Scortilla ‎– Fahrenheit 451

Synthetic Shadows ‎– SS07
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition



Limited edition 400 copies, packaged with insert sheet and postcard. Whole artwork designed by the band themselves.
The anthology collects recordings of their first period.

Tracks A1-A5, B1, recorded live at Maxim, Genova-Sampierdarena (1981), Italy.
Track B2 recorded live at Psycho Club, Genova (1983), Italy.
Track B3 recorded at Sotter Recording, Genova (1981), Italy.
Tracks B4-B5 recorded at Studio G, Genova (1981), Italy.
Track B6 recorded at Studio G, Genova (1984), Italy.

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September 4, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Formed in Genoa in 1979 Scortilla officially released only a 12" in 1984 which contained their hit "Fahrenheit 451". That song gathered into one danceable catchy tune, new wave and synthpop influences and brought the band to the attention of the media but that was also the thing that made them disband, because Scortilla were much more than a one catchy single band. In 2006, Pivio, their singer, who now is a movie soundtracks composer, released a CD/DVD compilation about them and watching their performances or only their rehearsals, you realize that they had a huge potential. Influenced by Devo and generally by the post wave sounds, Scortilla's sound was amazing: they used synths for noises or melodies, sax to enhance the nervous tense atmosphere of certain songs, guitar as a sharp knife, bass like a sensual funky weapon and above all, Pivio's vocals that was able to give power to their tracks while giving the impression to be about to have a nervous breakdown. They performed different times at the Psycho club in Genoa as well as at the Verona's arena at the peak of their career. Their live performance was near to art rock and it was an experience to live. This Synthetic Shadows Records album, reissue most of their first tape "Box", originally released in 1981, "Climax " recorded live in 1983 and a version of their hit "Fahrenheit 451" recorded on 1984. That tape contained live and studio tracks recorded in 1981 and since from the first song that opens this record, "Ribellione Programmata", you can agree with me that their sound was a blast! You can find irony, experimentation, energy and tension, all into one song! This is a release to have, definitely! Scortilla should be gone but they won't be forgotten...

Maurizio Pustianaz
Chain D.L.K. magazine


April 30, 2013

Absolutely amazing material. Tracks like "Military rendez-vous", "Chanson de non amour", "Dresden", "Climax", "ADA", "Mirror Dance", "Inside" and also their hit "Fahrenheit 451" published by the WEA in the summer of 1984. For those who consider Gaznevada and italian 'New Wave' at the same level of european stuff, this is a record you're going to consume up to pulverize!