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Edition of 200 copies on red vinyl. Released as part of the series 'Collection Archives Des Musiques Industrielles De
France', here are two previously unissued tracks from 1982. This music like all first works of Etant Donnes was made without any instrument or effect but is the fruit of a long work on a raw sound material coming only from nature field recordings.
Etant Donnés are two brothers, Eric and Marc Hurtado, who founded this duet in 1980. They realised music, films (from 1982 to 1994), poetry, collaborations with such emblematic figures of industrial music as Alan Vega (Suicide), Genesis P. Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV), Lydia Lunch, Michael Gira (Swans), Bachir Attar (Jajouka) and live performances at major festivals (Sonar, Transmusicales, Atonal, Obliques etc.).
The name “Etant Donnés“ is referenced to Marcel Duchamp’s last work