Burn The Night / Bruciare La Notte: Original Recordings, 1983–1989 is out on the RVNG Intl. sub-label on January 22nd, 2021.
Out on January 22nd, Burn The Night / Bruciare La Notte: Original Recordings, 1983–1989 is the first anthology of Popoli's music, collecting his unreleased material for soundtracks, scores, theatre, radio and installations.
An innovator leading a new era of minimalist composition in '80s Italy, Popoli blended pop and new wave with the avant-garde. He's best known for his work with the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and Roland TR-909 drum machine, as well as for using early forms of vocal sampling technology. His first major recording was his 1985 collaboration with fellow composer Marco Dalpane called Scorie.
"Pop music is something that––somehow––made its way into my music, even the [music] I write today," Popoli says. "What attracts me about this 'genre,' or rather, 'attitude' is probably the simplicity of its formal structure."
Freedom To Spend will donate a portion of the proceeds from the 14-track double-LP to Greenpeace on behalf of Popoli.
Freedom To Spend's last release was the benefit compilation, New Neighborhoods, for the Center For Community Leadership program at the Association For Neighborhood And Housing Development in New York. It's inspired by Ernest Hood's 1975 album Neighborhoods, which Pete Swanson and Jed Bindeman reissued last year and, like the original, features field recordings from the area around commissioned artists' homes.
Watch the video for "Iunu-Wenimo," directed by Alessandro Furlan, and check out the release on Bandcamp.
04. Minimal Dance N. 1
05. Mimetico Erettile
06. Canzone Canina
07. Se Son Rose Florianno
08. Bruciare La Notte
09. A Simple Drawing
10. Blues Padani
11. Il Fantasma
12. L'amour Fou
13. Una Libbra Di Cielo
14. Night Flight—Prozession
Freedom To Spend will release Burn The Night / Bruciare La Notte: Original Recordings, 1983–1989 on January 22nd, 2021.