Moggi AKA Piero Umiliani

Tra Scienza E Fantascienza

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Musica Per Immagini

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Born in 1926, Piero Umiliani started his career as a jazz pianist (he occasionally recorded with Chet Baker) and started working on film soundtracks in the late 50s. Known as the man who brought jazz to Italian cinema, he left his mark on a long series of notorious Giallo and Mondo movies, soft sex films and Eurospy thrillers, getting praise for mastering sleazy funk, experimental electronica, or jazzy themes, and making a name among his peers named Ennio Morricone or Riz Ortolani.

It was with the Swedish Mondo "Sweden Heaven and Hell" that Piero landed his biggest hit - the infamous "Mah nà Mah nà" (originally "Hooray for the Swedish Sauna") which was later used in Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Benny Hill and many more.

Originally released in 1976, "Tra Scienza E Fantascienza" finds Piero under his Moggi monicker experimenting with jazz, electronic music, retro-futuristic grooves, minimalism, and soundtrack-ready themes. Always elegant, diverse yet homogeneous, and ahead if its time in the most unpretentious way, Moggi's gem of an album is an absolutely unique piece of music, the perfect soundtrack for a sci-fi movie that doesn't exist.

The album is superbly remastered and can finally be appreciated in all its splendor. Enjoy!


A1. Cowboy Spaziale
A2. Officina Stellare
A3. Danza Galattica
A4. Salterello Marziano
A5. Jingle N.1
A6. Automa
A7. Tarantellaccia
A8. Bric Brac

B1. Soundmaker Blues
B2. Gadget
B3. Soft Key
B4. Happy Accompaniment
B5. Futuristic Jam
B6. Futuristic Jam
B7. Killer Robot

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