I talked to you recently about the artist Kobol Electronics part of the electro label from Roma. His track Code 01 figures in my 2009 Playlist.
I think this track is one of the most powerful electro tracks composed the last 10 years.
By the way i recently did a mix which will be posted soon and that ends with this track.
The Godspill/CBS team from Holland presents the Ep like this :
“Two of Italy’s most formidable electrosonic programmers, Composite Profuse & Kobol Electronic”
“The B side sees Kobol Electronics (Minimal Rome) deliver two sonic binary programs, Code01 & Code10 that will devastate both internetworks and dancefloors worldwide.”
So I wanted to know a bit more about Kobol and the Minimal Rome crew.
Andrea Merlini who’s behind Kobol Electronics is a true artist, sensitive and hyper generous. At the beginning we had a misunderstanding and i took his timidity for arrogance, finally he told me it was his first interview and that he was then a bit lost and distraught.
At the end we have a post i’m very proud about, it’s rich and with a high quality content, like Andrea’s work.
A) Kobol Electronics – Computer Pervaded Showcase
1) When did you start listening to electronic music?
I used to listen to electronic music since I was 13
2) What would be the 5 tracks that made you listen to
1) Kraftwerk – The Robots
2) Man Parrish – Six Little Synthesizers
3) Logic System – Unit
4) Rational Youth – Dancing On The Berlin Wall
5) Cybotron – Cosmic Cars
3) Is there a special electro scene in Rome?
The electro scene in Rome has developed from mid’ 90’s through FinalFrontier and labels like Plasmek and Nature Records, to be up to date with Minimalrome, which currently goes on in the same vein, also suggesting alternative electronic genres. Anyway actually there isn’t a real electro scene here due to the fact that there are many clubs more into the house and commercial music. We are probably out of date about it but we will still going on straight by this way.
4) Could you present us some artists of Minimal Rome?
Apart from me, other artists from MinimalRome are Feedback/TeslaSonic, C-34 and Composite Profuse/Heinrich Dressel. We are the 4 “runners” of the label. All of us are collaborating with some others labels and foreign producers like Legowelt, Rude 66, Micj Wills, The Hacker et James T Cotton.
I’m very happy and proud to took part of the 1st DataDisk release too.
5) Can you present us the last compilation of Minimal Rome
We were planning this project since so far. The idea is to choose many artists/tracks in a non conventional way to the usual electronic music production, but in a sort of soundtrack procedure.
And finally we’ve released this fourteen cuts of ambient/drones, italohorror and sci-fi sickness stuffed in a scented folder. “The perfect soundtrack of your favourite mind movie.”
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