Debut CD album of Grunt from 1997 was largerly overlooked.
Edition of 100 copies was done by Les Disques Bruitistes.
Label had passion for the 90’s DIY network noise, publishing works of Francois Douris, Outermost, Sonic Disorder, and more.
This album of Grunt, was the transition moment, possibly last of the release that simply “emerged”.
Old style of merely collecting together various unreleased tracks, that would make up a release.
Recorded in late 1996 and first months of 1997, all home-recordings with analogue 4-tracker.
From harsh noise to eerie drones, from SJ and Ramleh inspired dirty industrial noise experiments to Gerogerigegege, Hanatarash, Violent Onsen Geisha inspired goofy racket.
Everything thrown together in one disc.
Listening material more than two decades later is revealing.
What may be lost in lack of coherency, is counterbalanced by the aesthetics of 90’s DIY noise scene.
One can never know what the next track will be.
Technical excellency is replaced by youthful and playful approach of discovering ways to make noise.
Lack of direction, is direction itself.
Sonically it is the link between the very early works and what soon would become then known Grunt sound when 1997/1998 started era of more coherent works like Europe After Storm, Terror & Degenration, Grunt/Cloama collaboration and so on and on.
While album is barely noticed, it did make some impact.
Roemer of Macronympha sent letter complimenting the perfect oscillation of some tracks and said that he took couple tracks as the source material of upcoming Macronympha release.
Which one, I can not remember, but couple tracks of this CD might be recognized among some late 90’s Macronympha noise.
Original hand-made art is presented first time in full color.
No remastering: sound as in original recording!
Industrial Recollections 2021.
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2. 8.2.97 5:30
3. 26.12.96 + 1.1.97 5:20
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5. 26.12.96 3:24
6. 20.2.97 + 23.2.97 5:16
7. 9.2.97 3:04
8. 20.2.97 7:53
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