Label: M.M. Records Productions - MMP 100/101 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Enzo Merogno guitar, vocals Leonardo Lagorio flute, sax, electric piano Floriano Roggero organ Luciano Cavanna bass, vocals Ciro Perrino drums, percussion, flute, vocals. Often described as a quintessential band in late 60's - early 70's Italian Una Notte Sul Monte Calvo - Il Sistema - Il Viaggio Senza Andata scene, this band from Sanremo gave birth to important bands such as Celeste and Museo Rosenbach.
Il Sistema had a three year Una Notte Sul Monte Calvo - Il Sistema - Il Viaggio Senza Andatafirst as a four piece, then with the fifth member Lagorio joining them induring which they could not release anything, but some good recordings were finally issued for the first time in on the double LP Il viaggio senza andata.
A good sounding band, though the recordings show an evident lack of production, they were led by the keyboards of Floriano Roggero like in the 14 minutes long Il pozzo or the sax and flute of future Celeste member Leonardo Lagorio. Classical influences are Say It (95 Mix) - Photek / L Double - Say It (95 Mix) / Them Style (Acetate), especially in their good rendition of Mussorgsky's Una notte sul monte calvo A night on the bare mountain as well as some similarities with later Museo Rosenbach style, but vocal parts are very limited in the unfinished recordings and the mainly improvised long jams make this an essential album to completists only.
After some relevant live appearances, the band split inwith guitarist Merogno and horn player Lagorio forming Museo Rosenbachwhile Perrino aided by Lagorio again went later to form Celeste. A whole CD with recordings by Il Sistema is included in the box set dedicated to Celesteentitled The complete recordingsissued in LP Il viaggio senza andata M. Still easy to find at resonable prices, Il viaggio senza andata has been issued on both vinyl and CD with different tracks.
No foreign issues exist. Nine tracks out of ten from the CD version of this album only Donna cieca is missing and one from the vinyl version Il tempio per una verde spirale are included in the box set dedicated to Celesteentitled - The complete recordings. Early tapesissued in copies only in on LP with a bonus CD containing the same tracks, includes six unreleased recordings of compositions already present on the vinyl version of Il viaggio senza andata.
Untitled - Blue Sabbath Black Cheer / Rubber O Cement - Extra Hate, Feel The Beat (JS16 Dark Mix) - Darude - Feel The Beat, Déjà Toi - Vincent Delerm - A La Cigale, If Your Hearts Not In It - All-4-One - No Regrets