early sounds is proud to announce. in collaboration with ng rec. first volume of napoli segreta. a meticulous selection of the rarest and most sought after compositions of the 70 s and 80 s napolitan disco and funk scene.-
milan. italy. 1983. in the midst of the 80s economic boom. which gave an injection of optimism after the heavily political 70s. a group of young local musicians meet every night in a basement to rehearse and record a peculiar breed of italian disco music. originated from the ashes of various other projects. and rooted in the broader jazz-funk tradition. the group creates music which is equally inspired by contemporary fusion as well as by the first wave of the italo-disco sound. over approximately 3 years the band has recorded and played live. until the dismantling of the project towards the mid 80 s. fast forward 35 years and the genuinely mediterranean flavor of qvark s demo recordings are still enjoyable. both for the actual resurgence of the italian disco tradition and for the groovy quirkiness of a project which has been too long forgotten. after an intense work of audio restoration of such tapes. heavily affected by time. early sounds is pleased to present a compilation which is an important find to define the sound of late 70 s and early 80 s italian club sound.-
a soundtrack for the contemporary -vinti- (defeated) with its dark and at the same time sparkling flavor of the 80s sounds between cold wave. synth pop and imaginary electronic atmospheres. this record with its horror-framed and distopic scenario (-slot machine-) reveals a content of social criticism healed through the warm and evocative indulgence of -che male c e-.
after more than 30 years. halfway ritmo in collaboration with early sounds. will release unpublished recordings (1982-1989) from former tangerine dream and iggy pop s drummer klaus krüger. advanced dance combines a sweeping mix of krüger s handcrafted acoustic drums and distinctive electronic sounds of the late berlin- school years. creating a unique blend of advanced polyrhythms. krüger achieved a balance between creativity and classic drum patterns giving birth to an unconventional and avant-garde type of music that could be easily defined as a precursor of techno. his progressive mentality led him to delve further into the tape collage technique and unique ways of triggering his drums. it was a whole new world of music - sustained by his artistic surroundings. which included collaborations as well as friendships with other influential artists such as david bowie. martin kippenberger and helmut newton. in the time of german division. the pulsating west berlin became a melting pot of creativity and international encounters. advanced dance is the result of the blazing heat feeding the unstoppable thirst of discovery which characterized that generation. creating tunes that transform the listener s experience into one blissful moment amidst beautiful confusion.
the tribe has taken a break from the outer space excursions deciding to spend some holidays in capri and where to stay if not at legendary qvisisana?! electronic jazz-funk. maritime vibes. lush and luxurious attitude. this mini-lp consists of mystic jungle tribe s sunset soundtrack. adding a new dock to the early sounds journey around mediterranean sounds.
on his debut mini-album. pellegrino goes for a periplus around mediterranean savors. dispensing a multi-flavored cocktail of fast-moving disco groovers. spacey jazz-fusion experiments and sun-bleached funky melters .
afrobeat makers vol. 3 >> nu guinea comes back with a joint venture between comet records and early sounds recordings. by re-working the original magic drum patterns from the afrobeat master tony allen. they created a compilation of tracks which is charged by a voluminous electronic jazz-funk imprint.
with the tropical interlune lp. a wonderful package full of high-level soulful analog house grooves (reminding of early theo parrish / 3chairs stuff). rio padices purpose is to bring us into a journey to celebrate 70s atmospheres and sounds. far away from the common precepts of modern edm but not forgetting his dance roots. his efforts lead us to a concept of funky and organic cuts assembled in a wise perspective of his musical evolution.