Von Lmo / Tranceformer: Future Language 2.001 (CD)


CD / Digipack – Gatefold


Label: Munster Records

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CD / Digipack – Gatefold



Format: CD

#Ref: MRCD 217

Release date: 2003

Release notes

Sci-Fi avant-garde by futuristic punk pioneer. Much before DEVO, and while the first man was landing on the moon, this astonishing character who addressed himself as VON LMO was already experimenting with the drums and synthethizers, way ahead of his time! Munster Records re-issues a CD containing part of his work performed in 1981. His pioneering work in the destruction of musical forms and instruments spans back to late 60s, with his combo Funeral of Art, with Sal Meida (Roxy / Milk’n’Cookies / Hilly Michaels Band…). His next major contribution to culture came in the form of the band named Kongress during the mid 70s. Originally a synth/drums duo with erstwhile Aleister Crowley buff Otto Von Ruggins 666, the combo grew into a larger conglomerate incorporating bizarre spear-chuckin’ Australian cleric Geoffrey Crozier amongst others. BY 77, decided to join forces with ‘antisocial’ guitar shredder Rudolph Gray, to form the legendary and fire-raiser combo Red Transistor (their first gig saw Von Lmo donned a straight jacket and proceeded to chop up a lot of stuff…! A year later went on to form The Von Lmo Band, a later incarnation of this unit recorded this Future Language, after which Von went into ‘suspended’ animation for a while… From his records, you could count on a muscular kind of insect music, like Devo, Chrome, Residents, Suicide or Silver Apples, but the truth is a little louder…! Von Lmo ripped up heavy punk loops with really abrasive feedback and high-end hurting; a formula borrowed from him by Sonic Youth. He looked like George C. Scott towards the end of Hardcore, demented and shellshocked. Munster Records now issues under the name of Transformer: Future Language 2001 his Future Language, originally released in 1981, a noisy and frenzy blend of wild-schizoid-futuristic punk, well ahead of his time featuring sounds maybe you could realte to Devo meeting Rob Zombie??!!!

Von LMO let very little be known about the actualities of his life. At times he has claimed to have been born in 1924 to Sicilian parents living in Brooklyn, other times he has said to be an extraterrestrial from the planet Strazar. As music influences, LMO has cited Bill Haley & His Comets and Jerry Lee Lewis as being particularly inspirational to him. In 2007, Lmo was imprisoned for committing 2nd-degree robbery and sentenced to three and a half years. In 2010, Von Lmo was released from prison and is currently performing with former collaborator Otto von Ruggins in Avant Duel, a space rock outfit based in Brooklyn, New York. Avant Duel debuted with Beyond Human on March 10, 2012, marking LMO’s first studio release in over fifteen years.


Future Language LP (1981)

1 Future Language 4:21

2 Crash Landing 8.8 3:46

3 Outside Of Time 2:48

4 This Is Pop Rock 2:44

5 Leave Your Body 5:05

6 Ultra Violet Light 4:29

7 Give Us Strength 2:27

8 Fire Eyes 2:59

9 Radio World 4:37

10 Be Yourself 4:15

Transformer (Rarities, Demos, Live Recordings…)

11 Smudge Head (Live) (1980) 3:16

12 Transformer (1984) 5:11

13 Womb Of Eternity (1982) 3:04

14 Black Noise Toys (1982) 4:34

15 Disco Zombie (Live) (1980) 3:35

16 Freeze Frame Mode (1972) 2:43

17 Nobody Wants To Play With Rose (1980) 3:18

Red Transistor

18 We’re Not Crazy (1978) 3:36

19 Flying Saucer 88 (1978) 4:46

20 Coney Island (1978) 1:57

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