Simoncino presents The Dream Of Amnesia

Italian producer Simoncino is set to release his debut album, entitled The Dream Of Amnesia, through Thug Records.

For a producer who has carved his reputation paying homage to the classic sounds of Chicago, it’s somewhat appropriate that the album closes with a 13-minute remix from house legend Larry Heard. It was also recorded in a purist style, using only analogue hardware and recorded onto cassette tape (and in true analogue fetishist fashion, the equipment used in production has also been listed – see below).

Simoncino (full name Nick Anthony Simoncino) has graced a flurry of highly respectable house imprints in recent years, from New York’s On The Prowl to Greece’s Echovolt, Chicago’s Mathematics and Paris-based Skylax. The Dream Of Amnesia will be released on Australian imprint Thug Records, which has recently released material from Tevo Howard and Jimmy Edgar’s Creepy Autograph project.

The album was originally slated for a February release on 2xLP format – there’s been no word yet on a revised release date, but keep an eye on Juno Plus for more details as they emerge. In the meantime you can listen to snippets of each track on the album via the Juno player below.


Equipment used in making of The Dream Of Amnesia: Drum Machines: Casio RZ-1, Roland TR707, Roland TR727, Roland TR606, Roland TR808 & Roland TR 909 [Samples, not original machine]. Synthesizers: Roland Juno 106, Korg DW-6000, Roland Juno 60, Roland D-50, Yamaha DX21, Roland JX-8P, Ensoniq ESQ-1. Tape Recorder: Fostex X-28H. Mixer: Proel M16.

Tracklisting:

1. Amnesia
2. 1988
3. I Feel The Rhythm
4. Feel Me
5. Red Zone
6. Dark Night
7. Right Area
8. La Luna
9. Distant Planet
10. Distant Planet (Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers remix)