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2. Destroying The Beauty
Of Fragile Objects 7'14"
3. Das Bergräbnis 17'02"
4. Out Of Cold Storage 2'05"
Der Ungelernt 9'30"
6. No Peace For The
7. Dance For Central
8. Beschneider Erich 3'22"
remixed & old recordings.
1,2,3 taken from "Cerebration" (Land Of Yrx Products BASL 19) from
1984, all re-mixed or enhanced.
4 is remixed from a solo recording by Rob Andrews.
Other tracks are unreleased live & studio recordings 1983-85.
Compiled by David Gate after a suggestion by Auricle Music.
Produced by Auricle Music, March 1987.
From a remaster supplied by Robert Andrews.
Further hiss and glitch/click removal by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio, 23
Licensed from David Gate.
Design & layout by Xylem.
Rob Andrews: guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion, etc.
David Gate: keyboards, electronics, tapes, voice, percussion,
Nick Elborough: voice, percussion, electronics (5)
Mark Francombe: guitar (5)
Steve Collins: guitar (6,8)
Andrew Pinches: saxophone (6), percussion (8)
Another new Auricle tape that is a ‘compilation of
remixed, old and live recordings...’, to quote from Auricle Music’s latest
catalogue, and a pretty good collection it’s turned out to be.
The 8 tracks are varied and among
some of the best recorded by the band. With one or two exceptions the accent
is mainly on the more rock/synth oriented side of David Gate and Robert
Andrews’ output. The latter’s neat guitar playing is put to admirable use on
tracks such as Destroying The Beauty Of Fragile Objects which is a
"cool" jazz/rock-style piece, and Unfruchtbarmachung Der
Ungelernt, a dense and gritty slab of slow urban blues. The 17 minute
long Das Begrabnis, extracted from the original side-long piece that
graced their Cerebration tape showcases the more experimental nature
of Land of Yrx and features some interesting synth lines swooping and
swirling in, out and around the march-like percussive backdrop. No Peace
For The Alchemist is a melodious and emotive track with some fine sax
playing and complementary synth and guitar work, a 9 minute gem of a piece in
fact. Beschneider Erich which closes the album displays a weird
mixture of dramatic synth playing and offbeat surrealist humour which works well.
A highly enjoyable collection of
music from a band that deserve to be heard more widely. Well worth
Peter Harrison, from Audion #5, page 25 (July 1987)
release proves most web reviews about The Land Of Yrx wrong. If you have a
listen to Unfruchtbarmachung Der Ungelernt
- a heavy fried blues that fuses the sound of early Cabaret Voltaire
and Throbbing Gristle with Heldon a la Zind and Zind Destruction, and
Beschneider Erich - a rather breezy track that blends such diverse elements
as Ashra, Richard Pinhas and Mike Oldfield (and there are many more
surprising diversions with the other 6 tracks) you'll soon realise that The
Land Of Yrx were no mere synth band, but much more than that.
Cassette - released 1987.
CD-R: 20 numbered copies - released 1/7/2017.
Bandcamp download - released 12/7/2020.
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