TITLE: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
CAT. NO: EPM09
RELEASED: 04 JULY 2011
1. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
2. ZAR REMIX
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Alexander Robotnick (Maurizio Dami) and Ludus Pinsky (Lapo Lombardi) are Italcimenti. With previous releases on Robotnick’s own Hot Elephant Music, the label describes this collaboration as “a new fuzz project seeking to re-construct the way to heavy-cement music, so sadly famous in the early 80s. Thanks to their boldness and daring, a new generation of survivors will have the chance again to listen to the sound that makes your legs feel as heavy as cement blocks.”
For EPM Music, Italcimenti briefly leave the building site behind and launch themselves towards the stars for their cover of ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ by German composer Richard Strauss, or as it’s probably better known to all non-classical music lovers, the music from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
Italcimenti present their own interpretation of ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ by replaying the original score, but replacing many of the intended instruments, like horns, with synths. Also included here is their Zar Remix, an extended version that takes it even further onto the dancefloor.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their typically tongue-in-cheek, lo-(sci)fi, self-made video to accompany this release, in which Italcimenti survey the lunar landscapes.