Long-running Belgian electronic music group Front 242 is celebrating the 35th anniversary of their founding in 1981. To commemorate this accomplishment their label Alfa Matrix is reissuing their second LP No Comment from 1984 and the 1985 EP Politics of Pressure. In addition to this vinyl reissue, the label is also packing the two records together in a box set that includes a bunch of collectibles and memorabilia from the group.
Other than their unique and groundbreaking music, a major contribution of Front 242 to the legacy and history of electronic music is their coining of the term Electronic Body Music. Now considered the “godfathers” of EBM, it was on No Comment that they coined the phrase with their inclusion of “Electronic Body Music Composed And Produced On Eight Tracks By Front 242” on the album. Front 242 had solidified its core lineup of Daniel B., Patrick Codenys, Jean-Luc De Meyer and Richard “23” Jonckheere when these two records were released in the early 80s. The two albums became cult-favorites and attracted a wider audience to the growing electronic dance punk movement. The album is considered one of the landmark releases in the history of electronic and industrial music, bringing them and similar artists a large underground following.
Front 242 – No Comment / Politics Of Pressure (Deluxe Anniversary Limited Box – 2xLP + 3xCD):
1 x FRONT 242 “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” Double-LP (gatefold black 180 gr double vinyl)
1 x FRONT 242 “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” – carton sleeve CD (with “No Shuffle V2” as a bonus track)
1 x FRONT 242 the “No Comment” bonus EPCD (carton sleeve EPCD) – An exclusive 6-track bonus EPCD featuring rare and special live and vintage recordings and other alternative versions of good old classic FRONT 242 songs, including ACURACK’s remix of “S.FR. Nomenklatura”.
1 x FRONT 242 « live 1 » (carton sleeve CD) Hamburg 87 . official version. A professionally mixed exclusive 14-track live recording from the band’s concert in Hamburg – Germany in 1987.
1 x FRONT 242 lanyard (white & black print on red)
1 x « No Comment » laminated live pass
2 x Wax Trax! serigraphy prints (315 mm x 220 mm)
2 x FRONT 242 photo cards (190 mm x 260 mm)
1 x “No Comment” poster (315mm x 315mm)
1 x “Politics Of Pressure” poster (315 x 220 cm)
1 x V/A – Sounds From The Matrix 18 (carton sleeve CD) (A bonus Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring a selection of 18 label mates of FRONT 242)
No Comment + Politics of Pressure CD reissue:
1. Commando Mix
3. Lovely Day
4. No Shuffle
5. Special Forces
6. S.Fr. Nomenklatura <1&2>
7. Don’t Krash
10. No Shuffle V
No Comment + Politics Of Pressure 2LP reissue (a carton sleeve CD version of the album is included with this vinyl reissue. The CD has the same track list as the digipack CD edition, though it includes “No Shuffle” as a bonus track:
Available in four formats:
(Transparent green, clear & black mixed / silver + CD)
(Gold & black mixed / silver + CD)
(Clear & black mixed / silver + CD)
(Clear orange & black mixed / silver + CD)
2. S.Fr. Nomenklatura <1&2>
1. Lovely Day
3. Special Forces
1. Don’t Krash