- GENE-P ( SPECIAL EDITION )
Format : CD
Edition : 21 copies
Release date : 22 September 2011
Cat# : LH13/SE
Status : SOLD OUT
Originally released as a private cassette in 1980.
When we received Gene-P from the pressing plant
we discovered that there were several covers and
also 21 discs in excess. We had "/200" printed on
the inside of the covers to make the process of
hand numbering them easier for us but for this reason
we couldn't expand the edition to 221 copies. We
kept this 21 copies un numbered in our archive.
Once Gene-P sold out we were thinking what to do
with this 21 archive copies. To sell them un numbered
didn't seem the right thing to do so together with
Maurizio Bianchi this special edition was co-ordinated.
Limited edition of 21 copies housed in a digipack
with hand pasted cover with different artwork than
the "regular" edition.
Each copy is Alphabetized and signed by M.B..
Review from Vitalweekly.net
'Gene P' was released as a cassette in 1980, and
among the true Bianchi devotees old = best.
On the first track (both tracks are untitled)
Bianchi uses tape-loops of what could vaguely
sound like gamelan music, or wind chimes. Its
music with not many changes, music that is not
loud and actually quite pleasing.
The other side is more experimental. It uses vinyl,
scratchy vinyl that is, with the needle jumping
all over the place. Its a bit much experiment
for the sake of experiment for me here. A most
typical work from the years of cassette releases.
Had it not been by Maurizio Bianchi, would it
see a re-issue on CD in 2010? Most likely not.
That first track? Yes, absolutely.
Rockerilla issue 356
April / May 2010
M.B. - Gene-P
Un elemento distintivo della Menstrual Recordings
è l'elegante taglio grafico che correda i propri
manufatti. Non fa eccezione l'ultima sfornata
di CD quasi tutti appannaggio di Maurizio Bianchi.
Il primo della serie è la ristampa di una cassetta
privata che il rumorista milanese realizzò nel
1980 secondo lo spirito "DIY" di allora. Requisito
questo che emerge ancora dallo stile casalingo
di "Gene-P", dal grumoso sapore vintage delle
grezze tessiture analogiche. Avrei una teoria
circa l'origine del titolo, da tradurre forse
come una trascrizione di Genesis P-Orridge per
omaggiare il padre della musica postindustriale?
La massa cartilaginosa di droni palpitanti che
pervade l'opera cementa tale tesi, greve saturazione
di apnee catatoniche tesa ad azzardare teoremi
di ricerca estrema mai dipanati.