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Thursday, Oct 31 2013 | 03:39
Image: 1582258 In Summer 2013, Trevor Jackson (Playgroup / Underdog / Output Recordings) Returned with the eagerly awaited second instalment of his ‘Metal Dance’ Compilation series, following widespread critical acclaim in the wake of Volume 1. Drawing from Jackson’s deep collection of original industrial, post-punk, EBM and new wave, the album is an inspired mix of sounds and styles, mining classics, dub versions, oddities and secret weapons inspired by his formative clubbing years at many of London’s seminal nightlife haunts. Alongside more familiar names like Visage, Chris & Cosey, Front 242 & Ministry, the compilation includes unexpected outings by ‘80s artists Godley & Crème (with the obscure B-Side ‘Babies’) and an early incarnation of Sheffield’s ABC, Visa Versa, with ‘Riot Squad’. As before, Jackson also places the spotlight on some of the less heralded bands of the time and casts the net far and wide: Germany’s Plus Instruments, Spain’s Diseno Corbusier offshoot Esplendor Geometrico, Italy’s Neon and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono out of Japan all feature. The selection even travels as far as Lebanon for the outrageous ‘Tanki Tanki’ by Rene Bandaly Family, a truly one-off slice of intense political Arabic proto-techno (here re-edited by fellow Lebanese artist Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis). Rarities include tracks from pre-Liaisons Dangereuses / DAF group CHBB, Craig Leon & Arthur Brown, and Trevor’s own re-edit of Rusty Egan’s ‘Twilight Zone’.
‘Metal Dance 2’ is another essential selection of anarchic machine music which remains hugely influential on today’s generation, informing the sound of groups and labels such as The Knife, Factory Floor, Gesaffelstein, COMEME, DFA & L.I.E.S.
The album is reissued in its original 2LP format featuring artwork and graphic design by Trevor Jackson with extensive sleeve notes featuring artist interviews and track by track information.

“this collection underscores the real romance of machines”
NY Times Pick of 2012. **** “Thrilling foray into forwardthinking post-punk electronica” Mojo

KEY POINTS
- Much anticipated follow-up to acclaimed first volume from 2012
- Equally strong album with classics alongside over 10 previously unreissued rarities
- Package design and graphics by Trevor Jackson on all physical formats
- Physical formats feature extensive sleeve notes, interviews and track info
- Another essential addition to Strut’s post-punk / new wave catalogue alongside Disco Not Disco, Fac. Dance, Mutazione and more such as The Knife, Factory Floor, Gesaffelstein, COMEME, DFA & L.I.E.S.

FOR FANS OF
Nitzer Ebb, early Mute, Front 242, Disco Not Disco, Factory Records, Public Image Ltd, DFA, Warp Records, On-U-Sound, Martin Hannett, krautrock, Can, ESG, ZTT

VINYL
A1. Logic System – Unit 4.54
A2. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush 6.25
A3. Skinny Puppy – Deadlines (400 Blows Remix) 5.52

B1. Visage – Der Amboss (Instrumental) 4.14
B2. Material – Secret Life 5.45
B3. Rene Bandaly Family – Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit) 7.44

C1 Ministry – Over The Shoulder (12“ Version) 6.46
C2 Mile High Club – Walking Backwards 6.31
C3 Chbb – Ima Iki-Mashoo 2.19
C4 Esplendor Geometrico – Necrosis En La Poya 4.02

D1. Visa Versa – Riot Squad 1.39
D2. Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels 3.30
D3. Plus Instruments – Vom Ertrunkenen MÄDchen 3.24
D4. Haruono Hosono – Platonic 4.25
D5. Front 242 – Body 2 Body (2 Trax) 3.39

CD1
1. Tuxedomoon – 59 To 1
2. Logic System – Unit
3. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush
4. Skinny Puppy – Deadlines (400 Blows Remix)
5. Propaganda – (The Echo Of) Frozen Faces
6. Visage – Der Amboss (Instrumental)
7. Rusty Egan – The Twilight Zone (Trevor Jackson Edit)
8. Material – Secret Life
9. Rene Bandaly Family – Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit)
10. Experimental Products – Work That Beat
11. Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels
12. Liaisons Dangereuses – Etre Assis Ou Danset
13. Esplendor Geometrico – Necrosis En La Poya

CD2
1. Ministry – Over The Shoulder (12“ Version)
2. Test Dept – The Unacceptable Face Of Freedom: Face 3
3. Mile High Club – Walking Backwards
4. Chbb – Ima Iki-Mashoo
5. Front 242 – Body 2 Body (2Trax)
6. Visa Versa – Riot Squad
7. Chris & Cosey – Driving Blind
8. Doris Norton – Personal Computer
9. Plus Instruments – Vom Ertrunkenen MÄDchen
10. Conrad Schnitzler – Das Tier
11. Neon – Lobotomy
12. Arthur Brown And Craig Leon – The Conversation
13. Haruomi Hosono - Platonic
14. Godley & Creme - Babies

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