Dance Power / Walking On Air 12″
Gruppo Sound can be a really familiar reference for Italian Library freaks but also a huge mystery. It mustn’t be conceived as a unique musical entity but, as a name that was used when Roman day-job musicians worked together for Flipper Music label, one of the references for Italian library and, generally, sonorizations. The results were often impressive and multicolored: spacing from abstract spacey noises to the finest Italo Boogie.
Two of the gentlemen that were involved in the hustle were the saxophonist Paolo Russo and the keyboardist/engineer Stefano Galante (one of the smoothest synths of Italo Disco, known among diggers for his contribution to projects like Asso, High Resolution and Blackway).Their most significant work was the “Dreams For Sax” LP under, of course, the moniker “Gruppo Sound”.
According to Paulo Russo: “For what I remember, the tracks from Dreams For Sax were mainly used for sonorizing worldwide shopping malls. I still receive royalties that come from all over the world: from Kenya to Singapore”. The Lp, produced in 1987 (but it sounds as it was produced in the early 80’s), is mainly an easy listening record, with the particularity of featuring two monster Boogie tracks: “Dance Power” and “Walking On Air”.
Dualismo Sound, with the courtesy of Flipper Music, is excited to announce the reissue of two of the most sought-after Italo Library Boogie joints. Restored from the original ¼” master tapes and pressed on a loud 12″ with a killer artwork by Riccardo Corda.