“Auto Radio” vinyls on HHV Store!

I’m excited to announce that “Auto Radio” vinyls are also available for pre-order on HHV.de Store!
Double vinyl in two different colors: Yellow or Blue/White Marble.
Includes a digital download.

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2 LP 12” Yellow
2 LP 12” Blue

Vinyl mastering: Jeppe Hasseriis
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold
Vinyl press: Lipstick Crush Records

International sales are LIVE NOW! Grab “Auto Radio” double vinyl!

Here we are!
Grab “Auto Radio” double vinyl in two different colors: yellow or blue/white marble.
Cheap global shipping and digital download included (I’ve completely re-mixed and re-mastered it):

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Originally released in the summer of 2013, Vincenzo Salvia’s full-length debut, Auto Radio, marries classic Italo disco elements with more modern electronic sounds and is truly a masterwork of the synthwave genre. A concept album realized as fictional radio broadcast from 1985, Auto Radio takes you on an imaginary journey through Italy – along the Amalfi Coast, through the busy streets of Milan, and into the lovely Italian countryside.  But more importantly, the album takes you on a very real aural journey through the wonderful sounds of Italo disco’s golden age. Soaring melodies and rolling bass lines transport you to another time and place. But remember, nothing stays the same…

Just as the Eighties came to a close, so too did the popularity of Italo disco, as the country embraced the much different sounds of new wave, Eurobeat, and house music.  Fortunately, you can now relive that glorious decade and the wonder and beauty of great Italo disco music, with a modern twist.  Lipstick Crush Records is proud to present Vincenzo Salvia’s Auto Radio, for the first time ever on double vinyl – in two colorways (golden yellow and blue and white marble) – with redesigned artwork by George Gold (Nightcrawler) and mastered specifically for vinyl by Jeppe Hasseriis (Dynatron).  So grab your suitcase in the night, hop in the car, and just drive.  You’re tuned in to Auto Radio and the possibilities are infinite.  Lie on the beach of Rimini.  Watch the sunset from Maratea.  Enjoy every moment of your travels – but be sure to grab a postcard to remember them by, because holidays are not forever.

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“Auto Radio” on vinyl now! Right now!

 

Here we are!
On sale now at Lipstick Crush Records my double vinyl “Auto Radio” including a digital version (completely re-mastered).
Two different colors, choose your favorite or grab them both 😉

Yellow like a pineapple* slice…

…or Blue/White marble, fresh like the Mediterranean sea.
US sales on Lipstick Crush Records
International sales coming soon through Playmaker.

Vinyl mastering: Dynatron
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold

*pizza not available

Arte e spettacolo – I Love 80’s – Articolo su Asso Annunci

Questa volta ci dirigiamo per le strade della penisola, a bordo di una Testa Rossa e ci sintonizziamo sulla stazione radio più cool degli anni ’80.
La musica negli anni ’80 ci porta inevitabilmente a pensare al synth, synthpop, genere musicale contraddistinto dall’uso di sintetizzatori e a quei luoghi paradisiaci americani dove l’eccesso è la regola ed essere cool un modo di vivere. Tutto il mondo ha tratto e trae tuttora ispirazione da questo emblema.
E’ il caso di Vincenzo Salvia, compositore potentino, da anni impegnato nella musica synth ed elettronica che ci porta con sé in un viaggio negli anni ‘80 con il suo ultimo album: “Auto Radio”.
L’album è una visione concettuale del connubio tra auto e radio. Un’esperienza vintage e singolare che porta l’ascoltatore a catapultarsi, con qualche nostalgia, in paesaggi di un’Italia anni ‘80. Toni vivaci, splendenti e brillanti.
La vostra radio si sintonizzerà su una fantomatica stazione dell’85, con tanto di speaker, jingles e notiziario traffico.
La scelta di mantenere la lingua rigorosamente italiana è il colpo di genio che quasi mai fino ad oggi aveva osato fare. I suoni synth con il bel canto all’italiana mai hanno avuto convivenza facile per cultura, tradizione e anche poco senso della sperimentazione.
Salvia ci riesce perfettamente, alternando il suo amore per la composizione all’intelligenza critica di lambire la parodia senza mai rimanerci intrappolato.
“Auto Radio” è un disco totalmente innovativo. Musica da viaggio che ricorda il videogame OutRun e la gloriosa corrente Italo Disco.
La Future City Records ha presentato l’ LP di Vincenzo Salvia sulla loro pagina Bandcamp, punto di riferimento per i professionisti del genere di tutto il mondo. La quantità di amore, devozione e l’autenticità dei suoni 80s è schiacciante e l’album si propone da subito come target di riferimento per gli amanti del genere.
Vincenzo Salvia è un lucano che sorprende in Italia e nel mondo con le sue composizioni e ci dice:
“Penso di essere molto fortunato, perchè appena iscritto alla Siae ho mandato il primo demo -cd, è piaciuto e sono stato contattato per firmare i depositi con Rai, Mediaset e Soundiva. Il mio lavoro funziona principalmente via internet e posta. Invio i brani tramite e-mail e mi spediscono i contratti da firmare. Non è quindi un limite essere lucano. L’unico limite può essere l’esibizione dal vivo delle band, perchè i locali dov’è possibile suonare tranquillamente sono pochi e devono anche fare i conti con la clientela che non è tantissima, visto il continuo spopolamento della regione”.

