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Robert TurmanÃ¢Â€Â˜s industrial genre-bendingÃ‚Â masterpiece album Ã¢Â€ÂœWay DownÃ¢Â€Â finally has been reissued! "TurmanÃ¢Â€Â™s contribution to the industrial and synth wave underground in the late 1970s and 80s was unique and substantial. He first rose to prominence as part of NON, collaborating with Boyd Rice on the classic 1977 single Ã¢Â€Â˜Mode of InfectionÃ¢Â€Â™/'Knife LadderÃ¢Â€Â™, before leaving to pursue his own more expansive solo vision.
Turman released a number of cassettes over the course of the 80s, drawing on a wide range of experimental techniques. On Way Down, first released on Actual Tapes in 1987, he combined the psych noisy industrial drone aesthetic he was best known for with a spry, danceable minimal synth sound, albeit one fleshed out with guitars, pianos, tape loops and samples. Cold, but not too dark, with a reliance on melody not expected from this area of music. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s a great record, murky as hell but also engaging and accessible. Robert Turman is one of the most underrated figures to come out of industrial musicÃ¢Â€Â™s earliest days. Ã¢Â€ÂœWay DownÃ¢Â€Â is a cold 80's freak-out." Elvis Von Doom /180 gr clear vinyl