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Recent Activity
posted a comment on Primero - Vamos A La Fiesta. 23 days ago
Heavily ..uhh, inspired by Aki - Magic Love from a couple of years earlier.
Incredible beach fashion on the cover, was this taken at Scheveningen?
posted a comment on Den Harrow - Future Brain. about 1 month ago
Found this by complete accident, but the sleeve design seems heavily inspired by the Sammy Barbot - Barbot LP from a couple of years earlier.
posted a review of Den Harrow - Always. about 1 month ago
For me and I'm sure many others, this is nothing to do with the Den Harrow we know and love from the 80s (the comparison with Future Brain is borderline blasphemous).
But somehow I have to admit I was expecting this to be much worse.
His voice isn't... See full review
posted a comment on Bagarre. 3 months ago
[quote=kosmikino] I can't wait for Opilec who have bought the rights to start reissuing some Bagarre - then we can begin a revisionary history of Italo-Disco and Bagarre can finally be seen as one of the most experimental and visionary of the... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Audible Visions: A Spaced Out Musical Ceremony. 4 months ago
a.t.e-records
not sure if rack 7 as listed on discogs correct, if not I would be interested to find out whom it is by??


Not sure if you already found the answer but it's track B4 from Paolo Dossena - Tornado (Original Soundtrack)
posted a comment on MCL (Micro Chip League) - Code Numbers. 4 months ago
Most of this LP doesn't touch me too much but Short Wave Symphony is really beautiful ✨✨✨
posted a comment on Miani - Miani. 4 months ago
Guys sorry to say but this is a €5 Italo-pop record, nothing to discover here (check youtube if you don't trust me, all tracks are there).
Better you take it back to Porta Portese next Sunday.
posted a comment on The Reen-Machine - Rap-A-Reenie. 5 months ago
Rap on "OO Chak-A-Willie" ​could make even The 2 Live Crew blush.

PS no disrespect to the late Reenie Kane but I really miss an instrumental version of either track.
posted a comment on Love & Kisses - Bap Bap. 5 months ago
AquaAcetate_Ash
Looks like the same cover lady on Tamie Lee & Final Selection Orchestra


Both inspired by the great Hajime Sorayama, master of the erotic airbrush and surely one of the most "borrowed" modern artists.
This one looks to... See full review
posted a comment on Paul Devil - Give Me Love. 5 months ago
[quote=vinylric] The version uploaded on YT by Mothball Rec. doesn't match the one here on the original and promo records as to the A-side. There have been no specifications thus far about this "extended" version by the Australian label. Please share... See full review
posted a review of Mac Machine - Tears. 5 months ago
Back in 2016 one of the guys in the Red Light Records store gave this to me for free since they had a box of them.
tbh I didn't even really want to take it because I had too many records to carry anyway and the music was not my taste at the... See full review
posted a comment on Groove Armada - Lover 4 Now. 5 months ago
Call me cynical but I don't remember Groove Armada showing any interest in Italo-disco during the previous 23 years of their career.
posted a review of City Girl (2) - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy. 5 months ago
A HiNRG cover of Rod Stewart's 1978 classic produced by none other than Nick Straker should have been a no-brainer for weddings and trashy disco sets, but unfortunately it's ruined by a hideous vocal (present on both sides of the record).
Also with a... See full review
posted a comment on Ester (4) / Speed Streep - Edelweiss / Bosom Break. 6 months ago
A_D_R
To the now deleted comment about audio quality, I re-added the YouTube videos I made from this record (or just search it on YouTube since whoever took them down from here will likely do it again.)

Searching for "Bosom Break" on... See full review
posted a review of Sahara & Kano - Carry On. 6 months ago
Stunning cover painting: the Brooklyn Bridge held up by a pair of butterfly suspenders.
Beautifully realised by Enzo Mombrini, who did some of the most memorable Baby Records (2) sleeves.
The song itself is just "ok" but has a slightly stronger instrumental version.
posted a review of Brian Ice - Talking To The Night. 6 months ago
One of the Italo classics I came to a bit late..
A great track in itself, but also interesting to me because I can hear elements of other songs (possibly) used as inspiration:
~ Vera (2) - Take Me To The Bridge
~ Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
~ Mike Francis - Survivor
~ Captain Sensible - Wot! or The Clash - Radio Clash

