Aug 162011
 
Two years on from ‘Shadow of the Bloodstained Kiss’ and Antoni Maiovvi returns home to the b*stard stable that bred him with a double album of lost Italian TV OSTs from the late 70’s, and what a g(ory)ious hamefarin it is. 

Having seized a sojourn honing his skills with such venerable imprints as Caravan, Cyber Dance and Fright (Kompakt) and slicing up dance floors from Athens to Vienna, the man that Dazed Digital called ‘The ultimate King of Italo’ and XLR8R proclaimed ‘an energy filled trip,’ is back with his own inimitable brand of synthsexual mania that takes it cues from all the old faithfuls – Goblin (whom he recently supported in Berlin), Faltymeyer, Carpenter, Moroder –  and drags them kicking and screaming onto a city beach to die in the last of the summer sunshine like partially mutilated escorts whilst the gulls watch on.

The great Fabio Frizzi once described il signor Maiovvi’s rmx of one of his most celebrated themes as ‘interesting and acceptable’.  Fans of Gatekeeper, Steve Moore and Zombi, miss this at your peril…
‘Battlestar Transreplica / Trial By Bullet’ – 2 x CD physical release is strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide with numbers 1-50 accompanied by an African Apparel designed Maurizio Merli / Maiovvi t-shirt (images on our Facebook) in premium quality Continental 165g organic cotton – perfect for mopping the blood up with and available only from our shop.
A remix of ‘Muderfunk’ is supplied by Melbourne’s ‘The Night Terrors’ who are Hawkwind’s go to band of reprobates for Oz related shenanigans.  All artwork was conceived and executed by Lille Lisa and everything was mastered at the tentacles of Frenchbloke in the depths of beautiful Wicker Man country.
93m 36s of music available on pre-sale now from the Seed Shop.  Official release 5th September 2011.
Murderfunk Video 

The last fated project of the now legendary IIF (Italiano Independente Films) was the remake of the famous 70s TV show with the similar name.  Although more of a homage to the original – ‘Battlestar Transreplica’ – as it became known through internet sci-fi communities, added much needed flair, nudity and lashings of steamy violence to the mix.  Centred around Nexus 6-esque clones, this time designed purely for sexual recreation, an intergalactic cult whose favourite sport was hunting humans and the hosting of the Space Olympics, the camp robots and special effects that would make the producers of Blake’s 7 blush, coupled with often nonsensical plot twists did little to stop the success of the series.  But, what really stood out was the queen of the sex clones played to perfection by Italian scream queen, Ania Pieroni, taking time off from her successful TV station GBR.  This cursed masterwork was broadcast in its entirety yet the first three episodes fell to the most unlikely and bizarre circumstances involving lightening cutting out most of the transmission, an exploding express pot and an escaped murder of crows being kept for Dario Argento’s seminal film ‘Opera,’ invading the control booth.  Eventually audiences would simply tune out and the final three episodes received the lowest viewing figures in Italian TV history.  Nevertheless, with the birth of DVD ‘Battlestar Transreplica’ was set to find a new audience and be seen by many for the first time.  Unfortunately, due to a legal wrangle between the show’s stars and the company’s imprisoned CEOs, the DVDs could not legally be sold until an agreement had been met, but before the discussions could reach some kind of conclusion both producers were killed during a prison break gone awry.  Antoni Maiovvi’s soundtrack is once again the last piece available in its entirety remastered from the original tape source for your listening pleasure.

Trial By Bullet is the OST to the short lived Italian TV crime thriller of the same name.  Conceived as a spin off from the unmade ‘Shadow of the Bloodstained Kiss’ film, it in fact used many of the same sets and costumes in a desperate attempt from the producers to claw back some of the money spent when “Shadow’s” production was cancelled.  The show itself was about a homicide detective working as part of the galactic police at an unnamed point in the not too distant future.  In a radical departure to the times the officer in question was chasing a serial killer who preyed  on the swinger, strip and gay clubs of a far off planet mysteriously aping the Jeffery Dahmer crimes at the same time.  (The producers were notoriously cagey about answering questions about the similarities.)  Even stranger, however, was the role of the detective in question played by Euro-crime legend Maurizio Merli who sadly passed away soon after the first broadcast.  Pulled half way through the first episode, due to a controversial scene involving a bisexual orgy breaking out in a government building, Pope John Paul II ordered the remaining footage to be destroyed, a demand that was quickly voiced again by Italy’s prime minister of the time, Bettino Craxi.  In the early 90’s the 10 minutes of the original broadcast were swapped between video traders, but due to the nature of the copying process, quality was always varied.  All that remains is composer Antoni Maiovvi’s score, remixed and remastered from the original sequencer files.
For your chance to win a special edition copy of ‘Battlestar Transreplica / Trial By Bullet’ with African Apparel designed t-shirt, just send a picture of yourself pretending to be killed / dead to: info [at] seedrecords [dot] co [uk]  The most convincing carrion wins.
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