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Zamia Lehmanni (Songs of Byzantine Flowers)

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**CD version in 6-panel digipack** "Originally released by Side Effects in 1986, Zamia Lehmanni was the third (and final) core SPK album and was Graeme Revell’s first truly solo project. He was in a period of transition, somewhere between the industrial noise of the early years and his later award-winning soundtrack work. On the day before this was first released, this style of music, now ubiquitous (especially in soundtracks), did not exist.
After Information Overload Unit cleared a space for subsequent explorations, and the environmental percussion and anchored mutilated sound collages of Leichenschrei, the “body without organs” was fully eviscerated. Graeme felt ‘industrial music’ was becoming ossified and needed to be taken into radically new territories: ‘post-industrial’.
The track In Flagrante Delicto (mastered as originally intended here) was later used by Revell for his work on the soundtrack for the 1989 film Dead Calm, which won him Best Original Score from the Australian Film Institute.
Unavailable in any format since Mute’s 1992 CD edition, we now present this landmark album on newly remastered CD, and on vinyl for the first time since 1986. Approved by Graham Revell, this release comes with new artwork by Abby Helasdottir and is remastered by Martin Bowes (The Cage). Includes new liner notes by Graeme Revell, 2019. 
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Cat. number: CSR274CD
Year: 2019
Notes:
Released in a six-panel Digipak with a clear, central tray. Features new artwork, new liner notes, and quotes from William Butler Yeats, Stéphane Mallarmé, Comte de Lautréamont, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Victor Hugo, Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett and Egon Wellesz. Catalog numbers: CSR274CD on left spine, back, disc matrix; CSR274LP on right spine (likely a mixup); 0641871745418 on back [Panels] Recorded and produced 1985-6 [url=https://www.discogs.com/SPK-Zamia-Lehmanni-Songs-Of-Byzantine-Flowers/release/76551]Originally released[/url] by [l7560] Records 1986 'Necropolis' is based on the music of [url=https://www.discogs.com/artist/1014518-Adolf-W%C3%B6lfli]Adolph Wolfi[/url], and is part of the Album '[url=https://www.discogs.com/Adolf-W%C3%B6lfli-Graeme-Revell-Nurse-With-Wound-And-D%C3%A9ficit-Des-Ann%C3%A9es-Ant%C3%A9rieures-Necropolis-Amphib/release/184365]Necropolis, Amphibians & Reptiles[/url]' released by [l=Musique Brut] in 1986. Graphic design for Cold Spring, inspired by original sleeve design, featuring images of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, by Antonio Gaudi and sculptors Lorenzo and Juan Matamala. Mastered July 2019 [Back] Invocation (To Secular Heresies) Instruments: Balinese bell tree, choir, orchestra, steel bowls, Tibetan drums Palms Crossed In Sorrow Instruments: African flutes, claves, marimbas, Prophet synthesizer, toms, voices, woodblock Romanz In Moll (Romance In A Minor Key) Instruments: bells, choir, orchestra, piano, printing factory ambience In The Dying Moments Instruments: bass, choir, claves, drums, factory horns, sheet metal, voice In Flagrante Delicto (Introduction) Instruments: cello, chain, choir, orchestra, railway yard ambience, voice In Flagrante Delicto Instruments: cello, chain, choir, orchestra, railway yard ambience, voice Alocasia Metallica Instruments: Balinese puppet gamelan, claves, congas, Javanese flute, Prophet synthesizer, toms Necropolis Instruments: child's swing, crows, Gregorian chants, orchestra, piano, portcullis, toads, violin The Garden Of Earthly Delights Instruments: New Guinea flutes, Prophet synthesizer, slow congas, sarah, voices © Cold Spring Records 2019

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