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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Munster Records MR CD 367
Release Year: 2016
Note: in 1999 ETANT DONNES surprised everyone with this album linking their pulsing post industrial machine ambience with spoken word / vocal collaborations by ALAN VEGA (SUICIDE), LYDIA LUNCH, GENESIS P-ORRIDGE and even BACHIR ATTAR from the legendary MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA contributing ghaita-sounds; re-issue of the CD from 1999 now with one bonus-track ("Ghost Rider 2014 remix" by MARC HURTADO from E.D.)
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"For this 1999 release, France’s Étant Donnés (Eric & Marc Hurtado) brought in Alan Vega, Lydia Lunch and Genesis P-Orridge to provide lyrics and vocals for specific contributions. Vega features on the first four tracks, juxtaposing his stream-of-conscious vocals with the phasing pulses and analogue crackles and sighs on ‘Shadows Lights’, responding to the rhythmic ticking and splintering synth on the title cut, helping on a track he originally wrote with Martin Rev to cover Suicide’s ‘Ghost Rider’ with an eerie Elvis Presley vamp, along with the epic ‘Brutal Piss Rods’. Lydia Lunch follows on ‘Sexodrone’, a lengthy piece where treated trumpet from Mark Cunningham duels with Lunch’s breaths and icy cold delivery. Genesis P-Orridge brings along a different feel with his steady spoken word work on the three final tracks: the metallic gongs, bells and revolving synth washes of ‘At Last’, the companion piece ‘Angel With Iron Wings’ and ‘Secret Tear’. The latter track also features Bachir Attar, leader of The Master Musicians Of Jajouka, playing the ghaita; P-Orridge and Attar conclude the voyage with a vigorous call and response between P-Orridge’s instrument of flesh (his voice) and Attar’s human-made one. A perfect soundtrack for sensual explorers. The last bonus track is a 2014 remix of ‘Ghost Rider’ by Marc Hurtado that gives the feeling of being transported into the centre of an intergalactic war."