June 25, 2015

20,000 Vinyl LPs 45: Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP album cover front
cover photo by Debbie Jaffe
photo of album cover by Styrous®

This is the first entry in my new series,


Feminist 80's Power Electronics

I am surprised to see this on iTunes. I remember getting this through RRRecords back in the 80's with a statement that I was over 18 to buy it. The first six song are strait power electronics. You are going to get an earful of harsh noise and screaming. The last song, the title cut has to be heard. It is a spoken word with laided back electronics. It is geared towards S/M, so there is dirty talk. This is all the work of one women, Debbie Jaffe. It is classic of the time and remains a power piece to listen to today! If you are a fan of Non, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound or Whitehouse.

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP album cover back
photo by Styrous®

 "Music For A Sadomasochistic Scene"
Even though it appears Debbie has taken a hiatus from the experimental scene Cybertzara/Blackmetal.com have taken the wise decision to reissue her Music For A Sadomasochistic Scene. Throughout the early to mid-nineties under the guise of Master/Slave Relationship released such delights as This Lubricious Love and A New Explanation For Decadence. Music For A Sadomasochistic Scene was borne out of a desire to produce something specifically for S/M play that lent the proceedings an atmosphere and attitude.

I'm in no way involved in the S/M scene so I can't really say whether this works or not but Music For A Sadomasochistic Scene is deliberately minimal. It threatens and seduces, with mammoth swathes of ambient keyboards, and the swish of percussion. In many ways it compares with Coil's How To Destroy Angels, which isn't too surprising as both are concerned with sexual energy. Debbie's been active in the S/M scene for well over a decade and most recently released a CD-ROM.

- Tony Dickie Compulsion online 

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP, side 1
photo by Styrous®

"...Debbie is a person who understands her desires and fully intends to fulfill them. A Madonna for the deviant underground, perhaps?..." MUSIC FROM THE EMPTY QUARTER (UK) magazine. 

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP, side 1 label detail
detail photo by Styrous®

From TERRORIZER magazine --       
Debbie is the mistress behind the ambient darkness of MSR. Developing a love for Industrial in the early 80's, Debbie has been creating music for over a decade. 'Scene' contains nine majestic tracks of fetish electronics that czress th e listener into a seductive submission. Her soundscapes hint of deviant sex in basement playgrounds. Intended as atmosphere for S&M play, 'Scene' is enthralling and subversive. What it lacks is the pretentiousness often associated with the latex crowd. Debbie approaches her talented endeavors with honest sincerity. This multi-talented woman has also written essays on deviant sexuality as well as designing and developing her own multi-media CD-ROM. The CD booklet contains a sample of her sexually disturbing photography. Master/Slave Relationship is sure ot please lovers of dark electronics as well as those desiring discipline. There is little doubt that Debbie is among the handful of strong, uncompromising women in underground music today.
-- Chad Hensley, TERRORIZER magazine from the U.K. 

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP, side 2
photo by Styrous®

"With her flanged keyboards and her steady but cold rhythms she manipulates what must be the darkest fears of men: the temptress with the knife hid up her.. whatever... (her vocal style) isn't an easy thing to describe; but she is the great seductress, better than Lydia Lunch even, and she never lets you forget it." Carl Howard UNSOUND Vol. 3 Number 1 p71

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love
vinyl LP, side 2 label detail
detail photo by Styrous®


Side 1:

A1     The Pain Of The Chains Of Love  - Vocals [Guest] – Hal McGee - 9:06
A2     Woman With Black Leather Mask - 4:04
A3     Hate Love Dream - 3:45
A4     What Did You Do (Part 2) - 6:45

Side 2:

B1     This Lubricious Love - 23:27

Debbie Jaffe - electronics, vocals
Hal McGee - vocals



Limited edition of 1000 copies. 

100 copies numbered and signed by Debbie Jaffe.

Label: RRRecords ‎– RRR-MSR
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Industrial

Net Links: 
Hate Love Dream on YouTube  
The Pain Of The Chains Of Love on YouTube      

Master/Slave Relationship ~ This Lubricious Love is for sale on Discogs       

Styrous® ~ Thursday, June 25, 2015   

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