An assortment of work here from Italian Records
– a late 70s/early 80s club label from Bologna, and one with a groove that's somewhere in the same quirky post-disco territory of Factory or Ze Records
! Like both of those better-known imprints, Italian Records
had a way of blending together styles from a variety of genres – bits of American club, German electronics, British production, and sounds that resonated with other aspects of the Italian scene. The end result is a bit disco, a bit new wave – cold at sometimes, soulful at others – but always very nicely "confuzed", and a key lost link in a stretch of dancefloor tradition that's only finally getting rediscovered of late! Package includes some great originals from the label's late 70s/early 80s roster, plus a few new remixes – and 2LP version features 12 tracks that include "IC Love Affair (Italian version)" and "Special Agent (female version)" by Gaz Nevada, "The Line (inst)" by Hi Fi Bros, "Thailand Seeds (vox)" and "So Evil (inst)" by AIM, "Funky Is On (extended)" by Funky Family, "Call Me Mr Telephone (vocal)" by Answering Service, "Do You Wanna Dance (LP)" and "True Love (sexual version)" by NOIA, "Blue Room (inst)" by Kirlian Camera, "Hear The Rumble" by Stupid Set, and "Please Don't Be Sad" by Fawzia.