Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Illusion Of Safety w/ Dead Tech - Confusion

Cassette, C60
Label : Deaf Eye, Germany, 1988

That cassette is one of the most obscure by Illusion Of Safety. According to the cover, it was previously released on Complacency under the title "The Best of Dead Tech and Illusion Of Safety".
Dead Tech (alias Mitch Enderle) recently came back for a very first live appearance. On Dead Tech Myspace page, we can read :
"In 1981, Mitch Enderle was the first collaborator with Dan Burke recording as Psychotic Dub, which later became Illusion Of Safety. In 1985 Mitch released a cassette on Complacency called Dead Tech. This work was Industrial music described as "noise like it used to be", featuring distorted drum machine, loops, samples, synth, guitar, and vocals very similar to early SPK, Nocturnal Emission, and Test Department. For this performance longtime collaborators Mitch and Dan will be recreating some of this material for a one off performance at Enemy".

Tracklist :

A1. Catalavox (4:32)
A2. Extreme State Of Fear (3:41)
A3. Ethical Nihilism (3:06)
A4. Religious Sexual Spasm (1:28)
A5. Mother (5:05)
A6. Got Me On The Run (5:11)
A7. You Fingered Out / Anger And Hatred Are Very Powerful Emotions (5:12)
A8. 300 Gallon Loop (1:11)
B1. Cast It To The Potter (3:50)
B2. Feel The Steel (4:11)
B3. James (5:41)
B4. So You Think About It (1:58)
B5. Music Without A Film (1:54)
B6. Confusion (2:39)
B7. Who's In Charge (8:30)
B8. Frustrated By Distortions (In This Chemical Venture) (0:28)

New video work for Dead Tech first performance @ Enemy, Chicago on 8-22-08 :


Chris said...

First of all, thanks for all this great uploads... really hard to find stuff!
There's something wrong with IOS/Dead Tech's link... it seems to be sleeping, so it can't be downloaded...
Is there any chance for you to upload IOS' "My Mind Is Killing Me"...? I found it in another blog, but the link is damaged...

Thanks again!

tristan.koreya said...

hi chris,
i've re-upload "my mind is killing me" and given the new link in a comment to the original post :

Chris said...

You are amazing tristan...

Anonymous said...

All links are dead...