A long-time out of print record, finally available again!!
A five-piece of very good musicians from Rome, Alberomotore (or Albero Motore as it was sometimes written) were aided and produced by ’60s singer-guitarist Ricky Gianco.
The musicians where involved with acts like Il Ritratto di Dorian Gray, Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno, Samadhi, Goblin, Libra, Quella Vecchia Locanda and Carnascialia. In “Il grande gioco” they worked together with songwriter Ricky Gianco (owner of the Ultima Spiaggia label), Carlo Siliotto (Carnascialia), Giuliano Illiani (also known as Donatello, a well-known Italian singer), Luigi Cinque, who played with Banco del Mutuo Soccorso for awhile and Gianni Nebbiosi. In this album the band recorded tracks that are not immediately recognizable as classic Italian prog, having a rural and genuine hard rock edge, full of suspense, highlighting the excellent and rough voice of Maurizio Rota. Also the record has a very good musical continuity and is still an excellent listen.
After disbanding, most musicians of Albero Motore where involved in folk or world music projects: Marcello Vento played in Carnascialia and Canzoniere del Lazio, but also for Antonello Venditti and Loredana Bertè, Marcello Vento with Pierangelo Bertoli and Jenny Sorrenti, Adriano Martire with Pietro Brega.