Fungus Cerebri: Selected Tracks From Cassettes 1981-1989 includes a selection of tracks by Esplendor Geométrico, originally released on cassette and recorded between 1981-1989. They have been remastered from the original tapes for this edition. The 16 tracks are taken from Sinn & Form cassette compilation (Daterverarbeitungm, 1982), En Directo Madrid Y Tolosa (EGK, 1987), Esplendor Geométrico En Roma (EGK, 1986), Madrid Mayo 89 (Línea Alternativa, 1990), and Diez Años De Esplendor (Línea Alternativa, 1991).
The '80s are a period particularly appreciated by the followers of this cult band, pioneers of the more rhythmic strain of industrial music. Minimalism, raw and harsh analog electronica, distortion, Arabic sounds, shortwave radio recordings are all typical elements of their style during this first period of Esplendor Geométrico, when they achieved a sound ahead of its time and is still imitated nowadays. Esplendor Geométrico were always very present within the '80s international scene of underground cassette labels.
This double LP is the first one of a series dedicated to this movement in Spain, still fairly unknown despite its activity at the time, with dozens of labels operating from different cities. Artwork by Juan Carlos Sastre, founding member of Esplendor Geométrico. Track selection by Andrés Noarbe, the band's manager since their beginnings in 1980 and director of Geometrik Records. Comes as a double LP pressing in gatefold sleeve.