Cemental Health Records EEG03
except Bike (Syd Barrett, publisher unknown) and Kampfwagenschlacht (Ian Shuttleworth/Roy Watson, © control Anal Memoranda).
Produced by Robert Ehrlich except Kampfwagenschlacht,
Cover by Robert Ehrlich.
This title (P) 1983, 2004 Cemental Health Records.
This album brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of the electronic music of Robert Ehrlich. The title track is mainly rock-influenced; the rest of the album shows the exploitation of more classical ideas. With the exception of Kampfwagenschlacht and of occasional phrases on Bike, not one sound on the album is synthesized.
Radio Tiranë is not easy listening. Give each piece time to unfold. This isn’t a collection of three-minute tracks!
Vocals, spoken text and all instruments except where credited: Robert
Harpsichord: Zuckermann (8’, 4’ and buff), 1978 • Bass guitar: Aria SB1000 • Synthesizers: Korg MS-10 (Bike and I.S. on Kampfwagenschlacht), Roland SH-101 (R.E. on Kampfwagenschlacht) • Distortion unit made by Nigel Greer • Tape decks: Pioneer CT-200 (cassette), Akai GCX-715D (cassette, final mix only), Sharp GF-777E (cassette, I.S. mastering and processing), Akai 4000-DS (open reel), Telefunken 200-TSE (open reel, reversed tapes only) • Amplification: Rotel RA-300 (El Phoenix... R.I.P.!), NAD 3020 (final mix), Rogers 300 (monitoring) • Headphones: Sennheiser 420, Yamaha (final mix, used in conjunction with Sennheisers) • Microphones: Panasonic.
Thanks to Ian.
This album is dedicated to some 300,000 political prisoners believed to be detained in Albanian jails. Robert Ehrlich is a capitalist (democratic socialist, to be pedantic), and so is upset by any attempts to link him in any way with obscure little countries in south-east Europe.
Robert Ehrlich is a P.I.S.S. artist.