Following up on our retrospective of the legendary UK music library KPM, we’ve put together a limited, vinyl reissue of one of our favorite Italian library LPs (the originals of which, it should go without saying, are very tough to come by). The 1979 concept gem Desert is composed and arranged by Antonio Vuolo and Elio Grande, originally was released on small Italian label, Cardium.
The instrumentation features early electronics to set a cosmic tone, and the album regularly recalls early Tangerine Dream. Stand-out tracks include the haunting slo-mo breakbeat «Leaving,» mellow electroscape «Transvesuvian» and the solid jazz fusion jam «Take Flight.»
As a Record Store Day exclusive, we’re reissuing the full album, mastered from the original reels for the first time since its original issue, and with artwork restored from the original lithographs.
Music On Vinyl will release a special run of 16 Record Store Day titles from a multitude of legendary artists, including Mad Season, Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and more. All Record Store Day products from Music On Vinyl will be available throughout Europe for selected participating record stores. All items are produced in limited numbers, are individually numbered and pressed on heavy, quality vinyl.