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Esplendor Geométrico

Esplendor Geométrico

Esplendor Geométrico


Esplendor Geométrico is a Spanish industrial band. The band was formed in Madrid, Spain in 1980 by Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre, who had all been members of El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados. They took the name Esplendor Geométrico from a futurist poem. In 1981 they released their first single, "Necrosis en la Poya", in the Tic Tac label, followed by their debut LP, Héroe del Trabajo / El Acero del Partido in 1982. Read more on Last.fm
Esplendor Geométrico is a Spanish industrial band. The band was formed in Madrid, Spain in 1980 by Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre, who had all been members of El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados. They took the name Esplendor Geométrico from a futurist poem. In 1981 they released their first single, "Necrosis en la Poya", in the Tic Tac label, followed by their debut LP, Héroe del Trabajo / El Acero del Partido in 1982.

In 1985 the band formed their own label, Esplendor Geométrico Discos, and released their second LP, Comisario de la Luz / Blanco de Fuerza. Their highly recognisable style of harsh industrial rhythms was developed on two further albums - 1987's Kosmos Kino and 1988's Mekano Turbo, the latter considered by many to be the definitive EG release. After the 1989 live album Live in Utrecht, future releases would appear on the Geometrik label. 1991's Sheikh Aljama saw overtly Arabic influences in the music, while Veritatis Splendor (1994) and the superb Balearic Rhythms (1996) saw a (partial, at least) softening of their traditionally abrasive sound. By now the band was a duo, consisting of Arturo Lanz and Saverio Evangelista, the latter having joined the group in 1990 while also continuing to maintain his other project Most Significant Beat.

1997's Polyglophone saw EG return with a vengeance to the full-on assault of their previous work and, the following year, artists such as Coil and Chris & Cosey contributed reworkings of classic Esplendor Geométrico tracks to the remix album En-co-d-Esplendor. In 2002, the last (to date) EG album, Compuesto de Hierro, was released, while a double CD compilation, Anthology 1981 - 2003, hit the shops in 2005. Lanz now lives in Beijing and Evangelista in Rome but the group remains very much active and a new album is planned for release soon, while they made an appearance at the DeciBELIO festival in Madrid in June 2006. Although often ignored in histories of industrial / electronic music and with many of their releases extremely difficult to find, EG have exerted a strong influence, not only in industrial music but within the wider electronic field. Their influence is especially detectable in the sound of artists such as Autechre and Pan Sonic. Read more on Last.fm.

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