Maurizio Bianchi

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Selfportrait Maurizio Bianchi

Maurizio Bianchi (December 4, 1955 in Pomponesco in the Province of Mantua) is an Italian pioneer of Industrial music, originating from Milan.

Biography[edit]

Bianchi began to produce music in 1979, and since 1980 has used electronic equipment with the avowed goal "to produce technological sounds and in such a way to work on complete realising of the modern decadence".

In the beginning, he published tapes under the alias Sacher-Pelz. In 1981, William Bennett, head of the band Whitehouse and the British Come Org. label, offered Bianchi a record contract, which Bianchi signed unchecked. It was based on a "joke contract" that Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound had sketched. The contract assumed all rights to Bianchi's work. After delivery of the tapes Bennett edited-in speeches by Nazi leaders, and instead of the relatively unsensational name MB, it was published under the alias Leibstandarte SS MB, named after the SS unit that worked as bodyguards to Adolf Hitler.

Until 1984, Bianchi published on other labels intensively as either MB or simply Maurizio Bianchi, sometimes several albums and/or tapes per year, as well as numerous tracks to compilations.

Bianchi became religious and withdrew from the music business. Much of his work is sought today by collectors, especially as they appeared in extremely small editions. In 1998, encouraged by Alga Marghen label head Emanuele Carcano, who offered him a label of his own, Maurizio Bianchi started again to make music. The label is EEs'T Records, through which he released new editions of all old MB albums, as well as many new recordings.

Therefore, since 1997, he was back on the underground scene, working on several projects both in solo or in collaboration with other Italian artists (Giuseppe Verticchio/NIMH, Arnaldo Pontis and Corrado Altieri/TH26, Davide Femia/MDT, Saverio Evangelista, Matteo "Hue" Uggeri/Sparkle in Grey, Emanuela De Angelis and Eugenio Maggi/Crìa Cuervos) and international (Klaus e Danijela Jochim/Telepherique, Sandro Kaiser/Frequency In Cycles Per Second, Akifumi Nakajima/Aube, David van Ravesteijn/Land Use, Siegmar Fricke, Nobu Kasahara e Hitoshi Kojo, Maor Appelbaum, Jozef Van Wissem, Craig Hilton, Philip Julian/Cheapmachines).

Since 2008, Bianchi has worked with the Carrboro, North Carolina based label, HOT RELEASES, to re-release some of his out of print material. "The Plain Truth", "Armaghedon", and "M.B. Plays the Clockwork Orange" have been released thus far (2010), with plans to release "Aktivitat" early in 2011.

On August 19, 2009, for unspecified personal reasons, Maurizio Bianchi decided again to completely stop making music.[citation needed]

Sample[edit]

In 2005 a 2-CD-Set named Blut und Nebel was released, consisting of a remix of his first ten LPs. Bianchi submitted the sets first CD, remixing the first 5 LPs from 1981 and 1982, to Wikipedia. The more than 45 minutes long track can be downloaded here, though it due to technical reasons has been split in three parts.

Discography[edit]

Leibstandarte SS MB As his releases on Come Org have been massively manipulated, Maurizio Bianchi does not count these records as part of his discography. However, As of 2013, Triumph of the Will and Weltanschauung were re-issued with bonus tracks as separate CDs and as part of the Teban Slide Art box set, which also contained the unofficial release Lebensraum, all under the monkier "M.B."[1]

  • "Triumph Of The Will", LP, 1981, Come Org
  • "Weltanschauung", LP, 1982, Come Org
  • "White Power" compilation track, 1982, Iphar

Sacher-Pelz

  • "Cainus", Tape C-60, 1979
  • "Venus", Tape C-60, 1979
  • "Cease to Exist", Tape C-60, 1979/1980
  • "Velours", Tape C-60, 1980
  • "Mutation For A Continuity", 4CD, 2001, Marquis Records
  • "Clerzphase", CD-R, 2006, Stridulum Recordings
  • "In Hoc Urbia Miazi", CD, 2007, Old Europa Cafe
  • "Hibakusha", CD-R, 2009, CPS, with Amun Cell

