Luis Enriquez And His Electronic Men – Electronia

Artist: Luis Enriquez
Genre: Italian Beat
Label: Contempo Records
Series: Contempo Pop Italiano


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“Don’t let the title fool you; this is not a record of electronic music, but of twelve tunes performed by a small instrumental combo: three guitars, drums, piano and a double bass. There is a sixth instrument: the sound recording machine, which functions electronically. By amplifying, superimposing, drawing out and reducing the sounds created by the instrumental combo, the electronic recorder imbues each piece of music, be it already well-known or an “original”, with a brand-new, highly unusual and extremely attractive flavor.” (from the original Lp liner notes)

Don’t let the band name fool you: this is Luis Enriquez BACALOV that plays an exciting mix of instrumental beat-surf-rock’n’roll with the help of Enrico Ciacci, Alessandroni and Tosoni on guitar, the Munaro brothers on drums and Simeone on double bass. Enriquez himself plays organ, harpsichord and electric piano. In some pieces he also uses the “Onde Martenot”, an electronic instrument named after his inventor. The track list mixes originals composed by Bacalov and a few covers, including an awesome version of Morricone’s Ninna Nanna.
Originally released by RCA in 1965. Original artwork. Sound restoring and master done by Roberto Zamori at Film Music Art Studio.

Track list:
Side A: Incontro a Roma (Enriquez); Spanish Drag (Enriquez); Walk Don’t Run ‘64 (John Smith); Il Guardiano (Tosoni); Ninna Nanna ‘65 (Morricone); Lady Guitar (De Mutiis).
Side B: Fender with Anger (Enriquez); Foglie Gialle (Enriquez); Tequila (Chuck Rio); Montemario by Night (Enriquez); Guitar Spyder (De Mutiis); Rigel 1 (Enriquez).