Early Sounds pres. QVARK – Qvark [EAS016]
“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.”
∆ 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’è“. ∆
Bop & 291out “L’Alba dei Vinti” [EAS015]
Early Sounds Recordings 2017
Exotica Movements by The Normalmen is our first 2017 release with its Exotic jams soaked into a romantic tropical feel filtered through a vision of sunset on the sea.
We’re so glad to see our hard work being paid off by Phonica’s 2016 Best Albums chart that includes all 3 albums we released this year, Pellegrino “Periplo”, Mystic Jungle Tribe “Qvisisana” and Nu Guinea “The Tony Allen Experiments” .
Mystic Jungle goes solo with two joints of minimal fast-freaky disco experiments, penetrating the deep forest looking for some nice company to dance with.
ldt 7″ release
“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 .”