Jan
06
2010
3

The Force Remix

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Koto – The Force (1986)
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A minimalist-sounding remix of the 1977 Droids’ mighty anthem by the Spacesynth collective Koto.

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Mar
01
2009
0

Luna Africana

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(Innovative Communication records, Germany 1981)

clara mondshine – landung bei vollmond

clara mondshine – die drachentrommler

Two tracks from Clara Mondshine’s lp “Luna Africana”, produced by Klaus Shultze. “Landung Bei Vollmond” (Landing By The Full Moon) is 33rpm, “Die Drachentrommler” (The Dragon Drummer) 45 rpm.

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Oct
25
2008
0
Oct
14
2008
2

Création

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Jean Stephan Regottaz is the real name of this fan of Space Art who released his first album, Création,  in 1982. I’m no fan of his whole work (especially the later albums) but the tracks in preview have the undeniable quality of all radiating sincerity and a strong and positive DIY attitude.

J.S.R. – Création
J.S.R. – Interférence
J.S.R. – Mirage
J.S.R. – Beaubourg
J.S.R. – Tourbillon
J.S.R. – Astronomicum
J.S.R. – Aurore
J.S.R. – La machine à remonter le temps

(more…)

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May
26
2008
1

Proxyon

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Proxyon is the name of the first EP from the socalled synth-pop project by Rob Van Eijk & Michiel Van Der Kuy (both involved in Laserdance).

Proxyon – Space Hopper (1987)

Proxyon – Beyond The Future (1992)

 

 

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Apr
13
2008
0

Volcano & Wind

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Beppe Loda and Francesco Boscolo are back.

I still don’t know if these are brand new records or some kind of unreleased material from the 80s. Anyway, it is as lovely as I was first expecting from the duo (even if my favourite is still Basic, by far).

Egotrya – Volcano (2007)
Egotrya – Wind (B. Loda Version) (2007)

Memory Control One – Counter (B. Loda Elettro Monster Version).mp3 (2007)

As maybe you’ve already noticed, it appears that it’s not the original Egotrya line-up (the one from the 80s) but only Boscolo behind the synthesisers, with a little help from Loda on both sides of the record.

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Mar
05
2008
2

Cyber People

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Cyber People was a spacesynth project spearheaded by a ubiquitous producer from that era: Alessandro Zanni. Notable writers and arrangers for Cyber People were Giorgio Spagna, the producer and husband of the singer Spagna, Stefano Cundari, Zanni’s long time production partner and Mirko Limoni, who will later on become notorious for his involvement in successful Euro House projects (Black Box anyone?).

Cyber People – Polaris (1984)
Cyber People – Digital Signal Processor (1988)
Cyber People – Doctor Faustu’s (Swedish Remix) (1986)

and my favourite from the lot:

Cyber People – Void Vision (1984)

the next track, although not considered as a proper remix, is clearly a ‘big nod’ from nowadays producers to Cyber People:

The Hacker – Fadin’ Away (2000)

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Dec
02
2007
0

Dragon’s Lair

Harmless piece of music from the Italo Disco veteran Koto. Old school gamers will easily identify where the samples used all along the song originate.

Koto – Dragon’s Legend (1988)

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