Alto Stratus: Electric Junk

(Auricle Archive AMACDR 009) CDR

Alto Stratus - Electric Junk, artwork by Jim Tetlow7.00 + p&p

1. Junkgrinder (Intro) 1'40"
2.
Shores Of Death (Pulse And Stutter) 3'23"
3.
Shores Of Death (The Beach) 2'32"
4.
Shores Of Death (Mangled Poem) 1'24"
5.
Shores Of Death (Stormbringer) 3'50"
6.
Junkgrinder (Mincer) 3'39"
7.
Junkgrinder (Waste Disposal) 2'30"
8.
Junkgrinder (Ending) 1'02"
9.
Cold Smoke (Brang...!) 1'24"
10.
Cold Smoke (A Nice Cigar) 2'52"
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Cold Smoke (Chatterchoke) 6'29"
12.
Conjunktion 4 (Intro) 3'20"
13.
Conjunktion 4 (Junkgrinder) 0'55"
14.
Stalker 1 (Frang...?) 1'10"
15.
Stalker 1 (Aaarghhh...!) 13'42"
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Stalker 1 (Gloop...!) 6'32"
17.
Adjunktion (Intro) 3'30"
18.
Adjunktion (Conjunktion) 5'03"
19.
Adjunktion (Disjunktion) 1'36"
20.
Adjunktion (Gristle) 5'16"
21.
Adjunktion (Frooge) 1'57"

Created by Alto Stratus (as Electric Junk) at Dark Star Studio (1983-1984).
Taken from SHORES OF DEATH (Dark Star DS 001), COLD SMOKE (Dark Star DS 002) & STALKER (Dark Star DS 003).
Compiled & remixed at Tachyon Studio (26 August 2001).

Alan & Steve Freeman: Yamaha CS5, Casio keys, radio, tape montage, string-thing, voice.
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Nigel Harris
: acoustic guitar.
Eric Minne: mangled electric guitar.

A mopping-up of choice moments released on cassette under the guise of Electric Junk in 1983 and 1984, all making use of the Yamaha CS-5 synthesizer's external input, with extreme use of filtering, LFO modulation and sonic collage.