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Label & Cat.Number: Die Stadt DS91
Release Year: 2006
Note: re-release of first Z'EV-album from 1981, plus new material from 2005. Comes in originally reproduced LP-sleeve, first ed. 500 contains bonus-CD with rare early archive-material from 1982 !! BIG 12" COVER !!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €16.00
More Info"Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very first Z'EV studio album which originally came out on Backlash in 1981, DIE STADT is proud to announce the re-release of 'Production and Decay of spacial Relations' for the first time on CD. It features the original seven tracks from the vinyl plus six 'recodings' entitled 'Reproduction and Decay of spatial Relations' made by Z'EV in May/June 2005.
Back in the day Z'EV used to bring boxes over from Holland when he would come back to New York City which he would sell to Bleeker Bob (a famous Record Shop situated in the East Village of NY) who told him: "this is the best industrial record ever and I sell it to every japanese buyer who comes into the store". The CD is housed in a reproduction of the original LP (!) cover and comes with a special handmade insert. First edition of 500 copies. Total playing time: 79'57 min." [press release]
"...This was z'ev's first studio LP from 1981, recorded and released in Rotterdam on a curious and regrettable long forgotten experimental music label Backlash Records (who also released Tuxedo Moon and Nyrabakiga). Up to that point z'ev in various guises just released live recorded material. It is where the interests of z'ev started to mingle: the live playing of percussion and the studio techniques, which he used in several other projects, such as Stefan Weisser. I don't what the studio of Backlash looked like, but it's a pretty interesting production. The sound gets processed, slowed down, but then new layers are added and strange muffled but strong rhythmic sounds occurs. None of the original power has been lost here. It was in its day
already a masterpiece of 'industrial' music, and still is. On the same CD all the material gets a treatment in 2005, through some of the techniques z'ev uses these days. The layers are much thicker and fatter and lays less on the rhythm aspect. It makes this a great document. And with the first 500 copies there is also a second CD with three pieces from 1982. The first one is a live piece of metal percussion, which gives an idea what it sounded like in the day: raw and untamed. The second piece is a sound poetry/tape piece of heavily layered voices and 'Element/L' is a highly deformed piece of layered percussion, until it becomes an engine like sound." [FdW /Vital Weekly]
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