This extremely rare Italian library album finally gets its long deserved high quality vinyl reissue in a collaboration between Light in the Attic and Golden Pavilion.
Long revered in connoisseur circles, but always elusive almost to the status of a myth, Arawak’s “Accadde a..”
takes us on a journey across the planet, depicting faraway places with an uncanny sense of style, using a tapestry
of sounds and instruments, sometimes mellow and dreamy, sometimes engulfing the listener in a funky wicked
drum break groove. We are offered the chance of a unique journey that takes us from Harlem to Boston, passing
through Cuzco, Bali, Bahia, Belfast, Lima and more..
Arawak is one of a multitude of pseudonyms that Luciano Simoncini used in his career as a composer for film
scores and background music for radio and television in Italy. Luciano Simoncini was an italian pianist, arranger
and conductor (born in Piedimonte Matese, province of Caserta, September 25th , 1939, died in Rome November
8th , 2011). Originally released in 1970 on Simoncini’s own “Squirrel records” this album managed to stay under
the radar until Hip Hop performer Quasimoto (alter ego of producer Madlib) sampled “Accade a Harlem” for the
“Suono libero” series on 70’s Jazz funk from Italian library music. Since then, the album gathered considerable interest
hence calling for terest a proper reissue.
This release is fully licensed and comes as an exact replica of the original release, with informative liner notes by
Luciano Simoncini’s family friend Claudio Casalini, and including unseen pictures of Maestro Simoncini at home
and with his wife.
The laid-back grooves and enticing dreamy atmospheres alternate with more funky sounds to make a truly unique
music experience that will appeal to fans of Janko Nilovic, Stefano Torossi, Remigio Ducros, Pino Canizzo..
Strictly limited to 1000 copies in high quality deluxe cover + insert and Obi.