10CD Bound Book! Vinyl-sized bound book containing 10 CDs and 24 pages, including artwork reproductions and an essay by Paul Lemos.
The period between 1985 and 1988 was the most productive in the long history of Controlled Bleeding. No fewer than 13 albums and three split works were released in this short timeframe, starting with Death in the Cameroon, and including other releases on Sub Rosa, Dossier, and many others. Founder Paul Lemos, along with long-time members Joe Papa and Chris Moriarty produced material relentlessly over this three to four year span, experimenting with noise, industrial, tribal sounds, goth, ethereal, and ambient music. In hind-sight, this furious output set the stage for Controlled Bleeding's more famous Wax Trax works, but the material itself found its way to every corner of the experimental world, and it influenced everyone.
Artoffact Records is proud to announce a 10CD collection of Controlled Bleeding material, released between 1985 and 1988, much of which has been out of print for decades. The set starts with the tape-only Death in the Cameroon, and includes seven more Controlled Bleeding albums, including Headcrack, which has never been released on CD. Also included are two Controlled Bleeding off-shoots: the industrial one-off project The Art Barbeque, from 1985, and the Lemos / Papa collaboration Music For Stolen Icon from 1986.
The set includes large-size reproductions of the front and back covers of each release, as well as a longform essay by Paul Lemos. All material has been remastered and restored.
1. Death in the Cameroon
2. The Art Barbeque "Feet Hacked Rails"
4. Between Tides
7. Paul Lemos & Joe Papa "Music for Stolen Icon"
8. Music For the Scourging Ground
9. Music For Gilded Chambers
10. Songs From the Drain
Includes unlimited streaming of Headcrack via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps – Larva Lumps Double-Vinyl Test Pressing
Headcrack – WAREHOUSE FIND! CONTROLLED BLEEDING: Headcrack BLUE VINYL
Body Samples – WAREHOUSE FIND! CONTROLLED BLEEDING: Body Samples 2LP PURPLE VINYL
Carving Songs – WAREHOUSE FIND! CONTROLLED BLEEDING: Carving Songs 2LP GREEN VINYL
Knees & Bones – WAREHOUSE FIND! CONTROLLED BLEEDING: Knees & Bones SWILL-COLOURED VINYL 2LP
Distress Signals II – WAREHOUSE FIND! CONTROLLED BLEEDING: Distress Signals II RED VINYL
Distress Signals I – Controlled Bleeding. Distress Signals I. 2LP Grey Vinyl.
Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps – 2LP Black or Swill Green Vinyl.
Knees & Bones – Controlled Bleeding. Knees & Bones. 2LP Vinyl.
Headcrack – Headcrack. (((Test Pressing)))
Distress Signals I – Distress Signals 1 - 2LP TEST PRESSING
Carving Songs – Carving Songs. (((Test Pressing)))
Body Samples – _((TEST PRESSING))_
Knees & Bones – Controlled Bleeding. Knees& Bones. CD Digipak.
Body Samples – Controlled Bleeding. Body Samples. 2LP Vinyl.
Distress Signals I – Controlled Bleeding. Distress Signals I. 2LP Vinyl.
Body Samples – Controlled Bleeding. Body Samples. 2CD.
Distress Signals I – Controlled Bleeding. Distress Signals I & II. 2CD Digipak.
Carving Songs – Double Vinyl
Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps – 2CD fancy pants digipak (with alt cover painting!)
Distress Signals II – Controlled Bleeding. Distress Signals II. Vinyl.
Headcrack – Headcrack. Vinyl.
Carving Songs – Double CD