INTENTA Experimental & Electronic Music from Switzerland 1981-93 by Various Artists, releases 28 February 2020 1. Andreas Hofer - Untitled 2. Claudine Chirac - Etudes 3. Sky Bird - Pasolini's Trembling 4. Fizzè - Kulu Hatah Mamnua 5. Bells of Kyoto - Swiss Air 6. Elephant Château - Dreamings 7. Dressed Up Animals - Mondtanz 8. Peter Philippe Weiss - Subway (Intenta Version) 9. D-Sire - Wintertime 10. Air Project - Rap Yourself 11. Jean-Pierre Huser - Chinatown 12. Olivier Rogg - GE/CH:Seq 13. Carol Rich - Computered Love 14. Carlos Perón - Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör (Primal Version) 15. UnknownmiX - Django 16. Aborted at Line 6 - Mammuth (Extended Version) 17. I Suonatori - Matrosen Experimental and Electronic Music from Switzerland 1981-93 Décalé. and Bongo Joe Records present an all new compilation placing the spotlight on the Swiss experimental and electronic scene of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s. The compilation Intenta assembles under-appreciated gems, sought-after titles and newly mixed versions. It places leftfield synth-pop next to otherworldly jazz, and joins the dots between lyrical post-punk excursions and proto-house experimentation. The compilation covers a period of transition: When songs mutated into sounds. When synthesizers and samplers became the règle du jeu in DIY music-making. When a politicized youth movement slowly gave way to the hedonistic embrace of techno culture in Switzerland. Intenta mines the outer fringes of a scene yet to be. Many of these experimenters were pretty much on their own. Often the only way you would get in touch was at the local synth dealer. A spirit of bold improvisation inhabited studios between Geneva and St. Gallen: these artists were articulating pop sensibilities (Air Project, Sky Bird, D-Sire, Peter Philippe Weiss), entering computer worlds (Claudine Chirac, Olivier Rogg, Carlos Perón), exploring exotic shores (Andreas Hofer, Bells of Kyoto, Fizzè), building future discothèques (Aborted at Line 6, Carol Rich, UnknownmiX) or finding glacial bliss (Dressed Up Animals, Elephant Château, I Suonatori). The compilation was put together by Matthias Orsett and Maxi Fischer. Intenta unfolds as a sonic story that is laid-back yet energetic, sultry yet daring. The two crate diggers set out to meet with many of the artists arrayed here. Memories were shared, wine bottles opened. There were moments of sadness: Karl Lienert Löwenherz (Dressed Up Animals) and Claudius Scholer (Sky Bird) passed away during the making of this project. What remains of this journey into the backrooms of Swiss popular culture, is Intenta. If you listen closely, it will reveal a nation on the move. Beyond the Matterhorn, there is sweetness and light.
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