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Piero Umiliani
Studio Umiliani

Piero Umiliani, the Italian library music and soundtrack wizard with seemingly thousands of records to his name (and to the names of a few pseudonyms for that matter). This release deals with still more obscure material than usual, being a compilation of musics either extremely rare or simply never released in the first place. Studio Umiliani’s material was all created between the years 1969 and 1983. Double LP on Four Flies.

Piero Umiliani
Al Cinema Con Piero Umiliani

A man currently best-known for a song of his that was made famous by The Muppets - ‘Mah Na Mah Na’, you’ll know it when you hear it - Italian composer Piero Umiliani also had a long and distinguished career in film scoring. Al Cinema Con Piero Umiliani, an LP that originally had a limited run in 1968, compiled many of his more popular movie themes. Along with the likes of Ennio Morricone, he helped define the sound of late 60s and early 70s alternative cinema. Now re-pressed by Sonor Music Editions.

M. Zalla / Piero Umiliani
Africa / Continente Nero

Not one but two examples of rare gorgeous vintage library music here in this double album set from Dagored. Both Continente Nero and Africa (both actually Piero Umiliani, as M. Zalla is simply a pseudonym) are interesting examples of the Italian library master dabbling in exotica and faux-tribal percussion, with thrilling results. First ever reissue for this pair!
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Rovi
Discomusic

There actually is no end to the talents of Piero Umiliani. The veteran Italian soundtrack and library music composer apparently also had a little sideline in disco production, using the name Rovi. Discomusic is a great little suite of sweet groovy action, with all the cool odd touches you’d expect from Umiliani. Reissued via Schema’s SCEB Series.
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB959LP)

Zalla
Produzione

Described by some as the first piece of techno/trance ever recorded, Produzione by Zalla was originally recorded in 1973. This re-release contains two tracks that show a very clever mix of experimental beats and a wide use of differing textures making these songs a classic in the techno genre. Available on Vinyl 12”

Zalla
Suspense

Another archival re-issue from the seemingly bottomless well of work produced by Piero Umiliano.  It's another album of library music that swings brought to life in his Rome laboratories. There's a big percussive element to these tracks which are spread over a double LP for maximum sound enjoyment but this is such as essential as all the other Umiliano re-issues in recent times.   
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB941LP)

Piero Umiliani
Switched On Naples

More remarkable library music work reissued from the seemingly bottomless archive of Piero Umiliani. Switched On Naples is a 1972 set in which our hero plays the popular songs of fair Naples, but using synthesisers exclusively. Old tunes seen through the prism of shimmering new electronics. Reissued to vinyl by Sonor Music Editions.

Piero Umiliani
Percussioni ed Effetti Speciali

Piero Umiliani was seemingly never out of the studio during his prolific film and library music career. Percussioni ed Effetti Speciali is a set of percussive experiments: some pure and weird and abstract, some with a lot of swing to them. As ever with Umiliani, the quality is high throughout. Double LP reissue as part of Schema’s SCEB Series.

Rovi (Piero Umiliani)
Due Temi con Variazioni

Rovi is one of the many names of Piero Umiliani: perhaps he wanted to go anonymous on this one because Due Temi con Variazoni, the Luigi Scattini film that this music originally soundtracked, is basically pornography a la Mondo. Of course, Umiliani can make that work no problem, supplying fifteen tracks of funky jazzy action sure to satisfy any listener. LP reissue as part of the the Schema SCEB Series.
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB940LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Genti e Paesi Del Mondo

1970’s Italy really was a busy time for weird and wonderful sounds: Piero Umiliani is part of the proof, with his hefty catalogue of soundtracks, more and more of which are receiving reissues. Genti e Paesi Del Mondo is a 1975 work of vibrato strings, funky breaks, strange electronics and much more besides: magic! Reissued in a replica of the original sleeve, on the Black Sweat label.

Zalla (Piero Umiliani)
The Folk Group

Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? As if there wasn’t enough high-grade material out there under his own name, the experimental Italian film / library music composer also worked under other names: here, Zalla. The Folk Group is a weird set of funky rock-band jams, calmly sailing forwards into untapped territory. LP reissue on Schema.
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB942LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
La Ragazza dalla Pelle di Luna

Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? The experimental Italian composer worked substantially for films and for library music: this is his soundtrack to Piero Scattini’s La Ragazza dalla Pelle di Luna. Rich orchestral pop music, recorded with the help of guests like Alessandro Alessandroni and Edda Dell’Orso. LP reissue on Schema.
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB936LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso

Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? The experimental Italian composer, who worked substantially for films and for library music, was comfortable strolling between all sorts of different styles: Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso is a sleek set of groovy summer pieces, with a number of notable guests (including Edda Dell’Orso) on board. LP on Schema.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori
Il Mondo Dei Romani

