Futurismo are proud to present a deluxe remastered vinyl package of the classic 1980 album, Red Exposure, by the uncompromising Chrome.
Arguably considered the San Francisco band's greatest work, Red Exposure, the fourth album to feature core members Damon Edge and Helios Creed, was the definitive version of Chrome's idiosyncratic approach to sound: a projected vision of near-future dystopia via an undefinable guise of experimental space rock and punk-tinged alien soundscapes. Here, the band simultaneously draw from the otherworldly noises of their past records, whilst pushing their synthesizers forward into, albeit oblique, pop song structures.
Edge's vocals are structured more like an instrument than a voice, lyrics painting images of humanity's future on the edge of total destruction. As Creed's guitar work multi-layers its way into a completely different aural spectrum, beautiful yet violent, slashing against rhythmic pulsations, loops and experimentations, to create a sound that even today feels beyond the here and now. This distillation of the band's repertoire seemed to envision a deconstruction of rock 'n' roll, aimed to break past the shell of cliché that it would of course eventually come to inhabit. Which is why, despite its age, Red Exposure remains a record that still sounds like the sonic product of a far-off civilization, making this disc of new wave nihilism vital for fans of space rock, Krautrock, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Suicide.
The deluxe remastered version of this out-of-print 1980 LP is presented here in a limited edition colored vinyl. It comes packaged in a chromed mirror-board sleeve, contains a large screen-printed poster printed with neon ink featuring unseen photographs of the band, and a bonus track.
Elements of fractured beauty surface more than once...Such moments are only brief compared to the usual hip-shake mind-f*ck of Chrome, pitched somewhere between unexpected catchiness and head-shaking, 'what the hell was that?' shifts and turns. Musically there's less clutter, no immediate sense of piling absolutely everything up to see what would happen, even on the busiest tracks. Still, everything feels distanced and not-quite-there as before - even the crispest, punchiest songs...have something frayed at the edges...
- Limited Edition
- Blue Marble Vinyl
- Chrome Mirror-Board Sleeve
- Bonus Track
- Large Screen-Printed Poster with Neon Ink Featuring Unseen Photos of the Band
- New Age
- Rm. 101
- Eyes on Mars
- Static Gravity
- Eyes in the Center
- Electric Chair
- Night of the Earth
- Informations (Bonus)