Dec 082010
 

"Inside a cage of sound, Cold waves of electronics are juxtaposed against voices that seep through cracks in the walls of machinery and wires. Lyrics dart out in bullets from soundscapes peppered in sharp vocals and sound bites. A viola plays in the distance, giving life to this inorganic mass…
Such is the imagery that spawns Attrition, who, with its marriage of the classic and modern, has brought to music the equivalent of a surrealist painting. From its earlier sparse and stark soundscapes, to a more expansive palette of orchestral work, Attrition has successfully melded several genres into one.

The music flows – from gothic to industrial to experimental to classical – so smoothly, they might as well be making their own category.
With more than twenty albums of constant variety, and an ever-expanding sound, they remain one of music's darker and fascinating lights." 
Akane

 
 DECEMBER 8th 1980
The day John Lennon was shot was also the day that ATTRITION played their first ever show…
a fledgling post punk line up of vocals, guitar, bass and drums played a short set at the Belgrade venue in Coventry, England…
30 years on the venue is no longer there….
ATTRITION are stronger than ever…
 
We are celebrating our 30 years with a definitive best of collection…"Dreamtime Collectors" – a 16 track CD album
featuring many rare versions of ATTRITION classics and a cover designed by Russian artist and film maker Edward 209 .. 
 Out now through US label Metropolis recordsand we have copies available to buy direct from our website
www.attrition.co.uk/merch.htm

We are planning many shows and tours for our anniversary year in the UK, Europe, Russia, The USA, Canada, South America, South Africa and more….
and are pleased to announce that we are now joined on stage by the wonderful Alexys Becerra of Inertia on vocals and electronic percussion…

…shows so far confirmed:
 
The 30th anniversary show: with very special guest Ian Arkley…
December 11th 2010 –  the Slimelight, London, England
April 1st 2011 – Shadowdaze festival at Whitby, England
first confirmed show for our second tour of Canada…
June 3rd 2011 – Avant garde, Ottawa, Canada…
Our first trip to Brazil
June 23rd-25th 2011 – Woodgothic festival, São Thomé das Letras , Brazil
July 7th – 10th – Finland festival tba!!
the incredible Pray Silence festival…
August 26-28th 2011 – Pray Silence festival, Lisbon, Portugal


ATTRITION at the Belgrade venue. Coventry. December 8th 1980
 


A Silent Night
for this upcoming holiday period we are giving away our haunting version of Silent night,
which first appeared in the 90's on the Projekt records compilation…
Excelsis, A Dark Noël
go to this link…
 
and enjoy…


and finally…

Martin has been busy in the studio…
working on remixes…resurrecting archive recordings for the forthcoming compilation on the Vinyl on Demand label….
completing the soundtrack to the upcoming horror film short "Family fiend"
and working on the all new ATTRITION album for 2011…
The unraveller of angels…

until next time…
 
Be seeing you…
 
Martin Bowes. Coventry. England. December 2010