GILBERT, B.C./G. LEWIS - 3R4

GILBERT, B.C./G. LEWIS - 3R4

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: SUPERIOR VIADUC

Release date: 17/02/2015

Barcode: 0857176003638

Catalog no.: SV0000063

Item ID: 412147

In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While frontman Colin Newman spent the band's hiatus mining Wire's knack for intelligent and contorted pop songs, guitarist Bruce Gilbert and bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis joined forces for a series of experimental projects (Dome, Cupol, etc.) where the primary motivating concept was to use the studio as an instrument. '3R4', the duo's only LP under the B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis moniker and the very second album to be released on 4AD, eschews melody and structure in favor of ambient-noise soundscapes, metallic textures and tense moods. If the brief 'Barge Calm' tracks appear like sonic exercises, the longer pieces ('3. 4.' and 'R') are true exorcisms, conjuring supernatural found-sounds with the patience and deliberation of (un)holy men. Play this record loud and try not to think that it is the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch film. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended to fans of Faust, David Cunningham and Thomas Leer & Robert Rental's 'The Bridge'.

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