Kevin Drumm’s Imperial Distortion on vinyl


Kevin Drumm’s Imperial Distortion has been made available on vinyl for the first time.

Hospital Productions have pressed up the album, originally released on 2xCD in 2008, in a 3xLP edition limited to 300 copies. One of contemporary noise’s most respected figures, guitar/electronics-botherer Drumm has previously collaborated with the likes of Jim O’Rourke, John Butcher and Tony Conrad, and as a solo artist is perhaps best known for the harsh attack of Sheer Hellish Miasma (Mego, 2002, and recently reissued).

Imperial Distortion is a more pensive and frankly beautiful, if no less suffocating, work than SHM. It’s a modern masterpiece of dark ambient music, one that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Aphex’s Selected Ambient Works Vol.2, Lull’s Cold Summer, GAS’s Königsforst, Lustmord & Robert Rich’s Stalker, et al. The album was assembled from various recordings made over the period 1998-2008, and its sleeve (pictured above) was designed by Dominic ‘Prurient’ Fernow (Hospital Prods. boss and sometime Cold Cave member).

To the best of our knowledge, the vinyl edition of Imperial Distortion is only available to order direct from Hospital. For more information, click here.

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