Tuesday, December 11, 2007

C.O.T.A. - Terra-ist (cassette rip, 1994)

This was given to me in a plastic shoppingbag full of cassettes from one of my sister's older friends when i was about 17. Mixed in with a bunch of old mixtapes, peter murphy, sinead o'conner, christian death, and a homemade copy of Spellbound Submission by Sleep Chamber.
At the time i considered it sort of droney non-music and hated it. It's amazing how much perspective i've gained in the past 10 years because listening to it today i like it alot. Slow churning tribal industrial with Minimal chanting/vocals, analog synth and effects. Discogs says there were 222 copies made, "The first 93 of those were packaged in hand-screened and sewn pouches containing an information sheet, volcanic rock, pine resin, sage, snake skin, desert sand, and fire ash." As hippy as that sounds the music is actually rather dark and hypnotic. In 1997 COTA was signed to Charnel House alongside Hybryds and Crash Worship.

Ripped from my original cassette, i left the mp3's as one file per side, there's 4 distinct tracks on each side but low chanting/fx weirdness between tracks so no distinguishable cut point. Scans of the artwork included in part1, click on the pic for fullsize.


Red Bloody Urth
Violent Nature
From Aliens To Indians

Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 1)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 2)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 3)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 4)

A side
B Side


adgy said...

Thanks for this!

It's great that you're back!

greenrabbit said...

hey man

Thanks a Lot for this great Post, i love the sound of C.O.T.A., i have the original "marches and meditations"2002 album, and it is a excellent work too.

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