Dario Dell'Aere – Eagles In The Night (Dark Entries 119)
Dario Dell'Aere is a New Wave musician, producer and singer from Milan, Italy. At the end of the 1970's Dario performed in a mime show influenced by the glam cliches of David Bowie. In 1979, he met Victor Life outside a cinema, and began a lifelong collaboration of projects: Diamond Dogs, Ice Eyes and Fockewulf 190. Musically, the duo were inspired by the Human League’s “Reproduction” and John Foxx’s “Metamatic”, while they took visual cues from the New Romantics Visage and Ultravox. With the Fockewulf 190 moniker, they created their own dark blend of Italo disco and New Wave, and released the hit singles “Gitano” and “Body Heat” in 1984.
At the end of 1984, the duo took a break, and Dario went into the studio to record his debut solo single. “Eagles In The Night” was released in 1985 on Market Record, and is one of the most coveted Italo Disco 12”s,. Clocking in at over 8-minutes, the song features xylophone-esque synth hooks and Dario’s powerful, booming vocals. Dario sings of a spirit that flies on high, searching for a partner in true love. Backing vocals were provided by Dario’s sister, Nora Dell'Aere. On the B-side is a shorter instrumental version with the occasional "oh wacky co-co" from Dario.
Both songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The sleeve is an exact replica of the original 1985 edition, which features a black and white drawing by Dario’s wife, Tiziana Dell'Aere. Each copy includes a double-side postcard insert with lyrics and notes.