Wild Planet Revisited – Bain Total

Bain Total

Philippe Fichot of the French industrial/electronic band Die Form runs the label Bain Total, which is still active after 38 years, with some 67 releases over the years.

The first Bain Total release was the joint Die Form/Eva Johanna Reichstag single “Zoophilic Lolita” in 1977.



The latest Bain Total release is the Die Form/Musique Concrète album “Cinema Obscura” in 2015.



More info on Die Form can be found here: http://www.dieform.net/



Wild Planet Revisited – Attrition

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Attrition are one of the groups featured in ‘Wild Planet’ that need little introduction. Active from 1980 to this very day, Martin Bowes, as the ever-present member & founder of Attrition, has built up a substantial canon of work, and now actively produces and masters others’ work at his studio, The Cage.

Attrition’s back catalogue can be accessed extensively at their Bandcamp page: https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/

Rather than trying to encapsulate a 36 year history here, here are some items from the archive.

This is the earliest entry in the archive from 1981.

Attrition 1981


Attrition gatecrash the “Sounds Obscurist” chart – straight in at Number Three! (Early 1982)

Attrition Sounds 30.01.82


Attrition pre-empt the 1980s cassette-driven computer game age by releasing a cassette that soundtracks a board game! (Early 1983)

Attrition Sounds 29.01.83



A small feature from Sounds, January 1986

Attrition Sounds 18.01.86


Attrition were actively supporting animal rights and PETA, this track appears on a benefit album


Another press feature, this time from 1992:

Attrition Spiral Scratch 20.02.92

Attrition have always gigged sporadically, here’s a flyer for the Pushing Against The Wire Festival in Northampton, 1992

Attrition Pushing Against The Wire Festival December 1992


Yet another feature, this time in Rock Sound Magazine, in 2000:

Attrition Rock Sound 06.00

Attrition continue to release material on a regular basis, most recent major release was their take on the horrors of World War One: Millions of Mouthless Dead (2015)