THE NEW BLOCKADERS - SEISART : LIVE AT MORDEN TOWER
Format : LP
Edition : 150 copies
Release date : 25 February 2016
Cat# : LH 68
Status: SOLD OUT
A - Live At Morden Tower (July 1983) (22:44 ) [mp3]
B - Live At Morden Tower (October 1983) (16:36) [mp3]
First ever official vinyl re-issue of this absolutely essential TNB recordings !
Seinsart : Live At Morden Tower includes two legendary full live performances recorded in 1983.
Originally Seinsart : Live At Morden Tower was self released by TNB in an edition of 100 copies on cassette.
The original tape edition is very hard to find and ridiculously expensive nowadays!
Black vinyl LP with printed labels.
Paste on cover. It includes replicas of the original performances flyers.
Numbered edition of 150.
''Seinsart' sees TNB continue their work with anti-theories, anti-instruments and anti-music. An abrasive and unrelenting attack where metal scrapes, slams and drags against hissing noise-generators and piercing feedback. The Blockaders seem to take great joy in dealing with the uncertainty and often precarious nature of live confrontations.'
'The Crackle of broken amplifiers precipitates a whole new order of independently morphing soundforms, all giving shape via flashes of metallic lightening, smashed glass, trashed microphone feedback and acoustic low-end pellets that scale the walls like slugs. Gradually accruing hypnotic significance, they birth spontaneous form in the shape of textures and recur with such accumulative force, they threaten to collapse the performance under its own weight.'
'TNB subject their audience to a pummeling that even a young William Bennett would have been proud. Piercing electronics create what can only be described as pure cacophony. Steel bars get thrown around and nails get hammered into floors. Full-on brutalism that would lay down the gauntlet for the likes of Merzbow to pick up later.'
'My first listening experience of TNB was 'Live At Morden Tower' (a.k.a. 'Seinsart') in 1983. I marveled at the unbelievably relentless inaccessible intensity of their sound. I became fascinated by them.I became a kind of TNB 'groupie.''
Toshiji Mikawa (Hijokaidan /Incapacitants)
'The cyclone hits and sheets of metal shriek down like rain… Unrelenting and visceral, it’s a phoenix in its execution and a peacock in its diversity. Squeaking and rolling, quacking and cajoling, the sound spikes and spills from the guts of that time and place. These recordings are over 30 years old and still hold the same power to incite, unnerve and inspire as they did when they first emerged.'