MB / Maurizio Bianchi

  • "Mectpyo Blut", Tape, 1980, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Gene P", Tape, 1980, self released
  • "Atomique Tape", Tape, 1980, self released
  • "Cold Tape", Tape, 1980, YHR
  • "Voyeur Tape", Tape, 1980, YHR
  • "Industrial Tape", Tape, 1980, self released
  • "NH/HN", Tape, 1980, self released
  • "I.B.M.", Tape, 1980
  • "Computers S.p.A.", Tape, 1980, self released
  • "Com. SA", Tape, 1980, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Dicembre 1980", Tape, self released
  • "Technology", Tape, 1981, Mectpyo Sounds (also as Doubletape "Technology I + II")
  • "Nervo/Hydra", Tape, 1981, self released
  • "Symphony For A Genocide", LP, 1981, Sterile Records
  • "Menses", LP, 1982, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Neuro Habitat / Mörder Unter Uns", LP, 1982, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Regel", LP, 1982, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Mectpyo Bakterium", LP, 1982, DYS
  • "Das Testament", LP, 1983, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "S.F.A.G. 81", Tape, 1983, Broken Flag
  • "Endometrio", LP, 1983, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Carcinosi", LP, 1983, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "The Plain Truth", LP, 1983, Broken Flag
  • "Armaghedon", LP, 1984, Mectpyo Sounds
  • "Industrial Murder / Menstrual Bleeding", LP, 1992, Banned Production
  • "[Aktivitat]", LP, 1992, Dark Vinyl Records
  • "Colori", CD, 1998, EEs'T Records
  • "First Day Last Day", CD, 1999, EEs'T Records
  • "Dates", CD, 2001, EEs'T Records
  • "Frammenti", CD, 2002, EEs'T Records
  • "Antarctic Mosaic", CD, 2003, EEs'T Records
  • "Maurizio Bianchi Plays The Clockwork Orange", LP, 2003, Marquis Records
  • "Cycles", CD, 2004, EEs'T Records
  • "A M. B. Iehn Tale", CD, 2005, Small Voices
  • "Mind Us Trial", 2CD, 2005, EEs'T Records
  • "M. I. Nheem Alysm", CD, 2005, Silentes
  • "Dead Colours", CD, 2005, Silentes
  • "Niddah Emmhna", CD, 2005, Silentes
  • "Mokushi XVI, XVI", MP3, 2006, Mirakelmusik
  • "Blut Und Nebel", CD, 2006, Slaughter Productions
  • "The Testamentary Corridor", CD, 2006, Silentes
  • "603...Annus Mundi", MP3, 2006, Sinewaves
  • "Men's True Hated", CD, 2006, Menstrualrecordings
  • "Carcimetrio", CD-R, 2006, Simple Logic
  • "Escape to Bela-Zoar", CD, 2006, L. White
  • "R. C. E.", CD-R, 2006, Simple Logic
  • "Genocidio 20", CD-R, 2006, w.m.o/r
  • "The Testamentary Corridor", CD, 2006, Silentes
  • "Konkrete Klaenge", MP3, 2006, Radical Matters
  • "Elisionem", CD, 2006, Klanggalerie
  • "Nevrobatterio", CD-R, 2006, Authorised Version
  • "Muitnelis", CD-R, 2007, Tibprod
  • "The Industrious Tubal-Cain", CD-R, 2007, Shasha
  • "Das Platinzeitalter", CD, 2007, Incunabulum
  • "Menstruum Regles", CD, 2007, Silentes
  • "Aybasi", compact cassette, 2007, Young Girls Records
  • "The Self-portrait of M. B.", CD, 2007, Silentes
  • "Avaddohn", CD-R, 2007, Transmit
  • "Zyklusters", CD-R, 2007, Lona Records
  • "Spiritualis", CD, 2007, Kubitsuri Tapes Int.l
  • "The Valley Of Deep Shadow", CD, 2008, Menstrualrecordings
  • "Atholgog", 3" CD-R, 2008, Stridulum Recordings
  • "Akoustikoriginem", CD-R, 2008, Lona Records
  • "Dekadenz", CD-R, 2009, Young Girls Records
  • "Loopspool", mp3 album, 2009, TIBProd. Italy
  • "Inexistence", CD, 2009, Cold Current
  • "Habitats", CD, 2009, Kubitsuri Tapes Int.l
  • "Ludium", CD, 2009, Silentes
  • "March-Ex", CD-R, 2009, Lona Records
  • "Persecutionem", LP, 2009, Rotorelief
  • "Maurizio Bianchi Remixed Vol.1", CD-R, 2009, TIBProd.
  • "Maurizio Bianchi Remixed Vol.2", CD-R, 2009, TIBProd.
  • "SFAG", Tape, 2010, Mirror Tapes (limited to 200 copies)
  • "Technology-X", Tape, 2011, Mirror Tapes (limited to 250 copies, 32 copies include a film negative strip of abstract photos taken by Maurizio Bianchi)