Another... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mirror Fantasy. 6 months ago
Mouissie appeared out of nowhere to deliver one of the finest neo-trance tracks in recent years.
Short and sweet but hits so hard.
posted a review of Various - Men With Boxes. 6 months ago
Awesome and varied compilation which I come back to every few years.
Initially I think bought this because I loved the artwork (cover is slightly textured as well, though hard to see this in discogs pics).
My favourite tracks here are "Bolnes 1" from... See full review
posted a comment on Rofo - I Want You. 6 months ago
The hideous ceramic dog foetus on the cover is really off-putting, but the tracks themselves are surprisingly good.
Without a doubt one of my most hated sleeves.
posted a comment on Franco Bixio - A Pugni Nudi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film). 6 months ago
Jake_CD
Million dollar question here: this LP was released in 1972, and yet the film it is from was released in 1974. Why the gap?


I think the release date on discogs page is wrong..
The catalog # preceding this one is MDF 33/78 and... See full review
submitted Tester Housing - Over You. 6 months ago
submitted Venderstrooik - Children Of Dracula EP. 6 months ago
posted a review of Easy Going - Fear. 7 months ago
Did Goody Music/Fulltime really censor the glowing crotch of the demon from the original sleeve..?
Yet seemingly fine with the bare ass of the leatherman on last year's reissue of the self-titled LP 🤔

PS not mad these are being reissued: they are... See full review
posted a comment on Tony Santos (3) - Prestige . 8 months ago
According to the back sleeve they printed 10,000 copies of this!
I can't imagine it being a hot seller in 1988 so I really wonder what happened to them all.
(Perhaps a trip to Scauri is required to know the answer).
posted a review of A.T.R.O.X. - Falls Of Time. 8 months ago
Beautiful compilation of the relatively unknown Italian wave group A.T.R.O.X., which I can't recommend highly enough.
I had always enjoyed the "Water Tales" LP but it wasn't until playing this comp repeatedly during lockdown at home that I realised... See full review
posted a comment on The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats. 8 months ago
daftcombo
The band name comes from a collage by Max Ernst:https://www.moma.org/collection/works/35468


Thanks! I missed this art history class :)
Great artwork and a fitting reference.
posted a review of The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats. 8 months ago
Must be one of the greatest band names ever.. was ketamine popular in 1982??
I've definitely met a few aspiring horse doctors in recent years.

Some incredible sounds on here also, quite a hypnotic listening experience.
posted a review of Bagarre - We Don't Want To Make Love / Chances To Come. 9 months ago
There's 3 different versions of Bagarre's great track "Dirty Love", on the original (and essential) Bagarre - Circus LP, on the underrated Bagarre - Epitaph LP .. and a bonus track on this record.
Before you buy this one, please note this is quite a strange version... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Caligula: The Music. 9 months ago
SergioCocco
Some sources credit Bruno Nicolai with some incidental music (Isis' Pool for one). Does anyone know the truth ? thanx


Bruno Nicolai composed this soundtrack (or most of it anyway) under the pseudonym "Paul Clemente".
If... See full review
submitted The Lab - I Will Find You. 9 months ago
posted a review of Pop Wallpaper - Strawberry Letter 23 / Nothing Can Call Me Back. 9 months ago
Bought this as a blind purchase ten years ago and didn't think too much of it at the time (in fact I'd dumped it at my parents' with a bunch of terrible eurodisco 12"s).
Coming back to it now with slightly more open ears and realised this is a unique... See full review
posted a comment on Sandy Samuel - (I Like) Sado-Music (Part One & Two). 9 months ago
AquaAcetate_Ash
I take it part 2 is just an instrumental extension, rather than a whole other verse?


