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Commercially unreleased industrial themed musical experiments by master Italian multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Alessandroni (aka Braen/The Pawnshop) composed, recorded and performed at Piero Umiliani’s Sound Work Shop in Rome 1976.

Utilising and manipulating a wide range of studio equipment – guitars and string instruments, a treated Petrof grand piano, a “tacked” honky tonk piano, percussion, tape loops and a much envied modified EMS Synthi VC3 modular system – Alessandroni created one of his most creative and individualistic concept albums to date as a commission for the library subscription specific Octopus imprint.

Industrial (Industriale) is a unique and early example of an a versatile Italian multimedia musician pushing sonic boundaries at the height of his career as a well-loved soundtrack composer (intrinsically associated with Ennio Morricone and Edda Dell Orso) while laying foundations for a new breed of Italian sound designers, concrètists and synthesists such as co-conspirators Giuliano Sorgini (aka Raskovich) Daniela Casa , Odoardo Radicchi (aka Lamartine) and Rino de Filippi (aka Gisteri).

This relatively unknown (but fervently sought after) suite maintains a focussed central theme (literally pre-empting the early notions of an entire genre movement) and displaying Alessandroni’s creative diversity as a musician and orchestrator while boasting many of his indelible signatures carved throughout his earlier work for Giallo film and international alternative cinema.


  1. Stozzatrice
  2. Comitato Aziendale
  3. Viabilità
  4. Collata
  5. Fusione
  6. Highway
  7. Discesa Tensione
  8. Moto Sincrono
  9. Avvicendamento
  10. Demolizione
  11. Compressione
  12. Reparto Presse
  13. Idrolisi
  14. Camionabile
  15. Amperometri