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Studio album by Area
Released 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre Jazz fusion
Progressive rock
Length 41:21
Label Ascolto
Producer Area
Area chronology
Event '76
Area '70
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (?)[1]

Tic&Tac is the eight album of the Jazz fusion band Area and was released in 1980.[2] It's the first album without Demetrio Stratos as he died a year earlier, and it's generally more jazzy than progressive. This is the only album in which Larry Nocella performs. After releasing this, Area toured until 1983, then disbanded. Giulio Capiozzo in 1986 formed a jazz fusion band called Area II, but was the only original member. Area reformed officially in 1993 with a concert in Rome, as a trio, with Tavolazzi, Fariselli and Capiozzo. However, they didn't record anything new in studio until 1997 when the album "Chernobyl 7991" was released (without Tavolazzi). This album is completely instrumental, save for the final track "Antes de Hablar Abra la Boca".

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "La Torre Dell'Alchimista" (Fariselli) – 5:50
  2. "Danza ad Anello" (Fariselli) – 5:13
  3. "A.S.A." (Fariselli) – 4:34
  4. "Lectric Rag" (Fariselli) – 1:50
  5. "La Luna Nel Pozzo" (Fariselli) – 3:41

Side two[edit]

  1. "Tic & Tac" (Fariselli) – 4:38
  2. "Quartet" (Tavolazzi) – 2:12
  3. "Sibarotega" (Fariselli) – 4:16
  4. "Chantee D'Amour" (Tavolazzi) – 4:47
  5. "Antes de Hablar Abra la Boca" (Fariselli) – 4:22


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Guido Guidoboni – trumpet in "Danza ad anello" and "Sibarotega"
  • Luciano Biasutti – trumpet in "Antes de Hablar Abra la Boca"
  • Pino Vicari – voice in "Antes de Hablar Abra la Boca"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Area (6) - Tic & Tac at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-08-13.