Boomkat Product Review:
Superb Giallo-jazz and proto-Italo disco discovery starring stellar members of Goblin, The Braen’s Machine, and The Feedback. All hitters, no sh*tterz! Silver foil-blocked mirrored jacket.
Finders Keepers return with a pearler from the Italian cinema vaults that they - and a lot of other heads - hold so dear: collecting Bixio * Frizzi * Tempera’s near-mythical, aggressive, and perfectly furtive Magnetic Systems output.
Bar the feisty prog NRG of Escape (7” Version), the cold disco killer Godzilla, and the mellow buzz of Death’s Song (pretty sure we’ve heard this on a Sean Canty mix), it’s a hitherto unheard and unreleased set, pulled together by Andy Votel and Doug Shipton from behind the ear of Italy’s revered, fertile experimental scene via the Cinevox label circa ’72 thru ’77.
We should also point out highlights such as Sette Note In Nero (Seven Notes in Black) which riffs on the Suspiria theme, the sweeping synth ’n string beauty Concessioni Naturali and a bolshy film version of Escape as big highlights before handing over to Votel for the final say…
“Whereas the likes of Nicola, Morricone and Gaslini were the undisputed mastermind originators of the Italian soundtrack miracle, the Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera trio basked in their blaze, restoked, refuelled, keeping the fire burning brightly until the VHS revolution changed cinema forever. Pulled together like cosmic particles, drawing the attention of music fans for decades and changing the polarity of of Italian shock cinema at every turn, The Magnetic System has caught us all in its forcefield.”