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Leæther Strip - Fætish Box Album

Leæther Strip - Fætish Box Album Performer: Leæther Strip
Title: Fætish Box
Style: Electro, Industrial
Label: Alfa Matrix
# Cat: AM-2085-DCD
Released: 31 Oct 2006
Country: Europe
FLAC album: 2392 mb
MP3 album: 2510 mb
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Electronic

Tracklist

1Adrenalin Rush 20066:31
2Halloween Theme (Vocoder Violence Version)
Written-By – John Carpenter
5:33
3Frank Tovey Taught Me Things4:20
4Watch It Burn5:39
5Tears Run Rings
Written-By – Marc Almond
6:52
6Halloween Theme
Written-By – John Carpenter
6:45
7The Kitchen Knife (12 Inch Cleaver Version)10:11
8Halloween Theme (The Shape Version)
Written-By – John Carpenter
6:35
9We Will Walk With Pride (To Russia With Love)6:02
10Be My Fetish (Homemade Porn Mix)8:05
11The Kitchen Knife (Pocket Knife Version)5:22
12Be My Fetish6:09
13 Fætish
14 Hælloween
15Punktured Eyeballs7:01
16We Will Walk With Pride (Moscow 28 May 2006 Version)6:36
17Manic Aggression (Psychopharmacology Version)7:19

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AM 2085DCDLeæther Strip Hælloween ‎(5xFile, WAV, Single)Alfa MatrixAM 2085DCDBelgium2006
noneLeæther Strip Fætish Box ‎(15xFile, FLAC, EP)Alfa Matrixnone2006
noneLeæther Strip Fætish ‎(10xFile, FLAC, EP)Alfa Matrixnone2006
noneLeæther Strip Fætish ‎(15xFile, AIFF, EP, RE)LæbelnoneDenmark2018
am1085epcdLeæther Strip Fætish ‎(CD, EP)Alfa Matrixam1085epcdEurope2006

Credits

  • Lyrics ByClaus Larsen (tracks: 2-1 to 2-5)
  • ProducerClaus Larsen (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10)
  • SongwriterClaus Larsen (tracks: 1-1 to 1-5, 1-7 to 1-10)
  • Written-ByClaus Larsen (tracks: 2-4, 2-5)

Notes

All tracks produced at the Strip Farm 2006.

Carton box edition (limited to 2000 copies) includes the Hælloween single in a paper sleeve, a condom, a pin, 2 postcards, and an 8-page 'booklet' with fetish photos.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Box): 8 82951 70853 8
  • Barcode (Fætish): 8 82951 00853 9
  • Other (Cat. # Fætish): am1085epcd
  • Matrix / Runout (Fætish): STRE60902
  • Mould SID Code (Fætish): IFPI QE05
  • Matrix / Runout (Hælloween): STRE60903
  • Mould SID Code (Hælloween): IFPI QE05
  • Label Code: LC 14000

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alfa Matrix
  • Copyright (c) – Alfa Matrix
  • Produced At – Strip Farm
  • Distributed By – Soulfood

Comments: (1)
Twentyfirstfinger
2006 has definitely been the year of Leæther Strip. Within the past 12 months, Claus has released 2 MCDs, a double CD full length, and now this 2 MCD set. Fetish begins with Be My Fetish, a simple, yet rugged electro track with cascading beats, scratchy synth lines, and ominous vocals. The intensity is bumped up a notch on Manic Aggression (Psychopharmocology version). Compared to Be My Fetish, the vocals on this one are edgier and rougher and the synths are harder, conjuring up some of the older Leæther Strip sound. Shouted vocals, a pounding beat, rumbling rhythms, and twisted synths all intertwine on Punktured Eyeballs, finding Claus at what is quite possibly his most angered state in about a decade. The musical aggression halts on We Will Walk With Pride (Moscow 28 May 2006 version). This is a slower, more emotional piece which focuses on the Russians non-acceptance of homosexuality and the attempt at their very first Gay Pride parade. The Kitchen Knife (Pocket Knife version) is a bouncy dance track with smooth vocals and quirky synths. Tears Run Rings, a cover of the Marc Almond classic, is exceptionally reworked by Claus. Retaining the airiness and addictive nature of the original, this version features ghostly synths, a distant beat, and a quivering rhythm. Claus also covers himself with an updated version of a Leæther Strip classic, Adrenalin Rush. While it’s not as powerful as the original, it is much cleaner sounding than its decade old counterpart.
The bonus MCD features Claus’ cover of John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme, complete with a thudding beat, creepy synths, and gruff vocals. Of the three versions presented, I really didn’t find them all to be all that different. The Shape version is simply an instrumental version of the original and the Vocoded Violence version just seems to tweak the vocals a tad. The 12” Cleaver version of The Kitchen Knife is an extended version of the version found on CD 1, but remixed Razormaid style, extending the track beyond the 10 minute mark.
Admittedly it has taken me a bit of time to get used to the new direction that Claus seems to be taking Leæther Strip in the past year, but after a few good listens to this MCD set, I am slowly finding myself once again settling in and really enjoying his work. With age comes maturity and the new material reflects that with a more mature sound and lyrics.

written Nov '06