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Hunting Lodge: Unearthed + Son Of Will C60 cassette (S/M Operations)

by Hunting Lodge


Physical release of 1982 archival recording "Unearthed", Hunting Lodge's recent Silent Records digital release, backed with "Son Of Will" - a side of previously unreleased and rare material recorded in 1983 during the sessions that produced the Will album. This tape marks the return of S/M Operations, 30+ years after dissolution.
Professionally duplicated tapes, double sided art. One time limited edition of 150 copies.
Released in cooperation with Easy Listening and Silent Records.

Side A: Unearthed
Side B: Son Of Will
1. Carrion Bells Did Toll
2. Nil Illigitimus Carborundum
3. Na Vilavilairevu/Hand Of Glory - Raw Backing Edit
4. Shugendo Gyozha - Saturated Backing
5. S/M Operations - Full Length Version
6. Banishing Dirge - Original Album Version

"For 35 years, UNEARTHED was a TDK AD-X 60 minute cassette tape buried in my archives.The cover was labeled ‘Korg solo stuff ’82 – ‘83’ in my handwriting. Side A of the tape itself read ‘Skott Rushe Solo w/ L.C.Diehl producing Dobly no’ in Lon’s handwriting. This shows how early it was in our friendship - he didn’t know how to spell my last name and to be honest, I don’t think I knew how to spell Diehl.

My memories of those days are hazy but I’m certain this was recorded in Lon’s first apartment in Port Huron. The same place where the foundation of ‘Sounds Like A Picture’ was recorded as well as ‘Banishing Dirge’. The same place where Lon called me late one night to say he had the new ‘Despair’ video from SPK and I immediately rushed over with BK Whoppers
and 40’s. It was also the crash pad after countless pitchers of beer at Roche Bar honing our world domination plans.

I’m also 100 per cent certain that this session was an alcohol fueled midnight experiment, mixing cigarettes, booze and synthesizers into some kind of industrial strength muck. Feeding my Korg MS20 synthesizer into Lon’s harmonizer and Korg Stage Echo machines, Lon doing his best industrial Lee Scratch Perry to my best Maurizio Bianchi.

So here it is, UNEARTHED, in all it’s glory, the closest you may ever get to a pure Hunting Lodge ‘noise’ piece, vintage 1982

- Richard Skott 2017"

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