Bad Sector

Bad Sector

Real Name:
Massimo Magrini
Profile:
Massimo Magrini was born in Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) in 1966. He had a long degree in Computer Science in Pisa University, with a thesis on musical applications of the Object Oriented paradigm. He studied electronic music with Alfonso Belfiore (professor at the State Conservatory of Florence). He collaborated with the Computer Music Lab of the CNUCE Institute of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) for some years, developing hardware and software tools, composing his interactive computer music and playing it in various countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Cuba etc.). He also collaborated with private companies developing software for musical devices based on digital signal processing.

During late 80s, he played in a local electronic band (Jesus Blood), using self built analog and digital synthesizers. Besides these activities in 1992 he created his Bad Sector musical project, trying to discover dark sonic areas and focusing his attention on the melting point between ambient, experimental, noise and minimal music. He has released various CDs and vinyls, always having good responses from international underground electronic music magazines and listeners. As Bad Sector, he performed live in Italy, France, England, Germany, Czech rep., Austria, Belgium, Australia and Russia.

Beside Bad Sector, in 2001 Magrini formed the project Olhon, together with the Where leading member Zairo. This project explores the territories between dark ambient and concrete experimental music using sounds recorded in extreme locations (caves, underwater etc.).

During 2002 he also started a collaboration with the Italian video-artist Giacomo Verde, creating the multimedia group called XEAR and working on interactive installations / electronic-theater scores.

Contact:
c/o Massimo Magrini
Via Laucci 402 55050 Massa Pisana (Lu) Italy
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Bad Sector Discography

Albums

SPT 22 Bad Sector Ze(Cass, Album, C60) Slaughter Productions SPT 22 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Ampos (Album) God Factory Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Contagious Orgasm + Bad Sector Contagious Orgasm + Bad Sector - Vacuum Pulse (Album) Old Europa Cafe Italy 1996 Sell This Version
FF003 Bad Sector Pressurized Music(Cass, Album, Ltd, C70) Freedom From FF003 US 1997 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Polonoid (Album) Bastet Recordings Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Plasma (Album) Old Europa Cafe Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Dolmen Factory (Album) Soffitta Macabra Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Sshe Retina Stimulants | Bad Sector Sshe Retina Stimulants | Bad Sector - Neurotransmitter Actions (Album) Loud!, Loud!, Solipsism Italy 2000 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Retrovirus (Album, Comp) Afe Records Italy 2001 Sell This Version
Bad Sector The Harrow (Album) AVA/ES1-Reset US 2001 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Kosmodrom (Album, EP) Waystyx, Waystyx Russia 2005 Sell This Version
Bad Sector & Tommaso Lisa Bad Sector & Tommaso Lisa - Reset / Rebis Periferiche (Album) Old Europa Cafe Italy 2005 Sell This Version
Bad Sector & Astro Bad Sector & Astro - Idio Blast (Album) Insofar Vapor Bulk Russia 2005 Sell This Version
none Bad Sector Quaternion(File, MP3, 192 + 10xFile, MP3, 160) Not On Label (Bad Sector Self-released) none Italy 2010
PAS 30 Bad Sector Chronoland(CD, Album) Power & Steel PAS 30 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
OECD 162 Bad Sector Unification(CD, Album) Old Europa Cafe OECD 162 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Cephus (Album) Not On Label (Bad Sector Self-released) Italy 2015 Sell This Version
KF-XXV Reutoff, Bad Sector Reutoff, Bad Sector - 21​.​11​.​14(Cass, Ltd, C93) KultFront KF-XXV Russia 2015 Sell This Version
none Bad Sector Absolute(12xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Bad Sector Self-released) none Italy 2015
OECD 227 MB* / Bad Sector / Sigillum S MB* / Bad Sector / Sigillum S - Endometrio / Endometrio De-Composto(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Old Europa Cafe OECD 227 Italy 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bad Sector Dolmen Drone Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PAS 06 Bad Sector Jesus Blood(10", Ltd, Num) Power & Steel PAS 06 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
BSC024, PFep003 Bad Sector Toroidal Body(7", Ltd, Num + CDr, Ltd, Num) Eibon Records, Pre Feed BSC024, PFep003 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
Bad Sector Survival Tools Cohort Records US 2001 Sell This Version
SVLE03-01/12 Bad Sector Planar Energy(7", Pic, Ltd, Num) SmallVoices SVLE03-01/12 Italy 2003 Sell This Version

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Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

September 8, 2016
Probably the most intense and emotional dark ambient music ever created. Deep, seducing melodies for cyborgs and androids living in a distant future on an Earth covered in radiocative dust. Yes, I'm thinking of "Blade Runner" or, better, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheeps?". I'd love to listen to Bad Sector scoring Ridley Scott's movie! A true genius, and a very humble person as well.
minya

minya

March 7, 2004
A true genius. Bad Sector's otherworldly music crosses and melds genres (industrial, noise, ambient, electronica, experimental) and he creates genuinely scary and beautiful music that must be heard to be believed.

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