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Artist: Various Artists Title: I-Robots Present: We Are Opilec...! Label: Opilec Music Release: 30th January 2012 Cat. No.: OPCM LTD CD 003 Format: Limited Edition Double C.D. / Digital "I-Robots Present: We Are Opilec...!" is a double cd project from Italy’s Opilec Music released to showcase some of the forthcoming music from an imprint that is joyfully contaminated by Krautrock, Electro, House, Techno and Disco. A fascinating release which takes in tracks and remixes from Giorgio Moroder (only incl. in the cd), San Francisco' synth punk act The Units, Swiss electronic pioneers Schaltkreis Wassermann, Orlando Voorn, Nemesi and Klein & M.B.O. and of course Opilec Music artists I-Robots; ‘I-Robot Present: We Are Opilec...!’ is a varied and rare insight into some of electronic music’s true innovators. Kicking of with “Last Call” by Klein & M.B.O., the seminal Disco act who are credited as being one of House Music’s earliest creators, "I-Robots Present: We Are Opilec...!" is a treasure trove of old and new. The disco keeps on rolling in with Todd Terje's rousing version of The Units "High Pressure Days" and I-Robots' re-edit of Schaltkreis Wassermann and Nemesi but the progression of CD1 keeps things fresh throughout. From the synth heavy and Cosmic (Beppe Loda) to the abstract and beatless (Stuart "Dominatrix" Argabright’s o13 band) the spirit and range and influence of Italo-Disco is wonderfully presented. From the emotive melodies of Pour Le Plaisir to the mid tempo Disco/House swagger of closing track "Socci" by Patrick Di Stefano, CD2 takes things in a decidedly more Electronic, futurist direction that injects Techno, House and Electro into the overall project. Stripped, ponderous Chicago House & Detroit Techno (Federico Gandin’s ‘Legion Of The Lost Dreams’ – a taster of his forthcoming LP for Opilec Music) and its brasher, harder cousin (Eduardo De La Calle) feature while more abstract vibes such as Orlando Voorn’s Hi-Tech Dub and Vaghe Stelle’s drone fuelled analog tapestry provide firm evidence of the label’s uniqueness. Even at it’s most contemporary sounding in tracks like "Blue Skies" (Stefny Winter) and "Life Cycles" by Danny Ocean, this compilation always an absorbing listen. Complete with artwork from Japanese painter Tamami Saito "I-Robots Present: We Are Opilec...!" is a superb compilation that delivers genuinely interesting takes on modern Electronic Music as well as throws up some of its unsung heroes and catalytic artists.

Disc 1

1. Last Call Klein & M.B.O. 00:06:17 1.00 USD
Main artist Klein & M.B.O.
Composer Alessandro Piatto | Davide Piatto
Author Alessandro Piatto | Davide Piatto
Publishers Opilec Music
2. High Pressure Days The Units 00:05:24 1.00 USD
Main artist The Units
Composer Scott Ryser | Rachel Webber
Author Scott Ryser | Rachel Webber
Performers Todd Terje
Arrangers Todd Terje
Remixers Todd Terje
Publishers Opilec Music
3. Ojo ft. N.O.I.A. Nemesi 00:08:21 1.20 USD
Main artist Nemesi
Composer Gianluca Pandullo | Alessandro Piatto | Alessandro Lestino
Author Gianluca Pandullo | Alessandro Lestino | Alessandro Piatto
Performers I-Robots
Featuring artists N.O.I.A.
Arrangers N.O.I.A. | I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
4. Da Malmo A Stoccolma Beppe Loda 00:07:24 1.20 USD
Main artist Beppe Loda
Composer Giuseppe Loda
Author Giuseppe Loda
Publishers Opilec Music
5. Solarium Craxi Disco 00:07:45 1.20 USD
Main artist Craxi Disco
Composer Gianni Crucini
Author Gianni Crucini
Publishers Opilec Music
6. Glamouflage Billy Bogus 00:07:24 1.20 USD
Main artist Billy Bogus
Composer Niccolò Bruni
Author Niccolò Bruni
Publishers Opilec Music
7. Lost Pavilion o13 00:02:24 1.00 USD
Main artist o13
Composer Mark Chimples
Author Mark Chimples
Publishers Opilec Music
8. Gogo-Danger Schaltkreis Wassermann 00:07:09 1.20 USD
Main artist Schaltkreis Wassermann
Composer Stella Wassermann | Peter Wassermann
Author Schaltkreis Wassermann | Stella Wassermann
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music | Hypermusic
9. Warm Moving Bodies The Units 00:09:44 1.20 USD
Main artist The Units
Composer Scott Ryser | Rachel Webber
Author Scott Ryser | Rachel Webber
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Lets Go Music | Opilec Music
10. Kosmische Nemesi 00:05:57 1.00 USD
Main artist Nemesi
Composer Gianluca Pandullo | Alessandro Lestino
Author Gianluca Pandullo | Alessandro Lestino
Performers Musiccargo
Arrangers Musiccargo
Remixers Musiccargo
Publishers Opilec Music

Disc 2

1. Shame Of Love Pour Le Plaisir 00:06:11 1.00 USD
Main artist Pour Le Plaisir
Composer Patrick Garlant
Author Patrick Garland
Performers Todd Terje
Publishers Opilec Music
2. Legion Of The Lost Dreams Federico Gandin 00:09:20 1.20 USD
Main artist Federico Gandin
Composer Federico Gandin
Author Federico Gandin
Publishers Opilec Music
3. Take You Deep Playdoughboy 00:06:48 1.00 USD
Main artist Playdoughboy
Composer Dimitri Frolov
Author Dimitri Frolov
Publishers Opilec Music
4. Conga Madness I-Robots & Pistoi 00:08:09 1.20 USD
Main artist I-Robots & Pistoi
Composer Gianluca Pandullo | Francesco Pistoi
Author Gianluca Pandullo
Arrangers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
5. Kaliyuga Eduardo De La Calle 00:07:07 1.20 USD
Main artist Eduardo De La Calle
Composer Eduardo De La Calle
Author Eduardo De La Calle
Publishers Opilec Music
6. Revolution Orlando Voorn 00:05:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Orlando Voorn
Composer OrlandoVoorn
Author Orlando Voorn
Publishers Opilec Music
7. Blueskies Stefny Winter 00:07:08 1.20 USD
Main artist Stefny Winter
Composer Stefny Winter
Author Stefny Winter
Publishers Opilec Music
8. Ciclo 10 Vaghe Stelle 00:07:12 1.20 USD
Main artist Vaghe Stelle
Composer Daniele Mana
Author Daniele Mana
Publishers Opilec Music
9. Life Cycles Danny Ocean 00:11:52 1.30 USD
Main artist Danny Ocean
Composer Daniel Moya Trobat
Author Daniel Moya Trobat
Publishers Opilec Music
10. Socci Patrick Di Stefano 00:05:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Patrick Di Stefano
Composer Patrick Di Stefano
Author Patrick Di Stefano
Publishers Opilec Music