Recall Madame X is a retrowave musical and visual project, with a cinematic and oneiric feel. Their sound is dark vintage-analog, created with Groovebox, Moog and modified electronics. Its evocative, where distorted bass meets ailing synths. BSM is honoured to bring you the premiere of their new LP Unconscious ID.
The project is the collaboration between Alessandro De Benedetti (musician, designer, illustrator) and Andrea Zuccotti (author, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer). Both rescued in their restless adolescence by the spooky music and lyrics of the Banshees and Joy Division, and they began composing decadent post punk songs with the support of a tr707 and an out-of-tune acoustic guitar.
This is how the first album, SupersexDeluxe (published by Aries Music), came out in 2007, with an electro-wave appeal and inspired by the subculture of soft-porn photo novels of the Seventies, by Italian noir comics and by the movie’s soundtrack “What ever happened to Baby Jane?”. The LP contains a 16-page photo-novel booklet created and designed by the band, born to become a classic for comic enthusiasts. In 2008, the release of the single ‘Rumore’ was bound to divide the audience. The Raffaella Carrà’s original version was transformed into a screamed, almost hysterical thriller, enriched by distorted vocals and synths, becoming a leitmotif of the legendary indie evening “London Loves” at Plastic Club and for LGBT+ movements in Milan. In 2013 the concept album Dive Cattive (Naughty Divas) followed. It was released by Ponderosa and produced by Gianluca Mancini (assistant to Ludovico Einaudi) and Alberto Fabris (Blonde Redhead).
Unconscious ID is the next chapter in this darkness infused story.