CONTRASTATE "No Eden Without Annihilation" LP+CD


Label: Tesco Organisation
Cat No: TESCO 109
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Active from the late 1980s through to the present day Contrastate follow up their last studio album "A breeding ground for flies" with this the sister release "No Eden without annihilation".
The tracks were performed live at various venues across Europe between 2012 and 2014.
Theirs is a sonic soundtrack to an apocalyptic world that is hypnotic, yet still full of dynamic sounds and shifts. Their sound insinuates itself somewhere inside the dark ritual ambience of the electronic avant-garde shot through with a vein of experimental noise and sarcophetic vocals strewn amongst industrial surrealism.
Contrastate, along other experimental acts from the 80's and 90's, have gone through something of a critical re-assessment of late. Their music has come to be understood on its own terms and nothing like them has really come to take their place. -Label Description
This album is the sister piece to the studio album "A Breeding Ground For Flies" and was performed live with various changes at the following places.
"Contrastate achieve an amazing equilibrium between organic sound and brooding electronics" - Heathen Harvest.
NB: "A Breeding Ground For Flies" CD is also available!
[ t r a c k l i s t ]
A1. Predestination
A2. Return Of Son Of Sam
A3. Repeat Offender
B1. Speak In Tongues
B2. The Rapture
B3. Have You Heard The Good News?
CD1. Predestination
CD2. Return Of Son Of Sam
CD3. Repeat Offender
CD4. Speak In Tongues
CD5. The Rapture
CD6. Have You Heard The Good News?
[ n o t e s ]
Contrastate is Jonathan Grieve, Stephen J. Pomeroy and Stephen Meixner
Artwork and Layout by David Butler
28/04/2012 - Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
17/11/2012 - TESCO 25th Anniversary Festival, Mannheim, Germany
20/05/2013 - Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany
09/11/2013 - Wroclaw Industrial Festival, Poland
24/04/2015 - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, England
Limited copies in stock,
Last Copy!
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