FANZINE were a pioneering Spanish Electropop (“Tecnopop”) group from Valencia, Spain. They recorded several amazing and catchy tracks during 1980-1983, based around the Korg KR-55 and MS-20. Members also played in Spanish synthpop/wave bands: Glamour, Tomates Eléctricos, Última Emoción and Comité Cisne.
The full line up was
José Godofredo (Chorus, Korg, Casiotone, Drum Machine)
Luis Pisu (Yamaha, Electronic Bass, Effects)
Muguel Angel Galán (Synth Bass, Guitars, Korg MS-20)
Francisco. J. Galán (Guitar)
Vicente Comes (Vocals)
Francis F. Guerrero (Polyphonic Synth)
Jose Paya (Drums)
All tracks on this 7" were originally recorded in 1983 and fully remastered in 2008 by Synthpop Records Spain. Limited to 520 hand numbered copies with black and white insert with photos and liner notes!
A Llegas Tarde 4:00
B1 Noches De Fiesta 4:20
B2 Deja De Lamentarte 3:51
Video of the track Llegas Tarde:
LOS TOMATES ELECTRICOS were something of a legend in Valencia, a very spontaneous group that only lasted a couple of months with three rare performances. Lead by the Galan brothers, Miguel Angel and Francisco and influenced by Glam, the New York Dolls as well as equal doses of Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. They were one of the pioneering Synthpop bands from which follow-up projects Ultima Emoción, Glamour, Comité Cisne and Fanzine evolved. All four tracks on this 7”EP were recorded in 1981, and use a Korg KR-55 and MS-20 as their basis and will appeal to everyone into Spanish synthpop similar to early Aviador Dro, Fanzine, Ultima Emoción and Metal Y Ca. After the Fanzine 7”, this is the second release on Synth Pop Spain Records, next up is an Ultima Emocion LP!!
7”EPs are new, come in transparent red vinyl and are limited to 320 copies only!
A1 Teléfono Rojo
B1 Caminos Intermitentes
B2 La Orgía De Los Selenitas
Sound samples here: