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3 Arms & a Dead Cert

by ATTRITION

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    Pleased to announce the first official ATTRITION Hoodie, a 2 colour screened Hand Logo print on a heavy pullover hood Gildan Hoodie - limited to a run of 40.
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  • Bag + Digital Album

    A new official tote bag for our 40th anniversary year... 2 colour print on a 15 x 16 inch black cotton bag... only 50 have been made!
    Includes a free download of the 8 track "Introduction to ATTRITION, with a selection of tracks from our 40 year career

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    A beautiful limited edition 40th anniversary ATTRITION Hand Logo pin in resin and brass - with 2 clasps on the rear.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 84 ATTRITION releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Excelsis - a dark noel, ATTRITION - Live at Projektfest, Chicago, USA - 1996, A Great Desire (1986 - 2004), Death House Variations - Live at The Tin. Coventry. 10.09.21, The Alibi, This Death House - 2021 remaster, The Mouthless Dead c/w The Bone Factory, Take Five, and 76 more. , and , .

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Acid Tongue 04:19
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Demi God 03:58
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Predicament 05:30
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Red Eye 03:54
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Prelude 02:26

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Originally released on Hyperium and Projekt records in 1996.

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released July 5, 1996

Sideline - Belgium - 1996

The British pioneers strike back and add another album to their huge discography. ATTRITION is one of the few electronic bands that has managed to avoid it's curse through the eighties and nineties without ever losing authenticity, i would even dare to say "spontaneity"!
Release after release, the genius Martin Bowes brings his sound a bit further. He deepens his search for the perfect sound and probes into the numerous unexplored sonic landscapes to create something new with no reference to the various trends he went through with time.
On this 3 arms and a dead cert, he gives a twist to the taste of dark techno (as they would call it in Germany) on the latest material by re-inforcing his marriage between digital and analog ingredients, shy guitars and beautiful violins. Franck Dematteis' violin parts give a totally different dimension to the electronica, plunging them into a sort of semi-classical semi-theatrical atmosphere (Predicament?, 3 arms and a dead cert, or Prelude).
The instrument perfectly suits the convincing male and female vocal contrasts. Julia Wallers' voice most often underlines the dramatic side of the songs, while Martin sounds cold and strong.
The lyrics are once again off the beaten track, adding another interesting feature to this rather varied album. Although globally it sounds sombre and mid-paced, there are also rhythmic songs with effective bass sequences (Acid Tongue or Demi-God). The best tracks in my opinion are White men talk, Acid Tongue or Demi God.
Attrition lead us into a new world, their own world, a world where they deserve to climb higher, a world i strongly advise you to enter at least once in your short life. Competently accomplished and perfectly mastered from the first second to the last.

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official page for legendary UK dark industrial electronic act ATTRITION

"Forever there will be the speculation that the exploration of darkness as a beautiful place will lessen our fear of it all, ease the pain a little..."

" Creating and exploring rich shadowy electronic soundscapes...interweaving the ephemeral with the operatic, the sound can at once calm your soul and chill your bones..."
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