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V.A. - Intenta Experimental & Electronic Music From Switzerland 1981-93
A1Andreas Hofer - Untitled
A2Claudine Chirac - Etudes
A3Sky Bird - Pasolini's Trembling
A4Fizzè - Kulu Hatah Mamnua
A5Bells of Kyoto - Swiss Air
A6Elephant Château - Dreamings
A7Dressed Up Animals - Mondtanz
A8Peter Philippe Weiss - Subway (Intenta Version)
A9D-Sire - Wintertime
B1Air Project - Rap Yourself
B2Jean-Pierre Huser - Chinatown
B3Olivier Rogg - GE/CH: Seq
B4Carol Rich - Computered Love
B5Carlos Perón - Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör (Primal Version)
B6UnknownmiX - Django
B7Aborted at Line 6 - Mammuth (Extended Version) 06:53
B8I Suonatori - Matrosen

Intenta Experimental & Electronic Music From Switzerland 1981-93

Décalé / Bongo Joe | Item No: 714737
Vinyl LP | 2020 / EU – Original | New
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Décalé. and Bongo Joe Records present an all new compilation placing the spotlight on the Swiss experimental and electronic scene of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s. The compilation Intenta assembles under-appreciated gems, sought-after titles and newly mixed versions. It places leftfield synth-pop next to otherworldly jazz, and joins the dots between lyrical post-punk excursions and proto-house experimentation.

The compilation covers a period of transition: When songs mutated into sounds. When synthesizers and samplers became the règle du jeu in DIY music-making. When a politicized youth movement slowly gave way to the hedonistic embrace of techno culture in Switzerland. Intenta mines the outer fringes of a scene yet to be. Many of these experimenters were pretty much on their own. Often the only way you would get in touch was at the local synth dealer.

A spirit of bold improvisation inhabited studios between Geneva and St. Gallen: these artists were articulating pop sensibilities (Air Project, Sky Bird, D-Sire, Peter Philippe Weiss), entering computer worlds (Claudine Chirac, Olivier Rogg, Carlos Perón), exploring exotic shores (Andreas Hofer, Bells of Kyoto, Fizzè), building future discothèques (Aborted at Line 6, Carol Rich, UnknownmiX) or finding glacial bliss (Dressed Up Animals, Elephant Château, I Suonatori).

The compilation was put together by Matthias Orsett and Maxi Fischer. Intenta unfolds as a sonic story that is laid-back yet energetic, sultry yet daring. The two crate diggers set out to meet with many of the artists arrayed here. Memories were shared, wine bottles opened. There were moments of sadness: Karl Lienert Löwenherz (Dressed Up Animals) and Claudius Scholer (Sky Bird) passed away during the making of this project. What remains of this journey into the backrooms of Swiss popular culture, is Intenta. If you listen closely, it will reveal a nation on the move. Beyond the Matterhorn, there is sweetness and light.

Compilation, concept and production by
Maxi Fischer & Matthias Orsett
Artistic supervision by Cyril Yeterian
Analog mastering by Tim Stollenwerk
Vinyl cut by Adi Flück
Editorial by Bjørn Schaeffner
Drawings and layout by David Mamie
Typeface (Office Grotesk) by Chi-Long Trieu
Leaflet design by Yanis Carnal
The gatefold cover illustration is the music sheet of ‘Mondtanz” by
Karl Lienert Löwenherz from Dressed Up Animals
Courtesy of the artist’s family
Item Details
Item No:714737
Titel:Intenta Experimental & Electronic Music From Switzerland 1981-93
Label:Décalé / Bongo Joe
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2020
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Style:Downbeat / Electronica / Leftfield, Cosmic / Balearic
Available since:05.03.2020
Price:25,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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