Various Artists – Mutazione (Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988): New Wave, Industrial, Darkwave, Minimal, Synth-pop, Experimental. Compiled by Alessio Natalizia. (2013, Strut Records, UK)
Bella Italia gone brutta. At the end of the 1970s young Italian amateur futurists got sick of untouchable sophisto singer-songwriters (and their acoustic guitars), prog virtuosos & Italian canzona in general. Often they would choose alien language (= English) to distance themselves from Italian pop & rock music. As a result electronic buzz of minimal synths coupled with minimal knowledge of English, recorded in the bedrooms and makeshift studios around the country (still in political turmoil), worked out quite well.
Here is Synth-pop/Minimal Synth segment of this excellent VA collection. Sequenced in chronological order. What did you think? I miss sensation of linear time flow. A simple slow moving timeline. It doesn’t matter that it used to lead nowhere anyhow. Speed kills! And postmodernist postindustrial concept of life (and time) is ruining me. Is this post about nostalgia canaglia?
CD 1 (1980 -85) sinister or eerie
CD 2 (1982 – 85) slightly relaxed, but not really
Recommendation: Listen to these songs in the dark, with your headphones on (earbuds in).
And buy double CD or double LP if you can afford it.