Marco Borgogni (vocals, flute, guitar)
Tarcisio Bratto (sax, guitar)
Franco Cecchi (keyboards)
Paolo De Luca (guitar)
Giovanni De Luca (bass)
Marco Naldini (drums)
A band from Tuscany, formed in the mid-70's in Siena, they released a self produced nine-track tape, Antichi confini, in 1975, and being part of the international Gen christian movement they were invited to play in various european Genfest festivals.
Their first and only album
in 1979 was on the religious Cittą Nuova label that had also produced bands
with similar names like Gen Verde and Gen Rosso.
Dentro l'invisibile had a limited distribution mainly in bookshops, and is rare to find now, though not a particularly interesting album for prog fans.
Acoustic, soft atmospheres are prevalent with good use of flute, sax, keyboards, like in the opening Ouverture, but the tracks have limited instrumental interludes and are mainly built on the vocal parts.
The album marked the end of the band, that split around 1980.
The group reunited in 2000 with all the
original members, playing in Florence, and managed to release a self-produced live CD recorded
A well recorded CD with eight-tracks (though none of the album tracks are included here), this is a good document of the live activity of the band, with two tracks over 10 minutes.
The cover doesn't mention any recording details, but the tracks included surely come from different concerts with different lineups, and the musicians involved include the six members that were on the LP along with percussionist Marco Scala and drummer Marco Masotti.
|Dentro l'invisibile||Cittą Nuova (GFL 7901)||1979||single cover with inner|
|AMS/BTF (AMS 28LP)||2010||as above|
|Dentro l'invisibile||Mellow (MMP 116)||1992||reissue of 1979 album|
|Live||Proposta Genfuoco (GF/2002)||2001||1976-78 recordings|
|Antichi confini||Private pressing ()||1975||self-produced 9-track cassette, released as Gen Fuoco|
A rare album, due to the small pressing and limited
distribution, Dentro l'invisibile has been reissued on vinyl for the first time in 2010.
It has a delicate dark blue cover with gold lettering and an inner sleeve.
The Live CD was privately released by Associazione
Proposta Genfuoco, that includes many past members of the band, and was only
sold through their website.
The same association reissued on a limited pressing CD in 2002 the tape Antichi confini, originally released in December 1975.
Dentro l'invisibile - LP
Live - CD
Antichi confini - MC
A website on Genfuoco by the old band members is at http://digilander.libero.it/genfuoco/.
Thanks to Corrado Magnano for one of the pictures above