Chen Yi - "The" 1978​-​1983


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A1 Stand Up
A2 Hail
A3 Commune #17.3.1979
A4 Rug
A5 Wargame
A6 Chensession #6.4.1978
A7 Tape
A8 Honey Monkey
B1 Rounder
B2 Honey Money
B3 The
B4 Chensession #20.5.1979
B5 Rape
B6 Potatoheads #21.3.1980

Limited reissue of this obscure industrial-no wave record released on german label 90% Wasser in 2006. Due to reaction of people about "Rug", which fastly became an anthem for curious minds and unconventional dj's, both Robert Schalinski and Saulk from Mélodies Souterraines thought the rest of album should get more interest. 12 years later, we're happy to announce this reprint, which keeps original artwork and label design. Simon, The Exchange worked on remastering each tracks from original tapes. LIMITED TO 150

Chen Yi aims for a collective approach of art. As an isolated group of humans/numbers operating directly from a secret place in Chelmsford (UK), they developped a personnal and "bizarre" utilisation of guitars, machines, voices, distortion, giving as result an unconventional regroupment of compositions amongst a lot of lost/unreleased recordings. This is likely what got John Peel interested which leads to an inexplicable CBS contract. More couldn't be finalised, because CBS suddenly pulled out of the contract. "Due to their raw and alternative 'self-made' musical approach, they've been compared to the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Borghesia & Severed Heads or more underground names as Het Zweet, Biting Tongues..."

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Weight 20 oz
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