Rinder & Lewis ‎– Cataclysm

AVI Records ‎– AVI 6087
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Look It Over 4:22
A2 W.A.N.G. 5:15
A3 New Malibu 4:58
B1 Tomorrow Night 4:21
B2 Put Yourself In Alpha 4:58
B3 Cataclysm 5:55

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A Rinlew Production
℗ 1980 AVI Records, Inc.
© 1980 AVI Records Distributing Corp.

Synthesizers courtesy of Icon Electronics
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Producers Workshop I, II. Hollywood, Calif.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout area): 080-6087-A RE-1 P/V denny/WOODLAND 608
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout area): 080-6087-B RE-1 P/V dp/WOODLAND 608

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DBR 20242 Rinder & Lewis Cataclysm(LP, Album) Derby DBR 20242 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
AVI 6087 Rinder & Lewis Cataclysm(LP, Album, Promo) AVI Records AVI 6087 US 1980 Sell This Version
574030 Rinder & Lewis Cataclysm(LP, Album) AVI Records, Vogue 574030 France 1980 Sell This Version


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May 20, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Yep, 'Put Yourself In Alpha' is the stand out track, but the title track is also dope. You can tell it's Rinder & Lewis from the chord changes & synths, but it's a lot more spaced - out - there, more psychedelic by far : )


January 8, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
What a crazy record. New Malibu is great. And, good lord, Tomorrow Night...worth the price of admission right there and easily the most accessible of this collection. I don't know if this tune was ever a single, or a hit, but it should have been. Synthy, dark new-wave disco-reggae, full of hooks. I'm not sure whether to laugh or be horrified by a song that seems to be about domestic violence, but if you can make out the lyrics, they are purely weird. Get this now.


November 12, 2010

Sometimes you buy an LP just for 1 or maybe 2 tracks...this was the case for me with Cataclysm. The track Put Yourself In Alpha is simply great. Itś weird, experimental and in many ways "neither flesh nor fish". Obscure cosmic funk meets disco. Hard to describe the track (for me anyway) so I put up this track on youtube..have a listen. Most of the times you can find this LP cheap in record stores.


March 1, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Where to start.
Well, perhaps I might mention that I've owned this release for a couple of years. I'd heard Warriors, Willy & The Hand Jive etc and I'd also heard that this album was their hidden classic. When I got it I skipped through the tracks unimpressed and the LP sat hidden away in my collection until I decided to sift through my collection and find things to sell in an attempt to prune it. And, yes, you guessed it, I stumbled onto this record once more.
First time around I'd thought it sounded like average cheesy disco fare.
How wrong I was.
This album is a dark masterpiece. Yes, it's disco. But not as we know it. It's got the electronic/psychedelic edge of JP Massiera but instead of blasting off into a world of fantastic outer space this album smashes reality right back in your face.
I mean, by the end of Side 1 we've covered such subject matter as suicide, corpocracy, credit cards, government control, police state, nuclear testing etc etc all supported under a dark, sleazy, electronic cyber-disco soundframe.
By the time we get to side B which begins with Armageddon and rather sick domestic violence I realise the juxtaposition of what is normally such a 'happy' and hedonistic form of music with such dark lyrics is somehow a perfect balance of how things really are. Sugar-coated this is not.
And the best is still to come.
Because by far the most original and amazing track, both lyrically and musically, is Put Yourself In Alpha, a clear reference to escapism via LSD. To go into details would just spoil things for you. Saying that, the lyrics are so distorted through effects you can barely differentiate them from the synths. But who cares what they are saying with music this great?
Go check it out.