Yes it's just the same track as an instrumental, no extra parts or anything like that.
posted a comment on Sven Wittekind - Dark Zone (Remixes). 9 months ago
Does anyone know where the fantastic illustration on this picture disc is taken from?
Have been wondering about this for years..
I would guess a 1940s-50s book or comic cover but can't find which one.
posted a comment on The Parapluies - The Parapluies . 9 months ago
Anyone know what happened to this welcome reissue..?
Added 4+ months ago, sold once here (or was it?), link provided to an inactive bandcamp,
now nothing :(
posted a comment on Mauro Marani - Travel Made In Thailand. 9 months ago
Not sure... this sounds pretty good to me, though I don't have an OG to compare to.
The original is private pressing so probably not the greatest to begin with?
I don't have 500 euro spare and it's a welcome repress for me.. all tracks are great but... See full review
posted a review of Various - Maskindans - Norsk Synth 1980-1988. 9 months ago
Amongst the greatest synth/wave/etc compilations ever released: track after track of Norwegian post-punk gold.
I come back to revisit this every year or so and continually find new gems I'd previously overlooked.
No bad tracks to be found here but my... See full review
posted a comment on Albatros / Space Art (2) - Stop-Stop Violence / Nous Savons Tout. 10 months ago
Totally unofficial release but excellent sound.
For years I was sure the label pic is from a horror movie, but after some research it's a real photograph of a deceased woman in Mexico City, 1979 :/
The photograph was taken by Enrique Metinides.
posted a review of Daniele Patucchi - Turbo Time (Original Soundtrack). 10 months ago
Be careful with this pressing of the superb motorsport documentary soundtrack from Patucchi (one of his best for my taste).
It has less tracks - but also the tracks are cut down considerably for some reason.
Can only assume it was some kind of promo... See full review
posted a comment on Decameron (7) - Just A Little Dance. 10 months ago
carboomania
Do you know what is the meaning of the artist name ''Decameron''?


Not sure if your question is rhetorical, but The Decameron is a 14th-century writing by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, circa 1353.
It's considered a... See full review
posted a comment on Los Angeles T.F. - Everliving Fever / Plastic Paradise. 10 months ago
This record has the slow fairytale or music box mix of "Everliving Fever"
Pretty sure it only appears on this specific pressing (feel free to correct me otherwise).
A great version.. better/equal to the original and much different.
posted a comment on T. Ark - Count On Me. 11 months ago
Sleeve artwork taken from, or at least heavily inspired by Colors (2) - Missing Destinies
posted a comment on Avantgarde - You Never Danced With Me. 11 months ago
Clean production and some nice parts, especially on the b-side mix as mentioned below.
Unfortunately suffers a bit from the "strong verse / weak chorus" syndrome (also the chorus repeats a few too many times).
posted a comment on Anthony D'Urso* - Feel The Night. 11 months ago
Must be some kind of record for the most electric guitars played on an Italo-disco track, a shame as there's a nice composition buried underneath both this and the guy screaming.
Tony is wearing a sports coat and tie on the sleeve, but I can't help... See full review
posted a review of Twilight (4) - Star. 11 months ago
With the exception of "My Mind", most of this album is not really Italo-disco.
It's more like sleazy 80s AOR (check haircuts on the backsleeve for further verification). Having said that, it's actually not bad at all.
The M.C. Escher inspired cover... See full review
posted a comment on Frankie Nocenti - Workin' Man. 11 months ago
Bad ratings but great record. Another gem from Summa and Bonzanni.
For hard workin' men (and women) only.. listen and decide for yourself.
posted a comment on Machinations - My Heart's On Fire. 11 months ago
Great record (in fact one of my favourites from Oz), but pretty sure it's not worth £550.00.
Used to see this around all the time in Melbourne in the bargain bins.
posted a comment on Bonnie Bianco - Cenerentola '80. about 1 year ago
Mostly bad music with the unpleasant voice of Bonnie Bianco.
I personally can't take more than 20 seconds of any of the vocal tracks.
The record is partially redeemed by one great instrumental space/cosmic track: Oliver Onions - "Jeff B."
posted a comment on Ingrid (19) / The Rollerballs - Help Help / Phatting. about 1 year ago
Side A is medley of two Gilla tracks: "Help! Help!" and "Tu' Es!"
Sounds like the original versions to me (not covers), but I'm no Gilla specialist.

Side B "Phatting" is an OK synthesizer and organ track, but more interestingly an early... See full review
submitted R°A - Space Melody. over 2 years ago
submitted Betonkust & Eilandnet - Robogoth. over 3 years ago