by Sun-La-Shan - Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Italo-disco began an innovative
journey from 1980 throughout the latter part of
this dance era. Many musicians of this generation
were heavily influenced by the beauty of Euro-disco,
yet were obviously searching for a sound that
was adventurous and fresh.
Bands such as Sun-La-Shan emphasized
a feel for keyboards and arrangements that were
just a phenomenal as the German work of Kraftwerk.
In a time where experimental techniques were key
their track Catch became a sound that
even today perplexes and tweaks the mind.
In 1982 this single was released
on their label Superradio and was produced by
Franco Scopinich (Atmosphere, Camaros Gang,
Dance Club) and featured strange but alluring
vocals by Venise.
I asked Italo-disco specialist,
Alex Nikitin (www.euro-flash.net) a track from
this genre which to apply with a Video Mix and
Catch was it. Sounded great to me
but which film would work over the mysterious
sound and flow of the song? After a few minutes
of thought, the images of the 1977 horror film
by Dario Argento were embedded in my mind. The
two were made for each other.
And even though the spoken elements
of the dance track Catch are quite
a mystery the terror of Suspiria seem
to answer the keyboards, which haunt the track.
Suspiria stars Jessica
Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci
my first time viewing this film as a teenager
made me sleepless for several nights. Now I find
the allure of Suspiria being the genius
of Argentos outline to brilliantly capture
suspense and horror as art.
This Video Mix is a salute to Italo-disco
and Dario Argento.
Featuring scenes from Suspiria
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Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons