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Kirlian Camera

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Parma, Italy (1980 – present)

Kirlian Camera was founded by the keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini in Parma, Italy in Spring 1980.

The band really was born in 1979, called Suicide Commando, but this name was dropped for the existence of a namesake band. So, when Bergamini started to interest to paranormal phenomena, he knew about a special device invented by Semion Kirlian to take photos of the aura of the human body and from this took the name of the group, suggested by Mauro Montacchini.

Other initial components of the band were the keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari and the bassist Mauro Montacchini. In 1980 the singer Simona Buja joined the band and the group was completed.

The first live apparition was in 1980 at Teatro Cristallo in Milan (Italy).

Considered the Fathers of the Italian Electronic Music, the long career of Kirlian Camera started recording and sending 25 copies of the Dawn tape to the main Italian labels.

Contemporary, Montacchini left the band and he was replaced by Giorgio Vecchi. So the band records the first miniLP Kirlian Camera, released by Italian Records.

New changes of line-up in 1982: Fabrizio Chiari left the band to join East Wall, and his substitute is the polistrumentist Paul Sears, while Bruno Bizzarri replaced Vecchi.

Meanwhile some records for various labels follow (note that Passing Masks was released under the name of Simona Buja because the band was still contracted with Italian Records) and finally the first full-length LP, It Doesn’t Matter, Now, from which will be out two singles.

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  • Jotsko

    ... Eurovision? I'm amused by the amount of people that are so silly as to pedestal sounds like this in relation to the conventional emulations of today's , artists like Kylie Minogue, etc. They are more/less the same, but with the pretension of being subsumed into different social scenes. Kirlian Camera seems as staple-pop with just enough minute aesthetic quirks and ideological banter to glamor itself as something else.

    21 Apr 5:07pm Reply
  • FinsterBowser

    Super music!!! Eclipse best.

    21 Feb 3:08pm Reply
  • Thunder_Queef

    Come to Texas please!

    12 Feb 3:16pm Reply
  • I_Feel_Insane

    I really like their last album, very atmospheric..

    19 Jan 11:55am Reply
  • aufgabe

    angelo ist ein verdammtes weichei geworden!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • aufgabe

    I don't like her voice too much. I prefer the old band, before 2000, and I don't really care what Angelo thinks. [5]

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • InvisibleDeath

    The best!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MechanicLullaby

    Gladly, Angelo certainly doesn't care what you think. [4]

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • MechanicLullaby

    Gladly, Angelo certainly doesn't care what you think. [3]

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • MechanicLullaby

    Gladly, Angelo certainly doesn't care what you think. [2]

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • aufgabe

    I don't like her voice too much. I prefer the old band, before 2000, and I don't really care what Angelo thinks. [4]

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • aufgabe

    I don't like her voice too much. I prefer the old band, before 2000, and I don't really care what Angelo thinks. [3]

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • aufgabe

    I don't like her voice too much. I prefer the old band, before 2000, and I don't really care what Angelo thinks. [2]

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • uniceFCB

    зачетная ночная музыка! приятно слушать!!!!!!!!

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DecibelQueen

    Like the olderish stuff... Blue Room, The Desert Inside, Solaris... but not feeling Nightglory too much right now. Maybe I will grow to appreciate it, maybe I wont. I'll just stick to the older stuff so I can eventually graduate from Kirlian class.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DecibelQueen

    Cool group... now I gotta listen through 37 hours worth to get caught up with the times.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Shinku-kun

    @StatelyLover, blessed are the believers.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • StatelyLover

    I think Angelo is being insincere. He just likes Elena too much, that's all.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Shinku-kun

    @Valaya, gladly, Angelo certainly doesn't care what you think.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Valaya

    I don't like her voice too much. I prefer the old band, before 2000, and I don't really care what Angelo thinks.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
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