Luciano Margorani ‘Home Recording Is Killing Studios’

Luciano Margorani 'Home Recording Is Killing Studios' front coverLuciano Margorani, 1982'Home Recording Is Killing Studios' disc labelLuciano Margorani 'Home Recording Is Killing Studios' back cover

01 Hop-Frog! (2:52)
02 Contrattempi (1:07)
03 Man with a Million (2:23)
04 Binocolo (3:14)
05 La meccanica dei fluidi (2:06)
06 Cappelli di carta (to Charles Ives) (2:08)
07 Il mondo nuovo (1:14)
08 1919 (:50)
09 Ridens (1:11)
10 Orbiston Parva (2:49)
11 Nodi (2:03)
12 Dirigible Nobile (3:25)
13 Focke Wülf 190.D (3:22)
14 Barbara Sukowa (2:15)

Total time 31:00
LP released by AYAA, France, 1989

After the first two La 1919 albums (his duo with Piero Chianura) in 1985 and 1987, Milanese Luciano Margorani, born 1961, went on to release his first solo album, ‘Home Recording Is Killing Studios’ on French label AYAA. His solo output retains some of La 1919’s characteristics: elaborated guitar parts with drum machine and keyboards, plus extraneous noises and found sounds. Thanks to the A.D.N. label and a few others, the worlds of industrial rock and avant-rock started to mingle a little, though I’m not sure the audience of the mid-1980s was actually ready for this kind of crossover. On ‘Home Recording…’, Margorani collected poetical sketches on guitar and Casio CZ 101 he recorded in 1987. The tracks are more focused than La 1919’s and the sound more polished, closer to the Fred Frith/Henry Kaiser duos. Like the former, Margorani is able to bring new ideas and surprising twists in his guitar playing, and to keep it exciting throughout. Both Margorani and La 1919 resumed publishing discs in the 21st century with several new releases each.


Luciano Margorani solo discography:
1989 ‘Home recording is killing studios’ LP, AYAA
2002 ‘Solo concert’ CD-R, BoZo
2003 ‘Dopotutto’ CD-R, BoZo
2004 ‘My favorite strings’ CD, Isinaz
2005 ‘ ;-)’ CD-R, BoZo
2008 ‘Pseudocanzoni’ CD, BoZo


8 Responses to “Luciano Margorani ‘Home Recording Is Killing Studios’”

  1. 1 cortege October 7, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Luciano’s most recent effort on record is his duo work with poet/singer Umberto Fiori. their beautiful album ‘Sotto gli occhi di tutti’ is out now on label Nota.

  2. 2 continuo October 7, 2009 at 9:26 am


  3. 3 jan October 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    A gifted guitar player (without showing off) an well crafted miniatures. Thanks! And ah, I finally discovered your Steve Moore post: I’ve never ever heard somthing like that before. Your my ears these days, C!! Hope to offer you something in return some time. Good luck with the UBU co-op!!

  4. 4 continuo October 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you, Jan. Glad you’re enjoying some posts here.

  5. 5 metalgearsolid4fan October 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    thanks for this, very interesting

  6. 6 continuo October 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    You’re welcome.

  7. 7 marco pandin February 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Hello, I managed to release on stella*nera some Luciano Margorani solo live recordings (Desenzano sul Garda BS, July 2001). Proceeds from this cd, as well as from all stella*nera releases, go to A/Rivista Anarchica, an anarcho-pacifist monthly magazine published regularly in Italy since 1971. No commercial distribution into record shops, available only on mail order directly from the magazine and/or at Luciano Margorani gigs. For catalog and further info please check (click on stella*nera). Thank you very much.

  8. 8 continuo February 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Some interesting releases on your stella*nera label, Marco. Thanks for dropping by.

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