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Will SergeantThemes For 'Grind'

Label:Ninety-Two Happy Customers – HAPLP001
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist

A1Untitled1:56
A2Untitled3:56
A3Untitled3:30
A4Untitled3:48
A5Untitled4:48
B1Untitled4:12
B2Untitled1:29
B3Untitled4:12
B4Untitled5:15
B5Untitled5:09
B6Untitled3:53
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Notes

Rear cover text:
'Grind starts the generator, the wheel turns, the small screen flickers.'

Recorded at home and at the Ministry, Liverpool.

Label text:
Ninety-Two Happy Customers
HAPLP 001
1982
themes for 'GRIND' - Will Sergeant
(Sergeant)
zoo-warner bros music

Track B6 runs-off to a locked groove.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched (ZOO 5 crossed-out)): HAPL 001A¹ ZOO 5 A¹ PAG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched (ZOO 5 crossed-out)): "SEALED WITH A FISH" HAPL 001B ZOO 5 B PAG

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Themes For GRIND (CD, Album, Reissue, Card sleeve)Ninety-Two Happy CustomersHAPSCD001UK1995
Recently Edited
Themes For 'Grind' (CD, Album, Reissue)SpiffingSP01XUS1997
New Submission
Themes For 'Grind' (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear With Yellow Splatter)Polytechnic YouthPY145UK2021

Recommendations

Reviews

  • Tebasaki_001's avatar
    Tebasaki_001
    Forgotten/neglected gem from Will. Great atmospheric soundtrack to an unreleased film. Still sounds great!
    • dsyn2spin's avatar
      dsyn2spin
      truly a masterpiece of an LP where every track is special and important
      to the overall flow from beginning to end. one of a handful of LP's that
      is easy to listen to multiple times in one day and possibly the best sex
      record ever. on a 5 star scale it rates as six!!!
      • ultimathulerecords's avatar
        When I first bought this I had no idea who Will Sergeant was, nor exactly what it would be. It just looked curious, with no track titles and barely no info either. I blissfully remained ignorant of the fact that he was a member of Echo & the Bunnymen until it came out as a CD-reissue (much to my surprise) and someone commented "what on earth's Ultima Thule doing stocking a solo by an Echo & the Bunnymen member?" obviously thinking it was somewhat at odds with UT's eclectic stock. But, of course, that customer didn't know what a special album this is. One of those many unlikely jewels of the UK new-wave experimental underbelly!
        Themes For 'Grind' is sometimes like a big step aside from the music Brian Eno was doing at the time, toward the realms of ex-Wire Gilbert & Lewis (aka Dome) and the refined end of instrumental Throbbing Gristle. In retrospect I can now also see obvious influences from the electronic industrial Krautrock scene, shades of Cluster, et al, and I was going to say Asmus Tietchens - yet he hadn't quite moved into this territory (or was just doing so).
        A classic unlikely oddity, well summed up by Spork's review here. A shame there's no good CD out there though, or at least I don't think so. The CD we had either didn't sound right or was a vinyl rip (more likely), and that's a 15 year old rarity now!
        • drgiggles's avatar
          drgiggles
          It is hard to believe this was made in 1982, really cool stuff! It reminds me of Locust or some of Aphex Twin's ambient music. Five stars all the way!
          • spork's avatar
            spork
            Edited 18 years ago
            Will Sergeant is best known as the guitarist for Echo and the Bunnymen, but fans of that group shouldn't go looking for this LP expecting a familiar-sounding spinoff. Themes for GRIND has no vocals and none of Echo and the Bunnymen's trademark hooks. This album will probably appeal to anyone who enjoys dark, atmospheric ambient music. It's experimental, but not in an annoying or pretentious way, and evokes a gray-sky world of abandoned factories and empty streets. Highly recommended.

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