Basic Training Manual [Expanded] - Snippets

by The Shining Path

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A Complex Web - The Story of THE SHINING PATH

... began in 1982 when Peter Miller (aka Dr. William S Ray - vocals, tapes, guitar) met Andrew Millar (aka Maurice Spectograph the Nose-y Pieman - program execution) in Gold Coast, Australia. While sharing a similar taste in music, they decided to form a band, so DIVE POSITION was born. Equipped with a Korg synthesiser and Tascam 4-track recorder, they "wanted to have the 'sound' of Kraftwerk, the groove of Can, and the 'menace' of Throbbing Gristle", ending up with "a cross of Suicide and the Residents", as Peter recalls. In a local record shop they met Stig Andre Leonardson (aka Vincent Blackshadow), who joined the duo on percussion and drum machine programming. Their motto was "Now is Then". DIVE POSITION then became THE FATAL CHARM around 1984, and THE FATAL CHARM became THE SHINING PATH who eventually released their only album "Basic Training Manual" in an edition of only 250 copies, most probably in 1986. The band then started to drift apart, and shortly after Andrew sadly passed away - this re-issue of "Basic Training Manual" and the upcoming compilation "Now is Then" comprised of previously unreleased DIVE POSITION and THE SHINING PATH material is dedicated to his memory.

The vinyl LP re-issue on Anna Logue Records from 2015 has sold out.

Expanded version of original early 80s album classic including all 14 tracks from THE SHINING PATH/DIVE POSITION 'Now Is Then' vinyl album (Anna 056).

Influences:
Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Cluster, Kraftwerk, Residents, Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, Tuxedomoon.
File under:
80s, Aussie, Cult, Experimental, Industrial, Minimal Electronics/Synth, TR-808.

CD features: limited edition of 200 copies, 14 bonus tracks inside out sleeve, mastered by Martin Bowes.

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released October 5, 2018

Mastered by Martin Bowes
Sleeve by Steve Lippert.

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Anna Logue Records Germany

Independent record label focusing on material by early 80's Electropop, Technopop, Synthpop, Minimal Electronics or Cold Wave groups from 1979-84 - the anna/logue years! Products are planned and put into action from the view of the fan and collector therefore providing as many relevant information as possible and packaging the product as attractive and conserving as possible. ... more

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