Optimo are set to release Chris Carter’s (of Throbbing Gristle fame) ‘The Space Between’ all remastered and on vinyl :) Musically, it’s an electronic soundtrack for a sleazy sci-fi movie, with moments of uplifting beauty combined with bits of claustrophobic mania.
JD Twitch has this to say about the release… “The original release featured fifteen tracks. As I wanted to have a reasonably loud vinyl pressing, I have picked my favourite six to appear here (not an easy task to narrow it down). In addition there is a bonus track “Climbing” which was recorded around the same time that was released by Coil’s Geoff Ruston on his “Men With Deadly Dreams” cassette in 1981. One of the first ever recordings to use an 808 drum machine, it still sounds as if it is from tomorrow.??In my opinion, these are some of the key recordings in the history of electronic music. They were made using very basic equipment at a time when there was no blueprint for what electronic music could and should be. There is a beauty, an emotion and an imagination present here that is lacking in a lot of modern machine music. This music is as vital and wondrous today as it was four decades ago.”