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Prey (Human) + Horologe

ALTO STRATUS

  

LIQUID SKY

Dark Star DS107 CDR  70'55"  CD-R £5.00 + p&p

1. In Camera 1'59"

2. Blues 1'05"

3. Nightplay 2'09"

4. Jump 2'37"

5. Alien Sky 6'20"

6. The Search 2'23"

7. Grotto 5'12"

8. Magical City 3'03"

9. Decay 4'15"

10. Demilude 1'38"

11. Prey-Human 2'56"

12. Horologe* 8’26” replacement track

13. Message 6'50"

14. Plight 0'51"

15. Liquid Earth 5'48"

16. Drainage 1'20”

17. Exit 1'48"

18. Allegory* 7’29” bonus track

19. Reflexion* 4’17” bonus track

 

 

Recorded April-July 1984 and mixed 2nd July 1984,

except * recorded January 1984 and mixed June 1985.

Original cassette: (Dark Star DS107) © 1984

 

Authentic original master transferred to digital and repaired by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio, Knighton Fields, Leicester in March 2019.

This reissue omits “Hole In The Head” from the original cassette, as that is included as a bonus on the “Tachyon” CD reissue. Instead, “Horologe” and 2 bonus tracks are included. These are all from the “1984: The End Of All Songs” anthology cassette release.

 

Reissue design by Xylem

 

Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman: Casio PT30 & MT68, electric & acoustic guitars, tape, Yamaha CS5, Evans echo EP50

 

Notes...
This was one of a number of oddball concept albums by Alto Stratus. The inspiration was the weird punk sci-fi movie "Liquid Sky", although the dialogue snippets and sound effects fragments came from other sources. A kind of deliberate contradiction, and in using lots of "plunderphonics" it's a heady trip of spacey electronics, sound construction / musique concrete and weird Dada. Due to one track being used on another release since, it has been replaced by another track and more similarly themed bonus tracks at the end, resulting in an even better release than the original.

Originally a cassette (quantity unknown) - released ?/7/1984.
CDR reissue: Numbered edition - released: 1/5/2019.




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