The Turin-based Dedalus rank among Italy's most enterprising jazz rock bands and that despite their public profile being the highest among collectors, for whom their two albums remain a holy grail of sorts.
Appropriately signed to the Trident label, whose own output is much sought after, Dedalus was formed in 1972 by Marco Di Castri (guitar, sax), Fiorenzo Bonansone (keyboards, cello), Furio Di Castri (bass) and Enrico Grosso (drums), releasing their self-titled debut LP the following year.
Di Castri quit shortly after the album's release - opting not to replace him, Dedalus soldiered on as a trio, replacing the errant bass with a heavier reliance on electronics and avant-garde textures.
Their second album, 1974's Materiale per Tre Esecutori e Nastro Magnetico reflects these concerns with considerable success, but Dedalus themselves would not pursue the experiment any further.
The band broke up later in 1974. ~ Dave Thompson