The Last Day Of Pompeii is a compilation of hidden gems by Retina.it, most of them released via Chicago’s Hefty Records in early 2000, and few unreleased coming as a double EP.
The records have inserts presenting 2 halves of Karl Brullov painting from 1830 (that gives the name to the project). On the backside of the insert there will be anecdotes and pictures from the archives. Midgar want to pay tribute to the Pompeian duo, whose life has been entirely dedicated to music.
Retina.it is respected by the likes of Frank Bretschneider, Olaf Bender, Donato Dozzy, John Hughes considered ‘big’ and ‘seniors’ of electronic music industry, but modern public is lacking informations about them. The project The Last Day Of Pompeii talks about their origins, early history and relationship with Hefty Records.