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Hipnosis (on some records also named Hypnosis) was a successful Italian techno-disco band in the early '80s, born in Parma and founded by Stefano Cundari. It also featured Paul Sears and Ugo Solenghi. At the beginning of the year 1982 Angelo Bergamini from Kirlian Camera joined the band. Cundari had the idea of covering the song "Pulstar" by Vangelis for the label Memory Records. They recorded the song together with Anfrando Maiola from the group Koto. In the ensuing period all of the original members left the project and Bergamini turned down the proposition to stay as a composer and musician of the new line-up and decided to leave the sixty date world tour. At the same time as Hipnosis was developing, Paul Sears officially joined Kirlian Camera's new line-up. In 1987 Cundari released another 7"/12" ("Droid") under the Hipnosis banner. Soon after he passed away. At this point the official Hipnosis-Story ends. In 1991 a CD anthology entitled "Hypnosis" was released. In 1992 a certain Humphrey Robertson released a single and an album for ZYX Records under the name Hypnosis (2). On both releases the font-logo which can be seen on the "Hypnosis"-CD was used, so it seems that the label tried to re-animate Hypnosis with other musicians. The last sign of life of this replica was another 12" record in 1994. In 2006 Angelo Bergamini recorded the Song "Kaczynski Code" for the Kirlian Camera album "Coroner's Sun" under the name Hipnosis Italy. In 2016, for the Greatest Hits & Remixes compilation, ZYX mingled original Hipnosis tracks with selections by Humphrey Robertson as well as yet another Hypnosis, the seemingly unrelated Hypnosis (14) from Canada.

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Pulsar on Pulsar by Hipnosis
Hipnosis on Hipnosis by Hipnosis
I look into the sky on Rock Vivo by Rock Cubano
Penetration (Stabbing Motion) on Hydro Style: Dance Compilation by Various Artists

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Greatest Hits & RemixesHipnosis, Hypnosis, Hypnosis2016Compil.
Best Of HypnosisHipnosis, Hypnosis2014Compil.
Pulstar 2009Hipnosis2009Album
Tenebre / PulstarGoblin / Hipnosis2009Single
Mission#4Hipnosis / Gaznevada2008Album
Droid / JabdahHipnosis / Koto2005Album
Club Classics 06John Carpenter / Hipnosis / Laserdance2001Compil.
Club Classics 04Hipnosis2001Compil.
Pulstar / Hey Hey GuyHipnosis / Ken Laszlo1998Album
Pulstar / OxygeneHipnosis1988Single
Droid / PulstarHipnosis1987Album
Droid / Automatic PianoHipnosis1987Album
Astrodance / ArgonautsHipnosis1984Album
Pulstar / End Title (Blade Runner)Hipnosis1983Album
Hypnosis / BorhazHipnosisSingle
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