Robert Turman

Way Down

$18.99

Originally released as a small run cassette in 1987, Robert Turman’s industrial genre-bending masterpiece album, Way Down, finally receives a proper vinyl reissues. Turman first came onto the industrial scene in the late 70s as the ominous other half of legendary noise outfit NON, together releasing the single, Mode of Infection/Knife Ladder″ in 1977. After parting ways, Turman went on an excursion of self-released cassettes to which he fused every possible influence at his disposal, culling together past habits of experimental know-how and going forward into uncharted terrain. After his previous experimental efforts included on his Flux release in 1981, and even later in the prolific Chapter Eleven boxset, Turman turned the tables with the creation of Way Down, using synthesizer arrangements and drum machines alongside guitar solos, piano chords, tape loops and primitive sampling to create a whole new concoction of dance-like minimal synth blended together with the industrial noise he was mostly known for. Turman resurfaced in 2005, teaming up with artist Aaron Dilloway to reissue previous recordings, as well as record and perform live. Way Down serves as the document of what Turman sought as an accessible yet obtuse recording thrust into the canon of experimental culture. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.