Calcutta Gas Chamber

JOHN WATERMANN

CD Jewel Box (CSR 52 CD) - COLD SPRING

Rare copy of the very first edition of this album out in 1993 on ND Records / USA.
Packaged in a cardboard slipcase with a two-fold, six-panel insert.

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 activities 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 CD, completely remastered and re-packaged.

Track listing:
1. First Shudder Project: An Intellectual Challenge To Convert Victims Into Heart-Shaped Soap
2. Second Shudder Project: Fitting The Gas Hose
3. Third Shudder Project: A Vague Demonstration Of Trembling
4. Fourth Shudder Project: The Black Milk Clasp (Clubbing, Tearing, Wrenching, Cutting, Spurting, Boiling, Processing)
5. Fifth Shudder Project: Breasts Of The Naked Wall [Mp3]
6. Sixth Shudder Project: The Shredding Of Human Tissue
7. Seventh Shudder Project: Power House Freeze
8. Eighth Shudder Project: Walking The Giant Corpse (Most Of The Actors Already In Quick Lime)

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