RITUAL

Format: 12”
Udgivet: Marts 1983
Selskab: Karma
Katalognummer: KARMA 45-1 (KMX 66)

Kunstner: Martin Hall
Skrevet, produceret og designet af Martin Hall

INDEX

1. Part 1 (Some Further Decline) 7:51
2. Part 2 (Easier Done than Said) 4:47
3. Part 3 (Ond, Onde, Ondes) 12:16

TEKSTER
Part 1 (Some Further Decline)

Caught in the means
In this closed circle
And we share and we share
What had been left behind

Only a circle I couldn’t break into
So raw, so fine
Some further decline

(Part 2) Easier Done than Said

Now I know it
Now please tell them
It lies between their fingers
This is easier done than said
Can you see what I meant?
Some meant amen

Near in absence
Far from distance
Still we hope for some resistance
R&R and S&S
Which is the balance of intellect?

To mistreat all that’s gone
That’s not one entity
Why not lie
You’re too blind
I will stand here in line
That again
La-la-la
I spell chain with SS
Did you bring all that’s sore?
You and I feel like that
So precious once again

Chosen ones fought the beast
Chosen ones got the feast
The classic song I hear
Why you are proud of scars
Makes you lose
Makes you win
Time to think
And begin a new life deep within

Gonna get the cool out

LABELS

Ritual Label 1.jpg

Ritual Label 2

1983 Ritual Backcover

Musikere

Martin Hall: vokal, keyboards, flygel, guitar, bas, båndmateriale, trompet, trommer, perkussion, violin

Indspillet og mixet i Karma Studios, vinteren 1982–1983.

Info

Ritual var Martin Halls første soloplade, et minialbum der bestod af tre stykker meget forskelligartet musik: Part 1 var baseret på slagtøj og industrielle loops, part 2 var et køligt stykke disco og part 3 en suite for violiner. Titlen blev udgivet på det uafhængige pladeselskab Karma Records som modreaktion på Halls tidligere kontrakt med det multinationale CBS (Sony Music).

Ritual blev udsendt sideløbende med Martin Halls første bog, Genopbyggelsen er større end selve skabelsen. Pladen indeholdt også en firsiders booklet med collager og noter.