JOHN WATERMANN

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Title
Calcutta Gas Chamber
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ArtistJOHN WATERMANN
TitelCalcutta Gas Chamber
FormatCD
LabelCold Spring
CountryUK
Cat.-No.CSR52CD
The idea for this project came about after a visit to Calcutta in 1990, and through the nightmarish experiences during that short visit. The concept of aurally conveying the horror of a gas chamber was realised through field recordings in an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. The sounds are grating and harsh, a mixture of field recordings and electronic manipulations. One can rarely pinpoint a location or action but the images the sounds conjure up are of all sorts of nefarious activities related to death by machinery. The sleeve notes take you into the horror that is the Calcutta Gas Chamber. John Watermann started the re-design for this re-issue (originally released in 1993 on US label ND), but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realisation. A beautifully composed and produced CD, completely remastered and re-packaged. (label info)
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