Friday, February 20, 2009

Vangelis was Greek, these are Italian...  

This short lived Italo-disco gruppo had a member of Kirlian Camera in it and these tracks were in fact produced with Italo kingpin Koto.  Although enmeshed in Italo-ness, their inspiration came from Greek god of synth pads, Vangelis (born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou), the composer responsible for the Chariots of Fire soundtrack.  I suppose it is true Italo-disco fashion that Hipnosis produced mainly covers...there also is a cover of Oxygene by J.M. Jarre, the French version of Vangelis.  Both of these cuts below will provide some drama to the dancefloor and if you are lucky, Pris will come cartwheeling out out from the corner...

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3 comments: to “ Vangelis was Greek, these are Italian...

  • February 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

    Amazing track Pulstar from Hypnosis! It's a cover of Automat "Droid".
    I'm search another cover from the song Droid... the name is:
    * Mito - Droid (1987 Remix)


    * Mito - Droid (Night Remix)

    It's posible to upload this songs please?
    Thanks a lot for your time and your blog.

    cheers from Barcelona!

  • February 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

    Hey Catalan. Hipnosis did also cover Droid but that's a different track (Pulstar is originally by Vangelis if you read the post). I have Mito's Droid track from 1983 which I could post in the future (which yes, was originally Automat in '78). Cheers...

  • February 25, 2009 at 2:04 PM  

    especially those born in great britain