23 Years Ago: NASUM release Industrislaven

Daily Noise - 3 September 2018

23 Years Ago: NASUM release Industrislaven

23 Years Ago: NASUM release Industrislaven


It's quite ok I think. Unfortunately there have been a lot of mistakes from the record labels' side that we wished we could have been without. For example the cover picture should have been printed over the whole page (why it ended up so small, I haven't got a clue) and the songs 'Mer Rens' and 'Ditt Öde' have been put together so that the numbers in the display were wrong. The slow outro song 'Söndermald' should have been number 18 and the insane reprise of 'Revolution' should not have been a song of its own. But musically it's ok!
- Anders Jakobson / Nasum interview (previously unpublished), Voices from the Darkside, 1997

Following a couple of splits and a demo, NASUM released their first major title on this day in 1995 through Poserslaughter Records.

As you might have figured out that "Industrislaven" means "The Industry Slave" or "Slave To The Industry" and we just thought it was a good concept for a cover and title. You could symbolize the lonely guy on the cover as a little normal human in the big world where you do as you are told and keep your mouth shut! Or something... The sounds in the 'Industrislaven' track are supposed to be a "soundtrack" to the cover. The sounds are no real industrial sounds, it's noises from my guitar. The theory of the cover continues in the first real song 'Löpandebands Principen' ('The Conveyor Belt Principle') where I express my feelings about people who don't think for themselves and just do as everybody else! The translated lyrics goes like this: "Thousands of copies cast in the same mould. Sharing the same opinions, sharing the same goals. By the cloning of machines their lifes were created. Thousands produced on the conveyor belt. Constructed, dehumanized. Stereotypes, soulless. Thousands of copies cast in the same mould. Sharing the same opinions, sharing the same goals.
- Anders Jakobson / Nasum interview (previously unpublished), Voices from the Darkside, 1997