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ARTIST
TITLE
Calcutta Gas Chamber
FORMAT
PIC. DISC

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIESTADT 097LP DIESTADT 097LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/5/2007

"Re-release of the long out-of-print album by the late John Watermann. The idea for this project came about after a visit to Calcutta in 1990, and through the nightmarish experiences during that short visit. The concept of aurally conveying the horror of a gas chamber was realized through field recordings in an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. The sounds are grating and harsh, a mixture of field recordings and electronic manipulations. One can rarely pinpoint a location or action but the images the sounds conjure up are of all sorts of nefarious activities related to death by machinery. The sleeve notes take you into the horror that is the Calcutta Gas Chamber. John Watermann started the re-design for this re-issue (originally released in 1993 on U.S. label ND), but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realization. A beautifully composed and produced album, completely remastered and featuring new artwork. This special picture LP is limited to numbered 444 copies. A CD version of Calcutta Gas Chamber was released by Cold Spring in late 2006."