Saturday, November 03, 2007
Trial - Moments Of Collapse LP
Excellent peace-postpunk album of this San Francisco band. This is Trial's second release after the 'Inborn System' 7" released on Freak Records (small label with 2 releases. The other one is the '1984' 7" of Crucifix). The songs on the 7" showed already the way they were heading. Found it on Strange Reaction(RIP), the first music blog I ever knew.
Opening track 'Lobotomized Visions' has an industrial feel due to the use of metal percussion.
Cyrnai is the most known member of Trial. Discogs states that she was also a member of Sleeping Dogs (7" on CRASS Records) and Treason (1 song on the 'Peace/War' comp.). She also released solo work, mainly tapes but also a 12" called 'Charred Blossoms' which you can find on Mutant Sounds. Some tapes of her can be found on Shards Of Beauty. Her work is way more experimental. Seems she was active until the late 90's but no further info as the Cyrnai website is down.
The album is not so hard to find probably 'cos Trial had a distribution deal with Rough Trade.
Get this one! You won't be disappointed.
Note: tracks 5&6 ripped as one track.
Moments Of Collapse LP (Communications Syndicate-CS 001-1986)
1. Lobotomized Visions
2. Unshackled In The Garden
4. Anatomy Of The Trap
5. Crimson Retrospect
6. Chant 4501
7. The Border
8. Of Speech And Thought And Stripping Gears