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Xeerox 1979​-​1981 Recuerdo espectral de un viejo decorado el​é​ctrico

by Xeerox

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1.
A1 03:01
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A2 04:00
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A3 05:10
4.
A4 03:39
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A5 02:06
6.
B1 05:43
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B2 05:21
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B3 00:56
9.
B4 03:55
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B5 02:53

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Edition in vinyl of 300 copies. Included booklet with photographs, artwork and liner notes. (sold out)
Anòmia 2013

www.anomia.info

javierhernando.net/xeerox.htm



Metal contrammetal,violencia lacerante.
Sonidos agónicos en el murmullo agudo,
tonos pesados plasmados en un pedazo
de gloria lejana. Evasión, esa es la palabra.

La carencia de melodía, como
constante de un nuevo ritmo de la época.
Una mezcolanza de sonidos asincopados,
extraídos de un anual de ciencia ficción,
amenazantes y, a menudo, violentos.
Inusitadamente extraños para conseguir de
ellos un resultado puramente comercial......

Magda Redondo (Julio 1979)

Unheard recordings of proto-punk madness, primordial industrial ooze, and untrained no wave expressionism! Yes, those dates in the title speak to the timeframe for Xeerox, a shortlived conglomeration of anarchists, anti-musicians, and electronic dilettantes who had some pretty solid connections (if not overlap) with the seminal Spanish industrial outfit Esplendor Geometrico. One of the principle members of Xeerox was a feverishly enthusiastic fellow named Krishna Goineau, who fled Barcelona for Germany where he went on to found Liaisons Dangereuses with Beate Bartel (Malaria!) and Chris Haas (DAF). From the onset, Xeerox hoisted the ideological flag of punk but rejected much of the aesthetics of punk's rock revisionism. Their initial sound was an atonal fug of Sister Ray-isms glommed onto motorik drum-kit pulses with distantly megaphone barked vocals, presumably by Goineau. The grimy distortion which dominates the first side of untitled tracks speaks not only of the shitty cassettes that they recorded onto but also a glowing appreciation of Crass later blossoming into a full-throttle one-note minimalism prescient of the work that was just getting started by Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. Assuming the tracks are chronological, the second half of the record finds Xeerox really coming into their own with the monomaniacal march of metal bashed rhythms, insistent electronic blorps, weirdo tape-reverse effects, maddeningly repetitive guitar plucks that put us in the best kind of trance, and some torturous amplifier noise that would make Matthew Bower howl with respect. A pretty bloody awesome find; and a pretty bloody limited pressing of just 300 copies that comes with a nicely produced booklet of suitably xeroxed band photos and instructive history from Xeerox's Javier Hernando.

Aquarius Records. San Francisco

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released September 1, 2013

Mario Almonacid-guitarra
Javier Hernando-guitarra, sintetizador
Krishna Goineau- voz
Magda Redondo- batería, caja de ritmos
Pere Llorens- bajo
Cheity- voz y Presencia
Raúl Guber- bajo, sintetizador
Luis Lorenzo- guitarra
Germán Lázaro- guitarra

Grabado en los locales de Vilapiscina y Horta entre 1979 y 1981
Colaboran en tema B2: Jorgi Guber-batería y Angel Lalinde-metelófono
Selección, edición musical y tratamientos (B2 y B3 en 1982): Javier Hernando
Masterizado en Brooklyn por R. Mexico

Foto portada: Joan fontcuberta (Dipòsits, Factoria Proas)
Foto contraportada: Montse Surroca (Xeerox en la Calle del Gas)
Diseño gráfico: Diego Bustamante
Coordinación: Arnau Sala

El tema A4 apareció como Viejo Deorado Eléctrico 4 en el doble disco recopilatorio
Tensión Spanish Experimental Undergrund 1980-1985 editado por Munster en 2012

El tema B4 apareció como Evasion du future en uno de los cds.que acompaña el libro de Jaime Gonzalo La Ciudad Secreta-Sonidos experimentales en la Barcelona pre-olímpica 1971-1991, editado por Munster en 2013.

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Javier Hernando Barcelona, Spain

Electronic musician since 1979 with the group Xeerox followed in first 80's with the name of Melodinamika Sensor and owner name until now. Recordings in labels how Ortega y Cassette, Geometrik, Toracic Tapes, Alku,con-v, Nostalgie de la Boue,Anòmia, Novak and República Ibérica Ruidista and La Olla Express
Producer of the program Los Silencios de la Radio (1989-1987) and (1991-1996) in Radio PICA.
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