Disco Volante (2) ‎– No Motion



No Motion
Punishment Tank Live!


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October 5, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing No Motion, 7", Ltd, RE, MR-015

Useful re release of very rate single.


August 25, 2008
referencing No Motion, 7", CBR 001

Disco Volante was a one piece group formed in the early 1980s, the reason for the group name being that the plan was to expand the band with time. The "band" played in small experimental clubs in London using backing tapes, the chaotic feel of the live performance can be felt in the last track "Punishment Tank"

This was the first single released in June 1984, unfortunately the release date co-incided with a 6 week strike by the music press and shortly afterwards the distributer went bust. Because of this any planned follow up singles failed to emerge.

The instrumentation for the studio tracks is totally programmed using the Roland Bassline and Drummatix and other Roland synths. The Bassline become the favoured toy of the Acid House generation.

The feel was meant to be "electronic punk", but the final mix was not as agressive as had been hoped, due probably to the cheap recording studio used.

The songs refelcted a dark side of life, No Motion being about the sometimes neglected needs of the disbled whilst Click is a slice of Psycho ! As a songwriter Terry Tanx refused to use the word love in any of his lyrics.

Muscal influences range from Marc Bolan, Marc Almond, Velvet Underground and the Banshees, however the sound is largly a product of a "non musician" being creative with the latest technology.

The sleev arework was by Steev Burgess a follow synth boy whose group Metrophase were an influence.