Anonima Sound Limited - The Red Tape Machine

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK-1006
Format: LP
Total Time: 00:00:00

I found the sound of Anonima Sound Limited different and original for a band that was tagged as progressive. Actually, I cannot see why they fell into the progressive category; the only instrument that came close to making them sound as such was the flute, which was not utilized in such a way that many progressive bands would or did.

I think they were an above average rock-pop band that sounded incredibly westernized being that they originated from Italy. I am sure that was intentional for marketing purposes.

This band provided a consistent and pleasant listening experience that would prompt you to give it another spin on your turntable. I did not hear anything extraordinary or out of the ordinary but found that they were a talented and solid band worthy enough to give your consideration. I am sure progressive rock historians would be interested in investigating another link to the long lineage of Italian prog bands.

Originally released by Arcobaleno (ARC 000111) in 1972 ; reissued by Mellow Records (MMP 178) in 1993

Side One: Red Tape Machine / The Last Deboutante / Window On The City / Metro-Song

Side Two: Dog's Life / Triangle / Freedom / The Roofer

Richard Ingersoll -vocals, flute
Massimo Meloni - guitar, vocals
Lamberto Clementi ? guitar
Peter Dobson ? guitar
Piero Cecchini - bass, vocals
Velio Galazzi - drums
Claudine Reiner -percussion, vocals

Red Tape Machine (1972/1993/1999)

Genre: Rock

Origin IT

Added: March 24th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website:
Hits: 1010
Language: english


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