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Leven Signs

Hemp Is Here (LP)

Label: Futura Resistenza

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

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*150 copies limited edition* In 1985 a wondrous album titled Hemp Is Here was created by the obscure English duo Leven Signs, composed of Pete Karkut and Maggie Turner. Since then, Hemp Is Here has proven to be a visionary recording that holds a special place in the ongoing expansion of experimental music. Through the method of tape collage, an unclassifiable recording was created that consisted of post-punk and avant-pop sounds, tribal rhythms and dub and folklore elements. The result was an unpretentious yet sonically sophisticated endeavour that subconsciously evoked the twentieth-century avant-gardist and minimalist music traditions. While maintaining a distinctly original sound, their output still contributed to local explorations and remained somewhat in line with other genre-dissolving bands from eighties England like Rimarimba, This Heat, Woo, 23 Skidoo or Eric Random and The Bedlamites.

Cat. number: RESLP006
Year: 2021

Printed in an edition of 150. Originally released on tape by Unlikely Records (UT90) in Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK, 1985, and printed on vinyl in an edition of 300 by Cordelia Records (ERICAT 006) in Leicester, UK, 1985

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