lunedì 20 ottobre 2014

Mutant Sounds reborn - The Italian posts of Mutant Sounds vol. 14 (Maurizio Bianchi/Maurizio Giombini/Master's Cosmic Music/Schlammpeitziger)

Maurizio Bianchi (M.B.) - Mectpyo blut (1979). Here's the very first release of the legendary Maurizio Bianchi,under the name M.B., from 1979. Not that harsh industrial noise outputs that can be heard in other releases ,but electronic experimental music, claustrophobic in the vein of Asmus Tiechens, early 80s recordings. Was re-released by Slaughter Productions in Italy, in the early 90s in limited edition of 30 copies.
"Bianchi began to produce music in 1979, and since 1980 has used electronic equipment with the avowed goal 'to produce technological sounds and in such a way to work on complete realising of the modern decadence'.
In the beginning, he published tapes under the alias Sacher-Pelz. In 1981, William Bennett, head of the band Whitehouse and the British Come Org. label, offered Bianchi a record contract, which Bianchi signed unchecked. It was based on a "joke contract" that Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound had sketched. The contract assumed all rights to Bianchi's work. After delivery of the tapes Bennett edited-in speeches by Nazi leaders, and instead of the relatively unsensational name MB, it was published under the alias Leibstandarte SS MB, named after the SS unit that worked as bodyguards to Adolf Hitler.
Until 1984, Bianchi published on other labels intensively as either MB or simply Maurizio Bianchi, sometimes several albums and/or tapes per year, as well as numerous tracks to compilations.
Bianchi became religious and withdrew from the music business. Much of his work is sought today by collectors, especially as they appeared in extremely small editions. In 1998, encouraged by Alga Marghen label head Emanuele Carcano, who offered him a label of his own, Maurizio Bianchi started again to make music. The label is EEs'T Records, through which he released new editions of all old MB albums, as well as many new releases.
Therefore, since 1997, he was back on the underground scene, working on several projects both in solo or in collaboration with other Italian artists (Giuseppe Verticchio/NIMH, Arnaldo Pontis and Corrado Altieri/TH26, Davide Femia/MDT, Saverio Evangelista, Matteo 'Hue' Uggeri/Sparkle in Grey, Emanuela De Angelis and Eugenio Maggi/Crìa Cuervos) and international (Klaus e Danijela Jochim/Telepherique, Sandro Kaiser/Frequency In Cycles Per Second, Akifumi Nakajima/Aube, David van Ravesteijn/Land Use, Siegmar Fricke, Nobu Kasahara e Hitoshi Kojo, Maor Appelbaum, Jozef Van Wissem, Craig Hilton, Philip Julian/Cheapmachines)".

Maurizio Giombini - Antropophagus/Le notti erotiche dei morti viventi (1980). 2 great electronic soundtracks to 2 Joe D'Amato movies by the great Marcello Giombini .In the same vein as TransVita Express LP.Scary electronic music all through(check the great interpretation of Zorba The Greek at the start of Anthropophagus , which was made in Greece).
An Excellent companion to the previous posted Akron LP along with Jacula and the rest!

Master's Cosmic Music/Schlammpeitziger - Let the star shine in/Burgfensterrhytmuskuckloch (1994). Though I've never heard a peep about Master's Cosmic Music elsewhere, anyone out there thats kept an ear cocked to the sublime electronica developments that have emerged from the A-Musik/Sonig-related Cologne axis over the last 10+ years should be well aware of the truly wonderful Schlammpeitziger, an artist whose allegiance to the Cluster/Tietchens/Tyndall wing of the Sky Records aesthetic is even more self evident than those of his contemporaries in this scene. Which brings us to the album at hand, easily Schlammpeitziger's rarest. Issued back in 1994, before any real attention had consolidated around this emergent wing of German electronica, this sits at a complete right angle to any other recordings in his canon. Nope, theres no cartoonishly technicolor giddiness at work on his 4 tracks here. Rather, a completely different dimension to his work wholly abandoned thereafter: glazed and blasted kosmiche electronics of a very advanced order. Unexpectedly, it's Italy's Masters Cosmic Music who pull the proceedings closer to the anticipated Cologne electronica template, with a delicately chiming, tinking and blipping trifecta that brings to mind nothing so much as what To Rococo Rot's Stefan Schneider would be getting up to some five years later with his Mapstation project.

2 commenti:

  1. Mi ha molto incuriosito la biografia di Maurizio Bianchi.Magari posterai qualcosa?..

    1. Sicuramente, sto ascoltando parte della discografia, non facile da trovare.