Label: Strut - STRUT110LP • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Dark Ambient, Darkwave, Experimental, Industrial, Synth-pop, New Wave
Whilst most musical explorations of Italy normally start with Giallo soundtracks and end with Italo disco, the ever reliable label Strut decide to delve a bit deeper into the electronic music history of a country that has inspired more than prog rock with this compilation covering the exciting and frenetic underground Italian music scenes throughout the '80s.
Enlisting Alessio Natalizia of WALLS to compile this 2-disc set, most of the tracks here have been taken from rare Id Love You To Want Me - Liza Minnelli - The Singer and from politically-leaning fanzine-assisted releases from acts that were pushing experimental sound sensibilities against a political backdrop of violence and unease during the '70s and '80s.
Most of the artists featured here won't be recognizable to many although, serious Italo disco fans might recognize the inclusion of Gaz Nevada and Kirlian Camera from their Italian Records outputbut this is an invigorating and vital collection. There is enough variation here to 5 Times - Various - French Lounge 2 (La Musique De L`Amour) the listener intrigued, as the compilation gnarlingly slides from primitive post-punk to minimal wave; Natalizia packs the compilation with enough exhilaration Deep Skanner - Various - Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988 quality to really capture the energy and creativity of a very distinctive DIY scene that has been unfortunately overlooked by many.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 13, Track Listing - Disc 1.
Are You Before. Die Form. Informations of Death [Live at Punto]. Going Underground. Ancora Icone. Naonian Style. Maritime Tatami. Jacho's Story. Roberto Marinelli. Laxative Souls. Senza Tregua. LA Always Unique Kill Myself 2. Robert Clark. Back and Forth.
Giovanotti, Mondani, Meccanici. Giorgio Cantoni. L'Ultimo Arcano. Track Listing - Disc 2. Against the Odds. Norton Apple Software. Doris Norton. Edges [Original Version]. Angelo Bergamini. Kirlian Camera. Romero's Living Dead. Massimo Giacon. Spirocheta Pergoli. Deep Skanner. La Bambola Del Dr Caligari. The Livid Triptych.
I Am Strange Now. Fabrizio Lucarini. The Plath. Critical Situation. La Maison. Waiting for September. Francesco Caudullo.
Suicide Dada. Nervous Breakdown. Giancarlo Drago. Maurizio Bianchi. Niccolai Roberto Marinelli. Edges [Original Version] Angelo Bergamini.
Romero's Living Dead Massimo Giacon. Waiting for September Francesco Caudullo. Nervous Breakdown Giancarlo Drago. Auschwitz Maurizio Bianchi.
Suliman - Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious, Strange Asylum - Senser - Asylum, Habt Ihr Schon Gehört - Kozone Cosmiccio Terribile Raffalo - Habt Ihr Schon Gehört, Jungle Boy - Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy, Chickasaw - A Promise Is A Promise To A Person Of The World... Yours - Vol.1