Chiara Franchi
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Chiara Franchi

Cuddling kittens and worshipping the Dark Lord on the foggy side of Italy.

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If you know about chiptune already, the fact that people have been composing and playing music with Game Boys in the past 15-20 years will sound like no news for you. In case you’ve never heard this word before, note that we’re not talking about 8 bit videogames nerds: we’re

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“After a decade of aesthetic outrages, four sides of what sounds like the tubular groaning of a galactic refrigerator just aren’t going to inflame the bourgeoisie (whoever they are) or repel his fans (since they’ll just shrug and wait for the next collection).” August 14th, 1975: Rolling Stone blasts Lou

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One of the keys of my conversation with Johnny P. from SECT MARK lies in his slight Roman inflection, which unfortunately I cannot render by typing on my computer – and even less by typing in English. Yet the very essential thing you need to better enjoy this chat is

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“I’m not jealous of my secrets. I’m very open. I don’t take part in many tattoo conventions, but recently we did one in Milan and we’ve been filming everything with plenty of close-ups on the needles. And it all was displayed live on a screen, so that people could see

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As far as it concerns a certain style of occult-related, gloomy aestethics, Italy has no doubt a glorious tradition. The fascination for Italy’s dark side is deeply rooted in time (Horace Walpole’s The Castle Of Otranto, set in Apulia and conventionally referred to as the ancestor gothic novels, was published

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