by Borgia



'Mandrake' by Borgia was originally released on HOS Records in 1994, now defunct. The DAT was missing. Therefore no digital copies were available for a long time. This file is a newly found edited version of part one and two; part three was not included. Although not part of Supernova Records catalogue, the sound is not too dissimilar. So we created a black edition to differentiate it from Phase 1 releases (1994-1998) and Phase 2 - (2019 - Present).

Alfredo Violante wrote 'Mandrake' under the alias Borgia. The B side, Belladonna was written by Alfredo Violante, Guido Gaule and Johnny Morris.

Although the track is known as 'Mandrake', its original title was 'Belladonna' and vice versa. The press implant inverted the labels.

The Roland MC-202 high-note fast sequence of 'Mandrake 'was reused at half-speed for 'La Guitara Del Cielo' by Barcelona 2000.

The minor pad section in the second part of the track is from 'Numera Stellas' by Solaris and 'Capricorn' by Polybeat. "Because", as Alfredo Violante once said, "it always sells the track".


released August 6, 2020
Alfredo Violante


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