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Contrastate - A Thousand Badgers In Labour FLAC album

Performer: Contrastate
Genre: Electronic
Title: A Thousand Badgers In Labour
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient, Neofolk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1614 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1999 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1929 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 641

A Thousand Badgers In Labour (Part 2). 15:25. 5. Memories Are Made Of This. 6. At The Bottom Of My Dreams. A Thousand Badgers In Labour ‎(LP, Album). Black Rose Recordings.

Album · 1995 · 6 Songs. A Thousand Badgers In Labour (Part 2). 15:27. 1995 Tesco Distribution Germany. See All. A Live Coal Under the Ashes. Throwing Out the Baby With the Bathwater.

A Thousand Badgers In Labour is a music studio album recording by CONTRASTATE (Progressive ve Rock) released in 1990 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. It is, however, wonderfully done - creating a real sense of dread and ominousness, before those familiar distinctly English throaty vocals appear with more threats of doom and disaster for all who are willing to listen.

Album: A Thousand Badgers in Labour. Contrastate: best 2 tracks. Contrastate - An end marked by pessimism A live coal under the ashes, 2008 09:17. Contrastate - The fingers of my foot A live coal under the ashes, 2008 08:48.

A Thousand Badgers in Labour. A Thousand Badgers in Labour tracks. Perhaps It Comes Out of the Black Sea. A Thousand Badgers in Labour (Part 1).

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In that time Stephen Meixner and Jonathan Grieve recorded the albums A thousand badgers in labour and i. Both releases helped Contrastate gain favourable attention from the critics and an audience for their music, which was moving forward becoming more purposeful and defined. 1992 saw the release of A live coal under the ashes which was inspired by the events leading up to the changes across Eastern and Central Europe during 1989. The album deals with the vacuum in society created by the lack of new alternatives and new ideas, the lack of critical thought and the push to fill this vacuum with an unquestioning subservience to tradition.


Perhaps It Comes Out Of The Black Sea
A Thousand Badgers In Labour (Part 1)
A Thousand Badgers In Labour (Part 2)
Memories Are Made Of This


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BRV 90-1002 Contrastate A Thousand Badgers In Labour ‎(LP, Album) Black Rose Recordings BRV 90-1002 UK 1990
BRCD 95-1003 Contrastate A Thousand Badgers In Labour ‎(CD, Album, RE) Black Rose Recordings BRCD 95-1003 UK 1995

Not bad album, but not much good in my opinion ... The stolen sample from Popul Vuh not only is a theft, but it goes on without modifications for at least three tracks, leaving a sense of "already heard". Also, sincerely, for being from 1990, I find the album too much minimal with a not much experimental sound ... there's not much aside from that sample, and spoken voices should have been more treated in my opinion.

I defy you to listen to "Perhaps It Comes Out Of The Black Sea" and not conclude this track is a high-water-mark for dark ambiance. Contrastate set the standard way back when, and very few have even come close. Jonathan Grieve and Stephen Meixner are the "Lennon and McCartney" of the genre.

Flawless dark ambiance without peer. Forget the CMI roster. Set aside Raison D'etre. Contrastate are the real deal. Organic swirling textures, haunting spoken vocals, dark subjects, wicked humor and blackness...it's all here. "A Thousand Badgers In Labour" will take you places few would dare to venture. Claustrophobic...dense...shimmering...beautiful. This release is art. This release is not commerce. This release is a must. "Whilst I rape your dreams..."

To me it is a dark, mysterious work, metamorphosising from Stygian soundscape to Stygian soundscape. Poetry, read in a sombre, unemotional voice which blends chameleon-like with the music, punctuates the sound now & again, adding to, rather than upsetting, the dark ambience. The loop, or sample, which runs through all of the first track, and resurfaces in the second seems to be taken from "Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts" - the POPUL VUH "Nosferatu" soundtrack, but this in no way disturbs the enjoyment of listening to this album - on the contrary, the pre-absorbed itmge of the melodramatic Vampyre figure probably adds to the atmosphere, and consequently, the enjoyment. Other recognizable pieces which float through the black morass include a snatch of GRIEGs "Hall Of The Mountain King", and what I think is part of "The Hitcher"s dialogue. To compare the overall sound to other works I know, I'd say it wouldn't be too much the Cuckoo-in-the-Sparrows-nest put onto an album by GILBERT & LEWIS, something like the first couple of DOME albums, but much darker. It would make a decent soundtrack to a well-made H. P. LOVECRAFT film - it suggests the sane creeping corruption & insidious terror. I hope these words will encourage you to seek out a copy - its well worth it. Matt black & brooding. Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.