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The Sunny Side Of The Dark Side


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"After the dark clouds of the '70s the world was changing and Maurizio Marsico, fresh off New York sessions with Rhys Chatham, started the '80s with a couple of experimental records under the moniker Monofonic Orchestra, published by the cult label Italian Records, Music Design (1981) and Friends' Portraits (1981).
Stefano Tamburini, the creator of the legendary Ranxerox comic hero painted by Tanino Liberatore, was an onlooker in disguise in New York Marsico's exhibitions, and back in Italy he crowned him this way on the pages of his Frigidaire magazine: 'The best things I've heard in New York came from Monofonic Orchestra (the Italian Maurizio Marsico with guest stars): fuck compliments! Far from Glenn Branca and his bunch of avant-oratorical assholes guitarists.' .

The Sunny Side Of The Dark Side is the snap-shot of a momentary Luna Park, it shows the funny part of a story lived on the wild side of the street, with the excesses and the drugs that will lead to deaths or lives to rebuild, and documents the transition of the rising star of Italian experimental music of early Eighties - with studies in jazz, electronics and ethnomusicology at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan - towards borderline pop territories.

All cult stuff that at the times didn't find the commercial success but created an underground monster, and today brings us back the most playful and creative side of an artist that is now more actual and fresh than ever.

1 Lucy's 1st Appointment
2 Arredo Vestitivo (Scratch Version)
3 Funk Sumatra (Arabian Mix)
4 Cow Cow
5 Beep-Beep-Mm-Beep-Beep-Yeah!
6 Ta Ki Ta
7 Silver Surfin'
8 Ka Ma Ti
9 Rap'N'Roll
10 Tongue In Cheek Giulia
11 My Head Is A Broken Heart
12 Crish Crash
13 Overground
14 Funk Sumatra (Dub Cut)
15 Baby Blue
16 Mefistofunk
17 Arpante
18 Lunatica You
19 Luce Bianca Rumore Bianco


released October 2, 2019



Spittle Records Florence, Italy

Spittle Records is a label started in 1984 in Italy.
After a few years of works it ended publishing but in 2005 it was restarted with the purpose of filing and reissuing most of italian 80's rock scene.

Some of the labels reissued on Spittle Records are
Electric Eye, Contempo Records and Italian Records.
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