Fireplays (also spelled “Fireplais” on second single) was the moniker chosen in 1981 by italian producer Franco Pagliaccia for an instant-band project composed by him and a few other musicians. Original idea was to tune in with the “dance” era, with a band that could sing either in German, Italian or English.
The discography of the band was of only two 45 singles being released.
The first ,“Allein” b/w “Hormone”, is their first, and the only one, sporting both tracks sung in a southern German accent. Their following and last 7”, “Lisa” b/w “Get Away” was sung in english.
Unfortunately, the “Allein” 45, after a short promotional stage, ended up never been officially distributed, giving a no-go sign to the future of the band, as of today still surrounded by an aura of mystery.
“Allein” b/w “Hormone” was released in mid-1982, and as can be clearly heard, both tracks clearly show the mutation disco as a genre started having at the very beginning of the 80s, in Europe too: a blend of electro, along with new-wavish elements and some classic era-blueprint sonic elements: synth driven melodies, filtered vocodered choruses, pads, swirling cosmic sounds, cowbells, all topped by a powerful male voice that will give genuine connoisseurs an exact era Zeitgeist, along with assured goosebumps.
To celebrate the very first ever 12” release of Fireplays two brutal bonus tracks made by two German DJs-producers are added on this: “Hormone” in the Tom Bolas club-friendly extension, and the “Singlemann Replay” remix of “Allein” made by Tiney.