'Metal Machine Music' is that much debated record of Lou Reed's that might have just been made to annoy label bosses, or might have been a crowning achievement of avant-garde and noise. Or maybe both. Zeitkratzer had the genius idea to perform the record live and are now showing off a new version of the classic: this record is a release of each segment of 'Metal Machine Music', as played by Zeitkratzer. It collects live performances from around Italy. If you never thought 'Metal Machine Music' could be played by an orchestra, Zeitkratzer are here to blow your mind. The performances are mixed by Rashad Becker.
Double LP £19.99 KR 016
180g vinyl gatefold 2LP on Karlrecords. Edition of 500 copies.
CD+DVD set on Asphodel.
CD £13.49 ZKR016
CD on Zeitkratzer.
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9/10 Koert Sauer aka dj Liquid Soundclash Customer review, 1st November 2014
I was delighted to hear Metal Machine Music as performed by Zeitkratzer (in my case on vinyl luckily). Amazing how Zeitkratzer is able to capture the experimental and groundbreaking atmosphere of the original album of Lou Reed (which I bought in the late 70s). Both releases are classic in my opinion. Nowadays we have more experience with noise & drone music than in the 70s, but this new version certainly is edgy and your ears have to be slightly trained. I was very happy to obtain a vinyl copy (only 500 pressed...) via Norman Records. But the cd version is still available. Don't sleep, this version is also limited!
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