Bender, John - Plaster Falling vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 16-SV 102
In the early 80s, John Bender released two, hand packaged vinyl lps of minimal, lo-fi, 'coldwave' electronics. They were both really great and are now really quite rare and it's nice to see this (the second one & my favorite of the two) available again.

Limited translucent blue vinyl LP pressing. Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Bender's first album, I Don't Remember Now/I Don't Want To Talk About It.
Released in 1981 on the artist's own Record Sluts label, copies of Plaster Falling's initial pressing came hermetically sealed in plaster (and later latex). Thus, listeners had to literally break open the record to find what's hidden inside. Produced in relative isolation, Plaster Falling is a beacon of brilliance in the nascent minimal-wave sphere.
Veering towards skeletal urgency, these recordings set bright analogue melodies against half-whispered vocals and expand Bender's electronic cryptography thru a series of lone signifiers: "Station," "Plaster," "Women," etc. As Bender explains in the liner notes, "I began to distance myself from the present and describe scenes as if in a movie - seeking concrete, terse, juxtaposed imagery."
This first-time standalone reissue is recommended for fans of Gareth Williams and Mary Currie's Flaming Tunes, Minimal Man and Grouper.
  • LabelSuperior Viaduct
  • UPC855985006024
Your Price $23.00

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