Monday, June 16, 2008

‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ (Instrumental) by Block Sistem (1983)

This is one of my all time favorites. It’s a quirky record, but it has major 80’s computer mojo. When I listen to it, I feel like I’m part of a team working on some groundbreaking new computer system in 1983. Anybody else get that feeling? No? Anyone? Ok. The bassline that’s introduced during the build is my favorite part. That combined with the bleeps and blips, dodgy off-beat tape edits, and the occasional sexy Italian girl asking me not to leave her makes for a charming little Italo gem. I like the instrumental version the best and while the pressing has a few harsh points, the record generally sounds ok. Love the cute bunny logo as well. If this record were about my life, it would be called ‘Leave Me Now.’
Over and out robots…

15 comments:

jerome green said...

Hi Zartek,

Just floating along to Block Sistem. Thanks for posting; I can never get enough computer love.

Peace, Jerome

Anonymous said...

Thank the robots, Z-tek is back on earth to show us the colors of the universe, you've spent months not shooting us with the cosmic rays.
Leaving an emtpy space in my ears.

Welcome to Earth...

Bless!
/E-Wiz

Alien Delon said...

Hello Mr.Z!

I have the same feelings about this track:)
Really funny what instrumental version have very bad mixing..
No chance to buy??

Keep it up! Perfect music!

Alien Delon

Zartek said...

No chance to buy what? Feldercarp? I've got plenty of that!
Thanks for stopping by, human.

-Zartek

(thee) Mike B said...

"If this record were about my life, it would be called ‘Leave Me Now.’"

hahahahahahahahahaha

RealFreshBlog said...

One of the best Italo Disco Electro records ever made if you as me! Good choice!

Zartek said...

Hey RFB,

Man I love this record so much. It can be hard to explain, but it just connects with me.
Thanks for stopping by the AHOF!
-Zartek

Anonymous said...

Most amazing is this blog. Thank you I say.

Anonymous said...

plllleeeaze more of this cosmic sonic flashes - - !! love your site!

Zartek said...

More on the way soon!!

Anonymous said...

come back!!!!

Anonymous said...

we miss you Zartek...

Anonymous said...

Zman. We are dying down here on earth. Its holiday winter blues on the eastern seaboard. Need space treats!! Please??

Zardoz's Body said...

Dude, All I want for the Holidays is a Zartek return and a few space treats. Travel Safe.

the saucer people said...

Rumour has it that Block Sistem were an Italian female 'punk' duo who somehow managed to produce one of the greatest Italo-Disco records ever conceived...whether its true or not doesn't really matter, its a great story.

Glad to see you dropped the instrumental version, those extra three minutes or so make all the difference!

PS: noticed the rather splendid Alien Delon left a comment and if you are not aware of his Kifir80s blog or edits, then become so, he has the technology and us 'visitors' need to stick together ;)