Esplendor Geométrico – Selected Tracks 2. 1995-1998 LP (GR 2145LP)
Selected Tracks 2. 1995-1998 is a double album with a new selection of tracks recorded by Esplendor Geométricobetween 1995 and 1998. This is the second part of Selected Tracks, the first one was published in 2015 (GR 2136LP). Ten of the thirteen tracks appear for the first time on vinyl, and some rarities only released in very limited CDR editions during the ’90s and without distribution, are also included. Esplendor Geométrico are pioneers and masters of rhythmic industrial music since their formation in Madrid in 1980, enjoying international cult. In this double album, you will find machine and hypnotic rhythms, metallic sounds, tribal sonorities, distortion, collages with voices, which also show their influence on the current trends of industrial techno. The songs have been chosen from albums like Polyglophone (CD-only release in 1997), EN-CO-D-ESPLENDOR (published in Japan only on CD in 1998), and exclusive live tracks that do not have studio versions: “Al Asalto”, “Nuevo Frente”, “Elektrozavod”, or “Ciudad Électrica”. Also included are three tracks from the Syncrotron EP (1998). Gatefold sleeve; Edition of 700.
“When I think of the word industrial… I think machines, gears, factories with tall smoke stacks. Esplendor Geométrico means exactly that to me. Hard minimal rhythmic machine music that grinds like a huge device that is cutting metal girders for large buildings. Though most would quote bands like Throbbing Gristle, Neubauten and Coil as being the truest form of industrial, the music of Esplendor by far best describes the word industrial when applied to music.” —Adam-X, 2004