Dreamy drama from 1979 delivered by the now dead Dane.
Okinawa is a tropical chain of islands at the southern end of of Japan. Naha, the biggest city of the region, has a cool laidback vibe, a vibrant club and bar scene and about the best restaurants in the universe. The Ibiza of the East. Surfers head for the smaller islands not too far from the town for endless beaches and spectacular waves.
The record is Japanese of course and made in 1979.
Full of enthusiasm, Brano Hronec who “ranks among those people in Slovakia who are at the top of the pop music profession” and whose “authorship and interpretation are considerably marked by his professional studies at the Conservatory and the academy of Music and Drama”, stroke up his band again in 1977 for a new fashionable project. “It is natural that we accept the latest lp of Brano Hronec which is in the disco style. Bump, hustle and the Philadelphia sound seem to be heard all over the world”. Under the impression that bump and hustle were musical styles like Philly sound, he came up with an interesting and totally confused package. Bpms accelerate, volumes drop without warning and seemingly unrelated themes suddenly appear in the middle of the tracks. On That’s Good, a rising rocket engine sound or a wind effect is thrown over the music for no apparent reason but irritatingly, there are odd sharp noises audible during this passage. I checked the seemingly flawless quality vinyl for visible scratches but could not detect any.
What are the odds of finding something this weird from a Finnish flea? Kudos to DJ Piitu for his amazing digging skills and unselfish friendliness handing me this cosmic gem originating from Austria. Most perfect soundscape for fine-tuning the moods for things to come later in the night or those peak moments of slow motion disco.
During the 70s quite a few leather bars didn’t offer the sounds you’d expect. Instead of hard and dark synthscapes the places throbbed with the girliest music imaginable. So step right in, head for the lockers, get your clothes off and your gear on, and dance. It’s AN ORDER, dog.
Train tracks are great and it is odd this excellent 1977 one from GB has only been featured here as a part of the Romy Haag mix, ages ago. The tune captures all the excitement of rail travel and it chugs irresistibly along with high speed, just like everybodys favourite train character, Thomas The Engine.
Oktoberfest, das heißt Trinken, Essen, Spaß haben und Disco-Tanzen. I come from the central, German-speaking region of Finnland which has many lakes and many mountains, and will now present the best German disco-musik, ein soundtrack fur Brezel, Weißwurst und eisgekühltem Weizenbier!
Possibly the only disco LP italian singer Claudio Villa ever released. Published in 1977, arranged by maestro Vittorio Bacchetta aka Victor Bach (monikers: Bach Gammon’s Easy, Fafe Ya, A&B Corporation), it’s an underrated hybrid between canzone napoletana, disco, and big band. Only apparently an attempt to capitalize on the disco fashion of the time, features the English standard Donkey Serenade in an exciting disco Neapolitized cover.
Here are both the 7″ and the 12″ versions to satisfy your hungry needs. As expected the 33 rpm 12″ version offers superior dynamics, but sounds way too polished to my taste. It will tempting to play the 12″ though to feel that bass throbbing through your entire body.
Your vice is a closed door and only Overfitting Disco has the key.
Now, we are inside. You will strip nude for your dj and dance.