FILTER OPTION :

- ALL - Expansives -

life with you...

12.49€

Artist : Expansives 

Label : Dark Entries 

life with you... / 12"

Gianluigi 'Gigi' Farina and Francesco Rago are to be counted among italo-disco's true originators. Operating as a duo under many monikers, they brought us masterpieces such as Wanexa's "The Man From Colours", 'Lectric Workers "Robot Is Systematic", and Decadance's "On And On". Their sound is propulsive and ethereal in equal measure; dense, psychedelic, and tinged with melancholy. Their 1st composition was under the name Expansives. "Life With You" was recorded in Milan in 1981 and released on Leader Records in 1982, and features then 16-year old Xenia Monneret on lyric-writing duties. They wanted to incorporate a more electronic sound to break the classic disco mold, and in the process, they created an early, raw example of what would come to be known as italo-disco. A thumping bass synth and processed drums set the groove, while Francesco sings of his loneliness. Tension is released when he later breaks into a Bee Gees-esque falsetto, but in the context of such an unusual song, the uncanny becomes familiar, the familiar becomes uncanny. Unfortunately they were not able to afford a professional recording studio and had to re-record each take over the same reel of tape. This caused a subtle surface noise buzz that adds to the warm analog feel of the song. On the B-side is the instrumental version with extended breaks, drum claps and dubbed out bass lines. The record comes housed in a newly designed die-cut jacket by Eloise Leigh, updating the orange and green color scheme of the original. Each copy includes a double-side postcard insert with lyrics, notes, and a never seen before photo from a fashion show.

Your Cart

Your cart is empty

 

Mailing List  +

To be informed about the last news :

Facebook  +

Join us on Facebook now!

Click here

Search  +

Top Sales  +

Spions Inc.
the party / 12"
Dorian

the party

Luke Eargoggle
lightwriters infovox ep / 12"
Stilleben

lightwriters infovox ep

Scorpion Violente
the stalker / 12"
Bruit Direct Disques

the stalker

Drexciya
journey of the deep sea dweller III / 2x12"
Clone Classic Cuts

journey of the deep sea dweller III

Absolute Body Control
wind[re]wind / 2x12"
Mecanica

wind[re]wind

Zwischenwelt
paranormale aktivitšt / 2x12"
Clone Aqualung Series

paranormale aktivitšt

The Neon Judgement
cockerill-sombre / 12"
Dark Entries

cockerill-sombre

Peine Perdue
histoire d'une ‚me / 12"
Electronic Emergencies

histoire d

Black Pond
deepest chasms / 12"
Electronic Emergencies

deepest chasms

Franck Sarrio
robotic invasion / 12"
Radio Mars

robotic invasion

Sally Dige
holding on / LP
Avant!

holding on

Coming Soon  +

Das Kabinette
spy thriller / LP
Minimal Wave

spy thriller

Deux
decadence / LP
Minimal Wave

decadence

Autumn
synthesize / LP
Minimal Wave

synthesize

Pas De Deux
cardiocleptomanie / LP
Minimal Wave

cardiocleptomanie

Hard Corps
clean tables have to be burnt / LP
Minimal Wave

clean tables have to be burnt

Sympathy Nervous
plastic love / LP
Minimal Wave

plastic love

Soma Holiday
shake your molecules / 12"
Minimal Wave

shake your molecules

Oppenheimer Analysis
new mexico / 2x12"
Minimal Wave

new mexico

Staccato Du Mal
labios trťmulos / LP+7"
SDM

labios trťmulos

Ruth & Mushy
polaroÔd/roman/photo/remix / 12"
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

polaroÔd/roman/photo/remix

SARIN
shifting allegiance / 12"
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

shifting allegiance

The Horrorist
programmed / 12"
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

programmed

Veil Of Light
ursprung / LP
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

ursprung

Die Selektion
deine stimme ist der ursprung jeglicher gewalt / LP
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

deine stimme ist der ursprung jeglicher gewalt

Konkurs
object of subversion / 12"
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

object of subversion

Human Performance Lab
armed vision / 12"
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

armed vision

Further Reductions
disparate elements / 12"
Knekelhuis

disparate elements

Eye
cocktail mexico / 10"
Knekelhuis

cocktail mexico

Das Ding
kindheitsmuster / 7"
Minimal Wave

kindheitsmuster

Five Times Of Dust / Unovidual & Tara Cross
the floor mixes / 12"
Minimal Wave

the floor mixes

Job Sifre
bestaan / 12"
Knekelhuis

bestaan

Staccato Du Mal
les amants / LP
SDM

les amants

Smersh
m appeal / 12"
Knekelhuis

m appeal

Various
kale plankieren - dutch cassette rarities 1981 - 1985 volume I / LP
Knekelhuis

kale plankieren - dutch cassette rarities 1981 - 1985 volume I