The Great Bazaar...
Matia Bazar, a group of Italian origin, was born in 1975 on the side of Genoa and was initially composed of Aldo Stellita, Piero Cassano and Carlo Marrale accompanied by the singer Antonella Ruggiero. This group, straddling 2 distinct eras in terms of musical currents, will have been able to make the perfect junction, both in terms of the influences that will inspire their creations, as in terms of sounds that they will evolve over the years. Very prolific in terms of writing, many titles will be released in the space of 15 years. From "Solo Tu" in 1977 which reveals them to the whole world, passing by "Vacanza romane", "Souvenir", "Noi", "Stringimi" and many others, which will confirm them as one of the essential bands of the decade 80. But it is the now cult “Ti Sento” which will make them definitively enter posterity in 1985 at the world level. Matia Bazar will remain one of the most prolific groups in the past 30 years and one of the few to have seen the transition from the 1970s to the 1980s as well.
To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• Ma perchè 1976
• Solo tu 1977
• Mr Mandarino 1977
• E dirsi ciao 1978
• Raggio di luna 1979
• C'e tutto un mondo interno 1979
• Italian sinfonia 1980
• Il tempo del sole 1980
• Fantasia 1982
• Vacanze romane 1983
• Elettrochoc 1983
• Aristocratica 1984
• Souvenir 1985
• Ti sento 1985
• Noi 1987
• La prima stella della serra 1987
• Mi manchi ancora 1987
• Stringimi 1989
• Volo anch'io 1991
• Fantasmi dell' opera 1991
• Piccoli giganti 1992
• Dedicato a te 1993
• Svegli nella notte 1993
• Quando non ci sei 1997
1976 ... the fairly barred beginnings of a small group out of nowhere and which will quickly become a very large group ! A very large in Italy but also a very large on a planetary level ...
1977 ... the HUGE title which will reveal them for good. They simply sign here one of the most emblematic titles of the end of the 70s and at the same time offer themselves a first success of world class. MAS-TER-FUL !
1977 ... ahhh, what a beautiful time. Everything seems so simple, so light and airy. Even if this title will not have the same level of success as its predecessor, it remains very sympathetic ...
1978 ... we go from one extreme to another. We go from the most total euphoria to the purest emotion ... Sacred big gap !
1979 ... another title with certain quality. A group with more than obvious talent and which is gaining momentum in a linear fashion. So we imagine that the result will inevitably prove to be great !
1979 ... the end of the 1970s which saw them straddling two musical styles. It remains to be seen what the 1980s have in store for them and especially whether they will succeed in evolving in the right direction ...
1980 ... still a lot of influences from the previous decade but we can feel a certain sound evolution. Rather auspicious for the continuation of the events ...
1980 ... again in the register of Emotion. Premium quality Ultimate Slow which shows that they are really good in all areas. The brand of the Great !
1982 ... a radical change in look, style and sound. This time, they rocked well in the decade 80. With 2 years of delay but better late than never !!
1983 ... new sweet parenthesis with a somewhat surreal side. We are far, very far from the happy hippie troop of 'Solo tu'. Other times, other manners...
1983 ... the mutation. New radical change in look and sound. It is really hard to realize that they are the same. But who would complain !
1984 ... a constantly renewed inspiration that keeps them on top year after year. An almost unique musical inventiveness that makes them a very special model. But that's also why we love them !
1985 ... which will surely remain one of their best titles. A title particularly inspired and which fits perfectly with the latest trends of the moment. The group fully masters its subject, it's clear !
1985 ... but that's not counting on THIS title, their Masterpiece ! They deliver here quite simply one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade, a HUGE title which makes them enter definitively in the musical legend of the 80s. Quite simply MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... the hits are linked at an impressive speed to say the least and nothing, and no one can stop them now. The group unrolls with disconcerting ease and it's off to last a few more years !
1987 ... and it continues. Always as effective, always as inspired, always as much in the know. It must be said that given the level of play achieved by the group in recent years, the opposite would have been surprising ...
1987 ... a melodic quality which does not weaken despite the years. Not given to everyone as they say. But this is where we recognize the Best as always ...
1989 ... a grand decade finale for a group that is no less. The crossing of the 1980s will have been perfectly mastered and will have enabled the group to become one of the heavyweights of the global music scene, just that !
1991 ... Antonella is gone ... The muse of the group flew to other skies and despite this, the latter survives and rather beautifully
1991 ... well, the group has been walking on 3 legs since its reshuffle but anyway, the talent is still there and that's what is essential !
1992 ... Matia Bazar Season 2 continues on its way. One would have thought that the 90s would be fatal to him. What a denial !
1993 ... another excellent title which confirms that the heart of Matia Bazar continues to beat as hard as before. For how much longer...?
1993 ... there, on the other hand, we feel that something has changed in depth. And not necessarily in a good way, unfortunately. The beginning of the end...
1997 ... is it really the same group ...? An evolution that seemed inevitable in this decade 90 ... and which will sign the official death of the legendary Matia Bazar ...
Top Bonus 1: a symphonic version of the 'Ti sento' to say the least original. Like what, the same piece can be declined in many ways without losing its soul ...
Top Bonus 2 ... a very different version from the previous one! Or how a single piece can cross the decades and marry all styles and all modes !
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