ATTRITION / ALU

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    Artwork by: Oleg Galay www.behance.net/goworks
    Remastered by: Martin Bowes @ The Cage www.thecagestudios.co.uk

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Peripheral Minimal Records are proud to present
PM29 Attrition / Alu “Attrition / Alu” CD. Reissued for the first time

This self-titled split album seemingly accentuates the desolate paranoia of the 1980’s cold-war period by both acts’ usage of daunting electronic instrumentation, post-industrial angst and a generous helping of existentialist experimentalism. It’s perhaps unsurprising then that both Attrition and ALU hail from two cities [Coventry and Berlin] utterly destroyed by the constant bombing raids of the RAF and the Luftwaffe during WW2. Rebuilt into ultimately, naïve idealistic visions of the future, i.e. ring-roads, underpasses, Brutalist high-rise concrete blocks and a sense of utilitarian post-modernist uniformity, not to mention a sense of dystopian dread.

"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..." - The Hatchet [on Attrition]

The resultant recordings recall works by other artists who were working in a similarly discordant fashion, specifically, Cabaret Voltaire, Nocturnal Emissions or even the abstract, absurdist and surrealist collage-noise of Nurse With Wound. It is without doubt forgotten treasure, repackaged and remastered as an antidote to 21st century disquiet.

"We aim to store as many sounds, noise and rhythmic frameworks as possible in our synthesizers and drum machines as we allow them to unfold naturally when we play live. Words and vocals are snapshots, spontaneous phenomena." - ALU [1983]

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released January 20, 2020

Artwork by: Oleg Galay www.behance.net/goworks
Remastered by: Martin Bowes @ The Cage www.thecagestudios.co.uk

This album was originally released in 1983 on C60 cassette and initially limited to 155 copies, a second “fantasy cover” edition was released in the same year in an edition of 45.

Original liner notes, by - Brigitte Bayer + Matthias Lang. All ALU material recorded exclusively for I.R.R.E. Tapes in F.F.E.M. Berlin, October 1983. Attrition material remixed for this release October 1983.

Recorded At – Black Prince Studio
Recorded At – F.F.E.M. [Berlin]
Produced For – IRRE Tapes

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ALU

Hannes Vester - Synthesizer, Bass Guitar [Rhythm Bass Machine Guitar]
Nadja Molt - Vocals, Other [Front Acts]

ATTRITION

Martin Bowes - Vocals, Synthesizers, Effects, Tapes
Julia Waller - Bass, Vocals
Ashley Niblock – Synthesizer

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"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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