Black Rose Recordings and Oxidisation present
the new album from Stephen Meixner (mastermind of Contrastate).
Initial inspiration for this project came from the 1980s recycling projects such as “Captured Music” and “Destruct”, both released on the Selektion label who described recycling as “a procedure concentrating on materials already existing on their own or as separate sources as a practical base for further reworkings”.
As the project was progressing news was sent across the world of the death of George Floyd whilst in police custody.
Sadly, not a new phenomenon, but a repeat of past events highlighting the unfinished business of needing to change the future.
I decided to incorporate the events into the initial theme using words and specific references to carry on a dialogue that interacts with the re-interpretations of previous sound sources.
It has been said that we cannot tackle the past by re-writing it.
Maybe we can.
This releases features contributions from Ralf Wehowsky (rlw/P16 D4), Steve Pittis (Band of Pain), Jonathan Grieve and Stephen J Pomeroy (Contrastate), Leyden Jars, Adrian Morris, Lee Pomeroy and Simon Wray.
1 A Silent War 7:10
2 Breathe 7:26
3 Virtue Signalling 6:24
4 Unfinished Business 7:06
5 We Demand Tomorrow (Or Business As Usual) 6:46
6 Singing About Revolution 2:07
Old Europa Cafe AVS