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Test Dept: Materia Prima

  1. Landrites
  2. Firedance
  3. Pipe and Didgerido
  4. More of Everything
  5. Apocalypse
  6. Funeral

Originally performed live throughout Europe in 1986-89, Materia Prima is a domestic reissue of the original 'Materia Prima' and 'Unacceptable Faces of Freedom' live performances. This particular set of recordings is heavy on the tribal instrumentation as well as the usual array of hand built percussion. The pipe, didgeridoo, and a variety of native drums are used throughout the album. Overall this album is much slower and works with the subtle intricacies of the instruments rather than consisting of a pure tribal frenzy. There is as much imagery evoked in the absence of sound as their is by the instrumentation itself. Materia Prima is yet another classic Test Dept. live album that should not be missed now that it is available a domestic version.

Invisible Records
P.O. Box 16008
Chicago, IL 60618


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