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Confusional Quartet is one of the most original and unique bands to ever come out of Italy, and one of the few bands able to switch from the prog rock era to dislocated art forms, painting their music with traces of early electronica and a post-punk twist (read: no wave).
A bridge linked the band from Bologna (rock) to the musical past and present of the nation, with senses of urgency and creativity on top and a revolutionary aesthetic revealed between the lines.
No lyrics -- the music was truly instrumental, incorporating no social issues, but evoked a future no less narrow with their sonic scenario.
It's really hard to pinpoint the band; they even re-created a singular version of Domenico Modugno's 1958 Sanremo Music Festival-winning "Volare" in a truly devolved way.
Italian music history undergoes shock therapy in the exotic manifesto "Samba Paperino" and in the jazz-rock ostinato of "Pronipoti."

Now listeners can finally share the whole experience of this truly unique band with this comprehensive box.
The first LP contains their 1980 self-titled LP, the second contains their 1981 self-titled 10" EP, and the third contains their 1981 triple-7" flexi disc Documentario, along with previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Each LP is presented in its own cover and printed inner sleeve.
Limited edition of 500. RIYL: Devo, DNA, The Contortions, Magma.

LP Exit 902, Italian Records - 1980
A1 Orinoco Blues 3:18
A2 Paranoia 3:20
A3 Flash 0:51
A4 Xxxxxx? 0:44
A5 Trallà Papppà 4:30
A6 Bologna Rock 3:28
B1 Pensione Elastica 2:50
B2 Guerra In Africa 3:58
B3 Nedbo Zip 2:59
B4 Beguine Sulla Luna 3:21
B5 Volare 3:40
B6 Swing > Voulez Vous De La Canne A Sucre 3:47

MiniLP Exit 601, Italian Records - 1981
C1 Dlin Dlon Cow-Boy 2:09
C2 Samba Paperino 1:47
C3 Plastic City Dinamic 2:28
C4 Cinzano 2:01
C5 Pubblicità Documentario 0:42
Sigla 1,2,3,4,5,6 (7:01)

Flexy Singles Exit 716-717-718, Italian Records - 1981
E1 Pronipoti 1:36
E2 Pubblicità 0:21
E3 Audace 1:35
E4 ??? 1:27


released December 10, 2020

Bass – Lucio Ardito
Drums – Gianni Cuoghi
Gianni Cuoghi
Guitar – Enrico Serotti
Keyboards – Marco Bertoni
Producer – Confusional Quartet, Gianni Gitti, Oderso



Spittle Records Florence, Italy

Spittle Records is a label started in 1984 in Italy.
After a few years of works it ended publishing but in 2005 it was restarted with the purpose of filing and reissuing most of italian 80's rock scene.

Some of the labels reissued on Spittle Records are
Electric Eye, Contempo Records and Italian Records.
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