J.B. Banfi* ‎– Galaxy My Dear

Red Record ‎– VPA 123
Vinyl, LP


A1 Galaxy My Dear 13:00
A2 Audio Emotion 6:00
A3 Paradox: Streams 5:00
B1 Gang (For The Rock Industry) 6:00
B2 Goodbye My Little Star 18:00

Companies, etc.


  • Mixed By [Mixage]Augusto Brivio, J.B. Banfi*
  • ProducerA. Brivio*, S. Veschi*
  • Synthesizer [Sythesyzer: Minimoog, Micromoog, Polymoog, Farfisa Rythm Machine, A.r.p. 2600 + Sequencer, Logan And Solina String Ensemble], Electronics [Echi: Roland And Binson Chambers, Eventide Clockworks Phaser, Faylon Mixer And Amplifier], Music By [Musiche Di]J.B. Banfi*
  • Technician [Tecnico Del Suono]Augusto Brivio


Red Record Next Step
Musica democratica srl Milano
Distribuzione: Editoriale Sciascia
Recorded at Ultravox Studio
Edizioni Musicali Musica e Dischi
Photo: Studio suono e immagine, lecco
℗ 1978

"....I must say you are phantastic-I consider you the best electronic/musician composer of my time (including myself)...." Klaus Schulze

Dedicated to my "Master" Klaus with, Sinty Love ... B Banfi

"Gang (For Rock Industry)" appears on back of sleeve, "Gang (For The Rock Industry)" appears on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): VPA 123/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): VPA 123/B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): VPA-123-A 14-4-78
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): VPA-123-B 14-4-78

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VM CD 099, VM 099 CD J.B. Banfi* Galaxy My Dear(CD, Album, RE) VM 2000, Red Record, VM 2000, Red Record VM CD 099, VM 099 CD Italy 2005 Sell This Version
LPS192 J.B. Banfi* Galaxy My Dear(LP, Ltd, RE, 500) Wah Wah Records LPS192 Spain 2017 Sell This Version



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May 23, 2017
Synthesizer king J.B. Banfi, a.k.a. Giuseppe 'Baffo' Banfi, hit the record market with the great italian prog rock outfit Biglietto per l'Inferno who released a legendary LP in 1974 on Trident and have been reivindicated in several occasions since with the release of lost recordings from the era as well as unearthing an unreleased 1974 live album. The band existed between 1972 and 1975, and had both Pilly Cossa on Hammond doing the virtuoso work and Baffo's keyboard explorations adding sound texture and atmosphere. Their second LP was recorded and mixes were to be produced by Klaus Schulze, but it remained unissued due to the Trident label flop. The band split shortly after this, but Baffo continued his experiments with electronic keyboards.
In 1978 Baffo released his first solo LP 'Galaxy My Dear', credited to J.B.Banfi and echoing huge influences from his friend and master Klaus Schulze, who would also produce his two next releases. A total DIY domestic home recording, with all the limitations implied but also with all its warmness within, 'Galaxy My Dear' is entirely played by Banfi and shows an accurate taste in his use of the synths, plus of course a strong kraut / cosmiche appeal that links the album's sound to that of the early Tangerine Dream or Ash Ra Tempel, but also brings a hint of Jean-Michel Jarre or even a certain reminiscence of the early electronic experiments by Franco Battiato and is a good contender to be filed along other Wah Wah reissues like those of Roberto Cacciapaglia or Franco Leprino.
One of its songs, "Gang (For The Rock Industry)" has been recently used as the opening track on Soul Jazz Records' Space, Energy & Light. Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 compilation.
Comes in original artwork with notes written by Baffo Banfi himself in a limited edition of 500 copies only.