A2 Wicker Man Song
A3 Blood of Solitude I
A5 My Black Diary
A6 Tears for an Eastern Girl
B1 Beauty Destroyed
B3 Obsession Flowers as Torture
B4 Blood of Solitude II
This sees the long awaited release for the very first time on vinyl of the seminal album “Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude” by NATURE AND ORGANISATION. This beautifully recorded and composed record is considered by many to be the quintessential album within the Post Industrial / Neofolk genre, bringing together the leading lights of this movement to create possibly the most influential album in this area.
Formed in 1983 by iconic English artist, musician and composer Michael Cashmore, NATURE AND ORGANISATION utilised a mix of acoustic instruments, surreal sound collage, cut-up super 8mm film and tape loops to create a sound that would later be regarded as influential in the genre of post-industrial music.
In the mid 80’s Cashmore came into contact with David Tibet (ex-PSYCHIC TV) of the group CURRENT 93, which he later joined in 1990. For the next 20 years Cashmore wrote almost exclusively all of the music for the group including the seminal albums “Of Ruine or some Blazing Starre”, “Sleep has His House”, “Soft Black Stars” and “Thunder Perfect Mind”. Not only is he responsible for influential songs like “A Sadness Song”, “Whilst The Night Rejoices Profound And Still” or “The Bloodbells Chime” that are long considered classic of the progressive folk and industrial genre, he moreover has written music for British wave legend Marc Almond (SOFT CELL) and avant garde sensation Anohni (ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS). An artist renowned for his eclectic work and poignant nature, Cashmore is revered by music lovers as one of Britain’s most influential and inspiring composers.
Working with CURRENT 93 gave Cashmore the perfect opportunity to record the first true NATURE AND ORGANISATION album “Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude”. Released in 1994 the album included collaborations with David Tibet (ex-PSYCHIC TV, CURRENT 93), Douglas P. (DEATH IN JUNE), Rose McDowall (STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE) and Steven Stapleton (NURSE WITH WOUND) and demonstrated an advancement in the sound and composition of the groups musical output. With its mix of classical, acoustic and industrial elements “Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude” is now regarded as one of the most influential and seminal albums in the post-industrial/neofolk genres.
SUMPTOUS VINYL EDITION OF THE CD OF THE SAME NAME, limited to strictly 500!
Black 180g 12″ vinyl
Mastered specially for vinyl by Bricoleur (CURRENT 93)
High quality, super-audiophile disc – German pressing!
All new artwork by Michael Cashmore
Gatefold sleeve, foil blocked in two colours (gold and red)
Printed inner sleeve
Printed vinyl labels
All copies are personally signed by Michael Cashmore