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Harbinger Sound

DEBT OF NATURE - Order : Spoil the Entire State

An album of incredible archival recordings by Brad Laner and Jim Goodalls 1980s  noise orchestra. Featuring many other LAFMS superstars such as Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer , along with several unknown secret San Fernando Valley noise geniuses. An albums worth of epic spontaneous compositions created with tape recorders, short wave radios, cheap synths, random orchestral instruments and circuit bent gear and all unleashed in front of an unsuspecting audience.

...we opened for WALL OF VOODOO and successfully pissed off 1000 screaming New Wave assholes"

Starting out back in August 1981 as Brad Laners solo project and self-confessed "pretentious art phase". It wasnt long before he started bringing friends , most notably Jim Goodall and Spencer Savage, and other players in and over the following years DEBT OF NATURE would expand into a much larger ensemble. Its those larger ensembles that are captured on this album with live recordings caught throughout the bands final two years. These tracks were originally programmed with a four 7" boxset in mind, but the flow of the pieces works just as well on the 12" format here.

Even though they only released a small number of cassettes throughout their lifespan, mostly on ARPH and Laners own Party Sound Tapes label. They appeared on numerous seminal Noise and Punk crossover compilations that emitted from Californias west coast on labels such as the Minutemens New Alliance imprint, New Underground, and Trance Port. Later other work appeared on Anomalous Records.Over the five to six years they existed the band played many shows throughout Los Angeles and up into the Bay Area.

DEBT OF NATURE is the starting block for both Laner and Goodalls musical trajectory that has now spanned three decades and taken in many points along the way. Both players recently resurfaced with a reformed MEDICINE , a band they formed who released material via Creation Records and Rick Rubins American Recordings. Prior to that they could be found alongside LAFMS mainstay Rick Potts and others in the STEAMING COILS. Laner was also a major player in FOURWAYCROSS and could be found at times in SAVAGE REPUBLIC, NERVOUS GENDER and many others.Jim Goodall would record for a number of years under the alias of D.D.DOBSON_Ç and his violent electronic works can be found on numerous experimental noise labels. He also played as a member of WHITEHOUSE during their comeback tour of the USA during 1993.

Brad Laner was also a major contributor to the legendary experimental music magazine UNSOUND which will be the subject of an extensive_Ç feature in the forthcoming As Loud As Possible #2 magazine. A second DEBT OF NATURE album capturing the bands earlier years is scheduled for release on Harbinger Sound sometime too." - Harbinger Sound.
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