Eric Random is a key figure in the early Eighties music scene in Manchester that evolved around the Buzzcock’s New Hormones label and later around Cabaret Voltaire’s Doublevision. Time-Splice was recorded from 1982 to 1984 and came out on the Cabs’ label in 1984. It is the last album by Eric that features his trademark Postpunk and electro sound before he went in the direction of World Music. Some of these sounds are aleady present here, but the focus is classic Electronics. As a bonus for this re-issue we add the Mad As Mankind 12" that was recorded at Western Works studio and produced by Stephen Mallinder and Richard H. Kirk. Eric has also recorded a totally new version of "Mankind" for this CD which was premiered at last year’s Doppelvision festival in Vienna. An essential archival piece for lovers of classic Industrial and Postpunk.
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at Western Works Studios, Sheffield.
Tracks 3 to 6 recorded at Pluto Studios, Manchester.
Tracks 7 to 10 recorded at Revolution Studios, Manchester.
Special thanks to Cliff Saffer for sax, Kalu & Aziz Zeria for tabla and tampura
Tracks 1 to 10 originally released in 1984 on Doublevision.
released June 27, 2013
Artwork [Original 12" Sleeve] – Anne Gerald
Bass – Eric Random, Wayne Soulworm
Engineer – Stuart Pickering (tracks: 7 to 10)
Graphics – Lisa Robotka
Percussion, Drums, Electronics – Dids
Photography [Original 12" Sleeve] – Robin Didley
Producer – Eric Random And The Bedlamites (tracks: 3 to 10), Phil Bush (tracks: 3 to 6)
Producer, Engineer – Richard H. Kirk (tracks: 1, 2), Stephen Mallinder (tracks: 1, 2)
Producer, Recorded By – Eric Random (tracks: 11)
Remastered By – Christian Loebenstein
Synthesizer – Stuart James (tracks: 1, 2)
Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Tape, Flute, Sitar, Drums, Electronics – Eric Random
Vocals – Stagger Lynne
supported by 4 fans who also own “Mad As Mankind & Time-Splice”
Creating outstanding and otherworldly experimental music requires the artist to keep his tongue firmly in his cheek. Something about adding a touch of absurdity to the mix that takes it to far more interesting places. And here it is. Two polar opposites at play: gleeful light and brooding darkness. Julien Gracq