July 10, 2024

Mortiis bootleg ‘Transmissions From The Western Walls Of Time (Live 1997)’ on all streaming platforms now


Mortiis bootleg 'Transmissions From The Western Walls Of Time (Live 1997)' on all streaming platforms now

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After releasing the download, LP and CD version of “Transmissions From The Western Walls Of Time (Live 1997)”, Mortiis now releases this +33 minute long live recording on all streaming platforms as well.

“Transmissions From The Western Walls Of Time (Live 1997)” was as the title says recorded live in 1997 at the now defunct venue Transmission, in San Francisco. Fan recorded it is an offers Mortiis live in all its murky, fan recorded, low fidelity grime of the 90´ies.

The digital version was originally made available for free to members of the Mortiis patron/fan club, Cult Of Thee Black Wizards, right around the same time of the CD and LP release. Mortiis adds this when we contact him: “I decided it was time to put out for anyone else that might be interested, that may not be a collector of physical records.”

We also asked Mortiis some feedback on the source of this remarkable release: “Well I have no idea who recorded it. For the most part, a couple of years ago, I went through some boxes in the attic, and found a bunch of VHS tapes that various fans had sent me back in the 90´ies of some of the (few) shows Mortiis did back then. I figured this might be interesting for the hard core fans. I mean it was all really rough and low fidelity, but I liked the idea of bringing some early stuff “out of the vaults”, so to speak, so I borrowed a VHS player from a friend of mine, and transferred all the audio into my mac, and proceeded to clean it up as best as I could, and got it mastered. The plan is to release a few more of these “from the vaults” live albums ongoingly.”

The sound is of course not that of an officially recorded live set: “Well, it sounded better if you were in the actual room at the time, haha! I think it´s a cool snapshot in time, from an interesting angle (in the middle of the crowd). It would have been nice if that audio was a tad better, but it is what it is. It´s cool that some of those early shows were documented at all.”

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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