The next 12″ in Dark Entries Editions is the Italo Disco dance
classic “Spacer Woman” by Charlie. Formed in 1983 as an experiment to
break the mold of the classic disco dance sound, Charlie was the vehicle
for musician and producer Maurizio Cavalieri who had found fame with
Italian disco group Firefly. Cavalieri had been listening to the new
crop of UK Synthpop and New Wave like Depeche Mode and Heaven 17 and
wanted to create a more electronic, futuristic sound. He recruited his
friend Giorgio Stefani to help write the song and compose lyrics.
“Spacer Woman” was recorded in Vicenza, Italy and released by
Cavalieri’s own Mr. Disc Organization in 1983. The track features the
signature Italo Linn Drum machine as well as the Roland TR-808 and a
Yamaha DX7 for the arpeggiated synthesizer melody. “Spacer Woman” spans
over seven-minutes and features the spaced-out vocals of Stefani’s wife,
who sings through a vocoder. The single has become a cult revival track
since its appearance on the legendary I-f mix CD ”Mixed Up In The
Hague” in 2001. This reissue also features the sought after instrumental
mix where the sharp synthesized bassline really comes to the forefront.
Both songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy
Studios in Berkeley. For the first time ever, the 12” is housed in a
silver, metallic picture sleeve with an android female model drawing,
taken from the original 7” jacket. Each copy includes a 2-sided post
card insert with lyrics. Eerie and unforgettable more than 30 years
later, “Spacer Woman” is the ideal robotic space-age love song.