earthly delights archive
"Yes, this is the Emissions back in control."
This limited edition of 250 marks the return of Nigel Ayers in his Nocturnal guise. A complete, signed, numbered and authenticated package of recordings made between 1981 (when the first Emissions hit the battle-torn streets of London) and the start of this new decade.
Very much an exercise of repetitive excesses, itís certainly a change of moods, reminiscent of the percussive explorations of Muslimgauze. Steve Tanza (ex-Bourbonese Qualk) leans a rich fullness with his live drums to the multiple layers of artificial sounds. The whole album has a very professional feel and shows that the sampling machine can be used in an intelligent, powerful manner.
These classical, instrumental outings represent the true nature of a nocturnal emission; aggressive, peaceful, dream-like, hypnotic .. a million expressions could be used.
Beyond Logic, Beyond Belief is a joyous work and a credit to the talents of Nigel Ayers. Itís both a relief and a(n Earthly) delight to hear NE back at their disorientatingly awesome best.