FACTRIX / CAZAZZA "California Babylon" CD + DVD


Label: Superior Viaduct
Cat No: SV004
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California Babylon is a far more sparse and caustic offering than FACTRIX's debut, Scheintot, documenting their live collaboration with notorious artist MONTE CAZAZZA, who along with recording for THROBBING GRISTLE's Industrial label also coined its "Industrial Music for Industrial People" motto. Originally released on the seminal Subterranean Records in 1982, California Babylon remains one of the best collections of violent guitar and primitive machine-noise resonance ever released. Featuring a musical treatment of the Brion Gysin permutation poem, "Kick That Habit Man," with avant-garde percussionist Z'EV backing the band.
CD version contains album tracks + four studio tracks + "Prescient Dreams" single as well as a 1981 live performance (58 minutes video). -Label Description
NOTICE: Limited LP vinyl version is also available!
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California Babylon CD:
1. Death By Hanging
2. Pro Man Son
3. Poltergeist (Theme From "Shift")
4. Kick That Habit
5. Nancy's Little Gun
6. Final Days
7. (Look At That) Lesbian
8. Silver River
9. Noctimbre
10. No Trees
11. Obsession
12. Prescient Dreams
Night Of The Succubus DVD:
1. Night Of The Succubus
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Glaxobass, tape, treatments by Cole Palme
Bass, flute, monochord strings by Joseph T. Jacobs
Guitar, tape and treatments by Bond Bergland
Electric violin by Tana Emmolo-Smith
Vocals, tape, amputated bass, monochord strings by Monte Cazazza
All song recorded live at Ed Mock Dance Studio, San Francisco, June 6, 1981, except track 4 and 5 recorded by Ron Morgan at Berkeley Square on December 12, track 1 and 8-11 recorded at John Altmann Studios, 1981, and track 12 recorded at 292 Turk Street, 1981
On track 4: Backing vocals by Joseph T. Jacobs, Guitar by Tana Emmolo-Smith, Found percussion by Z'ev
On track 5: Found percussion by Z'EV
Audio and video restoration by Peter Conheim
Design by Factrix and Patrick Roques
Photography for insert by Jim Jocoy
Out of print at the source.
Last Copy!