A lost gem from the mid 80s in the best italian tradition, BlowUp reissue of the month: to describe GustoForte's Picture disc "Souvenir of Italy - La merda che fuma", to give some dialect shape to the electro-magnetic throbbings that come out from the record , to try drawing, with grammatic help also that more basic, a logic or a descriptive way, it's complex.
And not because exists a multi-shape objective difficulty but rather the concreteness it's impossible to approach to GustoForte: sandpapered combo from every imperceptible wish to appear and to underline with inexistent ink-pencil the imaginary experimental Italian scene. Not for a typical shape of intellectual arrogance or for superiority starving from the envy. But only for a tenacious and corrosive tediousness to their self.
GustoForte born in Rome in the 1984, develop its sonorous magma and then blend into the continuous beat of the peripheral roman nights. The dub, without echo, beats an ended time. The gloomy sound and silently shouting of the roman tradition dirty oneself with ground noises. Indistinct. Perennial.
Limping ditties shake furious inside an old echo's room. Take again the steady dancing of the not create thinking of age '70: Telaio Magnetico, Le Stelle di Mario Schifano, Franco Battiato, Aktuala, Claudio Rocchi, Osage Tribe, Juri Camisasca, Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale, N.A.D.M.A, Lino "Capra" Vaccina, Pierrot Lunaire, Opus Avantra. And then The Carmelo Bene of wet of cockroach and stew cellars, the Cesare Canevari, Alberto Cavallone, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Nico D'Alessandria, alberto Grifi, Ugo Nespolo, Piero Bargellini and Mario Schifano's Cinema. The Electronic music of Egisto Macchi whisk.. with the anti-art saliva of Cramps and BlaBla records.
GustoForte whisks the crazy metaphor of the American no-wave with the violent throb of roman "barcaroli". Sonorous sandpaper flood of organic humours.
to describe the sound and the Sounds that regurgitate in GustoForte it's enough to say the word MalaGrotta: the rubbish dump that embraces Rome from 40 years, 240 hectares of mud and refuses. GustoForte is a rubbish heap of the memory that shapes the useless mud of nationals vanguards to more new shapes full of faith popular mire. It's all.
The picture disc contains two tracks composed around the half of years 80':
"Souvenir of Italy" and "La merda che fuma".
Souvenir of Italy born in the 1986 and had to be print like second work of GustoForte some months after the registration. But the editor failed and everything remained unfinished. 12 record players hungry of Italian sound collide with the resonant mud of GustoForte: necrophile descent into the hell of the national memory.
The second track "La merda che fuma" belongs to a live registration made in the 1985 at the Beat '72 Theatre in Rome, one of the places of old roman vanguard. The composition was made on a writing of Osvaldo Licini "La merda che fuma" ; Licini is one of the best modern Italian artist, painter, poet and immense agitator of Italian art.
Picture Disc 12" Limited to hand numbered 150 copies
Comes in a transparent plastic sleeve with a sticker containing credits
Buy GustoForte "Souvenir of Italy": gustoforte.org
Italian Antipop Group
Souvenir Of Italy:recorded at AntiRome Studios, Rome, 1986
Roberto Giannotti: percussion, drums, electronics, noises, voice, tapes, turntables, inanimate objects, mangiadischi
Francesco Verdinneli: guitars, percussion, electronic, noise, analog keyboards, synthesizers, turntables
Stefano Galderisi: bass, double bass, electric noise, analog keyboards, tapes
All compositions written and performed: GustoForte
Dedicated to Giancarlo Nanni and Leo de Berardinis
Produced: Plastica Marella (editore in modo moderno), Rome-Italy, 2012