Attrition Releases Entire Back Catalog For Download

August 4, 2011 0 Comments

Back in the old Steb’s days I had the opportunity to book a band from England by the name of Attrition.  I knew the band and was super excited to finally get to see them live, and hang out with Martin Bowes who’s a bit of an influence on me.  Well things didn’t turn out the way we thought, a few days before they were suppose to play Steb’s Martin’s keyboard player fell off the stage in Chicago and broke his leg and they had to cancel the rest of their tour.  :(  Martin and I have stayed in contact through the years via Myspace and now Facebook and sometime email and this morning I got a nifty email from Martin about him finally releasing his entire catalog digitally remastered for download or for physical purchase directly from the band!  I have a ton of his records and love most of them a lot, I have to say though one of my favorites is The Jeopardy Maze man I love that record.  I also just recently contributed some vocals that I hope will be used on the new Attrition record coming out!

 

Well… finally….after many months work… it is OUT NOW!
THE COMPLETE ATTRITION CATALOGUE – available as downloads
- and direct from the band… so directly supporting us…
Our remastered albums, many with bonus tracks, as the highest quality mp3’s and complete with all the cover artwork on PDF

…and… to celebrate this – for the whole month of August… we are having a

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OFFER!…
when you order any album, download or physical…simply tell us in the special notes which download album you would like as a free one!…
and you can do this for every album you order

Do Check out our merchandise pages here…
www.attrition.co.uk/mer​ch.htm
or use the direct links below…
for the CD version @ $13.99/£9/EU10… or for the digital version for only $9.50 £6 EU7…

                                

 

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Dreamtime Collectors.
1980 – 2010

A 16 track CD Featuring some of ATTRITION’s finest moments…

chosen by Martin it includes many rare mixes and unpublished photographs.

The definitive collection

 



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Wrapped in the guise of my friend
3 decades of the music of ATTRITION re-interpreted by Murder Happens and En Esch/ Stromkern/Imprint/Machine in the Garden/Stoa/ High Blue Star/Chiasm/My Silent Wake/ Remora/Protea/Unwoman/Sharks/Audra and more…
includes the bonus “Wrapped…” downloadable EP with 8 more covers by Sharks/Beati Mortui/Audra/Mortal Clay/Iammy Newt and more…2010



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Ephemera
5 instrumental tracks of atmospheric dark ambience…
“This is a seriously listenable, cutting-edge industrial masterpiece.”   The Wire magazine. 1994



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This Death House
Two long pieces of unsettling analog electronic soundscapes…
“The drones and tape manipulations released as This Death House prefigured dark ambient “isolationism” by almost 10 years…” 1982



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Kill the Buddha!
Live on the 25 year anniversary tour of Europe, Mexico and the USA.
From the opening radio advert to the closing surprise song to Martin, the album catches Attrition at their rawest and most vulnerable…
“a layered, haunting, hypnotic collection of genre-defying soundscapes that alternately seduce and frighten” Fearnet.com.  2009



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Keepsakes and reflections
The essential collection of rarities…
Tracks culled from various compilations and B-sides over the last 10 years. Includes the covers of John Foxx’s “Underpass”, The Dead Kennedy’s “Kill the poor”, Ministry’s “Cannibal song” and more…
This editon includes 2 BONUS tracks in “Scenario 2 ” and The Cage – refrain. 2001



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The Hidden Agenda

V.2….remastered, re-edited and includes “Mercy machine”, “the Cage” and 3 tracks from the “Lip Sync” maxi
“A huge album and a great progression” Atmomic magazine. 1993



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Across the Divide
Live in Holland 1984.
Recorded direct from the mixing desk on Attrition’s first ever tour outside of the UK with the Legendary Pink Dots in 1984.
live versions of tracks from the bands debut album, “The attrition of reason” and “Voice of God” EP…



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Heretic Angels
Live in the USA. 1999.
live versions of tracks from Attrition’s 90’s album period recorded on the infamous “Jeopardy Maze” tour across the USA in 1999.
Recorded raw and direct from mixing desk to digital stereo master… 2000.



