Deluxe vinyl reissue of one of the most important modern avant garde/noise/electronics albums. 1981's Erector was Whitehouse's most minimal and psychotically manipulative recording to date, reducing the threatening style of the early records to an ultra stripped down appeal that would combine deep bass drones with high wasp tones and severely modulated vocals. This is the record that really serves to connect Whitehouse to the whole avant garde current as articulated by Steve Stapleton, with a sophisticated use of synth, samples, noise and silence that would reflect on Robert Ashley and Alvin Lucier as much as Throbbing Gristle. Erector is still an amazing listen and has lost none of its confusing, confrontational appeal. And it's a blast to see it restored to its original lewd Steve Stapleton artwork, still one of the all-time great album covers. Highly recommended.