Bad Sector musical project was born as a personal creation of Massimo Magrini, who is living in Tuscany.
Magrini has collaborated for long time with the Computer Art Lab of ISTI in Pisa
(one of the institutes by CNR – National Research Institute of Italy) releasing original
gesture interfaces to be used in many live performances in Italy, Spain, Greece, Cuba.
This big experience together with the experiences done with post-punk bands in the
late 80’s brought in 1993 to the birth of the Bad Sector project, which is a mix of
electronic experimentation, usually dark emotions, ambient and industrial.
His first CD “Ampos”, released in 1995,
was immediately received very well both by critics and audience.
In the next years the many different releases gave popularity to the project in the international electronic
underground scene. The success of Bad Sector was built also with the many live performances
(among others in Belgium, England, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, UK,
France, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Australia …), a sort of hyper-DJ set in which
Magrini often uses particular self-built gesture “controllers”.
Later, beside Bad Sector, Magrini formed the project Olhon,
together with the Where leading member Zairo. This project explores the territories
between dark ambient and concrete experimental music using sounds recorded in extreme
locations (caves, underwater etc.).
After many years M.Magrini still maintains his experimental
but surprisingly “pop” guiding lines.
m.magrini can be contacted at
massimomagrini AT yahoo.it