In memory of John Watermann. John Watermann started the redesign for this reissue, but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realisation. This is a completely remastered (at The Cage, England, September 2006) and repackaged version of the CD originally released by ND in 1993 (here). There is also a picture disc companion to this new CD version that also features the complete redesign and remastering.
John Watermann‘s album is called ‘Calcutta Gas Chamber’ – and that about says all. Story goes that the recording artist has visited India in the early 90’s and came across nightmare-ish giant gas chambers that the Indian government used for ‘population control’ . Watermann created this record using field recordings from an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. So what you hear is not the actual gas chamber sound, but an artist impression of the nightmare he could not shake loose.
Calcutta Gas Chamber, N D (1993). Halves, Manifesto, E(r)ostrate (1994). Brisbane-Tokyo Interlace, Cold Spring (1995). Split, Hvexas Records (2004). Calcutta Gas Chamber, Cold Spring (2006). Neurotic Jesus Cash Boy, Waystyx (2006). To Be Taken Seriously It Has To Be Long, Waystyx (2006). Ambiguity, Alias Frequencies (2007). Calcutta Gas Chamber, Die Stadt (2007). Dummyhead, Alias Frequencies (2007). RAM Slot, Alias Frequencies (2007).
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Artist: John Watermann, Song: Calcutta Gas Chamber Fitting the Gas Hose, Duration: 3:36, File type: mp3. №1188229033. John Watermann Calcutta Gas Chamber Fitting the Gas Hose. Duration: 3:36 File type: mp3.
Listen to music from John Watermann like Still warm, Going Into Space & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from John Watermann. Over the course of his life John Watermann (1935 – 2002) worked with almost every conceivable artistic medium. In many ways, he was the epitome of the "total artist"; almost every element of his life being in some way his own artistic project. As a young man in his native Germany he worked as a photographer and documentary filmmaker, also etching, painting and writing.
|First Shudder Project: An Intellectual Challenge To Convert Victims Into Heart-Shaped Soap||8:02|
|Second Shudder Project: Fitting The Gas Hose||3:39|
|Third Shudder Project: A Vague Demonstration Of Trembling||8:02|
|Fourth Shudder Project: The Black Milk Clasp (Clubbing, Tearing, Wrenching, Cutting, Spurting, Boiling, Processing)||7:47|
|Fifth Shudder Project: Breasts Of The Naked Wall||4:28|
|Sixth Shudder Project: The Shredding Of Human Tissue||13:37|
|Seventh Shudder Project: Power House Freeze||4:37|
|Eighth Shudder Project: Walking The Giant Corpse (Most Of The Actors Already In Quick Lime)||6:41|
|NDCD 03||John Watermann||Calcutta Gas Chamber (CD, Album)||N D||NDCD 03||US||1993|
|CSR52CD||John Watermann||Calcutta Gas Chamber (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Cold Spring||CSR52CD||UK||2006|
|DS97||John Watermann||Calcutta Gas Chamber (LP, Ltd, Num, Pic, RE, RM)||Die Stadt||DS97||Germany||2007|