Cover realised and designed by Jonas Delaborde.
Professionally duplicated and imprinted CrO2 cassettes.
Edition of 125 (gold ink on black shells).
Professionally printed, black & white 4-panel covers.
Released October 2010.
Opéra Mort is the French/Belgian duo of Jo Tanz and él-g.
Jo and él-g also perform as a trio with Ghédalia Tazartes under the name Reines D'Angleterre.
Smegma need no introduction.
Smegma the original, since 1973 simply, SMEGMA
1 nous avons décidé de ne pas aller à mexico
2 mon amie du sous-monde
3 fondons l’armée princesse
4 naticha, créole
6 gouvernement de l’an 5000
recorded in Paris/Brussels 2009
1 Notes From the Past
Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Dennis Duck, Ace Farron Ford. recorded in Pasadena/Portland 2009 by Ju Suk.
Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Nour Mobarak, and Parke Lemus. recorded in Portland 2009 by Ju Suk.
"Inspired split-tape offering a side each by Tanzprocesz’ Jonathan & él-g’s Opéra Mort (“recorded in Paris / Brussels 2009”) ... and LAFMS / four-decades-running “out” fit Smegma (here consisting of Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Dennis Duck, Ace Farron Ford, Nour Mobarak, and Parke Lemus as recorded in Pasadena / Portland 2009 by Ju Suk).
While the Smegma side is of course a morass of love & light, I have to say the Opéra Mort side is the eye-opener here, all mutant drum-machine moves, harsh feedback blasts, and rolling rhythmic crackle that fully justifies their more recent allegiances with Ghédalia Tazartès (as Reines D’Angleterre).
Very nicely done, design-y edition ; pro-duped & imprinted tapes with art by Jonas Delaborde." - Keith Fullerton Whitman