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The Hand that Feeds
The remix album with remixes from Chris n Cosey, In the Nursery, Regenerator, New Mind, Stromkern, Morbus Kitahara and techno/drum n bass/ambient DJ’s. 2000. US version.
This edition with BONUS TRACK…One of these mornings remix by Flip Shriner!  2000



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A Tricky Business
A sparse and technical affair,….from industrial dance to gothic ambience. .includes the darkwave classic “A girl called harmony”
with bonus track – the long lost 12″ club remix of “Something in my eye”.1991.



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Smiling, at the Hypogonder club
Between electronic, goth and horror-show dance…includes Mind Drop and the Shrinkwrap single…1985.
Lush electronic orchestrations for their own fictious club….” MFTEQ. 1985



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Etude
Past works interpreted in classical form in collaboration with Franck Dematteis of the Paris opera….includes the classical version of I am eternity
“Elegant music of a baroque and even medieval cast …1997



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3 Arms And A Dead Cert

Explorations of sound… introduction of viola …industrial rock to techno-goth to operatic soundtracks …with Acid Tongue and Cosmetic Citizen. 1996
Attrition lead us into a new world…Competently accomplished and perfectly mastered from the first second to the last…” Sideline. 1995



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In The Realm Of The Hungry Ghosts
Rare tracks from 82-86. includes “Dreamsleep” from the Elephant Table album, “In your hand” from the Bullshit detector 3 comp on Crass records, “Into the waves”, “A’dam & eva” and more…
early atmospherics…a document of foundation and roots.” 1986



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Action and Reaction
a collaboration between Attrition and US experimental group Audio Leter.
The missing link between the analogue soundscapes of “Death house” and the experimental song structures of the debut album “Attrition of reason”….1983.



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Esoteria V.2 – 1982 – 2004
Originally released in 1999 for Russia only as a limited edition collection of ambient and classical works ’82-’99. ..This new version on has been updated and Includes rare, remastered and previously unreleased versions…!
From the mesmerising and haunting classical strings to the unsettling dark ambient works this is a soundtrack to an as yet unmade film…”
Black Harvest. 2004



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The Eternity LP
Re-issue of the Eternity EP which includes all the tracks from “Kissing a virtual angel” EP – a blend of classical and electronics….includes the trip hop remix of
I am eternity. 2002



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The Attrition Of Reason
“Mesmerizing sequences and cymbal flurries provide a sub-mantric tapestry for Martin’s growling, almost menacing voice, and for Chryss’ high echoed vocals that float across the surface of the music like the white lady floating across the misty lake of the sub-conscious…
The debut album. 1984



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At The Fiftieth Gate
Gothic- industrial rock with classical influences ..includes”Haydn”, “Death Truck”, “My friend is Golden” and all the 12″ singles on Antler Subway…
“This album was first released in 1988, and it still impresses..” Gothic Beauty
 



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Something Stirs. The beginning. 1981 – 83
A collection of the rarest and earliest recordings, many never before released. Remixed and enhanced from the original 4 track tapes and live recordings.
The raw post punk of the early live shows evolving into the dark electronic atmospheres of the first recorded works… 2006

 



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The Jeopardy Maze
an almost perfect example of darkwave-ambient, a subtle and sinister tapestry of electro and classical elements” 1999.
This edition includes an unreleased bonus track “Infant joy” 1999

 

News on upcoming tours and releases to follow very soon….
Thanks for your support…!
Martin Bowes. Coventry. England. 2011
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I'm a commercial producer with KWWL and have been with the station for nearly nine years now. I have my degree in Theatre from UNI, I've played in local bands for over 15 years and have spent some good times sleeping on the floor of a van traveling through the Midwest playing shows. I'm also an avid movie fan with a specialization on wacky and weird films as well as horror films and super hero movies. I'm a comic book nerd and a serious music collector with a vinyl and CD collection that rivals most people I know.

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