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Fockewulf 190

Fockewulf 190

Fockewulf 190


Fockewulf 190 are an italian band which can be tagged as italo-disco, electro, synth-pop, formed in Milan in 1980. The band is named after a well-known aircraft model of the II World War. The original members were Victor Life on keyboards/synths, Dario Dell'Aere on vocals (who later hiked solo the italo-disco charts with the single Eagles in the Night. The band belonged to the italian underground new-wave / synth-punk stream that was taking place in those years. Read more on Last.fm
Fockewulf 190 are an italian band which can be tagged as italo-disco, electro, synth-pop, formed in Milan in 1980. The band is named after a well-known aircraft model of the II World War. The original members were Victor Life on keyboards/synths, Dario Dell'Aere on vocals (who later hiked solo the italo-disco charts with the single Eagles in the Night. The band belonged to the italian underground new-wave / synth-punk stream that was taking place in those years. The influences of the beginnings were in particular John Foxx's Metamatic, Human League's Reproduction, and Gary Numan's Replicas.

The first live performance of the band took place in 1981at the Taxi Club in Milan, an underground venture that was following the tendences of London's "Blitz" and of the New Romantic trend. In 1982 guitarist Stan After joined the band, and the band, disguised as "Iced Eyes", self-produced and published the first single, "No Sex", a synth-punk song which had moderate success in the local underground scene. The international succes came little later, when, after signing a contract with Chappell Music label, Fockewulf 190 published two electrodance singles: Body Heat and Gitano, that sold around 150.000 copies overall Europe, in particular in Germany, and became italo-disco classics. Fockewulf 190 are also the authors of another italo-disco hit, Tumidanda, by Frank Tavaglione, another italo-disco shooting star and former friend of the band. The following tour, in summer 1984, took on stage the first Fockewulf 190 album, that, indeed, never saw the light , as the band split. The band reformed in 1988, publishing a cover of The Height of the Fighting that did not raise in the public the same attention of the previous works. Fockewulf 190 seemed to have ended their career, until, after more than 10 years of inactivity and a new member to replace Stan After, Markus Moonlite, in 2009 published (VadeRetro label) the new single "Oh Oh Oh". The B-side of the single offers a new version of the hit "Gitano". In 2009 finally the Fockewulf 190 came back on the scene with the news single EP "Oh Oh Oh", presented live at the Corsica Studios in London at the Magic Waves Summer Festival,crowded of enthusiastic old fans of the band. The show also signs the debut of the new lead singer Arys Noir and the guitarist Jonny Faith. http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/739/copertinam.jpg Along with them Victor Life produce the new Ep 12'' "THE MODEL, including 8 tracks dedicated to the romantic and futuristic vision of the musical estetic of Synth Pop.

In the record shine the collaborations with the minimal electronic artist Maurizio Piazza, ex collaborator of Franco Battiato in the 70s, and other artits like Alberto Styloo and Fred Ventura. This was the prelude of the definitive comeback in the underground european scene of the band. The new album "ELECTRUM LUX" will be published in 2011, dedicated to the electronic mysticism and the esoteric, visionary and futuristic culture of Victor Life. In march 2011 should be also published the album "MICROCOSMOS 82-86", including archive music such as original demos of the most misterious period of the band, 82-86, for the famous cult german label Vynil on Demand. Those new records will be presented live along Europe with a new Tour, "The last sound before the apocalypse".

The meaning of the project is the chance of finally doing music free from the italian provincial politics wich stopped it originally: a sort of a return to the future, an electronic prayer drived by a mind enfolded by the magic world of evocations. myspace.com/fockewulf84 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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