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"Rising From The Red Sand" reissue

VOD120: V/A Rising from the Red Sand Volumes.1-5 5LP set

"Rising From The Red Sand" was one the most comprehensive compilations of early 80s industrial, wave and underground music, spanning a total of five cassettes, compiled by Gary Levermore for his own Third Mind Records label (which has also recently been revived).

The original five tapes are now released as a 5xLP set, following several months of tracking down as many artists as possible to obtain their permission to reissue their material. Almost all were found, although nine tracks are missing from this box. Rising From The Red Sand was a precursor to the two later double-LPs Elephant Table Album and Three Minute Symphony, but due to the vastness of the project, it offers a more complete insight into the musical underground of the early-mid 80s period.

Rising From The Red Sand includes the likes of Chris & Cosey, Nurse With Wound, Die Tödliche Doris, Test Dept, Attrition, Colin Potter, Muslimgauze, Ian Boddy, We Be Echo, Konstruktivists, Portion Control, Metamorphosis, Bene Gesserit, Legendary Pink Dots, P16.D4, Nocturnal Emissions, Human Flesh, Bushido, Smegma, Ptose, Kopf Kurz, Merzbow, Tone Death, Pseudo Code, Conrad Schnitzler, Cultural Amnesia, John Hurst, Section 25, Fan Tan,  Un Departement, Scram Ju Ju, Five Or Six, Sylvie & Babs, James Braddell, Onnyk, Nexda, Hula, Dave Knight, and Irsol.

Liner notes are written by Frans de Waard (of the Korm Plastics label and Vital Weekly), and he writes: "I still regard it as the best compilation of industrial music from that time - a five hour Encyclopedia Industrialis."

More information can be found here (due out in late November 2013).