- First & Second Side of the Mystic Synth
- (Gatefold LP Jacket, 2PC)
- Artist: Fockewulf 190
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 5/12/2015
Gatefold double LP limited to 400 copies. The last and long-overdue work of the highly influential, enigmatic, near-mythical Italian group Fockewulf 190. As protagonists of the dark side of Italo disco that evolved and developed in the mid '80s, they influenced countless newborn artists all over the globe. This final studio LP, The First and Second Side of the Mystic Synth, in combination with a re-work of the 1986 demo LP In the Rooms of Memory, represents the final chapter of Fockewulf 190's output, as mastermind and co-leader Victor Life (who formed Fockewulf together with vocalist Dario Dell'Aere) sadly passed away in early 2014. Fockewulf 190 was created as a shape equal to a substance, experimental analog electronic music connected to the theatrical power of rock and the romantic and aesthetic force of electronic dance music of the '80s. Fockewulf translated those expressive channels with the force of a psychedelic mind folded into a magic and evocative world. Decades after their formation, their esoteric electronic music and evocative vision can be fully appreciated by a freshly synthesized generation, offering something remarkably definitive and, quite honestly, essential. Also available as part of a limited edition four-LP/7" box that also includes the 2011 compilation Microcosmos 82-86 (PRIP 004BOX).