Was Georgio Motown’s answer to Prince? An androgynous multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer from the a similar era. But I’ve never heard of him!!
Georgio Allentini did send some demo’s to Prince at Paisley Park but there was conflicting stories of the failed signing, obvious the clash of two massive ego’s!!
Frank Heller and Bruce Forest provide the cutting edge mixes, the Club Mix being the pick with it’s Proto House feel (the track was released in ’87) A lovely deep Dub with an organ dub, probably too much sampled vocals / harmonies.
“Menage A Trois” an LP cut from “Sexappeal” uses a Prince-like combo of guitars and synth.
The formula had been perfected, sounding similar but different.
From March ’85 and with some sampler action here with a special remix. Piano is the lead melody. I immediately thought about a similar theme on Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy”- carpet bag / case and then it goes off into some Bee Gee’s hell!
“One A Million” from their First Album has a harmonica in there somewhere. Clawing.
Fred suggested this might not be suitable for the blog but didn’t know my love for all things Newman and Wells.
It’s Dadaism through samplers and was released in ’88. Sometimes you get the odd danceable track but also there is a love for experimentation with Industrial elements.
I like the humorous dance track. “Peace” with the multitude of unusual samples. The driving, shuffle beat of “Now Is The Time” uses Martin Luther King’s speech to great effect surrounding by Gregorian chant long before Enigma did it. (Here in 2 versions)
A difficult one to review but it is an intriguing listen with the soundbite samples driving each track. It does get weirder as the album continues, beware!
More from Alan’s exotic collection and more Synth / Classical / Opera with this ’82 release which borrows a chunk of Beethoven’s Adagio cantabile from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13. (to be precise)
Album track, “Hush”, has some smoky saxophone (by Dave Sherrington) guitars and dollops of atmosphere.