Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Greater Than One|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Rock
Two CD set includes DVD. London was the introduction of Greater Than One to the blossoming post-industrial culture as spearheaded by Chicago-based WaxTrax! Records. It was released in July of 1989 as a double LP/single CD ... more »
Two CD set includes DVD. London was the introduction of Greater Than One to the blossoming post-industrial culture as spearheaded by Chicago-based WaxTrax! Records. It was released in July of 1989 as a double LP/single CD collection of music recorded from 1987-1988 on Greater Than One's London-based label, K=K Recordings, and includes the entire LP of Dance of the Cowards. The recordings here have been digitally remastered by the legendary Jeff Lipton (Numero Group, Rykodisc, the list goes on forever) of Peerless Mastering and sound stunning. Bonus material includes the music from the Duty + Trust cassette, originally issued in 1991 by Roir as well as other compilation tracks recorded at the time. Enhanced CD content includes photos, cover images, and an extensive book with articles and press clippings and words from Michael Wells and many others. A DVD includes the music videos for "I Don't Need God," "Utopia," and "Pure," as well as three lengthy projections from their performances (featuring user-selectable soundtrack) and an "art reel."
One of the best sample-oriented techno bands I've ever heard
A. Campbell | Alexandria, VA USA | 03/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One night during the late '80s, I saw Greater Than One's "I Don't Need God" video and was hooked. I immediately started hunting record stores for cassettes--not so easy in those days, before search engines and online shopping became ubiquitous--and the first one I found was "London." I loved it just as much, even without the track I was looking for. If you like YMO, Kraftwerk, Emergency Broadcast Network, and/or Negativland, I'm pretty sure you'll like this band too. Greater Than One is pretty versatile. Their music ranges from simple, joyful, goofy dance music to heady, intense, philosophical works that would probably make great soundtracks for subversive propaganda films. Hey, anything that can excersise my mind and my body simultaneously is fine by me! If you don't know Greater Than One (or its other incarnations, such as Church of Extacy, GTO, or S.O.L.O), this CD would make a great introduction--and if you do know them, I would guess you probably know most of the tracks on "London" anyway and if you're reading this, well, you've found it."