Monday, February 02, 2009

Disco Fizzzzzzzzzzzz  

This is one of my favorite italo records. It was released on Vedette Records in 1979 with subsequent releases on Rams Horn and 1981 re-releases on Carrere and CNR. Azoto was first known as "Lucrethia And The Azoto 14,008." Azoto was produced by Celso Valli, who produced and arranged many italo classics such as personal favorites: Self Control by RAF and Walking in the Neon by Peter Richard.

This five cut record has no fewer than four classic italo tracks. All the tracks except Exalt, Exalt share a space disco meets traditional folk music sound that is a magical combination. San Salvador warps Bee Gees-esque falceto, protohouse piano, and gypsy folk into a peak hour disco masterpeice. Exalt, Exalt is just simply brilliant with a dark minimal sound and perfectly placed accents. The tune was way ahead of its time and set the stage for mid 80's italo electro.

Azoto - San Salvador (12")
Azoto - Exalt, Exalt

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3 comments: to “ Disco Fizzzzzzzzzzzz

  • February 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

    Exalt, exalt is crazy good.

    Been following this blog for ages and never commented.

    Quick top of my head favourites that've been posted:

    Let No Man Put Asunder (Ron Hardy Mix) - First Choice

    Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Charanga 76

    Party Music - ESG

    Party Lights (Liquid Pegasus Edit) - First Love

    Time To Move - Carmen

    Ed in London - You came to England when EVERYONE was dying from that bug, man.

    Come back and play a decent gig sometime...

  • February 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

    Yes, the tunes are all amazing and it has one of my most favorite album covers as well. Soft Emotion is one of my favorites which I play often. Maybe I'll post it sometime as I have an obscure 12" mix of it.

  • February 12, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

    Thanks for posting this! I love this record! Can't wait for Valentine's. I'll be dancing!