Thursday, 29 January 2015

Illusion Of Safety ‎– "Ecstatic Crisis" (Complacency Productions ‎– CPC-3) 1986

American Industrial became fully flowered by the mid to late eighties, and stuck pretty firmly to the 'Old school' Throbbing Gristle template from over half a decade earlier. While the UK/European version was far nastier and unbearably Noise orientated. Personally I prefer the spacier,and more varied American template,if lacking the anger and attitude of the European Power Electronics genre.
Illusion of Safety are ,along with Women of the SS, my personal favourite of this paticular pigeon hole.
Cut'n'paste time for the boring factual bit:

"Since 1983 Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Daniel Burke, working alone and with various collaborators. IOS' work has been called dark ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, noise, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics, but they are unwilling to limit their work to any given style or method. The sonic character and affective substance of the music will often shift abruptly within each recording and live performance."

Ok? the cut'n'paste pretentious bit:

"The work activates modes of perception to facilitate direct access to the psyche, emotions, and the infinite in order to address the necessity of balance and the nature of dichotomy." 

'The nature of Dichotomy'..... must remember that and slip it into my conversations with the French peasants I have for neighbours,about the relative prices of carrots.

Nonetheless, a surprisingly excellent collection of always interesting and constantly changing experimental late 20th century composition.


A1 Directed Action 5:20
A2 Ceraunoscopy 4:10
A3 You Figure It Out 1:30
A4 Anger And Hatred Are Very Powerful Emotions 3:10
A5 Music W/Out A Film II 2:20
A6 Confusion 2:40
A7 Flowering Blossom To The Full Moon 7:20
A8 Make Everybody Think You're; (Of One Thought ???) 4:37
B1 The Patient Tolerated The Procedure Well 5:05
B2 Religious Sexual Spasm 1:30
B3 Castrated Anxiety 6:00
B4 Toneline 3 3:20
B5 Dedicated To... Well, That Seems Rather Obvious 1:08
B6 Mors Justi 3:02
B7 Mother 6:00
B8 Tenet 4:20

DOWNLOAD an illusion safely HERE!


badgerstump said...

... but what if I'm not ready to have my modes of perception activated?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Don't worry, just watch some BBC and your modes of perception will be totally shut