MARS - Mars LP: The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
The Mars LP is the definitive collection of the 32 minutes of studio recordings released between 1977 and 1979 on vinyl by the first of the no wave bands. Supervised by the surviving members, remastered from original sources without any added effects, and packaged with detailed notes and lyrics, the Mars LP is an effort to recuperate the groups legacy and make up for the unavailability of these tracks in their original sound. "Static transmissions from a distant dark star. Taking up and tripping out further than the Velvet Undergrounds Black Angel Death Song , Mars punished not with blunt force, but with a propulsive agitation which signaled a neurological insanity. A crippled tension swathed in nervous friction. A cavernous musical universe riddled with eerie sound storms whose poisoned atmosphere seduced and threatened. Obtuse and unforgiving. Sickly sexy. Red noise redefining bass urges, forcing the listener to question their own sanity by drilling into ear holes using electroshock guitars as saw blades trepanning into grey matter. Mars unleashed a choking cacophony illustrating the body as machine in disrepair fuelled by the impending repulsion and disintegration of a perverse romance with ones own demons. Demons who once wrenched free, made mimicry of the jangling nerve centers, and given voice as song, turned schizophrenic and howled these testimonials to the unbearable." -- Lydia Lunch. "[note: Mars LP is the title, but this is a CD only release]. Includes their first single on Rebel/Ze, the No New York tracks, the Mars EP on Lust/Unlust -- their complete discography. This CD should be considered as an alternative to the still-valid Mars 78+ CD on Atavistc -- this one features all the original recordings as intended, with all the Thirlwell sound reprocessing of the Atavistic CD eliminated." - FE.
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