Various – Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-1984 (Mannequin 060)
‘For a brief moment Turin was Italy’s Sheffield, producing an astonishing number of DIY electronic groups. In the context of a wider Europe, Italy has never been thought of as a hotbed of minimal electronic music, but the Mannequin Records compilations ‘Danza Meccanica: Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987′ have shone a light on a scene little heard, even within Italy’s borders. But the history was still incomplete… New horizons are now unveiled, showing that between the years of 1982 and 1984, the city of Turin in North-West Italy was home to a quiet underground renaissance of experimental electronic music.
Examining all the bands we have released in the past years, Musumeci represents one of the most rare and unknown. But the reissue of their two super rare demo tapes recorded in 1985 (“Schwarz Morgen”) and in 1986 (“Zusammen”) and a 12” containing a couple of unreleased tracks plus a TRAXX edit, were just the beginning. We are really proud to turn the spotlight on their own tape label Der Zeltweg, unearthing a selection of their 1982-1984 side projects Errata-S-Corrige, Gasdehyde and Herpes-Z.’
‘Der Zeltweg – Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-84′ will be released on 160 gram black vinyl, in an edition of 500 copies.