Mar
30
2008
0

Amityville

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Lalo Schifrin has composed the score of the original movie “The Amityville Horror“. The soundtrack released on Casablanca Records included a disco remake of the theme with a full re-orchestration and the same disturbing voices.

Lalo Schifrin – Amityville Frenzy (1979)

 

(Listen to the original main theme)

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Mar
29
2008
5

Padded Cell

 

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Padded Cell is a british duo who made an interesting crossover between the genres. Electro, house, disco, rock, jazz, nothing can stop them to do the music they like.

Padded Cell – Signal Failure (2005)

Padded Cell – Picadilly Line Strut (2005)

Well then make your own mind and watch out for the forthcoming album “Night Must Fall” in May 2008. I recommend “Moon Menace” to listen on their page. (more…)

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Mar
28
2008
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I Love You Dancer

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The highlight of their 3rd album. Sleek Disco as usual from this band.

Voyage – I Love You Dancer (1980)

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Mar
27
2008
1

Defender

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The Defender single is the latest collaboration known to date between Alan Braxe and Fred Falke on Vulture Music.

Bliss is a fairly enjoyable piece of lazy Disco while Defender is more like a ‘sub-Robot Rock‘ with a housey beat… There’s a track for everyone’s taste: I like the first one.

Defender – Bliss (2005)

Defender included the enigmatic Savage as well, who then works exclusively with Falke.

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Mar
26
2008
4

Not afraid of the Future World

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Future World Orchestra is a dutch synth-pop duo that released quite successful singles in the early 80’s for Dureco and other labels.

The first LP “Mission Completed” was released in 1982 with a great song “I’m Not Afraid of the Future” (see video below). And the second “Turning Point” in 1983:

Future World Orchestra – Captain Coke

Future World Orchestra – Theme from E.T.
(Ben Liebrand remix)

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Mar
25
2008
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Spaceship Crashing

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“We are a spaceship generation, we don’t need no destination. Are you ready, ready, ready for space? Spaceship crashing, disco flashing” here’s the story, in a nutshell.

Now mix it up with some laser sounds, add a few synthetic layers on top and a steady bassline… ah, and don’t forget to put the flanger on of course. I simply love that recipe because it works every time on me 🙂

Written and produced by the Disco hero Supermax

Bamboo – Spaceship Crashing (1979)

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Mar
24
2008
2

Satellites

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Subway – Satellites (2007)

I don’t know much about Subway an electronic duo but the only thing I’m sure is that this track “Satellites” on their 2nd release for Soul Jazz Records is damn great to my ears.

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Mar
24
2008
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Q

q-judge.jpg One of those early-80s spacey Disco tracks I never get bored of.Released in 1983.

Q – The Voice Of Q (Vocal)
Q – The Voice Of Q (Instrumental)

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Mar
21
2008
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21
2008
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Same changes

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I have no so much information about this guy.

http://www.myspace.com/mrleedouglas

Although for a lof of people his best song is be ”Our Song”

Lee Douglas – Our song

”Same changes” has that beautiful electronic-disco melody with space-keyboards that can get you into a totally feeling-nice mood

Lee Douglas – Same Changes

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Mar
20
2008
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Discocross

156-ff-butterflychick.jpg A one-time collaboration between Gigi Farina and Goblin for a very special LP in 1978, halfway between Prog Rock and plain Disco.
It has been finally re-issued (bootlegged) in 2007 and can now be easily found.

Giorgio Farina – Farina’s Suite (Extract 1)
Giorgio Farina – Farina’s Suite (Extract 2)
Giorgio Farina – Tawawa’s
Giorgio Farina – Suite Slide Return

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Mar
19
2008
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Càpita

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One of the few Fabio Frizzi‘s side-projects and indeed quite far from his usual soundtrack material. Written by the man himself and produced in partnership with his younger brother Fabrizio.

D.J. Look – Càpita (1983)

I got this one for cheap at a used record shop and I’m trying hard to gather some more limited pressings from Frizzi at a reasonable price. If you happen to sell for example the Hot Cha-Cha EP don’t hesitate to contact me…

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Mar
18
2008
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Mar
16
2008
1

イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ

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A long time ago I promised a ticket about Yellow Magic Orchestra. Tough job. Really. I did only select 4 tracks; maybe they’re their most Electronic-inspired and well-known tracks. I don’t know.

Yellow Magic Orchestra – La Femme Chinoise (1979)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Rydeen (1982)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technopolis (1979)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Kai-Kou (1983)

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Mar
15
2008
1

World X

per-vivere-meglio.jpg The soundtrack of an unknown comedy to me:
Per vivere meglio, divertitevi con noi.

It’s great Italian Disco.

Angella Dean – World X (1978)

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Mar
14
2008
2

Underwater

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Harry Thumann was a german composer and sound engineer (see his biography). His first LP “American Express” in 1979 included a classic instrumental disco so cosmic with a lot of effects.

Harry Thumann – Underwater (1979)
(Listen to the complete track)

The second LP “Andromeda” is still a synth-pop classic album with such pieces as “Sphinx” his robotic voice and his space guitar solo at the end of the trip.

Harry Thumann – Sphinx (1982)
(Listen to the complete track)

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Mar
12
2008
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12
2008
2

Cuffs

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I simply cannot stop listening to this one. The lead synth reminds me of moody things in the vein of the great MC1; which means it is über good according to my own standards.

Ali Renault – Cuffs (2007)

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Mar
10
2008
2

Disco Machine

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A projection from computer scientists in the 50s of what a ‘home computer’ might look like by the year 2004.

Electronic System is the pet project of Daniel Lacksman, better known as one third of the mighty Telex. With the likes of Giorgio Moroder or Kraftwerk (to name only the obvious ones), it is blatant that Dan and his MiniMoog helped shaping the sound of modern Electronic music as we know today. It is also crystal-clear that everything really skyrocketed during this specific period.

The Disco Machine LP was released in 1977, about one year before Telex was officially formed.

Electronic System – Flight To Tokyo
Electronic System – Cosmos Trip
Electronic System – Flight To Venus
Electronic System – Sailing To An Unknown Planet
Electronic System – Time Trip
Electronic System – Rock Machine
Electronic System – Back Home

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Mar
10
2008
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Voyage

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A sleek and bright ‘souvenir’ from the late 70s. IMO the highlight of their career is definitely the critically acclaimed Souvenirs.

Voyage – Souvenirs (1978)
Voyage – Follow the Brightest Star (1982)
Voyage – Let’s Get Started
(1981)

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