A Great Desire

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Attrition are pioneers in darker electronica. Formed in 1980 in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early '80's UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Coil, Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control, and others. Founder Martin Bowes has steered the band through a 40-year career, fuelled by a succession of critically acclaimed albums, selling over 100,000 to date. The band has regularly toured Europe, North and South America, Russia and Asia, appeared at major festivals and had their music included on a number of TV and film soundtracks. Through their career Attrition have worked with musicians as diverse as Psychedelic Veterans The Legendary Pink Dots to punk legend TV Smith to Franck Dematteis of the Paris Opera. Attrition’s music has featured on countless releases - from 1984’s “Bullshit detector 3” on Crass records to the hugely successful “Animal liberation” album alongside Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Smiths, Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich, etc. Their song “Acid Tongue” featured on KTEL’s Industrial story CD - a who’s who of industrial music with Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb, Neubauten et al. In Germany Orkus magazine’s Best of the ‘90’s collection featured their darkwave classic “A Girl Called Harmony”. Martin’s increasing production work at his studio, The Cage, has included mixes for The Damage Manual (Martin Atkins, Jah Wobble, Geordie Walker, Chris Connelly et al...), Die Form, In the Nursery, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Mona Mur/En Esch and mastering for many bands and labels. He con-tributed synths and vocals on a song on the last Pigface album, is the narrator's voice on US horror series, C for Chaos, and wrote the score to US horror film G.H.O.S.T from Mutantville Productions. Their 2015 album, Mil-lions of the Mouthless Dead (inspired by Martin’s grandfather's experiences on the Western Front in 1917) includes collaborations with Anni Hogan (known for her work with Marc Almond through the ‘80’s) and the legendary Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk). The band celebrates their 40 year anniversary with their latest release, A Great Desire on Sleepers Records. The album is a compilation of some of their best tracks from 1986-2004, some never before on vinyl.