Giorgio Moroder – Einzelganger (Oasis, 1975)
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My co-worker Mark has been on the hunt for this record for some time now, and a few weeks ago he finally found a sealed original copy of the LP. He was kind enough to transfer the record to a digital format for me, so we all have him to thank for tonight’s installment of Treasures From The Collectors’ Slum.
Furthermore, I bought a bunch of amazing records today and should be buying more in the future. Prog/Kraut/Psych/Noise stuff. Nurse With Wound List stuff. I’m going to have a lot of record to transfer in the near future…
Einzelganger was technically the name of the group, but most people know this as a Giorgio Moroder record. If you are unfamiliar with Moroder, he is an Italian record producer, songwriter and performer. He’s considered by many to be the Godfather of new wave and electronic music, as his accessible use of synthesizers in the ’70s paved the way for many mainstream artists. He’s produced albums by Sparks, Donna Summer, and others, as well as songs by David Bowie, Blondie, and other huge names. His list of collaborators reads like a Who’s Who in 70s and 80s music.
Moroder’s music is present in all forms of media. You might recognize “The Chase” as the theme music for Coast To Coast AM. It’s been sampled countless times, by everyone from Daft Punk to The Simpsons. He is a multiple award winner, including an Academy Awards for his score to Midnight Express and the song “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun. He is, to put very mildly, a musical God.
Which makes Einzelganger a very unique album, because it is so far removed from everything else I’ve written about to this point. A collaboration between Moroder and Reinhold Mack, it is pretty much a Krautrock record. Comparable to Kraftwerk’s Ralph & Florian or Radio-Activity, but slightly more…disco…I don’t know, is “cosmic disco” a genre? What about “motorik dance?” Maybe that doesn’t make sense to you — maybe it makes perfect sense — you’ll understand completely within a minute of the first track on the album. Trust me, this is one you’re going to keep your eye out for in the future. And, like my pal Mark, hopefully your find yours someday soon.
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