Signal To Noise (2) / Epoch (2) ‎– Construction No. 008

VUZ Records ‎– VUZ 10, Subtronic Records ‎– SUB 043
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Tracks 1, 2, 3 taken from Course Grind cassette.
Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8 taken from Hostile Takeover cassette.
Tracks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 taken from Factory cassette.

When VUZ Records was distributed by Subtronic Records some CD's also received a Subtronic Records catalogue number without being released on this label.

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  • Barcode: 4 001617 849224
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100183789-0101 44 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94G7
  • Label Code: LC 6026
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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August 14, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

Construction No. 008 is a repackaging of two projects originally self-released by Ken Holewczynski as a trio of cassettes on Arts Industria as a full length on VUZ. Similar to his previous releases, Ken went with Socialist and Soviet era propaganda as the focus of his art design which is directly reflected in the music of his two projects. Stylistically there is little to differentiate between Signal to Noise and Epoch. Both are massively influenced by the mid-period ClockDVA minimalist electronics style punctuated by long dialog samples from seemingly obscure political and cinema sources. Ken occasionally overlays vocals on top of the stark metallic rhythms, but usually prefers to let the music and samples function as the key structures of the music.

Curiously absent from this release was the Joy Division cover song that was prominently featured on the original versions. One would have to surmise that the German label releasing this collection simply did not to have to deal with the legal ramifications and paperwork necessary to process a mechanical royalty claim with Harry Fox Agency. Alternately and more likely, the track simply did not functionally fit within the overall theme of the album both stylistically and musically. The album manages to execute itself well without the track and should be considered a cohesive album cataloging the entirety of the Signal to Noise and Epoch material into a single release on a digital format.