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Giorgio Moroder

Jon Savage, Request, 1997

SO YOU THINK Giorgio Moroder and you think of Donna Summer's pornographic 'Love To Love You Baby' and all that followed, but there's more to Moroder than the Munich Machine schlockmeister – not that there's anything wrong with that tag. For a few years in the late '70s, Moroder transcended all that polyester with an hour and a half or so of pure electronic disco: a sequence of records so ahead of their time that he can truly be called the founding father of the new electronica.

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