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Disco Inferno - In Debt
Disco Inferno
In Debt
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rocket Girl)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Originally released in 1992 by Che Records, Disco Inferno’s debut album ‘In Debt' is to be made available asa double limited edition vinyl LP and single cd package including one previously unreleased track and withnew 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 andunderappreciated during their (pre-internet) existence. Remaining largely unknown beyond a small but slowlyexpanding cult of devotees, they were probably the most ambitious and isolated band of the '90s. Over a sixyearspan (1989-95) they were also quite simply, jaw-droppingly great - a virtually peerless group mining asteady stream of uncompromising, pioneering recordings. One of the first wave of 'post-rock' acts (andperhaps 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'dstruggle to find anyone who went anything like as far as Disco Inferno. In 1992, they took the quantum leapfrom their modest beginnings to totally rewire themselves and become the most radical, forward-thinkingguitar band on the planet, with a revolutionary sample-based approach that was simply years ahead of thecurve. Whilst numerous acts were making use of the sampler and MIDI technology, no other band integratedit so thoroughly into the process. DI didn't simply tack on a dance beat or spice things up with the addition ofa 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 pushthemselves forwards, resulting in two unrivalled albums and a dazzling collection of EPs that consistentlyredefined the boundaries.Regardless of the injustices of history, Disco Inferno were without doubt a trailblazing, unique, utterlyimportant band. With huge ambition and integrity, they rejected the easy routes and rewards. Settingthemselves directly against the stylistic regression and rabble-rousing bluster dominating Britpop andgrunge, against the bland facelessness of so much of the dance / electronic scene, Disco Inferno ought tohave been widely championed as an antidote, a vital blast of nonconformist bravery and brilliance. In realitythey received very little coverage. Buried away for way too long, their recorded legacy continues to offerrevelations to the open-eared and actively inquisitive. Whilst it may have been their curse to have beenoverlooked throughout and long past their short existence, the chances of some overdue recognitionrescuing them from the limbo of obscurity have nonetheless recently risen. Certainly more popular now thanthey were during their creative peak, you might detect either direct influence or certain similarities in the likesof MGMT, The Third Eye Foundation, Hood, Epic45, Piano Magic, Deerhunter (particularly offshootprojects, Lotus Plaza and Atlas Sound), Matmos, Animal Collective, Black Dice, The Avalanches, TheBooks, Battles, and No Age. But no-one has really come close to replicating their awesome output andutterly 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 soundseems unlikely to ever be reproduced without seriously compromising its futurist spirit. Littered as pop historyis with unsung heroes and buried brilliance, few bands are so deserving of such recovery as Disco Inferno.
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7" | 2013 | UK | Original (Rocket Girl)
12,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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