ZANG TUMB TUMB DISCOGRAPHY “…which deny the freedom of the flesh…”

Propaganda

A secret wish


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Type: Album

Format: 12" vinyl

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZTTIQ3

Series: Real Action series no. 13; IQ series no. 3


Release date: 15 July 1985

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chart position: UK: (Starting 13/7/1985) 16; 22; 42; 38; 47; 50; 41; 42; 65; 77; 64; 92 (31/7/2010) 92


Sleeve design: The London design partnership

Photographer: Anton Corbijn

Artwork

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Vinyl sleeve: Front

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Vinyl sleeve: Back

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

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Vinyl slipcase: Side A

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Vinyl slipcase: Side B

Printed tracklisting

  1. Dream within a dream
  2. The murder of love
  3. Jewel
  4. Duel
  5. p:Machinery
  6. Sorry for laughing
  7. Dr. Mabuse (First life)
  8. The chase
  9. The last word
  10. Strength to dream

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  1. Dream within a dream 08:03
  2. The murder of love 05:16
  3. Jewel 03:08
  4. Duel 04:41

Side 2

  1. p:Machinery (Album mix) 03:49
  2. Sorry for laughing 03:26
  3. Dr. Mabuse (First life) 04:57
  4. The chase 04:04
  5. Strength to dream 02:59

Occasionally the tracklisting printed on the sleeve art of a release isn’t 100% accurate. Track names may be missing, mixes unspecified or misnamed. For this reason a printed tracklisting is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.

Sleeve Notes

Outer sleeve: Front

PROPAGANDA

A SECRET WISH

Outer sleeve: Back

ZTTIQ3

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Inner sleeve: Front

1 DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

2 THE MURDER OF LOVE

3 JEWEL/DUEL

1 P-MACHINERY

2 SORRY FOR LAUGHING

3. DR. MABUSE (FIRST LIFE)

4. THE CHASE

5. THE LAST WORD

6. STRENGTH TO DREAM

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MICHEAL MERTENS, SUZANNE FREYTAG CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN AND RALF DORPER:

PROPAGANDA NOW.‘Every day our cause becomes clearer and people get smarter’[1]

“One of the most remarkable characteristics of human nature,” writes Lotze, “is, alongside so much selfishness in specific instances, the freedom from envy which the past displays towards the future.” Reflection shows us that our image of happiness is thoroughly coloured by the time to which the course of our own existence has assigned us. The kind of happiness that could arouse envy in us exists only in the air we have breathed, among people we could have talked to, women who could have given themselves to us. In other words, our image of happiness is indissolubly bound up with the image of redemption. The same applies to our view of the past, which is the concern of history. The past carries with it a temporal index by which it is referred to redemption. There is a secret agreement between past generations and the present one. Our coming was expected on earth. Like every generation that preceded us, we have been endowed with a weak Messianic power to which the past has a claim. That claim cannot be settled cheaply. Historical materialists are aware of that.[2]

WITHOUT LOVE BEAUTY AND DANGER IT WOULD ALMOST BE EASY TO LIVE[3]

The news item’s role is probably that of preserving within contemporary society the ambiguity of the rational and the irrational, the comprehensible and unfathomable; and this ambiguity is historically necessary as man still needs signs (which reassure him) but also signs which are uncertain in content (which make him irresponsible…)

This is a twilight condition of consciousness: neither high noon nor tender night. And precisely for this reason our relationship with mass culture is itself interminable. There can be no conclusion or certainty, where the very structure of communication has founded the reign of perplexity, of dissociation, of procrastination ‘The consumers relation with the real world, with politics, history and culture is not one of interest, investment or engaged responsibility—rather, it is one of curiosity … One must try everything: in fact man in consumer society is tormented by the fear of ‘missing’ something, any enjoyment whatsoever … It is no longer desire or even taste or specific inclination that is in play, it is a generalised curiosity motivated by a widespread anxiety’—the all pervasive anxiety of Riesman’s radar-man, always ready to pick up signals from the outside world and, especially, always uncertain as regards their decipherment. This is no longer the anxiety described in ‘Beyond The Pleasure Principle’, which was motivated by the fear of trauma, that is, by the conviction that the outside world is fundamentally hostile to the individual. It is no longer the state of mind of one who lives in the constant expectation of danger: it is the anxiety of always feeling on the verge of—but only on the verge of—finally grasping the object of desire, the meaning of life, the rules of the game.[4]

ZTTIQ 3

PROPAGANDA’S Secret Wish produced by S.J.Lipson. Mixed and matched by Lipson and Horn. Junior engineer: Bobby Kraushaar. Co-ordination Zang Tumb Tuum—“It is the traditional task of the prophet to denounce systems of rule and life which deny the freedom of the flesh and the imagination.” Sleeve cut out by Anton Corbijn and assembled by London Design Partnership “strangely enough,” with ZTT. Photography: Corbijn. IQ number 3 becomes number 13 in ZTT’s Real Action Series. Propaganda also contributed number 2 and 8 in this series. Propaganda acknowledge the participation, with some voices and instruments, of: ANDREW RICHARDS, Steve Howe, David Sylvian, Glenn Gregory, Trevor Horn, Jonathan Sorrell, Ian Moseley. Texts: Bathes, Moretti and Benjamin.

Inner sleeve: Back

COMPOSITIONS

illuminated

Dream Within a Dream

“the most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all it’s contents”[5]

The Murder Of Love

“…the idea of crime is able always to ignite the senses and lead us the lubricity”[6]

DUEL JEWEL

“the imagination is like an engine that can work on many different fuels: but it must be powered, and sex, properly used, is a fuel of high potency”

P MACHINERY

“the dark religions are departed and sweet Science reigns”[7]

Sorry For Laughing

“…always two strangers uniting in the interests of torment”[8]

Dr. Mabuse (The First Life)

“the greater an individual’s power over others, the greater the evil that might possibly originate with him”

The Chase

“reliance on powers of reason does not come easily: it is opposed to our basic animal instinct”

THE LAST WORD

“the comtemplation of the world independently of the principle of reason”[9]

The Strength to Dream

“…so it is”

Label: Side 1

PROPAGANDA’S

SECRET WISH

SIDE ONE (WITHIN)

1 DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

2 THE MURDER OF LOVE

3 JEWEL/DUEL

Words to Dream written by Edgar Allen Poe. Propaganda songs: Music by MERTENS. Lyrics by DORPER with additional music by BRÜCKEN and Freytag; published by Perfect Songs Ltd. Produced by S. J. Lipson at thirty three and a third revolutions per minute in stereo. ©+℗ 1985 ZTT.

ZTTIQ 3 Action No. 13 ‘beauty love and danger’

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Label: Side 2

PROPAGANDA’S

SECRET WISH

SIDE TWO (WITHOUT)

1 P-MACHINERY

2 SORRY FOR LAUGHING

3. DR. MABUSE (FIRST LIFE)*

4. THE CHASE

5. THE LAST WORD

6. STRENGTH TO DREAM

Propaganda songs: Music by MERTENS. Lyrics by DORPER with additional music by BRÜCKEN and Freyta, except Dr. Mabuse; written by DORPER-MERTENS-THEIN. Propaganda music published by Perfect Songs Ltd. Sorry For Laughing written b Paul Haig and Malcolm Ross; Copyright Control. Produced by S. J. Lipson at thirty three and a third revolutions per minute in stereo. ©+℗ 1985 except *℗ 1984 ZTT.

ZTTIQ 3 Action No. 13 ‘repetition plus variation’

ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED.

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