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Franco Battiato (born 1945 in Sicily, Italy) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and painter. He is considered one of the most original personalities in music from the 1970s to now. Battiato's songs are dreamy, controversial collages of images and sensations, very experimental and convoluted, rich of esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes.

His collaborations (from 1994 onward) with the nihilistic-cynical philosopher Manlio Sgalambro have added further depth to his apparently nonsensical lyrics, with references to Emil Cioran… read more

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  • Avatar for Donitaspez
    Battiato, sos el más grande. Saludos desde Argentina.
  • Avatar for DavidVSoho
    Genio ed orgoglio siciliano!
  • Avatar for davmarala
    I've been listening to Battiato ever since I can remember. I love this man for leaving such a beautiful musical heritage in me.
  • Avatar for Slim_rafa
    buono.
  • Avatar for MayonaiseX
    Adorazione totale per tutto ciò che hai creato in musica...Grazie di esistere!
  • Avatar for ixleza
    First italian artist I came across and the best so far! I'll always remember someone when songs like La Cura and Che Cosa Resta stream into my ears.
  • Avatar for TheSoulKing
    Tanto piacere del fatto che sia un imbroglione, stolto, che non ne capisce niente di filosofia e cazzate varie (come si scrive e non come dico io!!), l'importante è che faccia buona musica. E per me, in Italia, quelli che fanno buona musica si contano sulle dita!!
  • Avatar for DarioMorabito
    Genio <3
  • Avatar for iagomelo2
    Lingua italiana sempre tão engraçada
  • Avatar for Oblaka
    meglio leggere http://www.tacchettidiferro.it/

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