Just to put some perspective on my review: I'm a very recent convert to this release, having only recently discovered it (as a fan of Detroit techno) after reading that it was one of Carl Craig's favourite records. It's certainly not difficult to see how it has influenced Craig, in particular (my guess is) around the period of "Sound on Sound" and "Landcruising".
I find that it's sometimes difficult to appreciate works retrospectively - songs that have seeped into the collective musical consciousness over the years IF you haven't heard them until now. For example when I first heard The Beatles I wrongly thought "So what?" and indeed with "Some Deaths Take Forever" you have to rewind back to the time it was released to appreciate just how forward thinking it is/was - a time before electronic music had, via the likes of Juan Atkins, gained respectability, a time when such music was written off as novelty. When it first came out this type of thing must have been pretty much against the grain - maybe with only Human League and The Buggles for company but without the pop sensibilities of either. Plus, Szajner's countrymen, the French, have not until much more recently, been noted as great fans of electronic music. Perhaps a better comparison could be the works of Cabaret Voltaire - Szajner has a similar knack for using radio/voice samples.
And even that's not the whole story. The original album closer (there are the usual LTM bonus tracks) "A Kind of Freedom" sounds like a collaboration between Kraftwerk and Basic Channel. And there are even occasional Aphex flavours on here which made me wonder whether Mr RD James ever might have wanted to snap up the album rights and put it out on his own Rephlex label.
Anyway, a pioneering yet very listenable LP which hasn't dated.