In 1969 a verse of a King Crimson song read: “But I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying”. Our Time starts from the assumption that “tomorrow” has arrived, and coincides exactly with the time we are now living: a painful meditation on the uncertain destiny of the human’s presence on earth. Thought as a concept album in the tradition of prog rock, it belongs to the third millennium, realized with sophisticated electronic means, able however to find also the historical sounds of instruments such as the mellotron, and to reproduce in total interpenetration soundscapes of many musical trends of recent decades.
Franco Nanni has a classical education in organ and piano, but in the ’70s he forges himself with the Electronic Music course at the Conservatory of Bologna with Gianfelice Fugazza. With the brand Elicoide he debuts with his first solo album in 1987, accompanied by Paolo Grandi on double bass. Our Time breaks an industrious silence of 23 years.