We are proud to present a vinyl diamond for the first time on CD, by the British power electronics industrial outfit Con-Dom, short for Control Domination!
The Eighth Pillar was the first full-length Con-Dom release dating back to the year 1991, and was the second vinyl release after the Tesco 7″ “Oh ye of little faith.” This release had an accompanying booklet ordered separately which is now included in the artwork of the CD release.
The CD is inspired by the life, writings and example of British author and “man of action” T.E. Lawrence – an enigmatic outsider who lived a tortured odyssey of physical and spiritual extremes in search of his own personal faith. The name of the CD derives from his book called “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.”
With these recordings, Mike Dando, the man behind Con-Dom, set high standards in a genre that was just starting to arise. The powerful sounds and his strong voice give a good impression on how torturing the life of Lawrence must have been. Con-Dom explores every kind of social tension and control: political, religious, racial…with an acidic, violent and uncompromising attitude. He is well-known in the industrial scene for his furious ravaging vocals and the devastating live performances, in which he turns into a real stage animal.
This record is a perfect example on how good writings and experiences can flow into this sort of industrial/power electronics music. Those who missed the LP version limited to 300 copies back in 1991 must see this record as a milestone or just a simple must!
GENRE: INDUSTRIAL, POWER ELECTRONICS