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Elephant Table Album [Import]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bravour
  • ASIN: B0000083CH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,109,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inner Mantra 3 April 2013
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Compilation of industrial sounds from the 1980's containing SPK, Coil, Chris and Cosey, Nurse with Wound, Lustmord and then some other luminaries; Nocturnal Emissions, Metamorphosis, Konstructivists, Attrition, Legendary Pink Dots, Bourbonese Qualk and then stretching to others I have never heard of; Bushido, Sirius B, MFH. Interestingly the CD has less tracks than the album and those missing on the CD are

Paul Kelday, We Be Echo, New 7th Music and Muslimgauze.

Industrial in the sense of experimentation rather than the NIN rock formula. The songs range around the sleep/waking moments of consciousness when dreams have not fully faded from view. Originally put together by a Sounds journalist who wanted to bring together the luminaries who were beyond the usual treadmill. This collection provided an insight into another vista. Many of the artists have gone onto cult or in some cases Graham Revell (SPK) mega fame.

A sombre collection of UK artists exploring an inner mantra drawing together a new 1983 vision in conflict with the sickly pop being pumped out to provide the sugar within the mainstream water system.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Elephant Table Album 2 Nov 2012
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I was delighted to find this rare compilation on Amazon. It contains all the best names from the industrial music era, from SPK to Lustmord and Attrition and Bourbonese Qualk. In particular love Beat the Devil by 400 Blows, which as far as I know is not available anywhere else.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential History of Expermental/Difficult Music in the UK 7 Feb 2001
By Daryl A. WESTFALL - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Originally compiled by Dave Henderson and released in 1983 as a 2-LP set, the CD version was released in 1989 as a single disc. As such, it is shorter than its vinyl counterpart. Missing are "Melena Jesenska" by Muslimgauze, Paul Kelday's "Birth of Planetesimals (extract)," "New Humanity Switchboard (extract)" by New 7th Music and "Alleycat" by Was Be Echo. However, what remains is an excellent testament to the "difficult" experimental music coming out of the UK at the time. Ranging from danceable to gloom-gothic to stress-inducing, the tracks on this CD have weathered quite well, thank you very much. Highly recommended to those who want to catch themselves up on the UK history of industrial/experimental music. Some of these tracks are still imposing, which speaks of how powerfully disturbing they were when originally recorded. (One caveat: it appears that the CD has been mastered from vinyl. Clean, but obviously vinyl. What happened to the original master?) An expensive import, granted - but worth it, especially if most of these artists are "new" to you. Features: Portion Control, Chris and Cosey, Metamorphosis, Coil, Nurse With Wound, 400 Blows, Konstruktivitis, Lustmord, David Jackman, SPK, MFH, Nocturnal Emissions, Attrition, Legendary Pink Dots, Bourbonese Qualk, Sirius B, and Bushido, in that order.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult listening indeed... 6 Oct 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This compilation of leading experimental/industrial acts features some rare CD appearances by the likes of Portion Control and Bushido. The music is difficult to listen to in the sense that you have to put up with annoying vinyl surface noise, something we thought we would not have to put up with anymore. Some of the entries (eg. SPK, NWW, Coil) are actually available in clean digital form on original albums by the respective artists. It's worrying to think there now seems to be no original master tapes in existence for acts like PC!
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