Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Hands of Cain - The Only Sound [2009]

The Hands of Cain
The Only Sound [2009]

LP features:

- 12”LP, DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) cut, 160 gramms, 33 1/3 rpm, black vinyl
- 7”EP, DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) cut, 33 1/3 rpm, white vinyl
- high quality pressing made in the Netherlands
- limited pressing of 500 copies
- 10 previously unreleased tracks including three live tracks from 1985
- printed disco inner sleeve
- transparent record sleeves for sleeve protection
- all copies include hand numbered and signed b/w photo

Price: 15,90 € plus shipping & packaging.

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Listen their songs :

THE HANDS OF CAIN "The Only Sound"
LP+7” Anna Logue Records
ANNA 021.2009/ANNA 021-7.2009
a1 In a Dark Cell 5:21
a2 Deadlips 3:11
a3 Pristine Passion 5:18
a4 Two Steps to the End 4:54
a5 The Dagger in me 5:09
b1 The Only Sound 4:41
b2 Deep Inside 5:26
b3 The Tears of Vanity 5:25
b4 Monodrama 3:49
b5 Royalty in Exile 3:33
c1 In a Dark Cell (Hit-The-Fly Mix) 5:19
c2 Deadlips (Filthy Mix) 3:10
d1 Pristine Passion (Full Vocals Version) 5:17

THE HANDS OF CAIN were Dimitris Chorianopoulos (vocals, bass), Spyros ‘S. Adam’ Floros (drums), Costas Papakitsos (synthesizers) and Dimitris Stamatiou (guitar) from Athens, Greece. In 1983 the HANDS OF CAIN evolved from of one of the first groups of the Greek punk scene of the early 80’s called Ausschwitss when their music was gaining a darker shade and their lyrics were changing to English. Unlike their former group, the HANDS OF CAIN had very little public exposure, but built their reputation amongst the lively Athenian dark wave/post punk scene of the time with a few live gigs in clubs like ‘Skylab’ and ‘Pegasus’. They finally split up in November 1985, and although none of their recordings was ever released their fame lived on. An end was put to this local hidden secret when Dimitris ‘Profitis’ Petrou sent Anna two tracks in Autumn 2007, “Two Steps to the End” and “The Dagger in Me”. Anna was blown away by those tracks and couldn’t believe they have remained unreleased. Of course, this had to be changed. The quality of HOC’s song writing is amazing, these are just strong compositions, and without any doubt, this album will perfectly line up with the best ever goth/dark wave albums being so close to Christian Death’s first recordings as well as the best songs by Bauhaus. Their tracks are pure mid 80’s despair and melancholy, typical of the goth/dark wave scene of the time, although such terms as goth or dark-wave had not yet been invented by journalists back then. The material was (more or less) preserved on dusty 8mm reels and worn-out cassette tapes – it is thanks to Dave Hewson, who digitally transferred and restored these tracks, we owe you much gratitude, Dave – that these essential songs do not remain in total obscurity. Prepare yourself for a milestone not only in Greek music history, but also in goth/dark wave history!

Κυκλοφόρησε επιτέλους και είναι καταπληκτικό!!!
Έχω αρχίσει σιγά σιγά και πακετάρω τους Bauhaus για να μπούνε στο ράφι...
Απίστευτη - βινυλιακή - κυκλοφορία 24 χρόνια μετά την τελευταία τους ηχογράφηση...
Κάντε το αμέσως sold out !!!
Αξίζει και το τελευταίο του σεντς.
Υ.Γ. Μην περιμένετε link , πρέπει να το αγοράσετε...
Από τα σπουδαιότερα ντεμπούτα και το καλύτερο σκοτεινό άλμπουμ της δεκαετίας του '80 για την Ελληνική σκηνή.
Ακούστε άφοβα...

1 comment:

  1. το παρέλαβα και φυσικά...χοντρολέει.
    Κινέζος και Μυγας rules...

    o Σπύρος έπαιξε μετά με τους film noir και ο Δημήτρης έκανε κάτι άλλα... πονηρά...