Friday, July 6, 2007

Splash....


A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this intergalactic Italian disco gem. It was one of those great dollar-bin discoveries...

A 1977 release on Italy's Voom Voom Music label, this is one of only a few records put out by the Stratosferic Band.

The little bit of internet info I could find tells me a few things:

1) on eBay Europe, it's mainly going to DJs and vinyl collectors
2) it's popular with obscure, dance-heavy online radio shows and music blogs
3) there's very little explanation of how it might have ended up alone and unloved in a used record store in Boulder, Colorado.

Regardless, this record is awesome. It's cosmically-themed, which is always a plus. The production is synth-heavy, with incredibly precise live instrumentation. And, with titles like "The First Galaxy," "Cosmic Show," and "Mexican Space," you can't be misled.

If anyone has more information or releases by the Stratosferic Band, it would be greatly appreciated.

Enjoy!

GET IT HERE

8 comments:

edwin said...

uh..."can't stand the original"...
no. no. no.
"gloria" is fantastic. patti smith's cover is almost as good.

rosa said...

BANGIN

dr. lahey said...

gloria fascist

Falcon Hawksome said...

i apologize.
someone told me that i should not to leave out any songs when posting on a blog.
so, soon enough, i will include the Stratosferic Band's cover of "Gloria."

thunderbals said...

Oooh nooooo. Where can i get it again? Was looking or this one for such a long time. Thank you so much, thunderbals

Falcon Hawksome said...

will repost the link again, soon...
thanks for listening.

james stacher said...

Falcon -

Please send me an email. I have the promo 12" for Splashdown/Nowhere, i found it IN THE TRASH, and i am dying to hear the whole lp. I can send you the Nowhere track if you like, I believe it is a cover of a crown heights affair track. Splashdown is a more orchestral take on Space's "Magic Fly". Thanks!

Pavel said...

Link is bad. Can you upload this 12"?
Thanks...