Reformed Faction is:
Robin Storey (Rapoon)
Mark Spybey (Dead Voices On Air)
This release is limited to 400 copies. The CD is packaged in a thin cardboard slipcase inside of a minibox also made of thin cardboard. Eight artwork postcards are included made of the same thin cardboard.
2.the rotted stick that screeches lying
5.In advance of the broken art
8.Shadow book of flowers
9.illustrious and unknown
10.the hostile powers have left us.
12.The War Against...
13.the frost that kills the germs of laissez-faire
14.the wild wasps of summer blood
15.Viaducts break ranks
16.the lighting gas
DESCRIPTION: It may be difficult for some to acknowledge, but the cold war is over. In its place: PEOPLE. We have chosen to create new folk devils and to instill new, more insidious moral panics as a consequence. The War Against what or who? Reformed Faction is a new band featuring Robin Storey and Mark Spybey. “The War Against...” is their second CD, following “Vota” (KIanggalerie, 2006). This new album was cultivated from hours of improvisations made whilst watching Werner Herzog movies and drinking red wine. Spybey would record Storey and then manipulate the sounds, combining rough mixes of the pieces with sounds of his own. Although the most of the music was recorded over the course of a weekend, it took several months to assemble the album. Themes from the recording sessions were played in live concerts and then reworked for the final version of the album. “The War Against” is presented in a lavishly produced cardboard minibox with pictures featuring postcards of artwork by the band. It is limited to 400 copies, and closely resembles the packaging for Rapoon’s “From Shadows Sleep” CD, released in 2006. Robin Storey was born in 1955 in Cumbria, England. He studied fine arts at Sunderland University and took classes in electronic and experimental composition, joining with friends to perform the works of Karlhinz Stockhausen. In 1979 Storey formed the pioneering industrial group :zoviet*france:, remaining a member until 1992, when he departed to form Rapoon. Recording and touring as a solo artist, he his first release was “Dream Circle”, an entrancing fusion of Indian ragas, African rhythms and experimental textures that anticipated the evocative soundscapes of the many releases to follow. Also a noted visual artist and animator, Storey’s work has been exhibited around the world and is in the collections of many major galleries. Mark Spybey was born in North Yorkshire, England in 1961. He is a therapist in the field of mental health care, but has long had an interest in experimental music, and was a member of :zoviet*france: from 1987 to 1989. After leaving the band he moved to Canada and worked under the names Dead Voices on Air and Propeller. He collaborated widely, toured and was vocalist in the acclaimed band Download (ex-Skinny Puppy). He was also a member of Sofortkontakat!, led by the late Michael Karoli of Can, and participated in Can’s 30th anniversary shows 1999/2000. Spybey has worked with a variety of artists who inspired his music, including Damo Suzuki (Can), Faust, Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk), Dieter Moebius (Cluster and Harmonia), Genesis P. Orridge (Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV), and The Legendary Pink Dots. He returned to England in 2000.