Kano’s “Anothern Life” is finally remastered and repressed on limited-edition white vinyl for the first time since 1983 and out on FullTime Production.
This LP consecrated the fascination of italo-disco, which merged disco, funk and synth pop.
This is demonstrated by a song like “I Need Love”, where one immediately recognize the classic elements of synth pop (thus merged with the rhythm and the funk voice of the charismatic voice of Glen White. So “Mad In Love” and “Dance School”, where you can already recognize all the grooves that will one day be other followers who have taken, to recall the name, a direct lesson from this “school”. Kano surely influenced a whole genre of new European dance acts.
“Another Life”, a single now immortal for lovers of the genre, certainly felt the influence of another genre, known as space disco, a short Eurodisco vein. So “Ikeya Seki”, which is not a tribute to the East like the later China Star (typical of the aesthetics of many bands of this early 80’s), but a very suggestive instrumental piece whose name derives from a comet discovered by two astronomers Japanese in 1965, Seky and Ikeya in fact. This, is the sound that is also found in the 8-bit soundtracks of arcade videogames, in those contained in Commodore floppies, and it is the music that everyone would have liked to sweat every day.