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1 - BLAUE REITER, DER - MY INNER THOUGHT - (LP) 
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Blaue Reiter was a seminal post punk band from Alessandria, not so far from Turin. They appeared in autumn 1982 on compilation"Gathered", emerging from the anthology edited the "Rockerilla" staff, who at the time was the leading magazine for anyone interested in the new rock trends.The song of the band - where Marco Goggi focused on vocals and drums, Flavio Gemma played bass and Paul Boveri thought the guitar - was "A Correct Adulation Of Himself" and was extracted from a demo, laconically entitled "Five Songs "tune in style and mood with some minimal post-punk, incisive in rhythmic and wrapped in gloomy atmosphere quite appreciated in the initial glimpse of the 80s. In April of 1983, the trio recorded four other pieces, called "Demo Tape"(!). Definitely. essential. Gemma and Boveri, together with Enrico Ferraris (already with Dusty Zebra, ensemble pre Blaue Reiter) and Roberto Molded, would shortly founded the Viridanse; that were quite popular in the underground scene of the mid Eighties. Essential for every fans of Young Marble Giants, Fra Lippo Lippi, Eyeless in Gaza, Durutti Column!

TRACKLISTING: 01. A Correct Adulation Of Himself 02. No Use Cruelty 03. Zebra Polverosa 04. Ritual 05. Ego, I, My 06. Little Dance 07. My Inner Thought 08. Passi 09. Usual Life

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-10-2016
Item # : 496116     
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2 - D'ELIRIO, JOE -AND THE EXXESS- - D'ELIRIO, JOE -AND THE EXXESS- - (LP) 
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Started as a singer in a punk band in 1977, The Hot Pins, Aurelio Laloni, aka Joe D'Elirio, is a sort of small legend of italian underground music. His main musical influences ranging from Velvet Underground to Kraftwerk, from the Stooges to Giorgio Moroder. Recently discovered by various bloggers (such Crispy Nuggets) and '391 Marche' compilation, he is one of the pioneers of the Italian Cold Wave and Electronic Body Music .His style has evolved during the eighties, passing from an icy and radical cold wave to a more dancing sound with noticeable rythmics and exclusively synthetic melodies mixed up with punk attitude.This anthology is the best selection of his musical production released between 1981-1985.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-06-2016
Item # : 491716     
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3 - DECA - MODULECTRON - (LP) 
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Deca's is a project of Federico De Caroli's, started in the early Eighties. He moved from the spacey andmelodic style influenced by Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Cosmic Couriers to experimental sound,involving elements of industrial, noise, "musique concrete" and even Dark Ambient.His extensive discography ( vinyls, tapes and cds ) is the representation of his creative genius that makesDeca one of most interesting musicians in the world of electronic music."Modulectron" is an anthology of unreleased material recorded between 1984-1986, a small jewel of Italianelectronic music of the golden age.As he says: "The artistic soul of a musician never dies, it hardly loses its spirit, actually, it is quite thecontrary, and it can only grow with time: you can find new forms of inspiration, try new musical routes, mixnew and old sounds together. The tracks of Modulectron still feature the sound of my first pioneering taperecordings of 25 years ago". Only 400 copies available!!!!

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-10-2013
Item # : 450388     
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4 - DIAFRAMMA - DEMOS 1982 - (LP) 
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Diaframma were the best italian post punk band of the early 80's. They came from Florence, the city that was the most important center of new wave music of the period (see bands like Litfiba, Pankow, Neon, Moda, Polyactive, Karnak and many others...). In the wake of the English decadent dark-rock, strongly influenced by Joy Division, in1982 they recorded their first single, "Pioggia/Illusione Ottica" (Italian Records) . The beautiful lyrics of the poet/guitarist Federico Fiumani push the group among the most popular on the italian scene of the time. Followed by the split 7", "Circuito Chiuso" (Free/Industrie Discografiche Lacerba-1982) and the Mlp "Altrove" (Contempo-1983), which confirm the remarkable ability of the quartet (Gianni Cicchi on drums, Leandro Cicchi on bass, Federico Fiumani on guitar and Nicola Vannini on vocals ).After several performances in clubs in the main italian venues, often together with Litfiba, and the removal of Vannini (replaced by Miro Sassolini), Diaframma recorded, in 1984 for the independent label IRA, 'Siberia', an album that sold 50,000 copies, a huge sales success for the band that continue to play, with various changing of music styles and line-up 'til now.This anthology containsdifferent studio versions of their most famous tracks of the early days. If you are a fan of early UK post punk, you will be suprised to listen this AMAZING italian underground band. Limited edition to 500 copies + original 1982 poster of the band!!!!

