Title: Souvenir of Italy
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Plastica Marella
"To describe GustoFortes Picture disc Souvenir of Italy - La merda che fuma, to give some dialect shape to the electro-magnetic throbbings that come out from the record , to try drawing, with grammatic help also that more basic, a logic or a descriptive way, its complex.
GustoForte born in Rome in the 1984, develop its sonorous magma and then blend into the continuous beat of the peripheral roman nights. The dub, without echo, beats an ended time. The gloomy sound and silently shouting of the roman tradition dirty oneself with ground noises. Indistinct. Perennial.
Limping ditties shake furious inside an old echos room. Take again the steady dancing of the not create thinking of age 70: Telaio Magnetico, I Fiori di Mario Schifano, Aktuala, Caludio Rocchi, Osage Tribe, Juri Camisasca, Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale, N.A.D.M.A, Lino Capra Vaccina, Pierrot Lunaire, Opus Avantra. And then The Carmelo Bene of wet of cockroach and stew cellars, the Cesare Canevari, Alberto cavallone, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Nico DAlessandria, Alberto Grifi, Ugo Nespolo, Piero Bargellini and Mario Schifanos Cinema. The Electronic music of Egisto Macchi whisk.. with the anti-art saliva of Cramps and BlaBla records.
GustoForte whisks the crazy metaphor of the American no-wave with the violent throb of roman "barcaroli". Sonorous sandpaper flood of organic humours.To describe the sound and the Sounds that regurgitate in GustoForte its enough to say the word Malagrotta: the rubbish dump that embraces Rome from 40 years, 240 hectares of mud and refuses. GustoForte is a rubbish heap of the memory that shapes the useless mud of nationals vanguards to more new shapes full of faith popular mire. Its all.
Only one record published in the spring of 1985 in 200 copies, sheet cover to keep the sonorous clue into the tracks. Only two live performances. About the second work on published only the lacquers.This picture disc contains two tracks composed around the half of years 80:Souvenir of Italy and La merda che fuma. Souvenir of Italy born in the 1986 and had to be print like second work of GustoForte some months after the registration. But the editor failed and everything remained unfinished. 12 record players hungry of Italian sound collide with the resonant mud of GustoForte: necrophile descent into the hell of the national memory.
The second track La merda che fuma belongs to a live registration made in the 1985 at the Beat 72 Theatre in Rome, one of the places of old roman vanguard. The composition was made on a writing of Osvaldo Licini ⌡ merda che fuma ; Licini is one of the best modern Italian artist, painter, poet and immense agitator of Italian art." - Plastica Marella. Hand-numbered edition of 150 copies.