Test Dept: Materia Prima
- Pipe and Didgerido
- More of Everything
Originally performed live throughout Europe in 1986-89, Materia Prima is a
domestic reissue of the original 'Materia Prima' and 'Unacceptable Faces of
Freedom' live performances. This particular set of recordings is heavy on the
tribal instrumentation as well as the usual array of hand built percussion. The
pipe, didgeridoo, and a variety of native drums are used throughout the album.
Overall this album is much slower and works with the subtle intricacies of the
instruments rather than consisting of a pure tribal frenzy. There is as much
imagery evoked in the absence of sound as their is by the instrumentation
itself. Materia Prima is yet another classic Test Dept. live album that should
not be missed now that it is available a domestic version.
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Last Modified: Monday, 24-Sep-2012 17:02:41 MST