Italian avant-soundtrack man Piero Umiliani produced this strange music as an accompaniment to Il Mondo Dei Romani,  an early 70’s documentary about ancient Rome. Umiliani believed that the most appropriate music for the project would be a recreation of traditional instruments via a collection of synthesisers: remarkable sounds! Orange vinyl on We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW010)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Effetti Musicali

Piero Umiliani is one of those premium Italian library music composers, but Effetti Musicali is something he produced more for his own artistic satisfaction than for the library archives. That means this one is extra weird, which means it is extra great! Psychedelic 60’s keyboard wizardry, back in print at last (in a limited edition of 500) from Cinevox.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Psichedelica

Piero Umiliani’s Psichedelica is a bizarre oddity from 1971 that has developed a cult reputation for its odd blend of orchestral arrangements, bossa nova and library music. Umiliani often composed for film and television and the playful experiments of this vinyl LP show his range and eccentricity.

Piero Umiliani
Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso

Schema continue to reissue the work of eccentric composer Piero Umiliani with this soundtrack to Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso or Sweden, Heaven and Hell, an Italian exploitation mockumentary. Umiliani’s playful arrangements and quirky big band compositions are a surreal slice of 1960s psychedelia.

Piero Umiliani
La Legge Dei Gangsters (Gangster’s Law)

Another vintage score from Piero Umiliani, a real pro with cinema music. La Legge Dei Gangsters, dating from 1969, featured Klaus Kinski running around and getting involved in gangster capers, and Umiliani’s soundtrack provides rich dramatic accompaniment. This release is the first ever release of the full score on vinyl, courtesy of Dagored.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Synthi Time

Piero Umiliani is part of the canon of Italian film composers, but he stepped away from the orchestra for a while in 1971 to record Synthi Time, a lovely collection of short melodic pieces using synthesisers alongside a Hammond and a kind of harpsichord. Dreamy, bright, and a little odd, like a melancholic childhood. LP reissue on Schema.
  • Vinyl LP (SCEB930LP)

Piero Umiliani
La Ragazza Fuoristrada

Piero Umiliani is one of those typically prolific Italian film composers, and he worked on some excellent pictures: often sexy ones. His work on La Ragazza Fuoristrada is hot and smooth, like an August night in a Rome dance club when everyone has settled back into their drinks for a seat. Reissue on Schema.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
L’Uomo Nello Spazio

Florentine label Dagored have been reissuing plenty of wonderful Italian soundtracks from the likes of il maestro Ennio Morricone and Nico Fidenco however a personal favourite is the work of Piero Umiliani who always seems to add an extra level of the bizarre to his music, yet often, very playful, engaging and visual. Here is no exception with Umiliani taking us on a tense journey through space with low synths combined with glistening piano and beyond on L’uomo nello spazio.   Limited to 500 copies on clear blue vinyl.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Il Corpo

Piero Umiliani is one of those typically prolific Italian film composers, and he worked on some excellent pictures: often sexy ones. His work for Luigi Scattini’s Il Corpo is a funky, sleaze-infused selection of pieces, clearly wearing it’s 70’s origins on it’s sleeve. CD + LP reissue on Schema.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
To-Day's Sound

Italian film composer Piero Umiliani had a long and storied career (as all these Italian film composers seem to: very hardworking sorts), and To-Day’s Sound presents his work in a stand-alone context. This groovy collection was first put out in 1971 and is rather rare, but now the double LP is reissued by Schema!
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Intrigo a Los Angeles

Sixties Italian picture Intrigo a Los Angeles is a Los Angeles set spy movie, and that description alone should tell you already what an amazing soundtrack Piero Umiliani’s work must be. All the music from the rare original release, plus a load of extra bonus material from the same sessions, on two LPs!
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani

Piero Umiliani
Smog

Piero Umiliani made the supremely chilled lounge jazz of 'Smog' to to complement a 1960s Italian film. His music is articulated by the gorgeous vocal performance of Helen Merrill, whose vocal sifts among the melodic breeze with total ease. The film might have been obscured by time, but Umiliani's soundtrack stands tall.

Piero Umiliani
Da Roma A New York

Some swinging goodness from Piero Umiliani. Da Roma A New York is the 1957 recording from the Italian composer. Taking stock from the likes of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as the California cool jazz of the 50s, Piero evokes the swing era decades after its heyday and renews it with a west coast mood. His cinematic quality of composing led him to do the scores for all sorts of italian flicks, so if you're into 60s Italian cinema you might have nodded along to some of his tunes unknowingly. Out on 10" vinyl from Schema Rearward.

Piero Umiliani
Il Marchio Di Kriminal OST

A reissue of the soundtrack to the 1968 film Kriminal: Il marchio di kriminal composed by the Italian soundtrack aficionado, il maestro Piero Umiliani. A wonderful mix of light jazz, lounge, bossa nova, this soundtrack has all the hallmarks of the classic Italian soundtracks of the 1960s to ‘70s. A picture disc lp limited to 500 copies.
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani
  • Artist(s):
  • Piero Umiliani