Picchio Dal Pozzo

Also known as Pozo, Pozzo
Members of Picchio Dal Pozzo: Aldo De Scalzi, Aldo Di Marco, Andrea Beccari, Claudio Lugo, Giorgio Karaghiosoff, Paolo Griguolo, Roberto Romani
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.picchiodalpozzo.com, http://www.myspace.com/picchiodalpozzo

Discography of Picchio Dal Pozzo:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Picchio Dal Pozzo 12 Audio Si-Wan Records
2 Abbiamo Tutti I Suoi Problemi 8 Audio 2006 ReR Megacorp
3 Camere Zimmer Rooms 5 Audio 2001 Cuneiform Records
4 Picchio Dal Pozzo 14 Audio 1999 Vinyl Magic
5 Picchio Dal Pozzo 14 Audio 2003 Arcàngelo
6 Picchio Dal Pozzo 16 Audio 2010-07-25 Belle Antique
7 Abbiamo Tutti I Suoi Problemi 8 Audio 2010-07-25 Belle Antique
8 A_Live 9 Audio 2010-07-25 Belle Antique
9 Picchio Dal Pozzo 14 Audio 1996-03-06 Nexus (3)
10 Picchio Dal Pozzo 10 Audio 1990-09-05 Crime (4)
11 Abbiamo Tutti I Suoi Problemi 8 Audio 1998-02-21 Nexus (3)
12 Picchio Dal Pozzo 12 Audio 1993
13 Picchio Dal Pozzo 12 Audio 2011 Goodfellas
14 Picchio Dal Pozzo 12 Audio 2011 Goodfellas
15 Picchio Dal Pozzo 12 Audio 2011 Goodfellas
16 Abbiamo Tutti I Suoi Problemi 8 Audio Seven Seas
17 Live 12 Audio 2013 I Dischi Dell'Espleta

A sort of open group, based around the nucleus of Aldo De Scalzi (younger brother of New Trolls' Vittorio), Griguolo and Beccari and with large use of external collaborators.

Their first album was released by De Scalzi's label Grog, one of just five releases on this collectible label, with help from various artists from Genova such as Vittorio De Scalzi, Ciro Perrino and Leonardo Lagorio from Celeste, Renzo "Pucci" Cochis from Jet.

Often described like a sort of Italian Canterbury sound, their first album includes an original blend of different sounding, based on keyboards and horns, with surrealistic lyrics and vocal effects. Interesting and intriguing, the album is worth a listen, and is very far from everything else in the Italian prog field.

Their four years break has been recently documented by the CD Camere Zimmer Rooms, with very good quality recordings from the 1977-80 era, an interesting release with a very nice introducing track as Il Presidente with irreverent lyrics on the then President of Italy.

Their second official album was made in 1980, this time on L'Orchestra label after their collaboration with Stormy Six and the Rock in Opposition movement.

Another interesting album, still with complex rhythm changes and various influences, this also had a flexi single included.

Many of the musicians involved in Picchio dal Pozzo have followed their career in the later years, and a new four-piece line-up, featuring De Scalzi, Griguolo, Lugo and Di Marco, has released a new album in 2004. Called Pic_nic @ Valdapozzo this contains some recordings from late 2002 based on some sampled unreleased vocal experiments by Demetrio Stratos, who briefly assisted the band around 1979. An instrumental album for the most part (except for the Stratos experiments and a single vocal track), this is far from their older albums though it keeps a good quality. Some of the typical sound the group had created in the 80's is still there, though the album is closer to jazz and relies much more than in the past on improvisation, the surreal lyrics of the earlier albums are sadly missing.

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