Noise Unit Strategy Of Violence on Limited Edition 2LP w/ D-Side Etching
Noise Unit first appeared in 1989 when Bill Leeb got together with Klinik's Marc Verhaeghen to release Grinding Into Emptiness, which was released as part of Wax Trax's industrial domination of the late-80s. Rhys Fulber joined the act in 1990, and this trio released Response Frequency, which appeared in the U.S. as an import on the Antler-Subway, another highly influential label during the early years of the modern industrial age.
When Klinik began going through its various permutations, Marc Verhaeghen was called away and Noise Unit was trimmed down to Leeb and Fulber, making Noise Unit one of four bands comprised of this productive pair (the other three being Front Line Assembly, Delerium, and Intermix). The first release from the noise duo was 1992's Strategy of Violence, which originally came out on Germany's Dossier Records. At this point the band sounded very similar to the style embraced by the mother band, Front Line Assembly: harsh caustic electronic music empowered with a steady dance beat. With the group's fourth album came a stylistic change.
Available here on vinyl for the first time, this limited edition 2LP-set has been fully remastered and includes two unreleased bonus tracks ("Retract" and "All Fallen"). Also includes an industrial strength etching on side D!