Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Esplendor Geométrico - Eg-1 +,tape(1981)/CD(2000),Spain


Esplendor Geométrico is a Spanish industrial band. The band was formed in the early 1980s by Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre, who had all been members of El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados. They took the name "Geometric Splendor" from GEOMETRIC AND MECHANICAL SPLENDOR AND THE NUMERICAL SENSIBILITY (Italian:Lo splendore geometrico e meccanico e la sensibilità numerica), a text of the Italian futurist, F.T. Marinetti.
[edit] HistoryIn 1981 they released their first single, "Necrosis en la Poya", in the Tic Tac label, followed by their debut LP, Héroe del Trabajo / El Acero del Partido in 1982. In 1985 the band formed their own label, Esplendor Geométrico Discos, and released their second LP, Comisario de la Luz / Blanco de Fuerza. Their highly recognisable style of harsh industrial rhythms was developed on two further albums - 1987's Kosmos Kino and 1988's Mekano Turbo, the latter considered by many to be the definitive EG release. After the 1989 live album Live in Utrecht, future releases would appear on the Geometrik label.
1991's Sheikh Aljama saw overtly Arabic influences in the music, while Veritatis Splendor (1994) and the Balearic Rhythms (1996) saw a partial softening of their traditionally abrasive sound. By then the band was a duo, consisting of Arturo Lanz and Saverio Evangelista, the latter having joined the group in 1990 while also continuing to maintain his other project Most Significant Beat. 1997's Polyglophone saw EG return with a vengeance to the full-on assault of their previous work and, the following year, artists such as Coil and Chris and Cosey contributed reworkings of classic Esplendor Geométrico tracks to the remix album EN-CO-D-Esplendor. In 2002, the Chinese-influenced Compuesto de Hierro was released, while a double CD compilation, Anthology 1981 - 2003, hit the shops in 2005.
Lanz now lives in Beijing and Evangelista in Rome but the group remains very much active and has been making selected live appearances of late, including a recent appearance in Kyoto, Japan, with Peter Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle and Coil, DAF's Robert Görl and CoH. April 2007 saw the release of a new album, 8 Traks & Live, featuring eight new audio tracks and a DVD containing the band's performance at Madrid's DeciBELIO festival in June 2006. Although often ignored in histories of industrial/electronic music and with many of their releases extremely difficult to find, EG have exerted a strong influence, not only in industrial music but within the wider electronic field. Their influence is especially detectable in the sound of artists such as Autechre and Pan Sonic.
From Wikipedia
First EG long work, in which the influence of Throbbing Gristle and the first CV can be glimpsed in the vocal treatment of "Destrozaron sus ovarios" or "Muerte a escala industrial", being supported this last on an obsessive rhythmic sequence that announces the storm that would come in the next years. The few lyrics contained continue the subversive line initiated in their first 7'' EP. EG-1 contains some of the tracks of the first period of the band more liked by their fans.
Thanks to Jul Cuesta for this!
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9 comments:

- said...

sweet upload, thanks!

buck said...

love it, amazing band!
thanks

surfmadpig said...

brilliant album. brilliant band. end of story.

FuzzFlynn said...

Oh my...a 10 minute version of 'Moscow is Burning'! I am very excited by this. A 3 minute version of this song was featured on the Fix Planet Comp ('81).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this amazing download to my attention. One of the best!

greenrabbit said...

greetings by GreenRabbit

E.G. are simple great, this is truely industrial, and the Art Work dont lie :), i have a lot works from them, one of my favorite is "Tokyo Sin Fin" (1996), you can find some other burning gems at:
http://nova-express.blogspot.com/

Casey said...

Would love to hear this.
Can the file be re-uploaded?
I'll owe ya big time.

Wes said...

PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEE please reupload this, can't find it ANYWHERE.

namakemono said...

Just found this one. Busting to hear it. Any chance of a re-up? Thanks for all your hard work!