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WATERMANN, JOHN - Calcutta Gas Chamber

Format: pic-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Die Stadt DS97
Release Year: 2007
Note: lim. 444 / re-release of ND-CD from 1993
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00


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Wiederverffentlichung dieses Klassikers, jetzt als picture Vinyl!
"....ein dunkles, dichtes Werk mit elektro-akustischen Qualitten, viele konkrete Gerusche & Sounds & Cut-ups, meist undefinierbar, aber voll von unheimlich beseeltem maschinellen Leben... absolut packend!" [Drone Records]

"Re-release of the long out-of-print album by the late John Watermann. The idea for this project came about after a visit to Calcutta in 1990, and through the nightmarish experiences during that short visit. The concept of aurally conveying the horror of a gas chamber was realised through field recordings in an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. The sounds are grating and harsh, a mixture of field recordings and electronic manipulations. One can rarely pinpoint a location or action but the images the sounds conjure up are of all sorts of nefarious activites related to death by machinery. The sleeve notes take you into the horror that is the Calcutta Gas Chamber. John Watermann started the re-design for this re-issue (originally released in 1993 on US label ND), but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realisation. A beautifully composed and produced album, completely remastered and feat. new artwork. This special picture LP is limited to 444 numbered copies. A CD version of 'Calcutta Gas Chamber' was released by Cold Spring in late 2006." [label info]