claudio rocchi - suoni di frontiera - die schachtelDS 18LP - eulp
Genre: Techno / Electro - Electronics
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It's finally here: a foundational album of electronic music which has not been available on vinyl since its original release almost 40 years ago. This newly remastered version is pressed up on heavyweight vinyl, made in an edition of 500 copies. Ahead of his time, armed with a VCS3, Synthesizer and guitars, Claudio Rocchi began treating all instruments with tape delays and echo effects, while absorbing the influence of the electronic music idioms of the time and exploring the potential of new technology. He developed a production process that largely utilizes the recording studio and post-production tecniques as a creative tool (a very common practice in our digital era, that Rocchi has in some ways anticipated).
Infused with oscillating loops, astral synth excursions and sharp collages of vocal snippets and electronics, the music of "Suoni Di Frontiera" might reminds of early Cluster and Harmonia: exploratory yet grounded, futuristic yet melodic, alien and charming. Back in 1975 when "Suoni di frontiera" ("Borderline Sounds") was released, Claudio Rocchi was already a well known figure in the Italian pop scene. In the late 60's Rocchi had burst onto the scene as a member of Milanese psych-prog legends Stormy Six. He performed on their "Le Idee di Oggi Per la Musica di Domani" LP in 1969 and soon after, the acid folk of "Viaggio", Rocchi's solo debut, was released in 1970. That same year Rocchi hosted an influential radio show on the Italian national broadcasting station, RAI. 1971 brought the simply awesome "Volo Magico No.1".