Various Artists

Milano After Punk: Rare And Unreleased Tracks From Milan's Underground New Wave Scene 1979-1984

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Milan, 1979, only two years had passed since the explosion of punk but it seemed like ten years had passed, 1977 had inexorably changed the destiny of a generation of musicians. Milan in those years felt a bit like Manchester, a city in black and white, with monuments grayed by smog, busy and still far from becoming the “Milan to drink” of the mid-80s. The music scene was totally disconnected from the rest of the Italian underground, the bands were born and imploded within a few months. The inputs that arrived thanks to the English weekly New Musical Express and some Italian fanzines were essential to know what happened across the channel almost in real time. The concerts at the 2001 Odyssey, a club where almost all the really important post-punk bands performed, were fundamental to understand and feel part of something that resembled a revolution, a movement that in those years produced little in terms of discography but that today, after almost forty years, we reveal the absolute uniqueness of the proposals of the protagonists of that Milanese season. Sharp guitars, primordial drum machines, synthesizers bought at a high price and 4 tracks cassette recorders were the tools used to affirm their belonging to a creative movement that developed simultaneously throughout Europe.

File under: minimal synth, post-punk, synth-pop, punk funk, no wave

Concept & compilation: Fred Ventura

Various Artists: Milano After Punk: Rare And Unreleased Tracks From Milan's Underground New Wave Scene 1979-1984

Aus Decline - Goin' On Jot Various Artists 30''
Oh Oh Art - Cosmic Disease Various Artists 30''
Der Blaue Reiter - Drowning Various Artists 30''
Other Side - An Impossible Dream (live) Various Artists 30''
Cast Of Thousands - Hit My Mum Various Artists 30''
2+2=5 - Meeting Mc L (Dubmix) Various Artists 30''
Monofonic Orchestra - Overground Various Artists 30''
After Budapest - House You Never Lived Various Artists 30''
La Maison - You Night Head Various Artists 30''
State Of Art - Sleeping Together (live Rehearsal demo) Various Artists 30''
Nobody - Blitz (part 1) Various Artists 30''
Actor's Studio - Brave Runner Various Artists 30''
Jeunesse D'Ivoire - The Sea Various Artists 30''

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