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Boyd Rice / Frank ToveyEasy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing

Label:Mute – STUMM 20
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Industrial, Experimental

Tracklist

Extractions 1-6
A1Extraction 13:35
A2Extraction 23:03
A3Extraction 33:44
A4Extraction 42:16
A5Extraction 52:19
A6Extraction 64:54
Extractions 7-12
B1Extraction 74:00
B2Extraction 83:34
B3Extraction 93:51
B4Extraction 102:45
B5Extraction 113:07
B6Extraction 124:06
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Notes

All sounds either collected, or generated in the studio by non-musical appliances.
Recorded at Blackwing Studio, London, May 1981.

© ℗ Mute Records 1984
Dying Art/Sonet
Made in France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): MPO STUMM 20 A¹ WRIST CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): MPO STUMM 20 B¹ THROAT CUT

Other Versions (5)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing (LP, Album, White Label)MuteSTUMM 20UK1984
New Submission
Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing (LP, Album)Possum Records, MuteSTUMM 20Australia1984
Recently Edited
Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing (CD, Album, Reissue)Mute, Mutecdstumm20, 5016025610204UK1996
Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing (CD, Album, Reissue)Mutecdstumm20UK1996
New Submission
Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing (CD, Album, Reissue, Repress)Mutecdstumm20UKUnknown

Reviews

dsyn2spin's avatar
dsyn2spin
This LP has always struck me as being not only a classic example of what true industrialism
should sound like on record, but also as one of the best and most overlooked releases
from the early Mute catalog. It either conquers, or divides. or in some cases, makes
mincemeat (quite literally so, in fact) out of some people.s good patience. No big
surprise really, since all the track were entire realized through the unconventional
and exploratory use of modern day kitchen appliances. The resultant effect is an
odd combination of mechanical racket, which has been captured and edited to
produce some very hypnotic and often complex rhythmic sequences which in
the right context can offer what I consider to be a great example of early
accidental proto techno. The original Dadaist's would have just loved
this kind of music, had it existed in their day. In any case, you should
have this record in your life. I rate it at a 9 on the quality scale.