In Sbrang Gabba Gang, Riccardo Balli explores the parallels of gabber and futurist ideas by way of personal accounts, literary mash-ups of Futurist manifestos and a storyline that follows the vandalistic shenanigans of a posse of gabber-futurists consisting of Dominator Marinetti, Luigi “Holy Noise” Russolo, Luciano “Thunderdome” Folgore and Giacomo Balla/Balli. These ideas further come to live in a series of anaglyphic images to be explored with the special magenta-green 3D glasses attached to each volume.
Riccardo Balli is an experimental electronic music artist. After studying philosophy, he became involved in the more extreme and underground elements of electronic music. Nowadays, he’s operating his label “Sonic Belligeranza” from Bologna and is the author of “Apocalypso Disco” and “Frankenstein or the 8-bit Prometheus” and more.

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“Sbrang Gabba Gang” is an intellectual entertainment – penned by one who knows viscerally whereof he speaks… who’s sweated and stomped in the four-to-floor forge ’till the crack of dawn, and beyond… been battered by drop-hammer bassdrum and blasted by hoover-noise… soaked up the sensations and survived to make sense of the senselessness” Simon Reynolds.
“This one, all for its theoretical pretence, is about gabber’s derangement as a folk culture; a lovingly celebration of 30 years of “4X4 BASS-DRUM AT 180 BPM, AS A 24/7 NOURISHMENT” Joe Muggs (The Wire #443).
Movements that dig velocity. Movements that worship war. Movements that have been accused of being fascist. Sbrang gabba gang is the sound of two cultural movements violently crashing into each other at breakneck speed. What happens when the Italian futurist avant-garde clashes with gabber, a belligerent strain of hardcore techno and the Netherland’s first proper youth culture? Sbrang Gabba Gang will introduce you to the strange custom of forming human pyramids at gabber raves, futurist after-shave cocktails and Pietro Cannata, the man who took a hammer to the toes of Michelangelo’s David

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