Pioneer of Italian electronic music / new age visionary Il Guardiano Del Faro's rare 1978 LP 'Oasis' gets the reissue treatment on this nice heavyweight beauty (plus posh obi strip for the first 1,000 pressed, *phwoarr!*) Time Capsule is a new reissue label that ties together London's Brilliant Corners and Beauty & The Beat collectors and selectors.
Il Guardiano Del Faro (translated as “the guardian of lighthouse”) is a nod to the small Italian fishing town Porto Santo Stefano, where early Moog enthusiast Federico Monti Arduini created his studio in the mid-70s. Arduini '...produced a number of albums from this seaside idyl of electronic instruments and tape recorders, but Oasis stands out from the pack. Released in 1978, it became a cult classic for its experimental sounds and emotional expressions. Spiritual synth sounds cover the album in a dreamy haze, oscillating between ambient and psychedelic. Sparing deployment of the Roland rhythm box gives dance floor favourites ‘Disco Divina’ and ‘Oasis’ touches of space disco and even teases proto-house elements like the great Sun Palace.'
“The passionate, sweet and dramatic sound of Il Guardiano Del Faro made me fantasise about so many romantic aspects of Italian culture. Oasis is sonically more interesting than his other albums and these exotic, eccentric rhythms sound quite familiar to the modern music fans.” – curator Ryota OPP
Heavyweight gatefold LP. Released sep 2018.
A1 Sinfonia Al Sole Che Nasce 3:07
A2 ...Miss Springtime (...Mia) 4:49
A3 Non Una Corda Al Cuore 6:23
A4 Lady Moon 3:13
A5 La Ragazza Che Amava Il Mare E Il Vento 1:53
B1 Disco Divina 4:05
B2 Oasis 4:08
B3 Immenso Mare, Immenso Amore 6:13
B4 Zenith 3:03