"DER ZELTWEG - ITALIAN TAPES INDUSTRIAL MUSIC 1982-84" is an edition of 500 copies on 160 gram black vinyl.
First 50 copies come with a limited hand-made art cover, hand-numbered and adorned with a different unique single page of the 'Mathematisches Arbeitsbuch' / Der Neue Koschemann book, edition of the year 1964. Exclusively for sale only through the Mannequin Records online shop.
For a brief moment Turin was Italy’s Sheffield, producing an astonishing number of DIY electronic groups. In the context of a wider Europe, Italy has never been thought of as a hotbed of minimal electronic music, but Mannequin Records compilations Danza Meccanica: Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987 have shone a light on a scene little heard, even within Italy’s borders. But the history was still incomplete.. some new horizons now must be unveiled, showing that between the years of 1982 and 1984, the city of Turin in northwest Italy was home to a quiet underground renaissance of experimental electronic music.
Inspecting all the bands we released in the past years, Musumeci represents one of the most rare and unknown. But..the reissue of the two super rare demo tapes that they recorded in 1985 ("Schwarz Morgen") and in 1986 ("Zusammen") and a 12'' containing a couple of unreleased tracks plus a TRAXX edit, were just the beginning. We are really now proud to put the lights on their own tape label Der Zeltweg, with a selection of their 1982-1984 side projects Errata-S-Corrige, Gasdehyde and Herpes-Z. All the demo tapes we had the pleasure to listen simply take no prisoners. Expect aggressive early industrial sounds, with dirty and pulsating rhythms, in the vein of Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Without being snobbish, we deeply believe that "Der Zeltweg" compilation will be one of the 2014 underground highlights. Sick!
First 50 copies come with a limited hand-made art cover, hand-numbered and adorned with a different unique single page of the ‘Mathematisches Arbeitsbuch’ / Der Neue Koschemann book, edition of the year 1964. Exclusively for sale only through the Mannequin Records online shop.