America Giovane N. 2 is part of a reissues series, made in collaboration with Edizioni Leonardi (Milan, Italy), of extremely rare library music LP’s published between late ’60s and early ’70s, most of which have never been released again until today, and that are finally made available again for collectors and sonorization music lovers.
At the end of the ‘60s in Italy – but also abroad, especially in France and England – a very particular trend began to spread, that one known as ’Library music’ or ‘sonorization’: as suggested by its name, those were real music libraries intended for the accompaniment of audiovisual productions such as television programs, advertisements, documentaries and films. Since they were created in total artistic freedom condition, they are often difficult if not impossible to catalog, as they’re not anchored to a specific musical genre; this freedom also allowed the authors to compose, sometimes in the most complete anonymity, experimental and avant-garde music, capable of anticipating the sounds that only many years later would have been widespread on a larger scale.
Daniela Casa (1944 – 1986) was a singer and composer, wife of another library music artist, Remigio Ducros, who wrote “America Giovane” (Young America), an LP that ideally precedes this second chapter. Originally released in 1975, America Giovane N. 2 is today – like almost the entire Edizioni Leonardi catalog – extremely rare and among the most sought-after by collectors. Musically, it shares with the aforementioned “America Giovane” a remarkable stylistic variety: from folk to psychedelia, from funk to rhythm ‘n blues but, unlike the first volume, on this record there’s a more or less evident jazz aura (“Fix” and “Soft Bird” are practically two short free-jazz excursions!) that makes it even more interesting and unique.