Sunday, March 13, 2011

Singles from Dr. Freakowitz, chapter 7

Almost more than a year ago, I have posted a serie of singles on this blog. Recently I have found some goodies in my cupboard which I think are worthwhile to share with you also. Singles (both 7 and 12”) that are almost forgotten or cannot be found elsewhere on the internet in this specific version (as far as I could check this). A mixture of synth-pop, dark electronics and symphonic rock music for a film score.
The Limit was a Dutch producer’s duo (Bernard Oattes, Rob van Schaik) that made some singles in the early eighties and even a complete album. Not much of interest apart from their first one, a catchy tune called Photomania.
Kid Montana was a band form Belgium, also early eighties and they also made just some EP’s and singles and one LP (on the famous Les Disques Du Crépuscule, LTM did a reissue of this one in 2008 complete with all the singles). I was completely forgotten how they might sound when hit on their fist EP, Statistics Mean Nothing When You Get On The Wrong Plane. Poppy electronic music with some sharp edges, makes me curious about the rest.
Completely unknown to me is Transfactor, appears to me nw as just another new wave-like act. Probably bought this one in a second-hand shop driven by the band name and the abstract sleeve.
Much more known is of course Frank Tovey, passed away some years ago. Apart from the well-known albums under the name of his alter ego Fad Gadget, he also did some industrial tape-loop things with Boyd Rice and this dark electronic dance track under the name of Mkultra. Listening to it back now I find the B-side of Immobilise with two alternative versions even more challenging.
In Italy in the early seventies there was an explosion of horror B-films in an Exorcist-stylish way with persons possessed by some kind of supernatural evil who were the cause of a lot of blood dripping out of eyes and the beheading of victims by sharp glass plates that suddenly fall down on them. One of them, Profondo Rosso, even got it to some larger cinemas as well and the title song of the symphonic rock group Goblin reached the chartlists (not high, but nevertheless). The whole soundtrack is a cult-album and Goblin, also with some cult-status, made much more film scores. But this one remains their very best. I have ripped the short 7”-version, but if you look good on the internet you’ll find this track and also the complete album in many versions.

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Psy Guy said...

Thank you and Dr Freakowitz! Enjoying these vary much.

Canterell said...

Fantastic post, thank u Dr. Freakowitz! :D and thank u for this nice blog, one of the bests on net without any doubt