A vinyl diamond for the first time on CD !
The Eight Pillar was the 1st Con-Dom fullenght release dating back to the year 1991, and was the 2nd vinyl release, after the Tesco 7´ "Oh ye of little faith" by the british power electronics industrial outfit Con-Dom, short for Control Domination.
This release had an accompanying booklet ordered separately which now flew ito the artwork of the CD release.
The CD is inspired by the life, writings and example of British author and "man of action" T. E. Lawrence - an enigmatic outsider who lived a tortured odyssey of physical and spiritual extremes in search of his own personal faith.
The name of the CD derives from his book called "The seven pillars of wisdom!".
With these recording Mike Dando, the man behind Con-Dom, did set high standarts in a genre that was just started to arise.
The Powerful sounds and his strong voice give a good impression on how torturing the live of Lawrence must have been.
Con-Dom explores any kind of social tensions and control: political, religious, racial, with an acid, violent and uncompromising attitude.
He is well-known in the industrial scene for his furious ravaging vocals and the devastating live performances, in which he turns into a real stage animal.
This record is a perfect example on how good writings and experiences can flow into this sort of industrial - power electronics music.
Those who missed the L.ed. 300 copies LP version back in 1991 must see this record as a milestone or just a simple must!
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