Mariangela’s obscure, Vangelis-produced ’70s electronic pop rarity gets a vinyl reissue
Weekend twitter finds are the best sometimes: this spring, Toronto label Telephone Explosion is set to reissue the obscure, Vangelis-produced 1975 major label debut LP from Mariangela Celeste, who was in her early teens at the time of the album's release. The label calls the enchanting Mariangela, "a gem of early electronic pop with sparkling synths, drum machines, and lush arrangements propelling the songs of an unapologetically strong-willed adolescent," and a little youtube digging confirms: the record is incredible. Think the Carpenters, but with a vaguely New Age-y, way ahead-of-its-time vibe. Listen to a couple tracks below + pre-order the LP here (or drop $100+ for an original pressing on discogs). Shoutout to Jesse Locke for the heads up.