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ADESSO releases “Absolute” – first Gino Pavan LP in 40 years

ADESSO label releases first Gino Pavan full-lenght album in 40 years.

ADESSO, the new sublabel of Disco Segreta, is proud to open his catalogue debuting with the first Gino Pavan album in 40 years!

2017 has been a very important year for italian multi-instrumentalist Gino Pavan: the first ever 12” vinyl re-release (Disco Segreta DS M 003) of his lost 1980 “Magico” 45 has been an indie-dance success, marking his decision to finally step out of the shadow and open his vaults, where the music that he keeps on recording since then still sits, but never saw the light of the day until now.

“Absolute” is a full-on contemporary electronic “concept album”, entirely written, composed and played by Gino. Eight tracks, where Gino explores the multiple dimensions of the concept of the absolute, experimenting on guitars, synthesizers, electric sitar and percussions, on a 30 minutes journey into darker territories. With every sound originally crafted by Gino in his studio, and a compilation of videos created as a visual companion for each track, “Absolute” sheds a light upon the music he always wanted to release, revealing his erudite background as a musician/composer.

For those into definitions, “cosmic electronic” probably sounds criminally reductive in this case, and perhaps it would only regard the arpeggios.

Sure thing, “Absolute” seems undoubtedly paying hommage – if not a direct parentage – to the German and Italian experimental electronic scenes of late 70s-early ‘80s. The guitar sitar on title track “Absolute”, along with the sampled voices and the percussions played as they were ethnic instruments, sets the depth of the journey.

Using custom created electronic sounds, pads, and synths such as ARP 2600, CS 80, Minimoog, and the Solina (predominant on “To to the Sky”), as well as Hammond B3 and Wurlizter sounds mixed together (on “Evolution Theory”), towards a more 70s progressive-rock sound. Guitars have a prominent role in this album: Gibson Les Paul custom, Fender Strato HSS and an aluminium Kramer are in every track except in the 2 finger cymbals – vocodered “Voices”, and are heavily processed through a custom pedal-board. “Il Grande Silenzio – Die Grosse Stille” sports guitars again, but recorded live on a Revox B77 in stereo, altered and processed, while “One time” is a feast of modular instruments and Prophet synth, with a guitar sounding like it had a synth on top. “Agua” and “Rough Space” particularly, use sampling: voices, especially, and a processed Sicilian wind chime.

“Absolute” could easily have been sharing shelves with the likes of the most experimental Italian progressive-rock of the time, such as Aktuala’s first LP (1973) or Franco Battiato’s early works like “Clic” (1974), up to the early 80s Tangerine Dream productions, towards the more borderline ambient-krautrock side of that era.


Introducing DS M 003 LIMITED – Gino Pavan “Magico” – Edizione Limitata Invernale


Your response to DS M 003 has been enthusiastic and requests have flooded from everywhere on Earth making it an instant sold-out. So, not willing to “just” make a repress we and Gino have teamed up again to create something very special to thank the loyal support you have been showing us in form of greetings, love and thanks since this first got out in Oct 2016. And we came up with the idea of an “Edizione Limitata Invernale” (“Limited Winter Edition”) of DS M 003 in a color coordination to match winter time on wax !

DS M 003 LIMITED – Gino Pavan – Magico – “Edizione Limitata Invernale” / “Limited Winter Edition” release details :

Cat.no.: DS M 003 LIMITED – Gino Pavan – Magico / La Terra ed il Seme / Electrik Flower (unreleased).
– 12”, 45rpm, remastered.
– 180 gr. high quality virgin clear vinyl.
– Housed in black inner bag and limited “winter” different picture sleeve.
– 350 hand-numbered copies.

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Released: early February 2017.
Exclusive distribution – Pre-order: Electronix Network.

DS M 003 Gino Pavan – Magico



Disco Segreta announces official repress of italian musician Gino Pavan seminal experimental disco tracks

DS M 003 Gino Pavan – Magico / La Terra ed il Seme / Electrik Flower (1981 unreleased).

Disco Segreta is finally able to proudly introduce you the official, legit repress of an ultra rare and legendary italian 45 entirely played by multi-instrumentalist Gino Pavan, featuring an unreleased track recovered from a lost tape.

Highly regarded as one of the most important italian records of the 1970s, the 45 of “Magico” was originally published on the very small “Phantom” private label, which had its base in Tortona and had among its catalogue disco tracks, as well as “liscio”, instrumentals, radio jingles, “soundtracks” for local clubs. Out of the whole production of the label only a few releases are – dance wise – good. But these very few ones ended up being among the most important representatives of an era where Italy led experimentation.

This record has been the only one made by Gino Pavan using his own name.
Both “Magico” and “La Terra ed il Seme” were released in 1980 when Gino was 18 years old and had just completed his music conservatory school. Most instruments on both tracks are played by Gino himself, as he is a stunning multi-instrumentalist: the synths on “Magico” as well as the flute on “La Terra ed il Seme” and much of the drums were all played by him, and this should say enough on the multi faceted talent Gino is.

It shouldn’t sound surprising then his endless love for guitars and any type of electronic gear, backed up by a truly impressive record collection. The guy is as much talented as he is shy, considering the impressive list of artists he played with over the years he still doesn’t want to publicly disclose.

With an asking price of 500+€ for the original 45, this 12″, which took more than three years in the making, and was personally approved by the artist in all its stages. He decided to include an extra track from 1981, recovered from a previously lost tape from that he calls his “electronic” era.

Over the years Gino ended up becoming a successful entrepreneur in another field, but never stopped recording music in his own home studio. In the very moment this release is announced, Gino has just finished recording a full new album after more than 40 years.

Release details

Cat.no.: DS M 003 – Gino Pavan – Magico / La Terra ed il Seme / Electrik Flower (unreleased). 12”, 45rpm, limited edition, remastered. Release date: October 2016