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1 - COMPANY OF STATE - COMPANY OF STATE - (7") 
TIDAL WAVES MUSIC


RSD 2018 Belgium release, limited to 500 copies. In the eighties there was an incredibly interesting underground scene emerging in the Belgian Leuven area. Bands like The Neon Judgement, Sovjet War and countless others all came from that area and era. One of the most underestimated bands in that scene was Company Of State, a duo with a unique sound that played dark moody guitar-electro with a minimal DIY touch. Influenced by a wide array of artists such as Joy Division, Velvet Underground and Edith Piaf, the duo Rudolf Hecke and Paul Taes formed the band Company Of State and recorded their self-titled debut (a four track 7"EP) on their self-founded label in 1983. Best described as: wild guitars with all kinds of feedback and distortion combined with a heavy bumping rhythm-box in the background. and once the vocals kick in you get that melancholic magic that makes this EP a true classic.


Format: 7"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 21-04-2018
Item # : 519718     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - COMPANY OF STATE - DANCE REMOTION - (LP) 
ONDERSTROOM


Belgian new wave & DIY minimal synth duo that started out experimenting with a rhythm box and post-punk guitars in the vein of early Cabaret Voltaire. Rudolf Hecke explains the origin of the band: "By the end of the seventies we were both living in small towns near Leuven. I had been playing in bands since 1973 and was still living with my parents in Veltem-Beisem where the garage was my rehearsal-room. One day he showed up, he was looking for a songwriter, he'd be the singer. He rode a bike." The group debuted in 1983 on their own label with an incredible 7inch (Dark/Discipline - Dance Remotion/Here as I Am). Rudolf Hecke provided screeching guitarplay with different forms of feedback and distortion, Paul Taes expressed his mood through his singing and the rhythm box did what it had to do, it rumbled along. It made sense for COS to join the Anything But Records label run by Ludo Camberlin (A Blaze Colour), where they shared the roster with bands like Neon Judgement, Posie Noire, Aimless Device, Men 2nd, .. On stage they always delivered a spectacle to the public. "Well, we very much liked to mess up things. Most of the time there was blood, I broke my nose once and ended up at the hospital when I cut my left arm with a razor blade on stage. We had some medieval weapons wed like to throw around while the strobos were lit." On this retrospective LP release the emphasis lies on the first few years of the band including their first 7inch and demo recordings from that period. When the experiments were still rough, the spirit high and the results chaotic and surprisingly dynamic. Rough-sided cover sleeve. Edition of 500 copies.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Dark 02. Discipline 03. Dance Remotion 04. Here As I Am 05. Koud Beeld 06. Obligation Exempt 07. City 08. Street 09. Violence 10. Breakdown

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-10-2013
Item # : 450067     
Availability: IN STOCK
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