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The Spoils Of War: S/T (LP+7", 1969/Re 1999, ltd 450)

Shadoks Music: 001

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Price: €208.00

Limited edition release of 450 numbered copies. This is number 15! First issue on the Shadoks label! With bonus 7".

Grading cover: MINT/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"1969 'psych-concrete' masterpiece that would certainly qualify for 'private-press' status were it originally released in 1969. Spearheaded by James Cuomo, a student of Professor Herbert Brün (WDR studios heavy during the 50's; worked alongside Beyer/Eimert, Stockhausen, Gottfried-Michael Koening, later taught at the university of Illinois... 4 recent CD's on EMF fill in a few gaps) whom also designed the original cover (CD/LP reissue cover uses Malcolm Smith's 1954 'Imagination' painting to rather appropriate affect). Includes the 3 aforementioned 7" tracks (credited solely to James Cuomo) from 1970. Some rather inspired promotional muckery would lead you to believe: "Never pressed before so you don´t have to look for originals, folks. Heavy Psych with tiny folky edges plus electronic soundscapes like first album by Mothers of Invention. Has a connection to Mormos but only the musicians, not the music. This is real heavy Acid stuff, weird and twisted, stoned to max, pure LSD (Loud Screaming Distortions), Warning, people with fragile heart condition and emotionally unbalanced should not play this album....". It actually sounds nothing like that (although the Mothers reference isn't too off base), but contains some rather twisted musique concrete interludes (what could be more ideal than the tonal vocabulary of tape music fed through the medulla of a Cest-Coast-wannabe hippie-freak beatnik circa 1969?) that weave throughout some pretty damaged era-ideals-in-song-form replete with O/T guitar solo bits, flute, organ & the rest." (Forced Exposure)

"My favoured release of this year, LP and 7 inch EP, from mastertapes. Never pressed before so you don't have to look for originals, folks. Heavy Psych with tiny Folky edges plus electronic soundscapes like first album by Mothers of Invention. Has a connection to Mormos but only the musicians, not the music. This is real heavy Acid stuff, weird and twisted, stoned to max, pure LSD (Loud Screaming Distortions), Warning, people with fragile heart condition and emotionally unbalanced should not play this album." (Shadoks)

The Spoils Of War: S/T

The Spoils Of War: S/T