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MNQ 116 Doris Norton – Nortoncomputerforpeace LP

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Mannequin Records is proud to present a trilogy of reissues from the avantgarde Italian-born producer Doris Norton, “Norton Computer For Peace” (1983), “Personal Computer” (1984), “Artificial Intellingence” (1985).

35th anniversary edition, original release from 1983 by Durium Records.

Apple’s first music “endorsement” and Roland affiliate, Doris Norton is one of the most important women pioneer in the use of synths and in the early electro / computer music. Norton is the wife of Antonio Bartoccetti, progressive rock guitarist, and mother of the musician and techno producer Rexanthony. As a teenager, she was drawn to medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, not to mention quantum physics, differential equations, organic chemistry, the experimentalism of John Cage and animated movie soundtracks. Her love for modules and circuits found expression through the waves of an old harmonium, the frequencies of a Minimoog, a Roland System 100M, a Roland System 700 and the ARP 2500/2600.

In 1980, Norton began her solo career by recording at Fontana Studio 7, the Milan studio of the composer and musician Tito Fontana, resulting in the electronic opera “Under Ground”. Norton became more prolific, continuing her adventures in experimental electronics and computer music with Parapsycho (1981), Raptus (1981), Nortoncomputerforpeace (1983), PC (1984) – whose album cover prominently features Apple’s colored logo – and Artificial Intelligence (1985).

Third studio album, ‘Nortoncomputerforpeace’ involved Doris Norton, Antonius Rex and Rudy Luksch (hardware engineer).

“Don’t Shoot At Animals” was used as original soundtrack for the RAI tv program “Rumore Di Fondo” directed by Umberto Marino.

Tracklist

A1 Norton Computer for Peace
A2 The Hunger Problem in the World
A3 Don’t Shoot at Animals
B1 War Mania Analysis
B2 Salvasansalwar
B3 Warszawar
B4 Iran No Ra