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-03-2013
Item # : 439621     
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5 - DIAFRAMMA - LIVE 1983 - (LP) 
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Diaframma were the best italian post punk band of the early 80's. They came from Florence, the city that was the most important center of new wave music of the period (see bands like Litfiba, Pankow, Neon, Moda, Polyactive, Karnak and many others...). In the wake of the English decadent dark-rock, strongly influenced by Joy Division, in1982 they recorded their first single, "Pioggia/Illusione Ottica" (Italian Records) . The beautiful lyrics of the poet/guitarist Federico Fiumani push the group among the most popular on the italian scene of the time. Followed by the split 7", "Circuito Chiuso" (Free/Industrie Discografiche Lacerba-1982) and the Mlp "Altrove" (Contempo-1983), which confirm the remarkable ability of the quartet (Gianni Cicchi on drums, Leandro Cicchi on bass, Federico Fiumani on guitar and Nicola Vannini on vocals ).This album contains two great live set recorded in1983 never heard before. An amazing picture of the greatest italian post punk band ever!


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-03-2013
Item # : 439622     
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6 - ILLOGICAL SOUND - ILLOGICAL SOUND - (LP) 
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Illogical Sound was born in Roma in 1981. The musicians were? Luca? Febbra (vocals, later in Liquid Eyes), Filippo? Travaglio? (guitar), Luigi? Parravicini? (bass, ?also in Liquid Eyes) and Andrea? Filosa? (drums)?. All of them (except the vocalist) went -one year later- in Illogico, a quite popular No-Wave band that recorded various demo tapes, recently re-released by Spittle records on CD. They played regulary in main 'alternative rock' club of the town such 'Tube' and 'Uonna ?Club'. At the end of 1981, with the support of Tonino Amendola on saxophone, the band changed his name as' Illogico '. Their sound, ispired by bands such Contorsions, DNA, Suicide, Pere Ubu with a strong 'punk attitude', is well documented in this amazing anthology that contains studio material and a bunch of live tracks


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-09-2014
Item # : 467828     
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7 - JACKET WEATHER - WHEN SHADOWS MOVE - (LP) 
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Gassen formed the pioneering minimalist-electro-wave act Jacket Weather in 1982, mixing dual Casiotonekeyboards, real bass and drums - with the desolate imagery of the Arizona desert. "I loved the contrast ofthe synths with human percussion and the sensual backdrop of the desert," Gassen adds. "We thought thetension of my cold, distant vocals and synths with the bombastic rock rhythm section made our soundunique."Described in their day as a cross between Joy Division and Young Marble Giants, with some Wall Of Voodoomixed in, Jacket Weather etched their own minimalist sound. Staccato, expressionistic vocals accent thesnake-like mingling of the Casiotones, while a steady dance pulse backs the eerie mixture. Equallyenraptured with Euro-synth, English post-punk and Los Angeles punk-wave, Jacket Weather foundinspiration from such opposites as Our Daughters Wedding to the Suburban Lawns for their Casiotonesymphonies.The band recorded a cassette album in 1982, released a six-song vinyl EP in 1983 (titled "When ShadowsMove") and also recorded a complete album that remained unreleased - until now.

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-10-2013
Item # : 450386     
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8 - LIQUID EYES - LIQUID EYES - (LP) 
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Finally on vinyl, the studio album sessions of one of the most important italian 'cult band' of the Eighties. The name of the band was ispired by the famous sci-fi novel of Louis Charbonneau.Liquid Eyes born in Roma in 1983, after the meeting between the singer/keyboardist Luca Febbraro (former Illogico) and the bassplayer Michael Held. After some concerts, the guys got in touch with the actress/peeformer/singer Patrizia Bettini. The new line up started to play many shows in theathers and rock venues all over Italy. In 1984 Michael come back to Germany and the band was contacted by a new bass player Domenico De Maria. After one year, a new bass player (from Illogico too) moved to play with the Eyes, the well know Luigi Parravicini, 'til the final split-up of the band in 1992. Sythetic Shadows is proud to present to the world, one of the most exciting and charismatic electronic band from the italian Eighties. A magic moment of creativity and energy for the entire nation! Buy or Die!!!!


