COSMO DISCO

by Mac of BIOnighT

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JUST MUSIC series - vol 51

Genre: disco music, space disco, space music

(please refer to this page for notes about this series macofbionight.bandcamp.com/track/introduction-to-the-just-music-series )

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(Italiano più sotto)
As soon as I opened the picture - so glamorous in its own peculiar way - that my uncle and personal photography teacher Domenico "Sem" Semeraro had sent me as a possible cover, it just yelled "Disco Music!" His photos often take me to musical areas I haven't experimented with yet, which is just great, but disco music? Sure, it characterized an era, but it was just a bunch of clichés and little more. Or was it? After all, I only knew the usual famous songs, some Space Disco tracks, a few more in the electronic sub-genre a la Moroder... When I started exploring it, however, I discovered that it went way beyond the trite stereotypes that were in my head. Some of it was interesting, sometimes even daring, many times it wasn't even based on the typical rhythm it is generally identified with. In fact, I wouldn't even file much of what I heard under "Disco Music".
At that point I felt I had a lot of freedom and decided to just record what I would have recorded if I had been a musician back then. So yes, here you will find some clichés, some affectionate tributes - especially to the "Space Disco" genre - but I let myself free to pay a homage to this kind of music in a very spontaneous and personal way.
My thanks to Sem again for showing me yet another strange path to follow through his amazing pictures.

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(Italiano)

Non appena aprii la foto – così peculiarmente glamour – che mio zio e personale Maestro di fotografia Domenico "Sem" Semeraro mi aveva mandato come possibile copertina, essa semplicemente mi gridò in faccia "Disco Music!" Le sue foto spesso mi portano in aree musicali che non ho mai sperimentato, il che è fantastico, ma la disco music? Certo, ha caratterizzato un'era, ma era solo un mucchio di cliché e poco più.
O forse no? Dopo tutto conoscevo solo le solite canzoni famose, un po' di brani Space Disco, qualcosa nel genere più elettronico alla Moroder... Quando iniziai ad esplorarla, però, scoprii che invece andava ben oltre i triti stereotipi nella mia testa. Parte di essa era interessante, a volte coraggiosa, e spesso neppure basata sui tipici ritmi identificati col genere. In effetti, non collocherei sotto l'etichetta "disco music" molto di quello che ho ascoltato.
A quel punto sentii che avevo molta libertà e decisi di registrare semplicemente quello che avrei composto se fossi stato un musicista dell'epoca. Così qui troverete dei cliché, certo, alcuni tributi affettuosi, specialmente alla Space Disco, ma mi sono lasciato libero di omaggiare questo genere musicale in modo spontaneo e personale.
Di nuovo grazie a Sem per avermi indicato un altro sentiero ancora da seguire tramite le sue foto straordinarie.

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released April 27, 2016

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I was one half of BIOnighT (a Berlin School duo that split in 2011) for twelve years. I've always recorded my own stuff, though, lots of it and in no one genre. So make sure to check out all of my albums on Bandcamp, at least one is bound to belong in a genre you like!
You can also find plenty more on my website. My music is also available for licensing, just contact me macnight@inwind.it
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