Bleep Interviews Bottin
Can you tell us a little about how you ended up recording for Italians Do It Better?
It was one of the simplest and most straight-forward thing ever. I sent No Static to them via myspace and they immediately said they wanted to release it.
Most of your records have a distinct ‘horror’ theme. Can you tell us a little about this obsession? Does film influence you as much as music?
I can only tell you my personal experience, which could maybe be share manyd by other Italian producers born in the mid/late 1970s. All through the 80’s and 90’s small private tv channels in Italy were showing B movies at night, very many sci-fi and horror flicks. I guess those local stations didn’t have the money to purchase big films. All the Italian and American horror masters of the 70s and 80s got massive airtime in those years! So I think that music music got under my skin somehow.
While working on the Horror Disco album I researched many Italian movies, giallos, slasher movies, cheap sci-fi flicks that I thought I would need to watch. Often I released that I had seen them already on tv when I was a kid!
We’re sure compatriots such Fabio Frizzi, Claudio Simonetti and Goblin are influences, but are there any others that have helped inspire the Bottin sound?
Amongst Italians, Celso Valli e Mauro Malavasi’s productions are a big influence. But my favorite band is actually the all-american Steely Dan.
Can you tell us what your five favourite giallo/horror films are?
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang
Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino (Don’t Torture a Duckling) by Lucio Fulci
Prince Of Darkness by John Carpenter
Buio Omega (Beyond The Darkness) by Joe D’Amato
Operazione Paura (Kill baby kill) by Mario Bava
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