Disinformation ‎– Ghost Shells

Ash International ‎– ASH 2.7
Vinyl, 12"


A Ghost Shells 5/11/95 Lewes Prison
B1 Data Storm Part I
B2 Data Storm Part II
B3 Data Storm Part III
B4 Data Storm Part IV
B5 Data Storm Part V


Extreme contrasts of amplitude and frequency in the recording on side one placed severe constraints on the feasibility of their reproduction on vinyl. Ash International were advised by the pressing engineer that the width of grooves required imposes a maximum playing time of just over 5 minutes.
Includes 4" x 11" insert about the recording.


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February 4, 2003

"Dedicated to physicist Heinrich Georg Barkhausen (1881 - 1956), the first person to investigate the world of natural atmospheric music."


November 8, 2002

Two examples of the cataclysmic effect of magnetic storms induced by surges in solar wind associated with sunspot activity - On 12 Nov 1960 American astronomers detected a huge explosion on the surface of the Sun. Six hours later a gigantic cloud of hydrogen gas, 16 million km across and travelling at 6,400 km/second, collided with the earth. Its effect on the earth's atmosphere was to start worldwide electrical storms and black out all long-distance radio communications for hours. (Jane's Spaceflight Directory, ed. Reginald Turnill, 1988-9) During the small hours of a cold Canadian night, the voltage of Quebec's.

Seconds later the lights went out across the entire province. Some six million people were without electricity for nine hours. Within two days, NASA had lost track of some of its spacecraft and the Northern Lights were glowing in the sky south of London. (Hazel Muir, New Scientist, 3 February 1996)