miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017
Premature Ejaculation – Death Cultures (CASSETTE C-60, 1987, FLAC)
Premature Ejaculation was an experimental noise project started in 1981 by Rozz Williams and Ron Athey. With no musical equipment, they made raw experiments with household objects and lo-fi devices. Alhough they did not release any recordings (mostly due to bad experiences with record labels that Williams had with his other band Christian Death), they did perform live and were featured in a photo article in Michael Gira's No magazine. Athey later left and became a respected performance artist. Premature Ejaculation continued, however, with Williams being joined by Lee Wilds. Williams also began collaborating with Chuck Collison and Kris Fuller on installations credited to The Happiest Place On Earth. When Wilds left the project, Collision came on board as a group member, and with this came a greater use of electronic equipment, and better recording facilities. Premature Ejaculation also started to document their recordings as Collision started the cassette label The Happiest Place On Earth (later changed to The Happiest Tapes On Earth). They were also included on the American Gothic compilation LP and a friend of the group started the label Baader-Meinhof to release their first LP. With wider recognition, other releases on various labels followed, though live performances became less common. In latter years, performances would often include other collaborators, such as Erik Freeman and Erik Christides.
Rozz Williams died in 1998.
Premature Ejaculation – Death Cultures
Label: The Happiest Place On Earth – HA00
Format: Cassette, Album, C60
Style: Noise, Experimental
A1 Chicken Coup
A3 Control This/Metrazol
A5 Somebody Do Something
B3 Pig Face Show And Tell
B4 Blue Honey
B5 The Pain Is Severe
B6 Strong Arm Tactics
Issued in a numbered, limited edition with photocopied inserts. The first copies came with a booklet.
From the liner notes:
"We just want you to see things as clearly as possible."
To receive the intended effect, adjust frequency bands at 1 khz and 400 hz. Increase volume for the remainder of program two.