Exposé Online banner

Zauber — Il Sogno (AKA Zauber)
(Vinyl Magic VM010, 1978/1989, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1995-07-01

Il Sogno (AKA Zauber) Cover art

Here is another rarity from the vaults. Zauber was a five-piece who produced only this single album in the late seventies, until their recent reformation (see Mike's New Italian article in issue #4) in the 90s. The orientation here is a more folk styled, using acoustic guitars, flute, metallophones, organ, piano, bass, drums, and vocals on about half the tracks. The music moves well and covers a lot of territory, and does up and rock at times. Vocalist Liliana Bodini handles the job well, reminding somewhat of Renate Knaup (Amon Düül II), and the composition on the vocal tracks allows plenty of room for instrumental flights. Unfortunately, this CD was either mastered from vinyl or extremely thin master tapes with little enhancement: faint telltale crackling can be heard during some of the quieter passages, and the overall mix is frequently very bass-end heavy.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 7, 1989 releases, 1978 recordings

Related artist(s): Zauber

Latest news

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more

2020-01-10
Neil Peart RIP – One of rock music's defining drummers has died at the age of 67. Neil Peart's work with Rush provided one of the templates for percussion in rock, and he certainly ranks in the top ten most influential drummers of the 20th Century. Peart retired from playing in 2015 due to health issues, and succumbed to brain cancer on January 7, 2020. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Nektar - Remember the Future – For me, Remember the Future has always been the Nektar album. It was the first one I heard, and the others have seemed like variations on its format (disregarding the later albums, which don’t...  (2005) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues