1983 Demo Cassette

by Division Four

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  • Division Four - 1983 Demo Cassette
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    12" Vinyl pressed in an edition of 500. Mastered by Mikey Young

    from the Big Takeover magazine:
    " For the last few years, San Francisco’s Smartguy has been spewing forth wonderfully intense minimalist Australian DIY post-punk records by the likes of Total Control and Rat Columns. Safe to say, the label is on a really serious roll, and with the release of the rather obscure Division Four’s highly sought after 1983 demo tape, they are truly the go-to outlet for this stuff. The Perth-based band released these six songs on cassette before sadly fading in to obscurity—which is a true shame, as the quintet’s dryly recorded, throbby, dubby, paranoid, synth attack is at once horrifying and breathtaking, and makes one wonder what other kinds of sick monstrosities they could have recorded had they lasted. A truly engaging slide into a much darker psyche. Fans of Screamers and Crisis (UK) take serious note."

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Unearthed by Stumbles of Perth, Australia’s hardcore heros of yore Rupture, Divsion Four were only able to burp out a six - song cassette in 1983 before they faded from memory. Whether this was due to apathy / indifference on the part of the band or the audience no one remembers but what they left behind leaves little doubt that they were on the right track sonically. Employing post-punk sounds along with dollops of menace, the band had little use for guitar and relied most heavily on their synthesizer and dual bass players for a sound that one wouldn’t be surprised to hear pouring from Gary Bushell’s earbuds. Oi! Division? Perhaps…


released September 24, 2013

Mastered by Mikey Young / Art by James Vinceguerra


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