Resident Music

can’t find what you want? drop us a line – we’re friendly people in a real shop & happy to help.

Mark Stewart

Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes (Definitive Edition)

Mute



2cd

Released: 25th Jan 2019

out of stock


2lp

Released: 25th Jan 2019

£24.99


limited indies only clear 2lp + inserts + download

Released: 25th Jan 2019

£24.99


This release brings together a faithful reissue of stewart and sherwood’s era-defining original album with a set of unearthed prototypes and dubs of darkly thrilling pre-eminence.

The backdrop in which they produced the record was one of pressure and unrest, an atmosphere driven by severe social deprivation and unemployment, Cold War disquiet and fears of nuclear conflict. They came up with a disfigured and cataclysmic music - a record of radical devastation that still resonates. Alongside the original comes ‘The Lost Tapes’, a collection that represents the outcome of a painstaking search for unheard material. Brought together into a sequence of embryonic prototypes, frenzied dub versions and new archive discoveries, it chronicles early ideas and unknown stories. a project that would prove to be a revolutionary benchmark for many, from the innovators of the ‘Bristol Sound’ (Tricky, Massive Attack) through to the likes of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. “a profoundly disorienting act of oblique cultural cold war criticism” – pitchfork, “captures the spirit of the times perfectly” – mark fisher

Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes (Definitive Edition)

Tracklist

  1. Learning To Cope With Cowardice
  2. Liberty City
  3. Blessed Are Those Who Struggle
  4. None Dare Call It Conspiracy
  5. Don’t You Ever Lay Down Your Arms
  6. The Paranoia of Power
  7. To Have The Vision
  8. Jerusalem
  9. Intro
  10. May I
  11. Conspiracy
  12. Jerusalem [prototype]
  13. Paranoia
  14. Liberty Dub
  15. Vision
  16. Cowardice Dub
  17. High Ideals & Crazy Dub
  18. The Weight