A peculiar record, bridging bebop mannerism and electronic experimentation. Synthetizer arabesques rise over exquisite double-bass grooves and jazzy drumming. Their use is much varied: from soundtrack-like melodic themes, to minimal-tinged stagnations and proto-techno burbles. The compositions are elegant, lucid, but pleasantly devoid of the bombast of much prog-rock of those years. On the contrary, the tracks are absorbed in a gassy fluctuation, slighthly futuristic, a bit Satiesque, but most of all very light and unpretentious. (Il golpe e l'uva)
This reminded me slightly of Alain Goraguer's soundtrack to La Planete Sauvage, maybe slightly more in theory than in actuality. It does have the same sort of spacey, "futuristic" (in a '70s way) sound, though. Probably one of the better Umiliani records I've listened to, although all that I've heard have been pretty good.
Piero Umiliani as Moggi - Tra Scienza E Fantascienza (1976)