THE REMASTERED VERSION OF OR SO IT SEEMS, A SOLE COLLABORATION BETWEEN DANIEL MILLER, EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS AND B.C. GILBERT, OUT NOW — ORDER HERE
DUET EMMO (The Normal’s Daniel Miller, and Wire’s Edvard Graham Lewis and B.C. Gilbert) have released the long-awaited remastered reissue of their 1983 album, Or So It Seems.
Or So It Seems has been remastered from the original analogue tapes by Stefan Betke. Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release, the album has been expanded to double vinyl and is released on special edition white vinyl, as a limited edition of 400 on orange vinyl via Bleep (both with high-definition download), CD and digitally.
BUY HERE: https://mute.ffm.to/deosisr
Listen to ‘Heart Of Hearts (Or So It Seems)’:
The original 8-track album, an assemblage of electronic sound collage, drone and abstract art pop, is perfect for re-appraisal, having been previously a somewhat overlooked album from its makers catalogues. Daniel Miller (The Normal / Silicon Teens and founder of Mute), Edvard Graham Lewis and B.C. Gilbert (of Wire, Dome and solo projects) were busy with their own individual work but made time for the new trio to record in the periods between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day in ’81 and ’82 – the a-side was recorded in ’81, the b-side followed in ’82 – with legendary engineer Eric Radcliffe at their favoured studio, Blackwing in London.
Duet Emmo’s pioneering hybrid electronics are mirrored in the project name – an anagram of Mute and Dome – and in the album’s striking artwork, a collage by supreme animators and filmmakers, the Brothers Quay redesigned by Bart van Damme.
OR SO IT SEEMS TRACKLISTING:
Hill Of Men
Or So It Seems
The First Person
Listen to ‘Or So It Seems’ (Remastered):