Bad Sector

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Legal name: Massimo Magrini


Bad Sector is an ambient/noise project formed in 1992 in Tuscany, Italy by Massimo Magrini. While working at the Computer Art Lab of ISTI in Pisa (one of the CNR institutes), he developed original gesture interfaces that he uses in live performances: 'Aerial Painting Hand' (a device that tracks the position of the musician's hands in gloves of two different colors), 'UV-Stick' (an ultraviolet-illuminated stick that the musician moves in front of the camera—a computer reads its position and angle and makes changes to music generation algorithms accordingly), and others.

Bad Sector's music is considered a mixture of ambient, noise, industrial music, minimal and experimental music. Magrini himself describes it as "deeply emotional dark ambient noise". Common themes (as reflected in album and track titles) include microbiology, algorithms, physics, and space exploration.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Ze Bad Sector 1
1995 Ampos Bad Sector 2
1996 Manifesto Industriale Italiano, Part 4 Bad Sector 1
1997 Pressurized Music Bad Sector 1
1998 Dolmen Factory Bad Sector 3
1998 Plasma Bad Sector 1
2000 Neurotransmitter Actions Bad Sector & Sshe Retina Stimulants 2
2000 Vacuum Pulse Bad Sector + Contagious Orgasm 1
2001 Polonoid Bad Sector 2
2001 Retrovirus Bad Sector 1
2001 The Harrow Bad Sector 2
2005 Reset / Rebis Periferiche Bad Sector & Tommaso Lisa 1
2005 Idio Blast Bad Sector & ASTRO 2
2005 Kosmodrom Bad Sector 4
2009 CMASA Bad Sector 1
2010 Quaternion Bad Sector 1
2011 Chronoland Bad Sector 1
2013 Unification Bad Sector 1
2015 Cephus Bad Sector 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Transponder Bad Sector 3
2007 Storage Disk 1 Bad Sector 1
2008 Storage Disk 2 Bad Sector 1
2015 Absolute Bad Sector 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 21.11.14 Reutoff / Bad Sector 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Dolmen Bad Sector 1
1998 Jesus Blood Bad Sector 1
2001 Toroidal Body Bad Sector 1
2001 BadBox Bad Sector 1
2001 Survival Tools Bad Sector 2
2001 Xela Bad Sector 2
2003 Planar Energy Bad Sector 1
2006 Unification Ver. 0.5α Bad Sector 1
2011 Raw Data Bad Sector 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 CMASA Bad Sector 1

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