Walt Rockman – Pollution


I now have a new pick for favorite library record cover ever. It’ll probably change in a few months but wow is this great. “Pollution” comes from the German SONOTON label and features some excellent electronic drone action. The record is mainly electronic, aside from two very kraut-rock / motorik percussion tracks, “Pollution Drums” and “Dramatic Rhythm”. It very well could be Niagara frontman Klaus Weiss playing on these two, as he’s recorded a few library records on this label as well (just a guess though — don’t quote me on that).

Rockman released some other electronic libraries on Sonoton in the mid to late 70s, as well as a few on the UK Conroy label. I really like the sound of this LP; there aren’t really any ‘songs’ — just great analog soundscapes that would certainly fit well in a 70’s science filmstrip. I’m interested in hearing some of Rockman’s other output on this label; namely “Underwater” (volumes 1 & 2) and “Unusual Sounds”.

Listen to a few tracks:
Polluted Drums
Dramatic Rhythm
Neutronen Tod
Reactor
Atomic Waste

34 Comments

  • this is insanely neato!

  • I got this record about 3 years ago from The Sound Library in NYC but I was foolish enough to trade it away. Polluted Drums is my personal favorite but I dig the electronic madness on this record also.

    Oh, and you can not front on shorty rocking the gas mask with doll in tow!!

  • YES to the max!!

    awesome tracks and that cover is undeniably killin’ it

  • this cover will give me nightmares.

  • Ed

    Only Under water vol. 1 is by Walt Rockman; volume 2 has different artists: S. Sklair & O. Sieben (A1 – A5), J. Fox & M. Prindy (A6), and Mladen Franko (A7-9, B1 – B11)

  • jesus…i’ve a walt rockman record that’s cheesy as hell, absolutely nothing like this! hidden depths, it seems…

  • “oh, and you can not front on shorty rocking the gas mask with doll in tow!!”

    and notice he’s asleep as well!! what a trooper.

  • Thank you for this fantastic upload! Here is a gift from myself….Under Water Vol. 2!

    http://www.zshare.net/download/692932857329eafe/

  • Thanks for this fantastic upload! Here is a copu of Under Water Vol.2 I just ripped!

    http://www.zshare.net/download/692932857329eafe/

    Peace,

    Marsellus Wallace

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