Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mutazione / GazNevada edit

Discogs says Gav Nevada were an "Italian Synth-Pop group of the early 80's. Line-up was: Billy Blade (sax, keyboards, vocals), Andrew Nevada (vocals, electronics), Chainsaw Sally (bass), E. Robert Squibb (guitar) and Bat Matic (drums)."

GavNevada feature on a new compilation out now on Strut, called Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980 - 1988, compiled by Alessio Natalizia of WALLS.

"Mutazione is a collection of reactionary underground electronic and new wave rarities from Italy, recorded during the tail end of the Anni di Piombo, the "Years Of Lead," a period of unprecedented political turmoil across the country. Compiled and curated by Alessio Natalizia of WALLS, the release sees the beginning of a new partnership between Strut Records and WALLS' own Ecstatic imprint.

For Mutazione, Natalizia digs deep to explore the full spectrum of sounds from this rich era of Italian music. Styles range from brooding new wave and post-punk to raw electronic pieces and claustrophobic, whispered vocal cuts. 

There are stories aplenty behind many of the tracks: Laxative Souls’ chilling "Niccolai" samples a telephone call made by infamous terrorist group Brigate Rosse to Aldo Moro’s colleague, explaining where he could find the politician’s body; Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici’s "Back And Forth" comes from a forward-thinking multi-media collective mixing music, computer graphics and art installations, and Doris Norton’s "Norton Apple Software" is culled from an all-electronic instrumental album sponsored by Apple during their early days in 1984..."

Free download of a tune off Mutazione, below

1. Die Form – Are You Before
2. Neon – Informations of Death
3. Gaznevada – Going Underground
4. Carmody – Vulcani
5. Daniele Ciullini & De Rezke – Ancona Icone
6. 0010110000010011 (Cancer) – Naonian Style
7. Victrola – Maritime Tatami
8. 2+2=5 – Jacho’s Story
9. Laxative Souls – Niccolai
10. LA 1919 – Senza Tregua
11. Baciamibartali & Winter Light – Always Unique (Kill Myself 2)
12. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici – Back and Forth
13. L’Ultimo Arcano – 1984-1985

1. A.T.R.O.X. – Against The Odds
2. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software
3. Kirlian Camera – Edges (Original version)
4. Spirocheta Pergoli – Romero’s Living Dead
5. La Bambola Del Dr. Caligari – Deep Skanner
6. Pale TV – The Livid Triptych
7. Rats – Please
8. Plath – I Am Strange Now
9. Tasaday – Crisalide
10. La Maison – Critical Situation
11. Suicide Dada – Waiting For September
12. The Tapes – Nervous Breakdown
13. Maurizio Bianchi - Auschwitz

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