Klein & M.B.O.- First LP

Second on the slab is this fantastic LP from Klein & M.B.O. It’s a little more disco-tinged than what I usually post around these parts, but there’s still some great minimal synth grooves kicking around here, combined with some classic italo production. As it stands, the project was not only successful in its native land, it also inspired the budding Chicago house movement.

The project was conceived by Tony Carrasco (USA) and Mario Boncaldo (Italy), two standout musicians in the disco scene. Vocals were performed by Italian jazz singer Roosanna Casal and a US singer named Naimy Hackett, while Davide Piatto lent a hand with some of the arrangements.

Despite the misleading title, this isn’t the band’s first release. However, it contains nearly all of the tracks released on various 12” singles, including the vocal version of “Dirty Talk” from 1982, their most famous track. In fact, it seems as if this release is simply a reissue of De-Ja-Vu, released a year prior on another label. I haven’t heard this LP, so I can’t be sure if the mixes are exactly the same, but my guess is that this LP is a clever reissue, released to capture the project’s growing influence in the US.

With that in mind, here’s the breakdown:

Klein & M.B.O.- First LP
1. The Big Apple
2. The MBO Theme
3. Wonderful
4. Dirty Talk
5. De-Ja-Vu
6. I Love You

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9 Responses to “Klein & M.B.O.- First LP”

  1. pinwizz Says:

    Dirty Talk mix is definitely different from what you get usually – throughout arpeggio and squarewave pulsing left to right are new elements which are absent on more minimal mixes which are heard more frequently.

    Also discogs lists considerably different running times of Wonderful and Dirty Talk on First and De-Ja-Vu.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Dirty Talk, the song that inspired Blue Monday. thank you for this LP!

  3. the saucer people Says:

    As a long time listener of both the disco/dance/italo & the more avant-garde/leftfield/underground spectrum of electronica I am sometimes just as much struck by the similarites of certain artists and records as I am by the difference. It amuses me that sometimes its the conceptual representation of a track rather than its actual sonic architecture that defines which genre it will fall into…I have heard 'dance' records that would not sound out of place on an industrial/goth night and likewise tracks from the coldest of coldwave/dark synth bands that would fit perfectly on the most discerning of dancefloors.
    Of course its all about the music at the end of the day and its great to see blogs like this, refusing to constrain what is posted in terms of genre specificity and Klein & MBO are definitely one of those artists who disolve those artificial boundaries between the 'commercial' and 'avant-garde'….great post!

  4. David Giassi Says:

    Hello, all right?

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    In the link, has the cover of the CD and a picture of us, for publicity, as well as links to better understand our music.

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  5. David Giassi Says:

    Hello, all right?

    I know your blog and admire your work, I'm in the band Modus Operandi and was wondering if you're interested in leveling and our work, the "h…estereo…"? Our music influences of Can, Kraftwerk, Neu!, Pere Ubu, and others. Even the show's open Klinik in SP now in March

    In the link, has the cover of the CD and a picture of us, for publicity, as well as links to better understand our music.

    If interested, the link to upload is:

    http://www.easy-share.com/1910313193/Modus Operandi – h. .. estereo.rar

    Thank you. If put on the blog, let us know so we can notify everyone.

    Hugs!

  6. Thank You !!

  7. Thank you so much. The whole record is excellent.

  8. cyborg boogie Says:

    Thanks for this LP!

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