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  • Audio CD (12 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B000062W2D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,705 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I bought this on a recommendation. Boy was I pleased that I followed up on it. This album is years ahead of its time, sounds in places like some lost 80's synth classic, but it came out in 1972.
Buy this and be pleasantly surprised.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album of Italian progressive/experimental rock 20 May 2007
By Jeffrey J.Park - Published on Amazon.com
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This excellent 1972 album by former Italian pop star Franco Battiato presents an excellent mix of progressive rock and more experimental, avant-garde tendencies. I think that of his albums, this is the most prog oriented one and along with Pollution (1973) should prove to be very enjoyable for fans of Italian prog and experimental music in general. The original cover to this album is very shocking and was censored. The overall mood of this album is somewhat sad and very eerie.

In general the music on Fetus is comprised of a diverse mixture of progressive rock; lovely and haunting melodies complete with "churchy" sounding pipe organ; soft, acoustic textures (guitar and violin); spacey, VCS3 synthesizer heavy experimentation; some folk music; psychedelic freak outs; and found sounds. The proggy sections really take flight when the whole band kicks in, which is not too often I might add. Franco Battiato provides some good vocals (in Italian), which at times get quite plaintive, although they are conventional for the most part. As a general observation, I would have to say that all of the pieces blend together in an odd, sound collage of sorts, over which Battiato sings.

All in all, this is an excellent album of progressive/experimental/avant-garde music by Franco Battiato and should appeal to most open-minded prog rock fans. As somebody who enjoys progressive rock along with electronic music; the European avant garde; minimalism; serialism; and aleatoric music (e.g. John Cage), this album proved to be a lot of fun to listen to. Very highly recommended along with Pollution (1973) and Sulle Corde di Aries (1973). It is worth noting that Battiato went even further into the realms of the avant-garde and musique concrete starting with Clic (1974) and culminating with L'Egitto Prima delle Sabbie (1978).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Italian prog by one of Italy's big pop stars 16 Sept. 2003
By BENJAMIN MILER - Published on Amazon.com
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Franco Battiatio is one of the big names of Italian pop. But this is hardly the kind of music that would be found at the Eurovision Song Contest. On Fetus, released in 1972 on the Bla-Bla label, he went for the Italian prog rock sound of the time, and added some really cool VCS-3 synthesizers. If you like Le Orme, you're sure to like this, as Battiato sounds like Aldo Tagliapietra at times, not to mention the occasional acoustic pieces only justifies the Le Orme comparisons. But unlike Le Orme, Battiato liked making all sorts of strange sounds off his synths. "Cariocinesi" is an interesting piece, especially the use of violin, giving it an almost American feel, until you hear Battiato's singing. "Meccanica" starts off sounding like PFM, but then you hear some ELP-like organs, at the end you hear a clip from the Apollo 11 moon landing with Bach being played in the background. Quite interesting music, and if you like Le Orme, Italian prog in general, or experimental electronic mixed with prog, you're sure to like this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great unique italian record with great remastering job 9 Jun. 2016
By Speedy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is simply A CLASSIC of italian rock / prog that everyone investigating the italian 70s should listen to at least once. Just wanted to add to the positive reviews that the latest mastering (2006?) sounds INCREDIBLE for an early 70s album. Kudos to whoever did it...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book by its cover... how politically incorrect 12 Jan. 2008
By Cen (of Barbi & Cen) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
wow... the anti abortionists in cincinnati would love to plaster this one next to the clinics...
NOW. FOCUS ON THE CONTENTS...
this was my first, and most exciting immersion into battiato. not that others aren't good, and some are as or more satisfying, but this one... is akin to charisma (krisma), or a poppy neu! or can. definitely more kraut(ty). his other work in this period is more soundscape or minimalist. his later work is more formal and classical (at least the ones i've tasted). I would be surprised if this weren't highlighted in julian cope's forthcoming book on italian music. and the price is half what i paid a couple years ago.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Early Synth-Pop from Italy 21 Dec. 2004
By Arno Parke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Battiato was already a famous european pop musician when he took this more experimentally progressive turn. On this album, he fused folk-flavored pop with stark electronic textures inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen. At first the juxtaposition seems strange, but with repeated listens it reveals itself to be quite appealing. Definitely a very early example of techno-pop with a distinctly european flair (this pre-dates Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn' by a couple of years).
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