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ARTIST
TITLE
Stop Disco Mafia
FORMAT
12"

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PROP 006EP PROP 006EP
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RELEASE DATE
1/6/2004

"'Luckily, when the gang came in and shot up the restaurant, they done it with just water pistols. Otherwise, I would've been dead meat rather than a soaked ham.' Ronald Gonko rolls out Stop Disco Mafia, his debut electronic release. Here is a record that is sometimes mistaken for a soundtrack from a demented Russian cartoon, which you cannot tell who's on whose side. Action lines are illustrated with rubbery melodies and a flurry of truncated funk. Each track is an animated scene with parts and counterparts chasing each other through obstacle courses while lobbing exchanges of practical jokes; bouncing around on an absurd dance floor with repetitive slapstick. Nora Below (BPitch Control) puts in a few words on 'A Quarrel' and a whole gang of other henchman Ronald has employed, armed with synthesizers and singing saws, are accomplices on the other numbers. You may have seen Ronald before, accompanying an orchestra of mandolins on bass. They are known as Kapaikos, a highly trained group of subversive string players. Or perhaps you have been subjected to his punk noise under the name Discounter. If not, just note that Mr. Gonko has been surfacing in different musical projects in the underground of Germany since an early age. The everlasting residents fan and survivor of the punk and new wave socialization in the early 80's presents a new invention of his history here. Stop the Disco Mafia or the Mafia will Stop Disco."