Mannequin Records is proud to present a true pearl of the Italian Minimal Synth from the 80's. Tommy De Chirico founded the post-punk band Politburo in Turin during 1981 togheter with Maurizio Rubinetti (Sick Rose) and Massimo Aluffi (Ivan Siberia). On his own, he released the 7" "Close Your Eyes / Flower Into The Factory", produced and recorded at TKS Studio by the Monuments’ Mauro Tavella between 1982 and 1983 and subsequently released by Turin’s Shirak Records in 1984.
When Politburo split in 1986, Tommy continued to experiment with various projects and sounds, including Thugs, Quiet (with members of Monuments and Deafear), Noxeda and Lacrimal, with whom he still plays today.
Presented here are also 3 bonus demo tracks: a rare version of "Close Your Eyes", and 2 out-takes from 1983, "Vuh-Ya" and "Tuxedo Dance".
The original graphic cover was realized by Bruno Zanichelli aka Pennarex, an underground artist from Turin, who died prematurely some years after.
For 'Flower Into The Factory' Luca Pastore from Chromagain realized a videoclip. We are really happy to announce that we were able to restore it after 25 years. You can watch it here: YOUTUBELINK
- 12’’ EP on black vinyl, 33 RPM - Limited edition of 300 copies
- 3 Bonus Tracks
- Artwork designed by Mushy and Alessandro Adriani Strongly recommended to fans of Martin Dupont, Oppenheimer Analysis, Das Kabinette, Victrola, Neon.
Tracks: A1-Close Your Eyes
A2-Flower Into The Factory
B1-Close Your Eyes (Demo)
B3 Tuxedo Dance