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Lustmord - Things That Were
- Labels Infinite Fog
- Product Code: DCD Deluxe Book
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"Things That Were", a luxurious limited 2CD Digibook edition of the earliest Lustmord recordings released by Infinite fog Production.
Artwork Cold Graves.
“The British scene has an established tradition of dark, avant-garde and experimental industrial music, and “Things That Were” is one of those jewels that first grew in the UK in the late 70s and 80s.
With this album (2CD Digibook set), released by Infinite fog Productions, Brian Williams a.k.a. Lustmord dives into his true and fundamental nature. Highly influenced by other contemporary acts, such as Brits Throbbing Gristle or Aussies SPK, with whom Lustmord himself collaborated as one of their multiple floating members, “Things That Were” offers a truly fundamental overview of the beginnings of this master – and theoretically father – of dark ambient.
This work, which is a compilation of remastered early recordings of both live gigs and tracks recorded at the E.M.S. London studio, enables listeners to better understand where all the magic and warm darkness that surrounds Lustmord’s subsequent albums comes from. Not only will listeners notice the predominance of noise and industrial sounds in both the composition and performance of these tracks, but also the remarkable and incipient essence of what would later become the cornerstone of his rich and influential work.
Elements such as anguished voices, the disturbing bells tolling in “Slabstone”, or those creepy kids playing and whispering songs in “Sibling”, have a terribly dark, and even warm, quality. These samples and field recordings, together with the drone-like layers used in most of the songs, provide the sound with a truly immersive and hypnotic mysticism, which sometimes approaches the post-punk and anti-rock bias that was the trademark of Coil’s and Psychic TV’s John Balance or Nocturnal Emissions’ Caroline K, to whom this album is a tribute.
The album is carefully mastered by Peter Andersson(raison d'etre).
DCD is released in a deluxe digibook format limited to 900 copies.
1-1 A.T.M.O.M. (Live) 4:11
1-2 Headplate (Live) 5:01
1-3 Sibling 4:57
1-4 Murderwreker 6:24
1-5 Slabstone 6:39
1-6 Arise (Live) 6:42
1-7 Credo / Nemo 4:52
1-8 Beast Of Burden Beast Of Prey 5:22
1-9 Headplate (Original / March 1981) 7:44
2-1 Ovenblast (Live / October 1981) 5:39
2-2 Arise (Live 8-13-81) 7:26
2-3 Live (Live 2-5-1982) 18:52
2-4 Boneing Of Men 6:15
2-5 Of Bones Of Men 4:50
2-6 Words Of Voice 4:23
2-7 Praxis (Unreleased / 1983) 4:42
2-8 Dream History (July / 1980) 5:16
2-9 Slabstone (Original / August 1980) 6:30
2-10 Things That Were 9:13