"the face of God"
Format: CD +DVD + booklet
Time: 60 min.
The CD comes in a DVD-sized hard carbon box with removable lit box, Militia logo in gold paint printed on top (lino printing), with 12 inlay cards secured with a golden ribbon and a "bloody" psalm book. Limited edition of 666 handnumbered copies. Renee van Dalsen plus three percussionists (Diana Tummers, Jerôme Opbroek and Paul Mommers) formed the rhythmic section but there was also Frank Gorissen to record different noises, sound effects and voices.
"Power propaganda production"
Time: 70 min.
MILITIA is a Belgian industrial percussion band. It was founded in 1989 by the multi-instrumentalist Frank Gorissen and wind instrument player Jo Billen and now 6 musicians are involved. The band is known for its use of self made percussion and wind instruments and the scrap material they transform into musical instruments. The band’s music is often inspired by the anarchic and atheist social views and their concirn about our natural environment, themes that can be found in most of their lyrics and statements. In 1989, Frank Gorissen was active as a home recording electronic music artist and as an industrial music dj at the free radio station called “Radio Demervallei” in Diepenbeek, Belgium. As part of his show called “Radio Militia”, he sometimes invited musicians to perform at the radio studio. During such an event he met the wind instrument player Jo Billen and together they founded the band Militia. Frank Gorissen recorded the early Militia music on tape, calling this project “Statement”, playing a variety of percussion instruments mixed with the sounds of the wind instruments played by Jo Billen. They showed these tapes and talked about their plans of releasing their music to Mike Dando a.k.a Con-Dom, a British noise act, after they attended his performance in Antwerp. Mike Dando presented the band to the German music label Praxis Dr. Bearmann, after he had incorporated some of the Militia music for a few of his own releases.
We discovered by hazard these soviet stamps from 1922, which inspired MILITIA cover album. If somebody want to buy these physical stamps can go HERE or HERE .