di Gray Man

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

This time we head to the streets of the peninsula, on board a Testa Rossa and we tune in to the coolest 80s radio station.
The music in the ’80s inevitably leads us to think synth , synthpop , music genre characterized by the use of synthesizers and those Americans heavenly places where excess is the rule and being cool is a life style. The whole world has learned, and still draws inspiration from this emblem .
It’s the case of Vincenzo Salvia , composer from Potenza , for years engaged in synths and electronic music that takes us with him on a journey in the ’80s with his latest album : “Auto Radio” .
The album is a conceptual view of the combination between car and radio. Vintage and unique experience that brings the listener to catapult himself , with some nostalgia, into the Italian 80s landscapes. Bright colors , shiny and bright .
Your radio will tune to a mysterious station in 1985 , complete with a speaker , jingles and news traffic.
The decision to maintain the strictly Italian language is the stroke of genius that almost never until now had dared to do. The synth sounds with the Italian bel canto never had easy cohabitation easy because of culture, tradition and also little sense of experimentation.
Salvia succeeds perfectly , alternating his love for the composition with the  wisdom of licking the parody without ever stay there trapped.
“Auto Radio” is an album completely innovative. Travel music reminiscent of the video game OutRun and the glorious current Italo Disco.
Future City Records present the Vincenzo Salvia’s LP on their Bandcamp page, a reference point for professionals of the genre around the world. The amount of love, devotion and authenticity of the 80s sounds is overwhelming and the album is now a target audience for lovers of the genre.
Vincenzo Salvia is a Lucan who surprises Italy and the world with his compositions and tells us :
“I think I’m very lucky, because just joined the SIAE, I sent my first demo-cd, it was appreciated and I was contacted to sign contracts with RAI , Mediaset and Soundiva. I mainly work via internet and email . I send the tracks via e-mail and I receive contracts to sign. To be Lucan is not a limit. The only limit is the live performance of the bands, because the places where you can safely play are few and they must also deal with customers that are not so many, because of the continuing depopulation of our region. “

by Gray Man

This is a LOVELY, LOVELY review of AUTO RADIO!

The Road, The Radio And Vincenzo Salvia
SYNTHETIX.FM

“There is a bit of an inside joke in the 80s inspired music scene which goes something like ‘The 80s only ever happened in Miami’. This is a bit of a dig a the sheer amount of 80s inspirations taken from Miami Vice and other media and idealised concepts about the 80s in general. Indeed, most people take the epitome of the 80s to usually be based around one of the larger cities in the U.S, such as a New York or L.A., or the much venerated Miami but when looking wider, more globally, this is not the case.The 80s happened worldwide, which should be no surprise, but different parts of the globe had their own love affair with the 80s that became part of their history and to the next generation that is the place they draw inspiration from. Which brings us to Vincenzo Salvia’s new creation that is innately intertwined with Italy’s 80s history and culture in a manner that is original, entertaining and beautifully envisioned from start to finish.It still surprises me to this day how few people are unaware of how incredibly important the italo disco scene was in the mid 80s. Most people identify with the late 80s Stock, Aitken and Waterman derived music that took the classic italo sounds into different directions but the complete ignorance to much of the public to the pure gold mine of brilliant music that came out of Italy in the 1984-88 period baffles me to this day.I can, however, guarantee this is not the case for those who were in Italy during this time of hit after hit of italo disco rockin. Thanks to Vincenzo Salvia & Co. we now have a slice of glorious italo drenched synth constructed in a hugely entertaining format that is like a time capsule of the period and an aural window to the past.

