Victrola Band songs category
T h e M u t a n t G l o w
The Mutant Glow together with Beyond the Door, are ‘two twins’ songs recorded in 1984 using the VicTascam Portastudio. Written by Eze & Carlo, they sang playing a Roland Juno 6, a Korg Polysix, while the Drumatix & Bassline by Roland, synced together, were playing back their programmed parts.
The two pieces have been plublished in the album Danza Meccanica Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987 by Mannequin Records in 2011.
V i c t r o l a ‘8 3 E P
The Victrola ’83 EP is one of a kind 12″ vinyl that has brought the band to the notoriety. Maritime Tatami and A game of despair are two songs written and performed by Antonino Eze Cuscinà and Carlo Smeriglio, recorded at the Analogy Studio (Messina, Italy) in 1982 and produced by Mario Rivera (Rockerilla fanzine) for the Electric Eye Records. To record the two pieces, Eze and Carlo used Fender Strato guitars, Roland Juno-6, Roland Drumatix Tr-606 (customized) and Roland TB-303 Bass Line, and the Roland Chorus Echo RE-501.
Maritime Tatami story tells of a boy who lives on a boat in Singapore, fishing with his father for a living while his mother works as a prostitute on the mainland; Tatami heart is divided between his venerated father and the fascination for his mother lifestyle among the alluring city lights.
A game of despair tells a story about a young girl who is desperately in love with a saylor; she feels deeply connected with him and believes that her affection for the guy is mutual, but one day the same ship that brought the boy in the city sails away with him aboard, breaking her heart in two.
T h e P l a c i d A g e
The Placid Age is a piece written and performed by the electro–duo Eze & Carlo in the 1982. The song, dispensed only to Vic fans & friends, has never been published before, and is the first band attempt to fuse electronic and acoustic sounds together in an experiment halfway between instrumental and vocal song. The lyrics are about a post atomic scenario in which people is celebrating the day of the Earth freed by the total destruction danger. Recorded in 1982 at the Italian Records studios (Bologna), featuring Marcello Michelotti (Neon) on synth.