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Baffo Banfi - Biography
« on: January 06, 2016, 06:23:10 PM »
Giuseppe Banfi, former keyboardist of Un Biglietto per l'Inferno started a solo career with an album in 1978, though it had been recorded a year before and released just when he was in the army by the small jazz-oriented Red Record label.
Inspired by the german electronic music of the 70's, Banfi attracted the interest of Tangerine Dream's Klaus Schulze, whom he had first met when on tour in the latest days of Biglietto in 1975. Schulze had already been approached to be the producer of the band's second album, but was never released at the time.

"Galaxy my dear" was entirely played by Banfi and shows strong comparisons with the german cosmic music, including five long tracks, one of which, Goodbye my little star, is 18 minutes long.

Second album "Ma dolce vita" was recorded for Schulze's label, Innovative Communication, and released in Germany, again including all instrumental electronic tracks, while a third work, "Hearth" from 1981, was the only one to feature a rhythm section of guest musicians.

Following the release of this album Banfi quit the music, creating a video production studio in Milan called La Vetraia, and he's strongly involved in the recent Biglietto per l'Inferno celebrative releases.

In 1988 Innovative Communication released a compilation album called "The Sound Of Sourthern Sunsets", containing tracks from "Ma dolce vita" and "Hearth"

For more info take a look at: http://www.italianprog.com/a_banfi.htm

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