RECOIL – UNSOUND METHODS, LIQUID AND SUBHUMAN
ALL AVAILABLE ON VINYL AND CD – 11th November 2022
Mute has announced details of a series of Recoil reissues, starting with three long out-of-print albums on double coloured vinyl and CD due for release 11th November 2022:
Unsound Methods (1997), Liquid (2000) and subHuman (2007) are the final three studio albums from Alan Wilder’s Recoil project, and these new editions will be available in transparent green/clear, silver and curacao blue respectively.
Alan recently commented, “I was aware, after many fan enquiries, that several Recoil products had been out of stock for a while so I’m sure this will be a welcome release for the completists out there. Having not really listened in full to any of the Recoil albums for many years, the requirement to sit down and closely scrutinise the new test pressings meant that I was obliged to focus on everything once again. It was a surprising and pleasurable adventure to hear the work with fresh ears and I was able, perhaps properly for the first time, to experience all the detail which I had either forgotten about or hadn’t fully appreciated at the time.
On the technical side, some of the cross-fades needed to be replicated for the reissues as it became apparent they had been created live at the original cut, rather than pre-prepared when making the studio production masters (maybe this was to save a generation of transfers). We also discovered some errors in the artwork’s label copy which have been corrected – trainspotters will have a field day – so we can say these new versions are the definitive vinyl releases.”
Listen to : Drifting (from Unsound Methods)
The first three albums, 1+2 (1986), Hydrology (1988) and Bloodline (1992) are currently being remastered for release at a later date.
The Shunt Staff