Avey Tare of Animal Collective says:
I found this track via Geologist via our friend Bradford Cox and I keep going back to it. It's awesome to have friends always sending me unheard of jams to listen to. Ann Steel was a Michigan-born singer who had traveled to Italy in the 70s to do some modeling, and wound up serving as the face and voice of this one-off project by Italian electronic composer Roberto Cacciapaglia. This album is from 1979 and falls in the lineage of composers collaborating with singers or other musicians to create something more poppy or rock-centric (like Pierre Henry and Spooky Tooth, White Noise, Bruce Haack, etc). I love the push and pull of all the sounds. It's like it's breathing. It's synthesized but also really organic in a way that's really hard to accomplish with preset fades and the computer programs used these days. I love the contrast between the clang-y junk rhythms and the analogue backdrop. I'm a sucker for arpeggiators sometimes. Think it was all that Ray Lynch mom played me as a kid. Thanks, mom.
The Ann Steel LP is out of print