UK LP K=K Recordings KGKLP1
FR CD Incinerator No. 9 IN9CD1
Nearly all of this music was released later on London.
This British duo of Lee Newman and Michael Wells bring to mind a rougher-edged, more adventurous Art of Noise. Both groups deal in techniques derived from musique concrete, stitching found sounds together into beatbox-anchored sound collages, but Greater That One is by far the better band. In place of AON's often bland avant-muzak, Greater Than One offers industrial-edged pieces that are often harsh or jarring, shot through with wit and a strong political sensibility. The disc's opener, "Now is the Time," is awash in a dizzying array of sounds—scratch, snippets of Wagner, chunks of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and a children's choir. "Song for England" makes its political point about the insensitivity of Thatcher-era Great Britain in frighteningly understated fashion, while the title track is an anti-fascist piece. These guys deserve wider success—this is fascinating, meticulously crafted music that repays repeated listening. - Option Magazine