Lhasa ‎– The Attic

Label:
Music Man Records ‎– MMI 9015
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A The Attic 5:15
B1 Feel Dis Beat On 4:38
B2 Adhesive 4:27

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Credits

  • Composed ByRaes Alain*
  • Other [P. K.] – Tremmery Kris

Notes

Kris Tremmery appears as Tremery Kris on the labels.

Published by Ed.: Musicman Import
Distribution: Music Man
Made in Belgium

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): MMI 9015-A₁ FOON MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): MMI 9015-B₁
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

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properjb

properjb

March 16, 2019
One of the very first Belgian tracks i bought on import in 91. Amazing tune! so simple but awesome
lhasa67

lhasa67

March 14, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
https://www.discogs.com/Lhasa-Acetabularia/release/13350851

Hello all, the darkentries release is coming , features extra tracks (home demos) i recorded in 1990 to 1991 , gather like dust was supposed to be the opening track for lhasa vol 2 but music man rejected, into the desert came from the attic session, the call i had some brian de palma scene in my head ,cheers Alain
Mr.Fonk

Mr.Fonk

December 4, 2018
To understand where 'The Attic' came from, we have to go back to one of my oldest memories: watching Der Phantastische Film on German tv. The movies that left the deepest marks on me were the ones that zoomed in on the possible bad sides of technology and predicted the downfall of mankind. A next personal cornerstone was Tubeway Army's 'Are 'friends' electric', from 1979: it was the first time I was blown away by the sound of synths. It felt so new, an expression of the perversity of technology through music. The song was about androids who seduced humans in order to rape them. The shortcomings of human beings transported to technology. It was machines turning against humanity. It wasn't like Kraftwerk who were very first degree, unpersonal and too clean.

I was an early adopter of home computers, but the instruments and studio stuff to make music were still out of my reach in the early eighties. So when sampling came along, for me it was not only an important change in sound image, but it opened up all these possibilities too. And then finally, in the mid-eighties - I was working in the military - people started selling their hardware to make the switch to digital. I bought loads of old gear and started experimenting with sound. It was around the time when the whole new beat thing exploded in Belgium. I despised it. To me they were yuppies with smileys plundering a subculture, shitting out one bland record after another... At the time I was listening to B-2 Unit by Sakamoto, or the weird electropop of YMO. That's probably where my idea of techno was shaped: this idea of electronics mixed with the German Bauhaus school, or with abstract Malevich paintings.

I quit the army around 1990, and shortly thereafter I had a dark dream that caused me to make 'The Attic'. I was in the attic of a house. It felt magical, but there was a sense of underlying danger. I looked up and the roof came off and started to dissolve, and I heard voices with bird like frequencies calling from the cosmos: 'come with us, come with us.' Maybe it was about the deification of technology Anyway, the image and the feeling of the dream were so vivid I transcribed them to music in maybe two days.

When the demo was finished, we went straight to Boccaccio and handed it to Olivier Pieters, who immediately played it. 'The Attic' went on to become one of the signature songs for which they switched on the big lasers. It started to live its own life: I heard it in shopping streets in Amsterdam, it was blazing from cars, it was huge in Germany after the wall fell, etc.

I quickly realized the music business wasn't something for me though: all these people with their profiling urge, the bootlegs, the fact that music got pushed into formats ... In retrospect, I was part of a scene without really taking part in it.
lhasa67

lhasa67

October 3, 2018
edited 6 months ago
Hello all, the re-release on Stroom is in it's final stage , releasedate is
the start of 2019 1/1 , totally new sleeve art and detailed liners to discribe the story how the attic came into being , also contains a nod to
the belgian coasttown where it was created ..
filipvdd

filipvdd

March 14, 2018
Purple neon neon lights in the club - this track was unconsciously an inspiration for my scifi release of 2000 - every day in 1990 this album turned crazy in my room
Tommie_

Tommie_

February 24, 2018
The Attic will be reissued by the amazing label STROOM, together with 'Logo - Businessmen' !!!
Jarren

Jarren

December 5, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

My copy has a warp, which is clearly a manufacturing defect.

When I examine the edge of the vinyl, one side is sharp and one side is flat.

It doesn't affect playback at all. I'm just curious if this is a one-off bad pressing or if there's more like this.
jpmtrax

jpmtrax

October 16, 2017
This track is just still Amazing. Pure genious.Alain, where did you find the inspiration for this track ? Timeless.
DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

February 11, 2017
Ps why was it called the Attic? The vocal sounds quite menacing but the sounds are not! Mysterious sounds but in a positive way.. ;)