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MNQ 082 Zahgurim - Moral Rearmament LP

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Early pioneers of the UK industrial music scene, Zahgurim were formed in 1983 by Paul Ackerley and William Vince and were associated with the iconic Temple Ov Psychick Youth [TOPY].

Recorded on October 24th and 25th, 1984 Moral Rearmament was the first and subsequently only vinyl release by the group, and was released on the same year by the legendary Berlinese record label Atonal Records.

The album was produced and mixed by Paul Ackerley and William Vince with Simon Crabtree and Julian Gilbert (both of Bourbonese Qualk) at The Old Ambulance Station, Old Kent Road, London on October 24 and 25 1984.

Zahgurim were in fact invited by Konnex Records Producer, Manfred Schiek to record an album for his recently launched sub-label, Berlin Atonal, and by Berlin Atonal Festival founder Dimitri Hegemann [aka Leningrad], to perform at his pioneering sonic art event alongside Test Dept. Laibach, Club Moral and others. Moral Rearmament became Berlin Atonal’s fifth release [ST 3005], the label having launched with two live recordings by Psychic TV.

This new and first vinyl repress celebrates the 30th anniversary of a classic Industrial album, and includes 2 bonus tracks ‘Dog Unit’ and ‘Presence’ never released on vinyl before and created to mark the occasion of this release.

For fans of Bourbonese Qualk, Psychic TV, Test Dept., Z'ev.

Limited edition of 400 copies.

Mastered by Rude 66, Netherlands, 2016.


A1 Dropkick!
A2 New Flesh
A3 The People's Temple
A4 Dog Unit
B1 Panstwo
B2 Shower Scene
B3 Two Women
B4 Presence

"From the meditative, Z’ev-alike percussion of Dropkick! thru the heart-quickeneing electro-dub of New Flesh and shouty clatter of The People’s Temple or the Vazz-like skitterhythms of Two Women, it ticks all the best boxes from this era, and even the two new tracks retain their original sense of discipline and reduction. Tip! (Boomkat.com)"

"Hidden deep in the waters of industrial music and only known by a few, Moral Rearmament is a unconsidered classic of post-punk. Originally out in 1985 and featuring a strikingly stark sleeve, Zahgurim occupied a proto-techno space on the shelf of mid 80's experimentation. An inner city grinding atmospheric buzz shadows the sounds while a down and out bedsit claustrophobia haunts the music. If you dug that Caroline K LP on Blackest or The Final Cut you will be in your element with this one. (Bleep)"

"Zahgurim date from the classic Industrial era, mixing the sinister weight of that style with banging drum machine rhythms. Moral Rearmament, first released for Berlin’s crucial Atonal label in the mid-80’s, is now back in print on vinyl for the first time, rounded out with 2 special bonus tracks. On Mannequin. (Norman Records)"