Nitzer Ebb ‎– Basic Pain Procedure

Pylon Records (2) ‎– none
Cassette, Reissue, Type I
Memory Stick
All Media, Limited Edition


A1 Faded Smiles 3:29
A2 Tradition 3:47
A3 The Home 2:24
A4 Star 2:26
A5 The Passage 3:51
A6 The Book 3:33
A7 Crane 2:25
A8 Trust Ran In Colours 2:20
Live At CIHE, Chelmsford December 9, 1983
B1 Tradition 3:44
B2 The Home 2:44
B3 Star 1:24
B4 The Book 2:42
B5 Crane 2:23
B6 Violent Playground 2:44
B7 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2:08
B8 Smear Body 5:04
Audience Recording October 15,1983 At Chelmsford YMCA
USB1 Faded Smiles 3:49
USB2 Tradition 3:36
USB3 The Home 2:32
USB4 Star 2:14
USB5 The Book 1:44
USB6 Crane 2:46
USB7 Violent Playground 2:18
USB8 Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works 2:32
Basic Pain Procedure Demos
USB1 Faded Smiles 3:29
USB2 Tradition 3:47
USB3 The Home 2:24
USB4 Star 2:26
USB5 The Passage 3:51
USB6 The Book 3:33
USB7 Crane 2:25
USB8 Trust Ran In Colours 2:20
BPP 24BIT96K Audio File
USB1 Basic Pain Procedure 24BIT96K 24:25
Live Recording December 9, 1983 At Chelmer Institute Of Higher Education
USB1 Tradition 3:44
USB2 The Home 2:44
USB3 Star 1:24
USB4 TheBook 2:42
USB5 Crane 2:23
USB6 Violent Playground 2:44
USB7 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2:08
USB8 Smear Body 5:04

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The A-side of the tape was recorded in the Essex countryside during August 1983.
The audience recording from Chelmsford YMCA October 15,1983 was featured on the B-side of the red colored Basic Pain Procedure cassette.

This is limited to 200 copies.
This was released in a sealed silver Mylar bag and includes a 4GB, credit card style USB.
The USB contains music files, PDF's, and photos of the band, tape artwork, flyers, etc.
Pylon Records also advertises that the USB will allow its user to access future downloads via the Pylon Records website.
These downloads will be Nitzer Ebb videos and concerts from the same era of Basic Pain Procedure.

The mastering credit does not appear on this release.
The time for the tape is taken from CD version.
The time for the BPP 24BIT96K audio file is taken from a computer.



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July 6, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Buyer beware. Note that the degradation of the audio signal on the audience recording is quite extensive. I've been a big Nitzer Ebb fan for twenty years now, but this is a curiosity at best. [edit] - People buying the CD miss out on very little.

The A-side of the demo has passable quality and remains important documentation of the nascent stages of the electronic body music scene. The sound-board recording is of equal standard and a rewarding listen for hardcore fans.

Seems like a minimum of tampering was done to the recordings themselves. The background tape-hiss is steady at around -35dB and there are a lot of artifacts throughout.

Release rated 5/5 nonetheless. The effort on behalf of Pylon Records and the people who helped put this together as well as immaculate presentation makes it an essential gem. Looking forward to september then =)