ltmcd 2437

Eric Random | Subliminal 1980-82

Double-CD from cult Manchester electronica pioneer Eric Random, best known for his early post-punk recordings for New Hormones and Crepuscule, and collaborations with Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Cabaret Voltaire and Nico. As an original member of The Tiller Boys with Pete Shelley, Random injected a healthy dose of Krautrock into the dour Manchester post-punk scene in 1978/79, before going solo the following year. His early singles included Dow Chemical Company, Subliminal and That's What I Like About Me, the latter an NME Single of the Week in 1980. His first album, Earthbound Ghost Need, arrived in March 1982, and features guest contributions from Richard H. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire. These early records are variously informed by electronica, loops, jazz, dub and mutant funk.
This digitally remastered set features the first three Eric Random singles on New Hormones and Les Disques do Crepuscule together with two rare compilation-only tracks for Touch and Plurex, with the 1982 album Earthbound Ghost Need on the second disc. All of which adds up to a total playing time of 105 minutes of sinister, sonambulent Random music. The artwork is based on an original image by Claude Stassart and the booklet features liner notes and archive images.

| tracklist
01 Fade In
02 Dirty Bingo
03 Call Me (Live at the Lyceum)
04 Fade Out
05 Subliminal
06 23 Skidoo
07 Skin Deep
08 Dow Chemical Co
09 In Cassette Conference
10 6.55

01 Rubber Dabble Dub
02 Eastern Promise
03 Regret And Despair
04 Forced Feed
05 Sense So Lightly
06 Bolero (version)

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