Release Date:02/17/2015;Notes:Limited vinyl LP reissue. In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, un...Click To Read More About This Product
Release Date:02/17/2015;Notes:Limited vinyl LP reissue. In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While front man Colin Newman spent the band's hiatus mining Wire's knack for intelligent and contorted pop songs, guitarist Bruce Gilbert and bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis joined forces for a series of experimental projects (Dome, Cupol, etc.) where the primary motivating concept was "studio as instrument." 3R4, the duo's only LP under the B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis moniker and the very second album to be released on 4AD, eschews melody and structure in favor of ambient-noise soundscapes, metallic textures and tense moods. If the brief "Barge Calm" tracks appear like sonic exercises, the longer pieces ("3. 4..." and "R") are true exorcisms, conjuring supernatural found-sounds with the patience and deliberation of (un)holy men. Play this record loud and try not to think that it is the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch film.;Track List:1. Barge Calm;2. 3. 4;3. Barge Calm;4. R
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