Includes postcard insert and bonus flexi disc.
Dark Entries is proud to release Uno, a collection of early recordings from seminal Italian electronic act Kirlian Camera.
Keyboardist / vocalist Angelo Bergamini founded the project in Parma in 1979, initially naming it Suicide Commando, before discovering another project using the same name. By 1980, Bergamini had recruited singer Simona Buja, keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari and bassist Mauro Montacchini.
Their demo cassette Dawn attracted the attention of Italian Records, a popular independent label. The following year, Montacchini left the band and was replaced by Giorgio Vecchi, and Kirlian Camera recorded their self-titled debut mini-LP.
Uno compiles the four songs from Kirlian Camera on Side A and the six songs from the demo cassette on Side B. Also included is the bonus track “Minitech,” originally released in 1981 on flexi-disc. Kirlian Camera’s clean, minimalist new wave is marked by strong haunting melodies, slow-moving synth washes and stark, dramatic vocals.
All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The artwork replicates the original 12” featuring a painting of a royal Italian noble on the front and black and white photos of the band on the back.
Each copy includes a two-sided postcard with a never-before-seen photo of Bergamini and Buja taken from an early concert.