Boomkat Product Review:
**4LP collection housed in rigid boxset with 2 x 12x12" inserts and individually numbered certificate of ownership. Edition of 500** V-O-D collects the rudimentary early-mid '80s recordings of Tim Gane, who would later front Stereolab, alongside Joe Manning, Vince "Van Hire" Adams, Dave "Smut" Smit and Pete Levy. It's an exploratory sound combining elements of power electronics, noise and psychedelia in degraded/degrading soundscapes rangong from out-and-out noise murk to rattling, rhythm-driven trips and concrète oddness. "The group was interested in musical alchemy and the result of this apporach in the creation of their music has been an incredible „alchemistic" mix of psychedelic elements paired with heaviest power-electronics & noise-soundwalls leading the listening to the ultimate psychedelic journey/trip. People familiar with the music of Stereolab will definately recognise the roots to their current musical output in this 4LP-Box-Set. They were active from 1983 until 1987 and by then have released on numerous Cassette-Culture-Labels including Freedom in a Vaccum, Broken Flag, Selbstmord Organization, Cause for Concern, Sound of Pig, Statutory Tapes. Besides their „Brutality of Facts" 7" Vinyl released on Cause for Concern in 1984 they just had two more vinyl-contributions on the compilations Freedom in a Vacuum and Statement (Broken Flag). This is the ultimate chance to enjoy a musical journey with almost 4 hours of carefully selected Tape-Tracks by Un-Kommuniti. All the tracks selected for this Box are recorded between 1983 and 85 and were previously only released on their own „Black Dwarf"-Label and on the Tapes „Black Dwarf" (BDRS1) „Doktrine" (BDC01), „Overliberate/In the Shithouse" (BDC06), „The Prime Advantage" (BDC10), „Anarchist Bingo Hall / Soundtracks" (BDC11), „Sense of Unmaking" (BDC12), „Dhol Chants" (BDC14), „Ex-Oblivione" (BDC17) as well as the Compilations „Faith will never die" (BDC05) and „Crusade" (BDC08)."