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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Melody and Stop Fantasy by Plustwo

1983 the best year for Italo Disco had so many gems.  Many of which like Plustwo remain relatively obscure.  They had only two single releases but this is the more collectible of the two.


Antonella Bianchi, Giorgio Costantini, Marina Bianchi and Renzo Julian are Plustwo and this charming double A side release of Melody and Stop Fantasy has every quality you would ever need for classic Italo Disco.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time to Move Carmen

Just in case you thought you had my number, I'm going to throw something different out at you.


Time to Move by Carmen is a delicious piece of electro freestyle groove.  Think Debbie Deb crossed with Newcleus.  TIME TO MOVE


This number from 1985 is pretty obscure.  I'd imagine it got some plays at The Funhouse.  Certainly not anywhere I was going that year.


Carmen went on to have a number of other releases on other labels.  I don't really know those but this one tickled me just right. I'd like to hear the one she did with C-Bank in 1990.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Comet by Diux

Giancarlo Pasquini and Alessandra Mirka Gatti are Diux.  A one off Italo Disco project from 1986.

Comet

A super highly coveted rare record from one of the last years in the production of italo disco on a regular basis.


A space theme, campy vocals both male and female.  A real sing-songy type ditty.


If you can find this vinyl it will send you back a pretty penny.  A real collectible from the seminal Time records label out of Brescia but sound engineered in the gorgeous city of Verona.


Main artists On Time  are Atrium, Danny Keith, Riky Maltese, Aleph, Alan Barry, Virgin, Gipsy & Queen, De Niro, and Sophie. The label also gathered some Italo 'old glories' as Fred Ventura, Albert One, Jock Hattle, Styl√≥o (who all started under the Turatti-Chieregato production), and others like Rudy & Co., Max Coveri, Rose, Topo and Roby, and Silver Pozzoli. 
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

FACES and FEEL THE FIRE and especially EYES by CLIO

 Moved up to the front again because I'm pineapples crazy.

Maria Chiara Perugini is Clio.  Guess where she's from?





Clio was a tasty italo disco double A side released in 1985 on Crash records.  Superior production, great synths and pleasant vocals.   GET YOURSELF SOME CLIO




Her debut single Eyes from the year before is even better.  It directly bites my pretty much all time favorite italo disco song Come on Closer by Pineapples AND if that wasn't enough she seems to have a chorus in a made up language.  I CAN SEE YOUR EYES

If that wasn't enough here we have a zip of Clone's re-release of Eyes along with a French Version and a newer edit....only one word necessary...HAWT!!! CLONE THOSE EYES


I guess I didn't realize there were samples in 1984.  Here's my Pineapples zip listen for yourself.  I LOVE PINEAPPLES For more info. on this gem just go to search above as I've blogged Come on Closer before.