Unique in the history of Italian progressive music, NEW TROLLS were leaders and were for a time the top band in Italy. In 1973, NEW TROLLS split into two camps, the hard-rocking IBIS and the symphonic-oriented NEW TROLLS ATOMIC SYSTEM. They crossed many different permutations of line-up changes, many musical stylings... and great hits, passing through beat, pop ballads, progressive rock works, hard rock, and melodic pop followed groups like GENESIS and PFM.
After the breakup of NEW TROLLS in 1972, Vittorio De Scalzi formed his own group, NT ATOMIC SYSTEM. They released two very different albums. The first LP is a classic rock with a large use of horns instruments and with syncopated melodies full of breaks in the rhythms. This record is in the same the best VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR or KING CRIMSON, with sharp saxophone solos or free organ parts. Another album you must add to your collection! "Tempi Dispari" is totally instrumental album recorded live in jazz-rock vein, very far from the NEW TROLLS sound. N.T. ATOMIC SYSTEM disbanded after the second album for a new chapter in NEW TROLLS story.