Giovanni Venosta – Olympic Signals

Olympic Signals LP front cover
Olympic Signals LP back cover
Olympic Signals LP side 1

Italian film music composer Giovanni Venosta was born 1961 in Udine. In the mid-1980s, he collaborated with Roberto Musci on several releases for Recommended Records (see discography below). In 1989, Venosta started composing film music for Italian director Silvio Soldini, a collaboration he carried on to this day, with a soundtrack for a 2010 film titled Cosa Voglio Di Più. More info on Venosta here and here.

Olympic Signals, recorded 1984, was Giovanni Venosta’s first LP, released on Italian label Raw Material in 1985. Venosta plays piano and Korg Poly-61 synthesizer, backed by a handful of guests including Roberto Musci on sampler and tapes on 2 tracks. The album sounds like a potential film soundtrack, a quality also found in Michael Nyman’s music, for instance.

01 Jelly Ground (3:54)
02 Woman In Late (1:48)
03 Five Sweet 5 (2:13)
04 Tango But (6:01)
05 Classic Comes Out (6:20)
06 Minimal Symphony (2:07)
07 Olympic Theme (5:42)
08 Piano Piece #2 (10:04)
09 Piano Piece #3 (8:02)

Total time 46:11
LP released by Raw Material, Italy, 1985

Download

or download Giovanni’s rip from his own vinyl copy (thanks!)

G. Venosta’s discography:
1985 Olympic Signals LP, Raw Material
1987 Water Messages on Desert Sand (w/ Roberto Musci), LP, ReR
1989 Urban and Tribal Portraits (w/ Roberto Musci), LP, ReR
1990 Messages And Portraits (w/ Roberto Musci), CD, ReR
1992 A Noise A Sound (w/ Roberto Musci), CD, ReR
1993 Un’ Anima Divisa In Due…, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks
1997 Losing the Orthodox Path (w/ Roberto Musci and Massimo Mariani),
CD, Les Disques Victo
1997 Le Acrobate, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks
1999 Metamorphoses – Electronic Adventures In Flamenco
(w/ Alfredo Lagos and Massimo Mariani), CD, ReR
2001 Pane E Tulipani, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks
2001 Princesa, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks
2001 Estomago, CAM Original Soundtracks (online release only)
2004 Agata E La Tempesta, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks
2005 Promised Land, CAM Original Soundtracks (online release only)
2010 Sono Viva, CAM Original Soundtracks (online release only)
2010 Cosa Voglio Di Più, CD, CAM Original Soundtracks

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15 Responses to “Giovanni Venosta – Olympic Signals”


  1. 1 newgrange28 January 9, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Thanks for this one. Loving the new graphics!

  2. 2 continuo January 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    You’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. 3 Giovanni Venosta January 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    dear continuo, thanks for your interest.
    as my discography is slightly incomplete, i could send you the complete list.
    then, i could send you some very rare material (realized on some quarterly and anthology here and there).
    by the way, i’ve a good aiff or mp3 rip of olympic signals, made by me… if you want, you can compare and choose the best.

    write directly to my e-mail address

    see you
    giovanni

  4. 4 continuo January 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Giovanni. Of course your complete discography would be welcome here, as well as a better version of Olympic Signals. My copy is pretty worn out, admittedly. I’ll get in touch soon.

  5. 5 VicDiesel January 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Great music. Thanks for posting. I’m enjoying your blog.

  6. 6 continuo January 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    You’re welcome.

  7. 7 Stevan, Belgrade October 19, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Thank you very much for this. I have it on some old cassette tape, somewhere…

  8. 8 Stevan, Belgrade October 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    As I remembered. “Tango but” is marvelous piece, hypnotic and repetitive. Try listening while watchnig Derek Jarman’s “Last of England”. Suits well with scenes of violence…

  9. 9 Momcilo December 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you very much. I had a Recommended record. Loved every moment of it. It was one of the first intros to different music for me.

  10. 10 gregorytylerdavis October 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    great album, thanks

  11. 11 Stevan, Belgrade October 5, 2012 at 12:40 am

    of course it is :)
    Pay attention (also) for works with R. Musci… Masterpieces…while eating spaghetti..

  12. 12 Fectoper December 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Hi!

    I wonder if it could be possible to download the record without installing
    the special and suspicious downloader that I find by following your links here… Thanks!

  13. 13 stevan January 1, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I can make you a torrent upload of it. Just came to Kickass torrents Kat.ph..

  14. 14 basso January 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    i too wonder if it could be possible to download the record without installing
    the special and suspicious downloader that I find by following your links here… Thanks!

  15. 15 koukurouku August 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    i too wonder if it could be possible to download the record without installing
    the special and suspicious downloader that I find by following your links here… Thanks!


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