Friday, 10 January 2014

Attrition - "Onslaught" (Third Mind Records TMT06) 1983

The first release,a C-30 Cassette, from Coventry's Attrition(as seen on the Last Supper compilation from Adventures in Reality).
An exercise in electronic industrial minimalism, with a couple of synth's and a wellused echo machine. There's even an industrial disco track,'Shrinkwrap', which was a popular direction for many formerly industrial groups; and generally one to be avoided. If you close your eyes you can just imagine a sparse gathering of Goths dancing jerkily to this on a dark dancefloor in some awful club called the spiderweb ,or something just as naff, back in '83.
But the rest of the tape is most acceptable,if a tad over reliant on echo's for weirdness.

Many thanks goes to Alan Rider of Adventures in Reality for this tape.

Track Listing:

A1 Vigil
A2 Onslaught
A3 Shrinkwrap
B1 Tones In Black
B2 First Onslaught



Anonymous said...

Hello mate, tried to download this but when I unzip it it's 'dead house' not 'onslaught'.
Really enjoying the blog!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Bizarre,I didn't think I had Dead House?
I will solve this problem asap.

Paul said...

I d/l'ed this hoping it'd sound like "Dream Sleep" from ELEPHANT TABLE, as that is the only Attrition I can recall hearing. I was surprised to hear how different this is. Was "Dream Sleep" a one-off for Attrition or are there other recordings more in line with it rather than with ONSLAUGHT?