Auto Radio is a conceptualised vision of the marriage between car and radio contextualised into 80s synth brilliance. The manner in which this record is arranged is a work of art as it proves to be one continual experience that takes the listener into a world of Vincenzo Salvia’s creation. As if recorded from the most fashionable italian radio station in Italy in 1986 the album traverses mile after mile of coastal cruising and musical splendour. Musically, the soundscape takes on pastel shades of vivid 80s textures and besets them with jewels that sparkle on the coastline while the hum of the perfectly tuned engine underpins a true sense of speed and grace.The radio DJ elements that tie this experience together are outstandingly well produced and really lift this album into entirely new realms of authenticity. Courtesy of the vocal talents of Parick ‘Shio-Z’ Rizzi the segments between tracks are set up and cued with brilliant dexterity. The choice of keeping strictly italian language for this is a master stroke, adding tonnes local colour that creates the perfect atmosphere. I must admit, I have no italian language understanding beyond picking up a few ideas here and there, but supplied with the album is a translation of the DJ’s dialogue. In my opinion, I’d avoid reading/consulting this as it takes a bit of the magic away and the suspension of belief.I read the dialogue before I listened to the record, and then waited a week before I listened again to really clear my memory of it. Not fully understanding the language word for word adds a huge amount of continental flair to the experience. I’ve found myself during listens to actually believe I’m listening to an authentic recording off 80s radio, only for moments mind, but the connection and feelings put me right there. In fact, I plan on making a seamless playlist for this album, and recording it to cassette for even more authenticity.My real contention here is that this experience, from a westerner’s point of view at least, is that the beautifully constructed DJ sections speak a language everyone will understand. The introductions, station ID’s, competition segment and even the call-in are scripted to perfection and this in turn adds vast amount of context to the music. Not that Vincenzo Salvia’s own brand of italo flavoured synth music ever needed anything more than music itself to get it’s point across, but in Auto Radio Salvia has managed to find a complementary medium that creates something spectacular.

Each track on Auto Radio is intrinsically linked in my mind to it’s position on the Auto Radio playlist and this instantly captures my imagination on every successive listen. The music has been obviously crafted to capture specific moods and styles and the inimitable Vincenzo Salvia melodies soar with new vigour and intensity. Each track manages to tell a new story and separate itself from the previous and proceeding track which gives a great distinction between them. It’s a testament to the musicianship that the composer can create an album with such diversity, yet tie it all together in a way that gels so solidly.

The highlights are far too many to name on Auto Radio, and I find myself listening to this album from start to finish every single time and rarely can I be satisfied with only one listen. If you’ve heard a couple of tracks already off Auto Radio via a couple of the more recent compilations, you’ll find yourself instantly enamoured with them in the context of this full length record.

That said there is always a resoundingly uplifting positivity to all of Vincenzo Salvia’s music and in Auto Radio we hear a refinement and polish to the synthscapes that appear to be just that little bit more lushly fabricated. The stories are colourful and full of energetic arrangements that shine and dazzle, always providing delightfully engaging melodies and sweetly manipulated instrumentations that pride themselves on vintage authenticity.

To say this album is special is a gross understatement. It does something new, entertaining and absolutely rockin with classic 80s sounds that comes off in spectacular fashion. Auto Radio combines so much 80s love into it’s presentation and execution in such an original way that it’s impossible to resist it’s charms and not be transported back in time for the duration of the experience.

Vincenzo Salvia’s debut full length album is something that I’d normally expect from a producer on their third or fourth full length outing, especially to achieve this level of quality in the conceptual thematic, but it’s an obvious testament to this artists gift of musical talent and understanding that has allowed Auto Radio to be the endearing and engaging experience it is.

Future City Records presents Vincenzo Salvia’s Auto Radio LP on their Bandcamp page here and this is most definitely a Synthetix Reference Experience. The amount of love, devotion and authenticity to classic 80s sounds and emotions realised throughout this record is overwhelmingly beautiful and the manner in which the album has been put together sets a new high water mark for 80s inspired concept albums.”

Rick Shithouse – Synthetix.FM