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Transmissions: 1994 Demo (Remastered)

by Acumen

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Matador 06:04
Eville 05:02
The Worms 03:27
Sutures 08:33
Gun Lover 94 04:48
Ultraviolent 04:28


In 1994, with all members of Acumen living in the fabled "candy factory" prior to Jamie Duffy's arrival, the 3 boys recorded this album on an 8-Track ADAT machine. No live drums, thin guitars and heavily processed vocals, this was to be the Acumen calling card around town, their first pressed CD. However, within months of its local release, the band was signed to Fifth Colvmn Records, after Jared Louche caught their opening performance on the "Angstfest" tour, featuring KMFDM, Sister Machine Gun and Louche's band Chemlab. The band quickly entered the studio with a $1500 budget courtesy of 5CR to re-record the album on 2-inch with Keith "Fluffy" Auerbach at the helm, and the rest is history.


released September 4, 2020


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Acumen Nation Chicago, Illinois

Formed in 1988 as Acumen by Jason Novak, the band released several cassette demos in the early 90s. In 2000, Novak launched Crack Nation Records. Between 2002 and 2008 the band would release several more albums, tour and promote and play with side projects Czar, DJ? Acucrack and Fawn, but the death of long-time member Jamie Duffy in 2012 put the band on permanent hiatus. ... more

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