RECORD TURNOVER 80s HITS #75
French label Born Bad have been running a series of library music releases called Space Oddities for several years now. It’s been three years since the last album, but at the end of the month a great retrospective of Sauveur Mallia’s music is coming out. Sauveur Mallia 1979-1984 includes music from the artist’s perhaps most prolific period, when he was recording for the Tele Music label. Mallia dabbled in many different styles and was a highly sought-after session player. In the late 70s he had a disco group called Voyage, consisting of other studio musicians. They eventually evolved into the space-age electronic group Arpadys.
WIth the same musicians, Mallia also recorded a wealth of library music for radio and tv, since the producer for both groups – Roger Tokarz – also ran Tele Music. In the interview with Mallia that you can read on bandcamp, he recalls recording about 120 albums for Tokarz all in all. Listening to the 17 selections on this retrospective, it’s easy to see the fascination with Mallia’s music, from library fans and DJs alike.