"Sirio 2222" 


Raw-edged heavy rock, fronted by Lino Ajello's powerful electric guitars, channeling the dark, jagged energy of Jimmy Page, Adrian Gurvitz, and Jeff Beck. Il Balletto di Bronzo absorbed their influences (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds), but moved from there into an inspired, hard-edged musical space; the band's overwhelming power and great melodies make them irresistible. ‘Un posto’ and ‘Neve Calda’ are centered around simple but effective guitar riffs. ‘Eh eh ah ah’ starts like a nice mellow ballad, but gets into a hard blues rock groove. On side two, there's the seven-minute mammoth heavy grind of ‘Incantesimo’ and the colossal ‘Missione Sirio 2222,’ almost ten minutes of droning acid rock with whirling guitars and heavy pounding drums, sandwiched between an acoustic intro and outro. No surprise then that Nurse With Wound cited Il Balletto di Bronzo as an influence.

•Incredibly rare album: original copies sell for more than $5,000, if and when they appear (they don't)

•Digipack comes with 12-page color booklet discussing Il Balletto Di Bronzo's strange legacy

•Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Track List: 
01. Un posto (3:20) 
02. Eh eh ah ah (4:00) 
03. Neve calda (2:54) 
04. Ma ti aspetterò (3:18)
05. Meditazione (3:51)
06. Girotondo (3:12) 
07. Incantesimo (6:45) 
08 Ti risveglierai con me (2:39) 
09. Missione Sirio 2222 (9:39)

Catalogue number: LION 677
UPC: 888837581622 
Format: digipack CD + 12-page color booklet