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Disco Inferno - In Debt
A2Arc In Round
A4In The Cold
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Disco Inferno
In Debt

Rocket Girl | Item No: 522154
Vinyl 2LP | 2017 / UK – Original | New
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Item Description
Originally released in 1992 by Che Records, Disco Inferno’s debut album ‘In Debt' is to be made available as
a double limited edition vinyl LP and single cd package including one previously unreleased track and with
new artwork and sleeve notes by 90’s music zeitgeist legend Neil Kulkarni on May 5th 2017.
Almost entirely out on their own, out of step with the times, Disco Inferno were widely ignored and
underappreciated during their (pre-internet) existence. Remaining largely unknown beyond a small but slowly
expanding cult of devotees, they were probably the most ambitious and isolated band of the '90s. Over a sixyear
span (1989-95) they were also quite simply, jaw-droppingly great - a virtually peerless group mining a
steady stream of uncompromising, pioneering recordings. One of the first wave of 'post-rock' acts (and
perhaps it’s ultimate example), they combined avant-garde aesthetics with a basis in solid pop hooks,
credibly depicting suburban alienation and national decay through embittered, intelligent lyrics.
Whilst it's now almost second nature for a band to incorporate digital technology into their armoury, you'd
struggle to find anyone who went anything like as far as Disco Inferno. In 1992, they took the quantum leap
from their modest beginnings to totally rewire themselves and become the most radical, forward-thinking
guitar band on the planet, with a revolutionary sample-based approach that was simply years ahead of the
curve. Whilst numerous acts were making use of the sampler and MIDI technology, no other band integrated
it so thoroughly into the process. DI didn't simply tack on a dance beat or spice things up with the addition of
a few novel sonics or quirky quotations. The technology was hard-wired into the very heart of their music.
Veering between the deeply challenging and the downright catchy, they continually attempted to push
themselves forwards, resulting in two unrivalled albums and a dazzling collection of EPs that consistently
redefined the boundaries.

Regardless of the injustices of history, Disco Inferno were without doubt a trailblazing, unique, utterly
important band. With huge ambition and integrity, they rejected the easy routes and rewards. Setting
themselves directly against the stylistic regression and rabble-rousing bluster dominating Britpop and
grunge, against the bland facelessness of so much of the dance / electronic scene, Disco Inferno ought to
have been widely championed as an antidote, a vital blast of nonconformist bravery and brilliance. In reality
they received very little coverage. Buried away for way too long, their recorded legacy continues to offer
revelations to the open-eared and actively inquisitive. Whilst it may have been their curse to have been
overlooked throughout and long past their short existence, the chances of some overdue recognition
rescuing them from the limbo of obscurity have nonetheless recently risen. Certainly more popular now than
they were during their creative peak, you might detect either direct influence or certain similarities in the likes
of MGMT, The Third Eye Foundation, Hood, Epic45, Piano Magic, Deerhunter (particularly offshoot
projects, Lotus Plaza and Atlas Sound), Matmos, Animal Collective, Black Dice, The Avalanches, The
Books, Battles, and No Age. But no-one has really come close to replicating their awesome output and
utterly singular aesthetic. Whilst digital music technology has evolved dramatically, becoming smaller, faster,
cheaper, and consequently far more widespread, Disco Inferno's inspired approach and consequent sound
seems unlikely to ever be reproduced without seriously compromising its futurist spirit. Littered as pop history
is with unsung heroes and buried brilliance, few bands are so deserving of such recovery as Disco Inferno.
Item Details
Item No:522154
Artist:Disco Inferno
Titel:In Debt
Label:Rocket Girl
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2017
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Indierock / Alternative
Available since:27.04.2017
Price:22,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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