CD: Blade Records
Ltd x 40
day and another limited edition CD that my overtime work ethic has paid
for comes crashing through my post box. This time it’s number 19
of 40 copies for this recording. Great! I’ll keep it for 5 years
then flog it on eBay. I may well get £2.50 (including postage) on
a good day and make my money back…not.
Limited releases are the bane of my life. Unless they are by TG, Whitehouse
or Coil I ponder why labels actually put them out in such small numbers
because as a future investment they are generally worth zilch in the long
run. Perhaps someone more enlightened would like to explain to me the
theory of this policy to me because I’m fucked if I understand it.
As the 19th receiver of this CD by Klood I suppose I should tell you what
you’ll get if you feel the need to get a copy before they all sell
out. Think minimal electronics. Think drone like structures. Think ambient
of the dark variety. Think slow building pieces of near silence. Think
echoes of sonic ambivalence. Think storms brewing and gusting at hurricane
speeds. Think positively. Think you’ll like it if you can track
down a copy. Think I’m selling my copy? Think again.
‘Retraction’ cries out for a full release so that others may
get to hear the Klood experience for themselves. It’s just a shame
that so many of you will miss out on this great release.