Soft Pop

“come to the valley
where the rain is gentle”

Il "Soft Pop", orto chiuso, spazio tempo arcano, a sè; luogo di suoni splendenti georgici, folk, soul, teatrali, lisergici, obliqui; di arrangiamenti raffinati, innocenti, liberi. Cori di velluto, chitarre e organi fiabeschi.

Un universo innocente, occulto, utopico, dal linguaggio poetico ricco di umanità e di sortilegio, sorto tra il 1966 ed evaporato nei primi '70, nuovamente raggiungibile mediante le tante ristampe degli ultimi anni.
Segue una lista di "preferiti" in progress, fratelli non famosi dello "Smile" wilsoniano.

Alzo - s-t
Alzo & Udine - C'mon and join us
Angel Pavement - Maybe
Association - Birthday
Aerovons - Resurrection
Barry Ryan - Sings Paul Ryan
Beach Boys - Friends
Bee Gees - First
Bergen White - For Women Only
Billy Nicholls - Would You Believe
Birgit Lystager - Ready to Meet You
Blades of Grass - Are Not for Smoking
Bobby Jameson - Color Him In
Bread - s-t
Bread – Baby I'm-A Want You
Bugaloos - s-t
Carnival - s-t
Carpenters - Close to you
Carpenters - s-t
Chesapeake Juke Box - s-t
Clique - s-t
Collage - s-t
Colours - s-t
Cowsills - s-t
Critters - Younger Girl
Cyrkle - Neon
Chad & Jeremy - A Summer Song
Chamaeleon Church - s-t
Chrysalis - Definition
Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue
Claudine Longet - Let's spend the night together
Colin Blunstone - One Year
Creation Of Sunlight - s-t
Cryan' Shames - A Scratch In The Sky
Design - s-t
Design - Tomorrow so far away
Duncan Browne - Give me take you
Dusty Springfield - Where Am I Going
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
Edwards Hand - s-t
Elephant's Memory - s-t
Elli - s-t
Emitt Rhodes - s-t
Eternity's Children - s-t
Family Tree - Miss Butters
Fickle Pickle - Sinful Skinful
Fifth Dimension - Individually & Collectively
Fifth Dimension - The Magic Garden
Four Seasons - Genuine imitation Life Gazette
Flying Machine - Down to earth
Free Design - Kites Are Fun
Free Design - Star Time Bubbles Love
Free Design - Heaven/Earth
Free Design - You could be born again
Free Design - There is a song
Fun & Games - Elephant Candy
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Back to front
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Himself
Goldebriars - Straight Ahead!
Gordian Knot - Tones
Grapefruit - Around the Grapefruit
Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet
Hard Times - Blew Mind
Hobbits - Down to middle earth
Harper's Bizarre - Feelin' Groovy
Inner Dialogue - s-t
Innocence - s-t
Jan & Dean - Save For A Rainy Day
Jan & Dean - Carnival of Sound
J. K. & Co. - Suddenly One Summer
Joe & Bing - Daybreak
Joey Stec - s-t
John Bromley - Sing
Kaleidoscope - Faintly Blowing
Kenny Rankin - Mind Dusters
Lazy Smoke - Corridor Of Faces
Left Banke - There's Gonna Be A Storm
Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
Lou Christie - I'm Gonna Make You Mine
Lou Christie - Paint America Love
Love Generation - s-t
Marc Eric - A Midsummer's Day Dream
Margo Guryan - Take A Picture
Mark Wirtz - Philwit & Pegasus
Match - A New Light
Marbles - s-t
Millennium - Begin
Minnie Riperton - Come to my garden
Mortimer - s-t
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
Mutual Understanding - In Wonderland
Neon Philarmonic - Moth Confesses
New Wave - The sound of the new wave
Nirvana - All of Us
Nirvana - Story Of Simon Simopath
Ora - s-t
Orpheus - s-t
Orpheus - Ascending
Parade - s-t
Pleasure Fair - s-t
Robbs s-t
Royalettes - Elegant Sounds of The Royalettes
Paul Williams - Someday Man

Peppermint Trolley & Co - s-t
Pete Dello & Friends - Into Your Ears
Rainbow Ffolly - Sallies Fforth
Rick Price and Mike Sheridan - This Is to Certify [the Gemini Anthology]
Rockin'Horse - Yes it is
Roger Nichols' Small Circle Of Friends
Sagittarius - Present Tense
Salt Water Taffy - Finders Keepers
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 (Herp Albert Presents)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Look Around
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Equinox
Smoke - It's Smoke Time
Sundowners - Captain Nemo
Smoke - s-t
Spanky & Our Gang - Anything You Choose Without Rhyme Or Reason
Steve & Stevie - s-t
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
Sunshine Company - Happy is...
Tages - Complete
The Groop - The Groop
Third Rail - Id music
Third Wave - Here and Now
Tin Tin - s-t
Tradewinds - Excursions
Triste Janero - Meet Triste Janero
Truck - Surprise, Surprise
Twinn Connexion – s-t
VA - Midnight Cowboy o.s.t.
VA - Love American Style
We All Together - s-t
We All Together - 2

Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis
West Coast Consortium - Looking Back
Yellow Balloon - s-t