musica per commenti sonori (CO 10005), “Sweet Beat,” has been included on several compilations including the well-known bootleg Speedball Experience: Obscure Pop Jazz From Early 70’s Italian Music Library released in Europe the mid 80s.
A video for Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi’s “Sweet Beat,” their first collaboration in a relationship spanning six decades of vinyl, CD, and digital releases, so far, is on YouTube: