Friday, 10 August 2018

The Last Supper (1984) C70

The Last Supper was probably the better known of the compilations released by Adventures in Reality, released roughly around the time of Third Mind's Red Sand - probably eclipsed by Red Sand to some extent, which is a shame as I'd say it's a tighter compilation with a slightly higher quota of surprises. I think it originally came with issue L of Adventures in Reality, but mine is a presumably later edition, so I didn't get the mag, so if you want scans I'm afraid you'll just have to keep looking. I'm sure they're out there. I've already seen other virtual versions of The Last Supper out there, although the one I downloaded was in mono with each side of the tape digitised as a single track, so this is digitised from my own copy of the tape, with which I've made a bit of fucking effort, know what I mean?

No-one contributing to this tape should really require much introduction, possibly excepting Gorilla Aktiv (of whom I'd never heard at the time but are wonderful and sounded a lot like DAF) and Tex Mirror H (who eventually gave birth to In the Nursery). Otherwise, Alan probably already said it all here. Apparently there's a chance The Last Supper may be getting a CD reissue, at which point this post will disappear for obvious reasons, so enjoy it while you can.

Finally, there's a split second of the Test Department track cutting out on my copy, which sounds like a fault with the copying, maybe a loose connection or something. I've cut and pasted in an effort to repair it, which probably isn't perfect; so if you're tapping your toe to Forward and suddenly feel like you missed a beat, that would be my doing, but I still say it sounds better than a crackle and a moment of silence.

1 - SPK - Ich Klage An
2 -
SPK - Satori
3 -
Gorilla Aktiv - Spiegelbild
4 -
Gorilla Aktiv - Ottos Pornos
5 -
Autentisk Film - Polaroid
6 -
Smersh - X, X, X, Going on L
7 -
Bourbonese Qualk - In the Flesh
8 -
Test Department - Forward
9 -
Audio Leter - A 'Lot' of Time
10 -
Muslimgauze - Metropolis
11 -
Muslimgauze - Trans/Time
12 -
Tex Mirror H - Sister
13 -
Attrition - Mr. Toma

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1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your work on getting a good rip of this great little compilation.
    Adventures In Reality put out out some fine releases and in the same year as this they came up with Something Stirs, which I remember as being utterly fantasic.