This singer/songwriter from Sardegna recorded in 1979 a very good and little known album that went totally unnoticed at the time, being released on a local label in 1980, when his prog-inspired sound was definitely out of date. The musician had already issued under the name Distilleria M.B., along with Giampiero Melosu, a couple of country rock inspired singles in 1976/1977 on the La Strega label, which later produced his LP Diapason
The album, with an overall length of over 41 minutes,
includes 8 tracks with very nice instrumental parts mostly based on synths,
though the voice is always present. Only one track, Contaminazione is
Among the best moments are the longest tracks on the LP, like the 9:37 long La macchina del tempo, the opening track Cercando una terra fantastica and ..e dalle mie macerie..
Bibb˛ sang and played guitars, bass, synth on the album, mainly helped by Adriano De Murtas on keyboards and Franco Medas on drums along with a few more guests on a couple of tracks.
After this LP Bibb˛ played for a few years in the rock group Segno, and kept playing and working in his recording studio, named Diapason, as the title of his album.
|Diapason||La Strega (LSP 801)||1980||single cover|
|Diapason||Mellow (MMP 201)||1994||reissue of 1980 album|
Diapason is rather rare, having had a very
limited local distribution at the time. It was housed in a very simple
plain blue cover.
No counterfeit exists, nor foreign issues.
The singles released by Bibb˛ under the name Distilleria M.B. are Spettatore di un'idea/Camilla (La Strega CM 0013 - 1976) and Il ricordo dei tuoi sý/Dolce Silvana (La Strega CM 0016 - 1977).
Bibb˛ later played with the group Segno, releasing a 7" single (Il segno/Pianista - La Strega LSN 010 - 1982) and a 12-inch "QDisc" with four tracks (Anninora/Memories/Macchine/Ti sei messo le scarpe di gomma - Hobby ZBOC 302 - 1984).
Diapason - front cover
The website of Diapason Studio, also including information and discography of Pierpaolo Bibb˛, is at www.diapasonstudio.it/