Formed in 1964 in the Italian city of Urbino, ANONIMA SOUND
were a beat-pop trio that recorded four singles,
including the hit single "Fuori piove", released in 1967.
In 1970, lead vocalist and guitarist Ivan Graziani left to
pursue a career as a solo artist, which would see him
become one of the most popular Italian singer-songwriters
of the Eighties.
At this point, after having recruited new members,
the band changed its name in ANONIMA SOUND LTD.
After the release of the single "Io prendo amore" in 1971,
they became a seven-piece that included one English
and two American musicians, and completely changed
their musical orientation.
In 1972 they released an album, "Red Tape Machine",
entirely sung in English and influenced by British psychedelia
and progressive rock.
It's an interesting effort, featuring obvious JETHRO TULL
influences: the singer tries in places to imitate Ian Anderson,
and one of the main instruments used by the band is the flute.
However, ANONIMA SOUND LTD. were also one of the most distinctive-sounding bands on the Italian prog scene
of the early Seventies.