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deca - mass (12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // deca
LABEL // mondo groove (it)
CAT // mglp102lp


Deca (Federico De Caroli), composer and musician graduated in piano for over 30 years, is a protagonist of the Italian electronic and experimental scene, approaching other fields such as theater, multimedia, and television. A great summoner of dream suggestions, he started with the lessons of cosmic school, arriving at a personal alchemy of tradition and innovation, clutching the paradigms of artificial sound on the natural one. He began playing in 1975, and in 1983 he bought his first synthesizer, starting a long process of creative evolution, playing in parallel bands that are inspired by the British new wave, with such bands as Joy Division, The Cure, and Killing Joke, and studying the dynamics of synthetic sound. In 1985, he began his solo record productions career based on linear sequencer plots and minimal compositions that refer to already famous authors of electronic music, like Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, and Vangelis, and the so-called kosmische music of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Mass was produced in 1987/1988 with a Roland synthesizer and it was only distributed on cassette in limited edition. It is a more rhythmic album than his other works of the time, and ranks as the third of his discography, after the very collected Alkaid (1986) and Synthetic Lips (1987). It is a dark and minimalist electro-wave album comprised of states of strongly dark and distressed moods. The cover art, as for all his albums, was created by Deca.