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Fields of Ashes

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Digital resurrection for Zenflesh Library Series I (that's the capital letter i). This one was entirely conceived and executed by Jim Kaiser (Petit Mal), except for a little art layout assist from me. Originally a double CD-R in a paper envelope - I'm getting reports that these 20 year old CD-Rs are failing, so getting this up there now for anybody who has a failing disc and/or anybody else in the future looking for this.
Checking notes, I believe that this may have initially been conceived as a double 60-minute cassette package (each pair of songs perfectly fits on 1 tape side). Also - I think that this may initially have had a working title of "Scorched Earth Policy".

Since I did not have anything to do with the realization of this project - other than my own contribution - I can say without conflict of interest: this is a really tasty compilation. Listening again in prep for getting this uploaded - again my opinion - this really stood the test of time for an "experimental" comp, there's a constant flux even within tracks and even at ~15 minutes, tracks stay really interesting and immersive.

Please track the individual artists down and throw money at them.
Here's the breadcrumbs I'm aware of:
1 - Narbenerde - has a bunch of stuff available here: azoikum.bandcamp.com and also at Oxidation here:https://oxidation.bandcamp.com/music
2 - Turk Knifes Pope - is mostly up here on this present site zenfleshrecords.bandcamp.com - I've evolved into Autistatic autistatic.bandcamp.com and am collaborating in Semiotic Ghosts semioticghosts.bandcamp.com
3 - O-Type - is an alter-ego of MX-80 Sound (mx-80sound.bandcamp.com) and a bunch of their stuff (as well as other Bruce Anderson recordings can be found here quadrupedmedia.bandcamp.com/music . RIP Bruce.
4 - Sound Source 21 - check out the other comps here zenfleshrecords.bandcamp.com
5 - Lefthandeddecision - is the mastermind behind Troniks iheartnoise.com and his stuff can be found scattered around various places on bandcamp
6 - Petit Mal - Jim Kaiser's various projects & releases post Zenflesh can be found at petitmalmusic.bandcamp.com , with an archive of live recordings stashed here petitmalarchives.bandcamp.com . RIP Jim
7 - Vid66 - later music released under the name Televasquez - he's got a bunch of records up here https:/soundcloud.com/televazquez
8 - Arc Rev One - has several albums available here arcrevone.bandcamp.com


released January 1, 2000


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Zenflesh Records Pasadena, California

Circa mid-90s's umbrella for sound artists Destin LeBlanc & Jim Kaiser. More recent stuff from Destin (TKP) is under the project name Autistatic. Jim's later Petit Mal and other collaboration were released by Petit Mal Music.

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