fockewulf 190 was a new wave group from milan formed in 1980 by vittorio barozzi aka victor life and dario dell aere. in 1979 the duo met outside a cinema and began a lifelong collaboration of projects: diamond dogs, ice eyes, demode boulevard and fockewulf 190, named after the model jet planes dario fanatically built. musically, the duo were inspired by the human leagues reproduction and john foxxs metamatic, while they took visual cues from the new romantics visage and ultravox. with the fockewulf 190 moniker, they created their own dark blend of italo disco and new wave, and released two singles in 1984 and recorded an album?s worth of music that eventually saw the light of day in 2010.
red laser conductor general il bosco once again turns his beam on 8 tracks of mind melding italo. providing a another superb double vinyl release of tracks that have been inspirational to red laser records and the labels releases. this isn t by any means your run of the mill italo selection. il bosco knowingly selects a set that shows the true girth of style and fashion in the genre. face grillers are ramped up next to sleazy pop sensibilities. goth-synth disco frottages with 8-bit machine gun bass lines. chugger masterpieces salivate on crystalline new romantics. as the compiler says truth is, loads of italo is shite but when its good it s up there with the best electronic disco music you will ever hear check this album and you ll agree. for maximum disco potential several red laser protagonists have suitably revamped and edited some of the selections with kid machine & il bosco uniting in the cut, flemming dalum sprinkling his magic dust over a bonafide classic & parisian romain bezzina repairing an old banger. as always red laser pay close attention to detail with all tracks carefully restored & remastered whilst the vinyl comes in full colour heavy card inners with two riso print poster sleeves & a gatefold pvc cover. limited to 500 & no repress !
first clone classic cuts compilation with some rare but very influential dance tracks carefully selected and remastered for future generations. classic cuts is a selection of some genre bending dance tracks which now , many years after their release date, can be classified as electro, disco, italo(disco) or house. at the time these where among the most cutting edge underground dance records around and its producers are criticly acclaimed for their pioneering work. now around 20 years after the original release, these tracks still sound totally fresh and are an influence for a new generation. this first compilation comes after 10 vinyl re-releases on the clone classic cuts label, 10 releases which have been remastered from original masters found in dusty basements in milan or chicago, or remastered from one of the very rare original 12inches with the best possible digital technologies. check out this music of larry heard (mr fingers) , fockewulf 190 , jackson jones, los angeles tf, tyree cooper,oppenheimer analysis, mike dunn, gay cat park or knight action... it seems these pioneers were so far ahead of its time, you begin to wonder what the majority of the electronic-music producers have been working on these past two decades... this seems to be an essential timeless document!