the value of suffering

Rob's History page 2 - The Value of Suffering (1989-95)

During these years the anguish gradually faded and the haircuts became slightly smaller in size, but the nose continued to grow.
 
hair slightly tamed   nose emerges from foliage
equipment used

Yamaha QY10 for sequencing and tone-generation
Casio HT700 was still in great use during this time
Guitars: Black 'Nadine' chipboard strat copy
Hondo red 12 string strat copy, Franconia bass guitar
FX: Boss chorus pedal, Aria overdrive pedal, Pearl flanger pedal
Boss Dig. Reverb / Delay
JSH analogue delay box
Atari ST for sequencing
Casio SA-1 for very crude sampling

  general

Three albums' worth of songs, and an extra album's worth of instrumentals were recorded during this time period - my extreme disillusionment with all forms of commercialism made it impossible for me to profit from my songs.

They begged, they pleaded, they broke in and tried to steal the master tapes but I never released any of it....I knew one day I would be able to distribute without the greed of Record Companies overshadowing my Art.

So send me a large postal order and I'll mail you a CD
.


all value of suffering material originally catalogued on four CDs

front covers and a selection of tracks below 
 

vos disk 1 (1988-90)
(inc Flower Maidens)
song for clare -
play
funeral -
play
paul I -
play
paul II -
play
paul III -
play
long burgley thing -
play
enslaved -
play

 running time 73:29

vos disk 2 (1990-91)
in order to survive - play
how can you -
play
song for clare -
play
girlfriend -
play
precious + valuable -
play
tired of fearing you -
play
it hurts to watch you -
play

running time 69:46

 

 

 

 

vos disk 3 (1992-93)
feb92 (instrumental) -
play
when your friends.. -
play
not shy by nature -
play
unwilling to respond -
play
i want the world to die -
play
a beautiful stranger -
play
i know it's hard.. -
play
despite yourself -
play
long burgley thing 2 -
play
paul v -
play
running time 72:14 

vos disk 4 (1993-95)
 ruined solitude -
play
unwell and unstable -
play
female chauvinism -
play
i loathe myself -
play
stripped (depeche) -
play
ugly industry -
play
a quiet death -
play
cool -
play

 running time 64:54

These four cds contained a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks, in roughly chronological order. Eventually I decided I wanted to separate the three vocal albums onto their own disks, and added a fourth for selected instrumentals. These four Value of Suffering albums can now be viewed (and heard) directly from the 'albums' page:
connoisseur of personal anguish despite yourself ugly industry by-product of society
       
click here for more information about the equipment used for these recordings, from 'first album - - 1990' heading

 

 

 

 

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