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Konstruktivists are a UK Industrial group formed by Glenn Michael Wallis in 1982 out of the ashes of Heute. In the late 70's/early 80's Wallis was heavily involved with Throbbing Gristle and the Industrial Records crew. Influenced by Krautrock bands like Can, NEU!, Cluster/Harmonia as well as Tuxedomoon, Yello, Chrome, SPK and early Clock DVA, Glenn began to record his own material. After several cassette releases through Flowmotion under his own name, Konstruktivists’ first LP “A Dissembly” was released in 1982.
To record “A Dissembly,” Glenn went into IPS Studio based in Shepherds Bush, London. Glenn plays synthesziers, keyboards, percussion and vocals with help from Dave Rouse (guitar), Adrian Grover (piano, tape loops) and Dave Kenny (engineer, treatments, tapes). The equipment used for this album includes a Korg MS-20, Casio MT-40, Roland TR-606 and TB-303, Korg Space Echo 555 and Throbbing Gristle’s old Eventide Harmonizer. In the studio was a old broken piano recorded with two microphones, one placed inside and another above and created 18-foot tape loops with echo and reverb. Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle modified Glenn’s TR-606 with separate outputs for snare and bass drums, to help create the slap back snare sound heard through the album. Konstruktivists create their own brand of Industrial, using electronics as a base and tape loops, percussion, lurching rhythms and droning melodic arches on top.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in an exact replica of the original jacket with black and white photograph of a church by Dave Byatt with hand lettering and line drawing by Lorna M. Each copy includes a 2-page double sided 8x11 insert with liner notes by Glenn Wallis, press clippings and photos plus a bonus flexi-disc containing the song “Smack” recorded during the same session as “A Dissembly”.