Oasis

Il Guardiano Del Faro

One of the pioneers of Italian electronic music, and new age visionary Il Guardiano Del Faro’s rare album from 1978 gets reissued on remastered heavy vinyl.

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Time Capsule is a new reissue label that unites the record collectors and DJs of the brilliant corners and Beauty & The Beat communities in London. For each release, Kay Suzuki works alongside one co-curator to reinstate and repackage the music they hold dear into perfectly restored historic artifacts.

For the first release, brilliant corners regular and Meda Fury signing Ryota OPP curates the reissue of Il Guardiano Del Faro’s 1978 album Oasis.

Born 1940 in Milan, Federico Monti Arduini was a child prodigy who studied piano and was already performing at concerts from the age of eight. He composed pop songs for other artists which sold millions of copies, but his own solo success came after he encountered synthesizers in the early 70s.

Viewed as a precursor of New Age sound art, Arduini was one of the first producers in Italy to use the Moog synthesizer and a meeting with Bob Moog in New York only added to this obsession. He was also an early adopter of the tradition among electronic producers to use a moniker to disguise his identity. Il Guardiano Del Faro (translated as “the guardian of lighthouse”) is a nod to the small Italian fishing town Porto Santo Stefano, where Arduini created his studio in the mid-70s.

He produced a number of albums from this seaside idyl of electronic instruments and tape recorders, but Oasis stands out from the pack. Released in 1978, it became a cult classic for its experimental sounds and emotional expressions. Spiritual synth sounds cover the album in a dreamy haze, oscillating between ambient and psychedelic. Sparing deployment of the Roland rhythm box gives dance floor favourites ‘Disco Divina’ and ‘Oasis’ touches of space disco and even teases proto-house elements like the great Sun Palace.

“The passionate, sweet and dramatic sound of Il Guardiano Del Faro made me fantasise about so many romantic aspects of Italian culture. Oasis is sonically more interesting than his other albums and these exotic, eccentric rhythms sound quite familiar to the modern music fans.” – Ryota OPP

Pre-Order

1000
Limited
38 days left
Format
12” Black heavy vinyl (33 rpm)
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Pre-order project
This is a Pre-Order project. You will be charged immediately after completing your order. The pre-order will close once it reaches the available quantity or the project end date.
Project duration
2018/06/29 00:00 UTC
~ 2018/10/31 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
TBD
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the situation. We will notify you the updates via email.
Shipping
Ship from Qrates (United Kingdom)

to United States : £ 3.60~

Tracks

A Side

1.
Sinfonia Al Sole Che Nasce
Il Guardiano Del Faro
03:11
2.
...Miss Springtime (...Mia)
Il Guardiano Del Faro
04:53
3.
Non Una Corda Al Cuore
Il Guardiano Del Faro
06:24
4.
Lady Moon
Il Guardiano Del Faro
03:15
5.
La Ragazza Che Amava Il Mare E Il Vento
Il Guardiano Del Faro
01:57

B Side

1.
Disco Divina
Il Guardiano Del Faro
04:06
2.
Oasis
Il Guardiano Del Faro
04:09
3.
Immenso Mare, Immenso Amore
Il Guardiano Del Faro
06:13
4.
Zenith
Il Guardiano Del Faro
03:04
5.
Finale
Il Guardiano Del Faro
00:41

Pre-Order

1000
Limited
38 days left
Format
12” Black heavy vinyl (33 rpm)
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Pre-order project
This is a Pre-Order project. You will be charged immediately after completing your order. The pre-order will close once it reaches the available quantity or the project end date.
Project duration
2018/06/29 00:00 UTC
~ 2018/10/31 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
TBD
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the situation. We will notify you the updates via email.
Shipping
Ship from Qrates (United Kingdom)

to United States : £ 3.60~

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"Time Capsule is a reissue focused record label born out of a loose musical community based around the long running party Beauty & The Beat, and East London’s music venue brilliant corners.

We are multi-cultural, cross-genre musicologists & obsessive record collectors. We like to share the music through audiophile analogue sound system which reveals the details of the sound as well as the emotional impact of the music. Regardless of its style, origins or era, the music we love shares a strong sonic experience and deeply emotional connection.

Our objective is to explore, study, curate and spread the sonic experience of this “time art” as meticulously as we can with as much love and care as possible, so that anyone who open these time capsules will experience the the same magic of the music in its purest and most accurate recreation.
"
"Time Capsule is a reissue focused record label born out of a loose musical community based around the long running party Beauty & The Beat, and East London’s music venue brilliant corners.

We are multi-cultural, cross-genre musicologists & obsessive record collectors. We like to share the music through audiophile analogue sound system which reveals the details of the sound as well as the emotional impact of the music. Regardless of its style, origins or era, the music we love shares a strong sonic experience and deeply emotional connection.

Our objective is to explore, study, curate and spread the sonic experience of this “time art” as meticulously as we can with as much love and care as possible, so that anyone who open these time capsules will experience the the same magic of the music in its purest and most accurate recreation.
"

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