INTENTA : EXPERIMENTAL & ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM SWITZERLAND 1981-93 by VARIOUS ARTISTS

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ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitleINTENTA : EXPERIMENTAL & ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM SWITZERLAND 1981-93
LabelBONGO JOE
Catalog #BJR 050
Genre
ReleaseW 11 - 2020
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
EAN Barcode7640159731504
Import
 € 26,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. andreas hofer - untitled
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/a1_-_andreas_hofer_-_untitled.mp3
  2. claudine chirac - etudes
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/a2_-_claudine_chirac_-_etudes.mp3
  3. sky bird - pasolini s trembling
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/a3_-_sky_bird_-_pasolini_s_trembling.mp3
  4. fizze - kulu hatah mamnua
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/a4_-_fizze_-_kulu_hatah_mamnua.mp3
  5. bells of kyoto - swiss air
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/a5_-_bells_of_kyoto_-_swiss_air.mp3
  6. elephant chateau - dreaming
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/b1_-_elephant_chateau_-_dreaming.mp3
  7. dressed up animals - mondtanz
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/b2_-_dressed_up_animals_-_mondtanz.mp3
  8. peter phillip weiss - subway
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/b3_-_peter_phillip_weiss_-_subway.mp3
  9. d-sire wintertime
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/c1_-_d-sire_wintertime.mp3
  10. air project - rap yourself
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/c2_-_air_project_-_rap_yourself.mp3
  11. jean-pierre huser - chinatown
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/c3_-_jean-pierre_huser_-_chinatown.mp3
  12. olivier rogg - ge-ch seg
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/c4_-_olivier_rogg_-_ge-ch_seg.mp3
  13. carol rich - computered love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/c5_-_carol_rich_-_computered_love.mp3
  14. carlos peron - brnkin intu foir primal version
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/d1_-_carlos_peron_-_brnkin_intu_foir_primal_version.mp3
  15. unknownmix - django
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/d2_-_unknownmix_-_django.mp3
  16. aborted at line - mammuth extended version
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/d3_-_aborted_at_line_-_mammuth_extended_version.mp3
  17. i suonatori - matrosen
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bjr_050_intenta_experimental_electronic_music_from_switzerland_1981-93/d4_-_i_suonatori_-_matrosen.mp3

Description

Décalé Records and Bongo Joe Records present an all new compilation placing the spotlight on the Swiss experimental and electronic scene of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s.

The compilation Intenta assembles under-appreciated gems, sought-after titles and newly mixed versions. It places leftfield synth-pop next to otherworldly jazz, and joins the dots between lyrical post-punk excursions and proto-house experimentation.

The compilation covers a period of transition: When songs mutated into sounds. When synthesizers and samplers became the règle du jeu in DIY music-making. When a politicized youth movement slowly gave way to the hedonistic embrace of techno culture in Switzerland. Intenta mines the outer fringes of a scene yet to be. Many of these experimenters were pretty much on their own. Often the only way you would get in touch was at the local synth dealer.

A spirit of bold improvisation inhabited studios between Geneva and St. Gallen: these artists were articulating pop sensibilities (Air Project, Sky Bird, D-Sire, Peter Philippe Weiss), entering computer worlds (Claudine Chirac, Olivier Rogg, Carlos Perón), exploring exotic shores (Andreas Hofer, Bells of Kyoto, Fizzè), building future discothèques (Aborted at Line 6, Carol Rich, UnknownmiX) or finding glacial bliss (Dressed Up Animals, Elephant Château, I Suonatori).

The compilation was put together by Matthias Orsett and Maxi Fischer. Intenta unfolds as a sonic story that is laid-back yet energetic, sultry yet daring. The two crate diggers set out to meet with many of the artists arrayed here. Memories were shared, wine bottles opened. There were moments of sadness: Karl Lienert Löwenherz (Dressed Up Animals) and Claudius Scholer (Sky Bird) passed away during the making of this project. What remains of this journey into the backrooms of Swiss popular culture, is Intenta. If you listen closely, it will reveal a nation on the move. Beyond the Matterhorn, there is sweetness and light.

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