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Artist
Bernard Szajner
ReleaseProduct
Some Deaths Take Forever
Label
Cortizona
Catalogue Number
CORTIZONA010
Release Date
January 22, 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP

    $31.49
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    CORTIZONA010

    • Original remastered album plus extra LP with unreleased tracks
    • First vinyl reissue since 1980
    • Includes insert

    Available: February 12, 2021

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Some deaths certainly do take forever. It could be argued that the maniacally innovative and wickedly stylish prog-electronica debut LP from Bernard Szajner — sometimes known as Zed — has far exceeded its 1980 release date in its quietly towering influence. Having made a name for himself as a visual effects designer for Magma, Gong and — most puzzling of all — The Who, Szajner’s Some Deaths Take Forever is full of anything-goes auteurship, from the pseudo ‘fourth world’ industrial groove of ‘Ritual’ to the strange, electronic disco-rock suite ‘Welcome To Death Row’. The LP has a Bowie-esque sense of futurism about it, and it still sounds just as forward-thinking decades later.

  1. 1 Welcome To Death Row 2:00
  2. 2 Ritual 2:00
  3. 3 Execute 2:00
  4. 4 Ressurector 2:00
  5. 5 Terms Of Reality (Radio Phase) 0:32
  6. 6 The Memory 2:00
  7. 7 New Body Form (Radio Phase) 0:21
  8. 8 Suspended Animation 2:00
  9. 9 The Difference Is Not All That Great (Radio Phase) 0:21
  10. 10 A Kind Of Freedom 2:00
  11. 11 A Single Broken Wing 2:00
  12. 12 And Executed 2:00
  13. 13 Thol Onsia 2:00
  14. 14 Warden Plays 2:00
  15. 15 Er Aera 2:00

Track List

A1. Bernard Szajner - Welcome To Death Row
A2. Bernard Szajner - Ritual
A3. Bernard Szajner - Execute
B1. Bernard Szajner - Ressurector
B2. Bernard Szajner - Terms Of Reality (Radio Phase)
B3. Bernard Szajner - The Memory
B4. Bernard Szajner - New Body Form (Radio Phase)
B5. Bernard Szajner - Suspended Animation
B6. Bernard Szajner - The Difference Is Not All That Great (Radio Phase)
B7. Bernard Szajner - A Kind Of Freedom
C1. Bernard Szajner - A Single Broken Wing
C2. Bernard Szajner - And Executed
C3. Bernard Szajner - Thol Onsia D1. Bernard Szajner - Warden Plays
D2. Bernard Szajner - Er Aera

Bernard Szajner

Cortizona

Electronic and Electronica

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1980s

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Vinyl Reissue

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