Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BLACK DEVIL - DISCO CLUB (1978)

GET IN THE GLOOMY BEGINNINGS OF ELECTRO-ITALO-DISCO CRAZE!
ARTIST`````BLACK DEVIL
ALBUM`````
DISCO CLUB
GENRE`````EARLY ELECTRO, EURO-DISCO, ELECTRONIC
YEAR````````1978


WHY:
The most exiciting moments in my music-obssesed part of life come when I re-discover early recordings that were so progressive and obscure for their time that their influence created entire sub-genres that last even today. This LP is a definitive example of a brilliant underground recording that over the years reached a super-cult status. Listening to this 1978 French vinyl you can clearly hear the future sounds of Felix Da Housecat and the rest of the electro-revival gang of the late 90's and early 00's. A truly remarkable piece of ambient, dark, beat-driven club minimalism that spawned hundreds of thousands of devoted acid-chewing clubbers around the globe.

ALBUM REVIEW FROM DISCOGS:

This is a very obscure release by one of the earliest of the euro disco artists who would later personify an entire genre. Originating from France, this release developed a major cult following all over Europe during the last 25 years and it is now considered to have been a major influence on many of the early 80's italo disco and euro disco artists who emerged on the scene shortly after this release. As for this LP - it's a 2-sided vinyl release with 6 songs all having a copycat sound effect that makes each song sound similar to the others. The only difference is a few tweeks to the synthesizer, the speed of the drum machine's BPM and some different vocals which ultimately allowed the amateur artists behind the Black Devil act to create their one and only LP. The songs were all recorded in real-time and all begin with that dark and wicked drum beat that sounds less like a disco song but more like the procession of a tribal ceremony in the jungles of Africa. Very bizarre, very rare, and very good music. Get it if you can!

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21 comments:

TalkingBook said...

I've only listened to the first minute so far, but wow, is it a great first minute. Thanks for this, enjoying already.

P.S. The vocals just came in. I'm in love.

Panda Stuffer said...

hahaha I too was in love when the vocals busted in:) Love those voice filters and esspecialy those classic "tu lu lu tu lu" choruses.

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Anonymous said...

just wanted to say, that im really impressed about this blog and its great choice of music!

Panda Stuffer said...

Tnx:) Enjoy this new Africa Compilation:)

Anonymous said...

Great album. 1978 - I don't believe it, ha ha!

Panda Stuffer said...

Haha, I know. If electronic music progressed at that speed who knows what we would listen today.

Jakson said...

Here recently I discoverd Black Devil Disco Club's "In Dub" album, alond side Autechre's "Tri Repetae++" and fell in love with them both. So I when I found "Disco Club" on vinyl, I had to order. Unfortunately, it the reissue. Does anyone know if the download is from the original recording, as I'd like to compare...

Panda Stuffer said...

Jakson - I believe it is from the original because of the sound quality. There is always a possibility that it was badly remastered at some point but that would be obvious.

Jack Celliers said...

Hey, I've only heared 2 minutes, and I am not really fond of commenting but I have to: this material is really curious. I downloaded first, heard and thought: "Oh, no... Royksopp went seventies! This is too much..."

This is a jewel, really... I guess what people might said then: "Mais... c'est trop avant-garde ça...!" "This will never make a buck".

Thanks!

sam alligators said...

OH MAN!! seems all one needs is the first minute or two to be absolutely in love...
i'm so glad i found your blog, Panda Stuffer. amazing work!

Panda Stuffer said...

Thanks Jack & Sam:) I've brainwashed myself with this mix too hahahah. It's very hard to find stuff like this that is as high quality as this. If you happen to find something be sure to let me know:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've been looking for this album since...oh, two days ago, but it's felt like two years. I can't wait to start listening to it!

Hugo said...

Uau, panda this album is great. it gets into you! Amazing groove throughout! Beatiful, brother... Any lady wanna dance?

Anonymous said...

Aw. Download link is dead. Maybe re-up? Pleease?

Panda Stuffer said...

Hey guys, Black Devil Disco is reuploaded!

Enjoy:)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, this is amazing

thanks for the re-up!

Matt

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