Born in Milan, Roberto Cacciapaglia has always been
particularly active in the avantgarde field.
He collaborated with Franco Battiato for the Pollution album, and released his first solo work, the much acclaimed Sonanze in 1975.
An ambitious work, entirely built on keyboards and very far from the average progressive production of those years, the album was produced with help from the German label Ohr's founder Rolf Ulrich Kaiser, and is much closer to the German cosmic music than to anything else from Italy. The artist is helped on the album by an orchestra with singers.
The 1982 album Generazioni del cielo was conceived as soundtrack to a theatre piece of the same name.
|Sonanze||PDU (PLD 6025)||1975||also in quadraphonic version no.PLD SQ 6025 - textured single cover with inner|
|Sei note in logica||Philips (6323 081)||1979|
|Generazioni del cielo||Fonit (LPX 155-2)||1982||2LP - gatefold cover|
|Angelus rock||Polygram (517 420-2)||1992|
|Tra cielo e terra||CGD (16857-2)||1996|
|Arcana||BMG (74321 828322)||2001|
|Sonanze/Sonances and other works 1972-75||Proper (SP 004)||2001||reissue of Sonanze with 15 bonus tracks for more than 40 minutes|
|Sei note in logica||Proper (SP 005)||2001||reissue of the 1979 album with bonus tracks|
|Universal (0602527122069)||2009||new with mini-LP single cover, issued as part of the box set Progressive Italia - Gli anni '70 vol.2|
|Generazioni del cielo||Proper (SP 006)||2001||reissue of the 1982 album with bonus tracks|
|Tempus fugit||BMG (82876 508862)||2003|
SINGLES (with picture sleeves)
|Ricordi (SRL 10951)||1981|
All the albums by Roberto Cacciapaglia are not
particularly easy to find. Among them the rarest is Sonanze.
No counterfeits exist. Both Sonanze and Sei note in logica have had vinyl reissued by the Spanish Wah Wah/Supersonic Sounds label (with catalogue numbers LPS105 in 2011 and LPS111 released in 2012 respectively) and by the Russian label Mirumir (in 2013, catalogue numbers MIR 100702LP and MIR 100703LP, both with bonus CD version of the same album)..
Sei note in logica has been reissued by Universal in 2009 as part of the 6CD box set Progressive Italia - Gli anni '70 vol.2 (no. 0602527122021).
A 1979 album for Durium, called The Ann Steel album is often mentioned in the Cacciapaglia discography, but this was in fact composed and produced by him as a solo album by the American singer and model Ann Steel.
Sonanze - LP
|Sei note in logica - LP|
|Acufene - 7" single|
The artist has his own website at http://www.robertocacciapaglia.com
Thanks to Damiano Bonciani for information.