Egisto Macchi ‎– Biologia Animale E Vegetale

Cinedelic Records ‎– CNCD BOX 101
2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition
Box Set


Volume 1
1-1 Stadi Embrionali 6:23
1-2 Cuore 3:34
1-3 Plancton 7:31
1-4 Muschi 5:19
1-5 Nascita Di Una Farfalla 3:33
1-6 Rane E Rospi 4:36
1-7 Cellule Animali I 3:37
1-8 Cellule Animali II 4:19
1-9 Fecondazione Artificiale 1:59
1-10 Microrganismi 4:22
1-11 Crisalidi 6:32
Volume 2
2-1 La Favola Del Lupo 7:25
2-2 Millepiedi 4:56
2-3 Germi 4:01
2-4 Boscimani 4:12
2-5 Nascita Di Un Fiore 5:07
2-6 Cani E Cuccioli I 1:52
2-7 Cani E Cuccioli II 1:43
2-8 Cani E Cuccioli III 3:23
2-9 Microscopio I 2:00
2-10 Microscopio II 8:12
2-11 Metamorfosi 1:48
2-12 Farfalle 1:25
2-13 Dinosauri 6:11

Companies, etc.



Mastered from the original 1976 tapes.

2 CDs packaged in a semi-gloss box with four-page insert.
Limited edition of 300 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8055323520287
  • Barcode (Text): 8 055323 520287
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

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September 15, 2016
Another breath-taking production library rarity getting its first ever commercial release via the reissue masters at Cinedelic making this set's one of the greatest Italian library of the 70s.The overall result is compelling and full of surprieses, ranging from tense interplay between percussions and electronic, to sparer, eerie atmospheric bits, to freeform exploration. Egisto Macchi has explored and experimented in the field of sound and music without ever forgetting about his moral and civil engagement. His compositional work takes shape from the idea that music and arts should be able to create a symbiotic contact between the creator (composer) and the beneficiary (listener). All his work finds its origin in the need to integrate the sound language with the feeling of a new developing society. In fact music was just one factor in a more complex chain which included his humanistic and sociological engagement. A syncretic philosophical narrative, in other words, a symbolic tale revealing deep anthropological aspects.
While tracing his life and work, one notices an interesting duality based both on a very inclusive approach towards all kind of expressive needs and full control of the level of communication. A complex personality revealing the coherence of a man trying to connect elements usually kept separate. The inherent need for approaching different sources and the ability to be inspired by a wide range of intuitions.

BIOLOGIA ANIMALE E VEGETALE, produced by Renato Pent, recorded in Torino in 1976 and originally published as double LP, can be considered one of Egisto Macchi's major works. A rare collector’s item finally reissued in a limited edition (600 copies) luxurious 3LP Box set (180gr + download).

For those unfamiliar with his work, Egisto Macchi was a legendary Italian composer of dark avant-garde and musique concrète library music. Former member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Macchi once again brilliantly combines dark, unnerving and broken electronic sounds with abstract traditional musical instrumentation. Foreboding violins, droning electric guitars, Disturbing sounds effects, such as knocking upon a wall, screeching metal, howling winds, shrieking animalistic sounds and strange voices are implemented to enhance the unnerving atmosphere.