BANDCAMP

RITUAL

MARTIN HALL
12″
MARTS 1983
KARMA (KMX66)

Ritual var Martin Halls første soloplade, et minialbum der bestod af tre stykker meget forskelligartet musik. Part 1 var baseret på slagtøj og industrielle loops, part 2 var et køligt stykke disco og part 3 en suite for violiner.

Pladen blev udgivet på det uafhængige pladeselskab Karma Records som modreaktion på Halls tidligere kontrakt med det multinationale CBS (Sony Music).

1. Part 1 (Some Further Decline) (7:51)2. Part 2 (Easier Done than Said) (4:47)3. Part 3 (Ond, Onde, Ondes) (12:16)

PART 1 (SOME FURTHER DECLINE)

Caught in the means
In this closed circle
And we share and we share
What had been left behind

Only a circle I couldn’t break into
So raw, so fine
Some further decline

PART 2 (EASIER DONE THAN SAID)

Now I know it
Now please tell them
It lies between their fingers
This is easier done than said
Can you see what I meant?
Some meant amen

Near in absence
Far from distance
Still we hope for some resistance
R&R and S&S
Which is the balance of intellect?

To mistreat all that’s gone
That’s not one entity
Why not lie
You’re too blind
I will stand here in line
That again
La-la-la
I spell chain with SS
Did you bring all that’s sore?
You and I feel like that
So precious once again

Chosen ones fought the beast
Chosen ones got the feast
The classic song I hear
Why you are proud of scars
Makes you lose
Makes you win
Time to think
And begin a new life deep within

Gonna get the cool out

Martin Hall: Vokal, keyboards, flygel, guitar, bas, båndmateriale, trompet, trommer, percussion, violin

Design: Martin Hall

Ritual blev udsendt sideløbende med udgivelsen af Martin Halls første bog, Genopbyggelsen er større end selve skabelsen. Pladen indeholdt også en booklet med collager og noter.