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Kleistwahr

Myth

Label: HARBINGER SOUND

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Electronic

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The two LPs are straight reissues of the first two Kleistwahr cassettes released by Broken Flag in 1983 - BF3 and BF15. They are the first two volumes in a series of four releases cataloging the early Kleistwahr recordings. Kleistwahr was the solo project of Gary Mundy which he ran alongside his main band Ramleh. "One of the earliest releases on the label, Myth more than fulfils the promise of the UK’s power electronics scene to fully deliver on punk’s failure to fully liberate rock/roll from the service of generic form. The first track is massively psychedelic – Ramleh always were the most ‘psych’ focussed of the BF groups, as their later ‘rock’ albums underline – with a churning miasmic appeal that sounds like it’s devouring several decades of outlaw sound with alla the triumphal Non of the first Faust album. Later tracks are a little more pugilistic, with electronics that double all over themselves again and again, generating hypnotic matrices of pulse-based melodies and whooshing outer space F/X. Indeed, the degree of obsessive repeat here makes this a minimalist Industrial classic, doing more with a simple set up of electronics and vocals than your favourite goddamn avant orchestra. Parts of this inexplicably remind me of Alan Silva’s electronics on the Celestrial Communication Orchestra’s classic The Seasons triple LP – go figure! Either way this is another major BF unearthing and highly recommended. " Volcanic Tongue

Details
Cat. number: harbinger 102
Year: 2012
Notes:

An edition of 250 copies. Originally released by Broken Flag on cassette (BF3) during 1983.

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