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JOHN BENDER

I DON'T REMEMBER NOW / I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV101
Barcode: 855985006017
John Bender recorded voraciously between 1978 and 1980
at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not even song titles could
slow down his creative pace, as he named all the tracks
after their position on the original tapes. “36A2,” for example,
was cassette #36 side A, piece #2. To close the DIY
aesthetic circle, Bender made sleeves by hand with no two
covers alike and pressed the LPs in hyper-limited editions
on his own Record Sluts imprint.
I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It,
Bender’s first album from 1980, is the holy grail of minimal
lo-fi electronics. Layers of fractured melodies, distorted
synthesizers, hollowed-out rhythms and claustrophobic
vocals unfold over the 40 minutes of this lost masterpiece.
“It’s A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl,” one of Faust’s greatest
songs, is perfectly deconstructed by a distinct punk-meetsexperimentalist
sensibility.
While I Don’t Remember Now is impossibly rare and the
man behind the music remains shrouded in self-imposed
mystery, the real surprise is that it has taken 35+ years for
listeners to discover Bender’s warm, art-damaged immediacy.
This first-time standalone reissue is recommended for
fans of Pere Ubu, Brian Eno and Robert Ashley. Limited
to 1,000 numbered copies. Red vinyl with hand-stamped
jackets, each one unique. Liner notes by John Bender. • First-time reissue of 1980 minimal wave
holy grail
• Original copies go for high collector
prices
• Limited / numbered edition of 1,000 copies
• Red vinyl with handmade jackets, each
one unique
• Liner notes by John Bender
• Recommended for fans of Pere Ubu, Brian
Eno and Robert Ashley

Tracks:

1. 36A2
2. 35B1
3. 27B4
4. 35A9
5. 36A3
6. 31A4
7. 33A1

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