Attrition

Profile of the performer Attrition: Formed in 1980 by Martin Bowes in Coventry, England, Attrition’s early output presaged trends that would emerge as genres of their own in the ’90s gothic/industrial resurgence. Drones and tape manipulations released under the title Death House prefigured dark ambient “isolationism” by almost 10 years, while the group’s first two proper albums — The Attrition of Reason and Smiling at the Hypogonder Club — set the tone for the style now known as darkwave.



Attrition had its day in the US college-radio spotlight with the spooky “Monkey in a Bin,” released alongside the likes of Nina Hagen, Alan Jourgensen, The Smiths, Siouxsie and Howard Jones on the 1987 Wax Trax compilation Animal Liberation (which benefited PETA). Since then, Attrition has released more than twenty albums, each one striking a balance between dualistic forces: Gloomy atmospheres mixed with prodding beats; classical bombast melded with ambient noise; Bowes’ stern spoken vocals juxtaposed against a series of increasingly operatic-sounding female vocalists.



The latest such singer to sign on to Bowes’ long-running project is US born Tylean. She adds what many Attrition fans consider the most emotive and expressive element yet to Bowes’ assault of dark electronica, which is more concerned with enveloping listeners in a dense nebula of soundscapes than with moving bodies on the dance floor via the clichéd thud-thud of many a goth-club chestnut.



" Creating and exploring rich shadowy electronic soundscapes...interweaving the ephemeral with the operatic, the sound can at once calm your soul and chill your bones..." The Hatchet/

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label production
1 Red Letter / Kharb 2 mp3, CD 1999-12-00 Klanggalerie
2 Attrition - The Attrition Of Reason The Attrition Of Reason 8 mp3, CD 1984 Third Mind Records
3 Attrition - Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club 10 mp3, CD 1985 Third Mind Records
4 In The Realm Of The Hungry Ghosts 8 mp3, CD 1986 Third Mind Records
5 Attrition - The Voice Of God The Voice Of God 6 mp3, CD 1984 Third Mind Records
6 Attrition - Shrinkwrap / Pendulum Turns Shrinkwrap / Pendulum Turns 2 mp3, CD 1985-05-00 Third Mind Records
7 Attrition - Death House Death House 2 mp3, CD 1987-06-00 Hamster Records And Tapes
8 Attrition - Fear / Devoid Fear / Devoid 2 mp3, CD 1982 Adventures In Reality
9 Attrition - At The Fiftieth Gate At The Fiftieth Gate 11 mp3, CD 1988-04-00 Antler Records
10 Attrition - Recollection 84-89 Recollection 84-89 16 mp3, CD 1990-07-00 Projekt
11 Attrition - Keepsakes And Reflections Keepsakes And Reflections 13 mp3, CD 2001 Invisible
12 Attrition - Kissing A Virtual Angel Kissing A Virtual Angel 5 mp3, CD 1999-05-00 Ars Benevola Mater
13 Attrition - The Attrition Of Reason The Attrition Of Reason 12 mp3, CD 1994
14 Attrition - A Tricky Business A Tricky Business 13 mp3, CD 1991 Contempo Records
15 Attrition - Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club 12 mp3, CD 1994 Projekt
16 Attrition - The Jeopardy Maze The Jeopardy Maze 11 mp3, CD 1998 Matrix Cube
17 Attrition - A Tricky Business A Tricky Business 9 mp3, CD 1991 Contempo Records
18 Attrition - The Hand That Feeds The Hand That Feeds 27 mp3, CD 2000 Matrix Cube
19 Étude 13 mp3, CD 1997 Projekt
20 Attrition - In The Realm Of The Hungry Ghosts In The Realm Of The Hungry Ghosts 12 mp3, CD 1995
21 Attrition - Esoteria (1982-1999) Esoteria (1982-1999) 12 mp3, CD 2000 Brudenia
22 Attrition - 3 Arms And A Dead Cert 3 Arms And A Dead Cert 20 mp3, CD 1996
23 Attrition - Turn To Gold Turn To Gold 4 mp3, CD 1989
24 Attrition - ...This Death House ...This Death House 2 mp3, CD 1997 Relic
25 Attrition - Action And Reaction Action And Reaction 8 mp3, CD 2003 Big Blue Records
26 Attrition - Ephemera Ephemera 5 mp3, CD 1995
27 A Tricky Business 12 mp3, CD 1994 Relic
28 Attrition - At The Fiftieth Gate At The Fiftieth Gate 19 mp3, CD 1998 Relic
29 Attrition - Dante's Kitchen Dante's Kitchen 10 mp3, CD 2004
30 Attrition - The Hidden Agenda The Hidden Agenda 13 mp3, CD 2001 Invisible
31 Attrition - The Hand That Feeds (The Remixes) The Hand That Feeds (The Remixes) 13 mp3, CD 2000 Invisible
32 Attrition - Lip Sync Lip Sync 5 mp3, CD 1993 Hyperium Records
33 Attrition - Take Five Take Five 5 mp3, CD 1987 Supporti Fonografici
34 Attrition - Thin Red Line Thin Red Line 4 mp3, CD 1991 Contempo Records
35 Attrition - The Hidden Agenda The Hidden Agenda 13 mp3, CD 1994 Hyperium Records
36 Attrition - 3 Arms And A Dead Cert 3 Arms And A Dead Cert 12 mp3, CD 1997-06-10
37 Attrition - The Eternity EP The Eternity EP 4 mp3, CD 1997-06-10 Projekt
38 Attrition - The Jeopardy Maze The Jeopardy Maze 11 mp3, CD 1998 Projekt
39 Attrition - Haydn (Remix) Haydn (Remix) 3 mp3, CD 1988 Antler Records
40 Attrition - The Terminal Kaleidoscope The Terminal Kaleidoscope 12 mp3, CD 2005-10-00 Mécanique Populaire
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