Reprint

by Philip Sanderson

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Originally released on cassette by Snatch Tapes (tch 220) in 1980 and credited to the pseudonym "Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey". Re-issued on CD by Anomalous records in 2003 in an edition of 500 copies, catalogue number, NOM 23.

Review from: the Wire Magazine by Jim Haynes:
Part shrewd marketing manoeuvre, part homage to Marcel Duchamp's alter ego Rose Selavy, DIY electronic pioneer Philip Sanderson donned the personna of Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey as two female electronic minimalists in the late 70's and early 80's. He kept up the charade long enough to land a Thomas & Vezey track on the 1980 Cherry Red compilation Perspectives and Distortion but was thwarted in his attempts to when the label discovered that Claire & Susan were not who they claimed to be. Sanderson subsequently released those recordings as the Reprint Cassette through his Snatch Tapes [actually the cassette release came first and was what led Cherry Red to discover Thomas and Vezey], which published his other project Storm Bugs and a couple of recordings from the then unknown composer David Jackman.

23 years later the electronic din of Claire & Susan resurfaces, although the author is no longer hiding behind the pseudonym. Fortunately the music of Reprint (Anomalous NOM23) is much more than a giddy prank. Aptly described by Sanderson as 'an inverted Pop Art aesthetic', Reprint graft a grimy brutism culled from home made ring modulators and dismembered answering machines onto the sterile arepeggiations and polyrhythmic interplay of Cluster or Chris Carter's early productions. what may have been consigned to the dustbin of 1980's cassette culture turns out to be a marvellous find, as good as any of the recently recovered cassettes of recordings of Cabaret Voltaire or Throbbing Gristle."

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released March 22, 2016

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Snatch Tapes London, UK

A DIY post-punk experimental label started by Philip Sanderson, three compilation cassettes (Snatch 1-3) were released between 1979 and 1981 as well as tapes by Storm Bugs, David Jackman, and Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey. Since 2001 there have been numerous re-issues on vinyl and CD. This Bandcamp site features digital versions of old and brand new material. ... more

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Nancy Slessenger: Vocals
Philip Sanderson: Tape Delay,