Monday, 27 February 2017

We Be Echo - Ceza Evi: Special Edition (1983) C60

Please refer to previous blog entries as linked in the index (see foot of this entry, immediately following the track list) or the dedicated We Be Echo website if you're either not sure who We Be Echo are, or else have them confused with a San Francisco jazz band.

I'm not sure what the reasoning was behind this souped-up version of Ceza Evi, released about a year after the first version. It mixes about half of the original tracks with more recent material, although the duplicates may actually have been polished up a little for all I know. Maybe this was an exercise in reclaiming the tape from Larry Peterson's Cause For Concern label, or Kevin had simply become dissatisfied with the earlier version of the tape - I don't know, but in any case the special edition works as a distinct album in its own right and is certainly more than just a director's cut.

Connoisseurs of weirdy music may be interested to learn, or else may already know, that Inside Life's Wire features the huffing and puffing of Genesis P. Orridge and Iham who used to edit Nanavesh on thigh-bone trumpets; and some of the other tracks feature vocals from Bobbie, Kevin's wife.

I really don't know what else to say about this one - almost a perfect tape album in my view. I certainly can't think of many which still sound this good thirty years later. 

1 - (introduction)
2 - Sexuality
3 - Punish You
4 - No Going Back
5 - Dawn
6 - Dull Day
7 - Cave Dweller
8 - Inside Life's Wire
9 - After the Battle
10 - Communication
11 - This Hour's Mine
12 - I Want
13 - Breakdown
14 - Paranoia
15 - House of Punishment
16 - Who You Are
17 - Bright Sheets
18 - I Do
19 - The Shout

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