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VOD138.08 Irsol - First Contact / Half Life LP - limited 200 as stand-alone-release

It's late 1981 and ATTRITION's embryonic Black Prince Studio has set up in band member Ashley Niblock's bedroom in Coventry, England.  

Analogue synthesisers, drum machines and primitive 4 track recorder with tape echoes and spring reverbs. They would write and rehearse regularly during those early days. On the other days the studio was never idle... Ashley Niblock would moonlight with two of his school friends, Edward Pearson and Richard Woodfield...and IRSOL was born...

A very different beast to the anarchic post punk noise and rhythms of the early Attrition, IRSOL was a more polished affair...even then...and far more influenced by the electronics of say Tangerine Dream.

By summer 1982 they had produced their first self-released tape called ‘First Contact’, gaining broader attention during the coming months and getting on the radar of Alan Rider who re-issued their first tape on his Adventure in Reality label.

In 1983 they released their second tape ‘Half Life’ on Adventures in Reality.  One side of studio recording and the other side a one-off live show at the old school - founded in 1344 - they all attended.

The track ‘Reesoning’ from their first tape was then contributed to Gary Levermore's legendary Third Mind 5-Tape-Compilation ‘Rising from the Red Sand

“Two wonderful cassette releases and a show at the school that I also went to, and IRSOL were gone... perhaps they weren't as stubborn as me in that way... or maybe I could never find anything better to do... I'm glad they are back..." (Martin Bowes ATTRITION, Coventry, England. 2015)

138.8- IRSOL

From First Contact
A1    Reasoning    5:18
A2    11:45    3:31
A3    Before Breakfast    2:20
A4    Concentration    2:13
A5    Pleasure Thro' Pain    2:55
A6    After Tea    1:46
A7    Main Sequence    2:18
A8    Anthem    2:45
A9    3rd Day 4:40
(TOTAL TIME: 27:50) B
From First Contact (continued)
B1    First Contact Part 1 (Emergency / Gas Giants) 5:27
B2    First Contact Part 2 (Life Scan) 4:53
From Half Life
B3    Raw 3:17
B4    Granular Spacetime 2:59
B5    Drill 5:52
B6    Sporting with Ameryllis in the Shade 1:42
B7    Blue Mist 2:51
B8    Suppress 2:52
(TOTAL TIME: 29:53)
14,00 € incl. MwSt plus shipping