CONTRASTATE "A Live Coal Under The Ashes" CD


Label: Tesco Organisation
Cat No: TESCO 010
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1992 saw the release of "A live coal under the ashes" which was inspired by the events leading up to the changes across Eastern and Central Europe during 1989. This release marked the change conceptually in which the group's ideas became more specific and more focused on contemporary political issues. "A live coal" was critically acclaimed not just for the music, but also for the artwork and packaging: - a CD placed in the middle of a 12 inch clear vinyl record. After many years of unavailabity Tesco can finally present a rerelease with remastered tracks and a new yet unreleased track called: "Death follows the one eyed cow." An album full of ambient atmospheres, drones, percussion, suitable dark narrations and some steady muted rhythms. These are intense, highly charged recordings with a powerful mystic and ritual feeling. A masterpiece of sound poetry. Comes in nice Digipak. Total Playing time 50:30. Contrastate were formed in 1987 and disbanded in 2000. Ever since the demise of Contrastate there has been a void in the experimental music scene that no other act has managed to fill. Their diverse creative output, manifested as sweeping electronics and sound manipulation together with theatrical spoken word, was nothing less than mind blowing in its complexity and originality. -Label Description
[ t r a c k l i s t ]
1. A Live Coal Under The Ashes (Part 1)
2. Breaking The Strawmen
3. A Live Coal Under The Ashes (Part 2)
4. The Fingers Of My Foot
5. An End Marked By Pessimism
6. Death Follows The One Eyed Cow
[ n o t e s ]
Performed by Jonathan Grieve, Stephen J. Pomeroy and Stephen Meixner
Mixed and roduced by Stephen Meixner
Front cover by Ben Hughes
Inside cover photo by Steve Welch
Tracks 1 to 5 originally released by Tesco in 1992, track 6 was recorded around the same time, but remained previously unreleased
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