This, the debut LP from Contrastate, arises in a fragmental series of images…a heavy atmosphere gradually settling into a certain path creating new formations. Contrastate was formed in 1987 by Stephen Meixner and Jonathan Grieve. Two years later, their debut LP “Seven Hands Seek Nine Fingers” was released on their own label Black Rose Recordings, in a limited edition of 500 copies. Since then, Contrastate continued to gain critical acclaim and a cult following for their challenging mixture of dark atmospheric soundscapes and surreal humour. Tragically, the band decided to split up five years ago. As big admirers of Contrastate’s legacy, Fin de Siècle Media are very proud to present the remastered issue of “Seven Hands Seek Nine Fingers,” available on CD for the first time. This is pretty much an essential document in the history of experimental music, by one of the most underrated acts throughout the years. Listen and learn!
- As Time Began
- Thirst For Knowledge
- The Man Seeking Experience Enquires His Way Of A Drop Of Water