Saturday, 6 January 2018

Maurizio Bianchi (M.B.) ‎– "Gene P" (Maurizio Bianchi Self-released) 1980

Staying in the dodgy hinterland that is old school Italian noise ,we present more self-released cassettes from the Il Duce of the Industrial Pizza, Maurizio Bianchi, also known as" M.B."(Get more of his many tapes HERE!)
Knowing Maurizio's many flirtations with Fascistic themes and imagery;the Gene P he is referring to in the title is more likely to be something to do with Eugenics rather than a thinly veiled tribute to Gene Pitney.
Side A sounds uncannily like a version of "24 Hours From Tulsa" fed to a concrete mixer full of old tin cans and redundant church bells, before being pulverised into some weird metallic hardcore for one of Mussolini's autostrade.
Side B is a badly mutilated copy of "Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart" played by an angle grinder on a stormy hilltop.
Should empty a room of Gene Pitney fans in less than twenty seconds......yep, it's that good.


A Untitled (30:52)
B Untitled (30:48)


Anonymous said...

Hi, I don't listen to those italian noise heroes but it's a pleasure to read your impressions about that! Thanks, you make a great work!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Understood...probably the correct course of action.
Thank you

Eve said...

I hadn't realized he'd released so much stuff. Check out the gorgeous release Steinklang Industries released (missed out on the vinyl):

Unknown said...

Could it be the other Gene P he honurs, that wrecker of civilization from Hull? /Magnus

Jonny Zchivago said...

I hadn't thought of that.....but i would have had less amusing connotations to write about if that were the case.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I think it was aimed at GPO (note the 'Industrial Records Limited, England' and death factory logo on the cover). GPO liked to bitch about other acts, so, in turn, they wound him up by claiming he was involved in releases he had nothing to do with (Come Org. did this too with the fake sleeve notes to 'The New Order' LP, which, allegedly, culminated in GPO ripping up the covers of any copies he found). Kind of like newspaper delivery boys provoking the grumpy, senile old man on the corner for a laugh. I do like the wind chime effects on Side 1 though, most summery.

Unknown said...