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L.A.S.'s Crime

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Siena, Italy (1984 – 1990, 2011 – present)

L.A.S.’s Crime (the initials stand for “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime”, a famous short novel by Oscar Wilde) is an electronic group from Siena, Italy founded in 1984 by Sandro Marchetti (vocals, synthesizer, drum machine), Maria Elena Brogi (vocals, synthesizer).
The band offers, since the first self-produced demo tape (Five Lies, 1985), dark atmospheres and haunting, fully electronic: no bass, guitar and acoustic drums, rather extensive use of chip electronic, as a Bontempi organ, drum machine Matteltronics, a Casio VL-Tone, blended with the more traditional Roland, Korg and Yamaha analog synthesizers and with the rhythm of a Tr 606. About a year later they released their second self-produced demo (Anomaly, 1986). For the first time the band chooses to produce a concept album: the songs flow one after the other without interruption, in a continuum that will become one of the hallmarks of the music of L.A.S.’s Crime. The sounds are complicated and become more experimental, the use of sampling carried out by a small Casio SK1 open new horizons to the views suggested by analog synths typical of L.A.S.’s Crime from the very first demo. In this period the group intensifies the live activity, and the duo’s original line-up adds Rossana Piccini, synthesizers, a little later also Andrea Lamoratta, for electronic percussion and synthesizers: the band runs across the peninsula to promote his music (Udine, Pordenone, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Pompei, Naples). A few months later comes the third self-produced demo (Inanitas, 1987), thanks to the positive reviews on the fanzines of the period, sees a more widespread and allows the group to become known to a wider public

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