Charles Hayward - Switch On War
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This is the third album by Charles Hayward, published in 1991. Second printing: 2004.
MUSIC FOR THE ARMCHAIR THEATRE OF WAR. A UNIQUE AND ENTERTAINING SOUVENIR FOR YOU TO TREASURE AND KEEP
'Switch on War' a dream state synthesis of nights watching live TV coverage of the 1st Gulf War, the reduction of colours to an electron midnight blue, the long periods of nothing really happening, the contrasting landscapes, (the desert, the city at night, the newsroom), the sudden hurtling through space, through a doorway, a camera on the nose of a missile, the bearing of silent witness slowly turning into complicity and mute acquiescence. At the back of the mind the thought that all this would soon be reduced to snapshot memories, archive, newsreel, history. Originally devised as a performance for the Club Integral, in South London, at the height of the military activity, 'Switch on War' was a harsh and brutal response to the media coverage of the conflict informed ...