Collaborations

  • "Chaotische Fraktale", CD-R, 2003, CPS, with Frequency In Cycles Per Second
  • "Letzte Technologie", CD-R, 2004, CPS, with Frequency In Cycles Per Second
  • "Final Signal", CD, 2005, CPS, with Frequency In Cycles Per Second
  • "Zehn Tage/Touka", CD, 2004, Afe, with Telepherique
  • "Junkyo", CD, 2005, Noctovision, with Aube
  • "Mectpyo Saisei", CD, 2005, Para Disc, with Aube
  • "Psychoneurose", CD, 2005, Manifold, with Land Use
  • "Secluded Truths", CD, 2005, Silentes, with NIMH
  • "Together's Symphony", CD, 2005, Silentes, with NIMH
  • "Arkaeo Planum", CD, 2006, Small Voices, with TH26
  • "The House Of Mourning", CD, 2006, Radiotarab/Coldcurrent, with Telepherique
  • "Endokraniosis", CD-R, 2006, Tibprod, with Siegmar Fricke
  • "Genologic Technocide", CD-R, 2006, Spatter/Pagan Moon, with MDT
  • "The Epidemic Symphony No. 9", CD, 2006, Octpia, with Nobu Kasahara and Hitoshi Kojo
  • "Stroma-Konkret", CD, 2006, Monochrome Vision, with Siegmar Fricke
  • "Environmental Meditations", CD, 2006, Topheth Prophet, with Maor Appelbaum
  • "Regolelettroniche", CD, 2007, Baskaru, with Emanuela de Angelis
  • "Micromal Sonorities", CD, 2007, Artecnico Inc., with Saverio Evangelista
  • "Psalmodiam", CD-R, 2007, Menstrualrecordings, with MDT
  • "Chaotische Fraktale/Letzte Technologie", 2CD, 2007, Silentes, with F.I.C.P.S.
  • "Electrostatic Deflection", CD, 2007, Silentes, with Maor Appelbaum
  • "Der Abgrund", CD, 2007, Silentes, with Frequency In Cycles Per Second
  • "Neural Frequencies", 3" CD, 2007, Steinklang Industries, with Land Use
  • "Erimos", CD, 2007, Digitalis Industries, with Hue and Fhievel
  • "Nefelodhis", CD, 2007, Musica di un Certo Livello/Cold Current, with Sparkle in Grey
  • "PU 94", CD-R, 2007, Simple Logic, with Craig Hilton
  • "Primordium", CD-R, 2007, The Eastern Front, with Siegmar Fricke
  • "TSE-K", LP, 2007, Small Voices, with Land Use
  • "Paradoxos", CD-R, 2008, Tibprod, with Cheapmachines
  • "M. Plus T.", CD, 2008, Silentes, with Atrax Morgue
  • "Alienation", CD, 2008, Finalmuzik, with Claudio Rocchetti
  • "Innervation", CD-R, 2008, Afe, with Maor Appelbaum
  • "Makrokosmikro", CD-R, 2009, Menstrualrecordings, with Siegmar Fricke
  • "Azazel", CD, 2009, Silentes, with Crìa Cuervos
  • "Mene Teqel Farsin", CD, 2009, Silentes, with Maor Appelbaum
  • "Kapnos", CD, 2009, Afe/Grey Sparkle/ctrl+alt+canc, by Meerkat (just liner notes by MB)
  • "Invocalizations",CD-R, 2009, Menstrualrecordings, with Patrizia Oliva
  • "Isometrie Sonore",Vinyl, 2013, ozky e-sound & Arte Nel Rumore & Dischi Gatto Alieno, with Xxena, Massimo Croce, D.B.P.I.T.
  • "Artemisio",TAPE, 2013, ozky e-sound & Arte Nel Rumore & Dischi Gatto Alieno, with Xxena, Massimo Croce, D.B.P.I.T.

Books[edit]

  • The Art of Duration and Resonance, by Philippe Blache, Exhaustive essay about the genesis and development of Italian experimental electronic music that grew up in collaboration with MB

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Discogs.com http://www.discogs.com/MB-Teban-Slide-Art/release/4274495. Retrieved 8 October 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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