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-09-2014
Item # : 467829     
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9 - LUC ORIENT - LUC ORIENT - (LP) 
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Luc Orient project born in 1981 after the meeting of Alessandro Corda (former keyboard player of Revolver, one of the first punk bands in Italy), with Rrok Prennushi (guitar) and Piero Pieri (vocals). In 1983, produced by Gino D'Eliso, they released the rare single "Saddle Abebe" (B Side: About the Weather) dedicated to marathon runner Abebe Bikila. In 1984 Luc Orient returned to the studio with Gino D'Eliso and prepare an LP with electronic and funk suggestions. Break the contract with the record company, the album never will be released.The project Luc Orient interrupted in 1987.So, now, after 30 years, Synthetic Shadows is proud to announce the exit of this missing masterpiece of italian new wave!

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-11-2015
Item # : 482295     
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10 - MORROWYELLOW - MY COLORS: 1985-88 - (LP) 
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Founded in 1983 in the North-East town of Verona, after the split of the punk band Eva Braun, by the collaboration between Mauro Marchesi (keyboards and electronics) and Joyello Triolo (vocals and guitar). Morrowyellow debut with an electronic sound experimentation supporting the fascination for the arts and oriental music . A study that will lead to collaborations with avant-garde theater and contemporary dance until in 1985, with the entry of Turco Max (bass and guitar), they begin to feel a certain interest in live appearances.The band recorded a great demo ("My Colours") and few other material all included in this anthology. The group disbanded in late 1988, but their great music in still alive on the traces of this wax!

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-03-2014
Item # : 454894     
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11 - PROSTITUTES - EUROPEAN IDOLS - (LP) 
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Prostitutes were a cultband from Turin (the italian motor city) that released only few tracks on vinyl and some demo tapes. The sound of the band was inspired by Velvet Underground, 70's decadent rock and UK new wave. The band was leaded by Bruno Panebarco, now a writer/poetry...deeply into drug abuse. People in "middle" who lived the laceration and existential generational clash of the 80's.So, this is their definitive anthologythat contains their best tracks recorded between 1982-84, studio and live stuff. A wonderful picture of the 'dark' side of the golden era of the italian style!

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-10-2012
Item # : 431223     
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12 - RED ASPHALT - RED ASPHALT - (LP) 
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Red Asphalt was a San Francisco musical group, which formed in 1978 and dissolved in 1982. Their first live performance took place at SFs famous Deaf Club. They performed at venues such as Mabuhay Gardens, Sound of Music, On Broadway, Le Disque, The I-Beam, Elite Club and others. They released a 7? EP on Egg and Anvil in 1981 which included four tracks. Theyre also heard on the compilation LP Live at Le Disque (Jump Records), and more recently, on the cd compilations "High Road to Obscurity, Vol.1 (Grand Theft Audio), and "Homework #2? (Hyped to Death). While the original group contained neither bass nor lead vocalist, the longest-lived and most-beloved lineup was that of: Ron Hanik - guitar, Ted Johnson - drums, Scott Davey - synthesizers, Trina James - vocals, Bruno DeMartis - bass. Besides the above, Megan Mitchell sang with the band (shes heard on the EP), and Andy Anders and LX Rudis played bass.Hanik, Johnson, Davey, DeMartis and Rudis all currently reside in San Francisco and continue to make music. THIS IS THEIR 16-TRACK LEGENDARY ALBUM REMAINS UNRELEASED 'TIL NOW!!!! TOTALLY INSANE AND EXPERTIMENTAL PUNK IN THE BEST 'WAY' OF SAN FRANCISCO SCENE OF THE PERIOD!!!!


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-09-2014
Item # : 467830     
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13 - SYSTEM 56 - SYSTEM 56 - (LP) 
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System 56 was a band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed by Steve Simenic, in 1981-82. The group drew much ofits early inspiration from artists such as Ultravox, BeBop Deluxe, Simple Minds, Gary Numan and the Cars,featuring a stripped-down type of aesthetic, which blended edgy guitar riffs against a minimal synthbackdrop, and fueled by a driving rhythm section.

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-10-2013
Item # : 450387     
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14 - X-BELIEBIG - X-BELIEBIG - (LP) 
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X-Beliebig - Cranky guitar sounds, archaic drums, and dark and threatening lyrics. That was X-Beliebig! Founded in the 1980s, the post punk band trip was the Austrian version of Joy Division.Their album x-beliebig was a groundbreaking milestone for the Austrian New Wave scene, with lyrics still relevant in todays society. The single Leben ist Blut (Blood is Life) became well-known in the underground scene. It was one of their top hits. Martin Blumenau, from the Austrian radio station FM4, agrees with that stating: The best unknown Austrian band from back in the day. X-Beliebig.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Morgen 02. Stell' Die Frage Nicht 03. Antlitz 04. Unheimliche Begegnung 05. Verlogen 06. Silberneue Traume 07. Ah! 08. Fort


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-10-2016
Item # : 496115     
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