Artist name, title and label hand-written in plaster. The cover concept is by the artist C V Mansoor and the albums were hand dipped in plaster by Mansoor and Bender in the artist's studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mansoor also designed and drew the record's label. With a small number of the albums collages, xerox art and Polaroid photographs by Mansoor or the artist Peter Huttinger were inserted into the record sleeves before they were sealed and dipped in plaster. Plaster Falling (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra).
BPM Profile Plaster Falling. Album starts at 136BPM, ends at 176BPM (+40), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Bender. I Don't Remember Now, I Don't Want to Talk About It. 1980.
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Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Bender's first album, I Don't Remember Now, I Don't Want To Talk About It. Released in 1981 on the artist's own Record Sluts label, copies of Plaster Falling's initial pressing came hermetically sealed in plaster (and later latex). Thus, listeners had to literally break open the record to find what's hidden inside. Produced in relative isolation, Plaster Falling is a beacon of brilliance in the nascent minimal-wave sphere. Veering towards skeletal urgency, these recordings set bright analogue melodies against.
Following the release of lo-fi electronic masterpiece I Don’t Remember Now, I Don’t Want To Talk About It and his brilliant follow-up Plaster Falling, Cincinnati-based artist John Bender began assembling his third and last album, Pop Surgery, in late 1982. While all of Bender’s work draws from intimate home the artist alone with various keyboards, analogue sequencers and tape delays-Pop Surgery remains the one that perhaps best distills his arrant deconstruction of the pop concept.