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.