Vinyl On Demand VOD-93
5xLP + DVD Box Set
Fairly staggering overview of the activities and off-shoots associated with Belgium’s legendary Industrial/underground group/venue/publishers Club Moral aka Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK) and Danny Devos (DDV). Forming in Antwerp in 1981, they soon became a lightning rod for the burgeoning Industrial scene, with their in-house zine, Force Mental, becoming one of the main channels of information on extreme culture at the time. This amazing set bundles alla the key early recordings to come out of the collective, collecting DDV’s 4 Sept and A Sound Atlas Of Venerology albums, Club Moral’s classic Mit Neuen Waffen (alongside a ton of live and compilation tracks), a selection of tracks from The Parts (DDV + AMVK + Erik Vloeberghs) and Etat Brut’s 1982 Noise classic Geometrie D’Un Assasinat. The Club Moral approach combines classic punk/synth heckling with that amazing Belgian OTT style, blasts of harsh noise, ritualistic electro/acoustic Industrial tactics and a ton of conceptual/performative smarts and heard together like this it makes a stunning case for Club Moral’s inclusion in the long-list of oddball/freak/underground Belgian units that have worked to explode and exaggerate inherited form, from The Kids to Dennis Tyfus. Highly recommended!