Label: ACC Records
2019年重要リリースの一つ！！ 素晴らしい審美眼にて興味深い音盤ばかりを揃える英ショップLow Companyが配給を担当する超極上物件！！ オリジナルはイタリアン・エクスペリメンタルレーベルHaxからハンドメイドコピーにて88年にカセットフォーマットでリリース、版元解説にある通り「パンク後の遺産を簡潔なエレクトロソングに変換した」と自称し、インダストリアル、エレクトロ、エクスペリメンタル、ダークウェイブ等を飲み込みクリエイティブな動きを提示し続けたトリノ地下シーンの重要プロジェクトNovostjによる激レア作のLPリイシュー版。後に改名するDsorDNE名義の音源と半々でミックスされた83〜88年までの重要音源を纏めたものであり、まさにオブスキュア且つエレガント、怪しいテクスチャーとリズミカルなサウンドの実験はプロトテクノから演劇の要素までを孕んだ唯一無二の世界観。素晴らしいデザインの縦長インサートが付属。マスト。
Turin, late 1980s. The factory fumes of Italy’s militant industrial city are slowly giving way to a strange disenchantment. Marco Milanesio and Roberta Ongaro, who first as Novostj and then as DsorDNE were central to the city’s underground throughout the decade, take stock of the Zeitgeist in a collection tracing the arc of their early work. Released on HAX in a handful of handmade copies in 1988, the tape described itself as “post-punk heritage translated into concise electro-songs”, and offers a glimpse into the beginnings of one of the most creative, accomplished and under-heard projects from the time.
Elegant, cerebral, and lavishly emotional, the tracks compiled on Novostj DsorDNE 1983-1988 chronicle the sound of a band in constant tension with itself, in which an expert musicianship comes to blossom alongside a punk sense of politics and a goth sense of dejection. There are textural and rhythmic experimentations (“Voce di Edifici Vuoti”, “Apatia”) and journeys to the shores of noise (“Non Credi Non Credi”), sumptuous classic wave (“Nel Vuoto”) and suspended shards of synth eeriness (“Tristi di Rabbia”, “Al Contrario”, “La Voce”), through to the tragic proto-techno of “Disordine”, the manifesto-track that gave the band its second name. From rattling washes of arpeggiators and underwater screams to fuzzy, moaning basslines and theatrical declamations, a formal assuredness holds the whole thing together – an adult record made by adolescents, crystalline somehow in its unrest.
"This is a restored, remixed and remastered reissue of the original masters of the tape Novostj/DsorDNE 1983-1988, originally released on HAX in 1988. Some of the materials included here were previously released on the tapes Frammenti Improvvisi (self-released, 1983), Novostj (self-released, 1984), Notturno (RV, 1987), The Rachel Welsh Guide To Lateral Thinking (Snowdonia, 1987) and Frammenti (Bekko Bunsen,1987).
The Novostj recordings (1983-1984) were made at Terminal Bliss, Turin, with a 4-track tape recorder, excluding “Nel Vuoto”, recorded at Acqualuce Studio, also in Turin. The DsorDNE tracks (1987-1988) were recorded at Acqualuce Studio, excluding Disordine, recorded live – somewhere."