Considered as one of the best United Dairies compilations and Steven Stapleton’s favorite U.D. release, An Afflicted Man’s reads like a sampler from the NWW list. Featuring : Foetus In Your Bed, Operating Theatre ( Roger Doyle), and Steve’s krautrock faves Anima, it’s highlights include a triumphant, shortwave drenched roar from AMM (who let Steve choose a piece from their enormous backlog of tapes), the massed orchestral march of Jacques Berrocal’s “Conseil Des Ministries,” and the ominous drift of Nurse With Wound’s “I Was No Longer His Dominant”. In other words an excellent modern classical, industrial, abstract, experimental compilation. An Afflicted Man’s Musica Box came out on United Dairies ( UD 012) in 1982 under 3 different covers, limited to a total of 1500 copies (not to speak of the 2 tape releases).
(Original post in a great blog: http://433rpm.blogspot.com/2011/11/afflicted-mans-musica-box-lp-united.html)