1992 – 1997
A collection of early Legowelt tracks, found on old dusty tapes assumed a long time gone.
Pressed on three slices of 155 grams black wax and inserted in black sleeves with an eerie story.
A C E cut at 33⅓ rpm
B D F cut at 45rpm
A1 Lego Resistance
A2 The Building Blocks Of Life
B1 Nowhere Track
B2 Techno Madchen
C1 An Obnoxious Affair On Tape
C3 Airplanes In The Rain
D1 Are You Really So Deep
D2 Sleeping In The Window
E1 Silent Service
E2 Decay Dream
F Wir Lebten In Miniland
“On ‘Midnite Spares’, Australian music devotees András and Instant Peterson hold a candle to overlooked avant-pop and electronic works by antipodean artists and outsiders working through the 80s and 90s. Through co-presenting weekly radio show ‘Strange Holiday’, the duo slowly upturned their locale for inspiration – archives, country bookstores, private collections and convenience stores, searching for a place to anchor their own identities in the oceans of the island continent. The 10 tracks acknowledge a minor history, passed on via a network of friends, friends of friends, the libraries of radio station 3RRR and more often than not, the artists themselves.”
A1 –Maria Kozic & The MK Sound Trust Me
A2 –Whadya Want? Open Spaces
A3 –Poets Of The Machine Arabs
A4 –The Couch Full Treatment
A5 –→ ↑ → Sedation
B1 –The Igniters Hakka Suru
B2 –Mumbo Jumbo (7) Wind It Up
B3 –Mix (2) Do You Do It?
B4 –Cameron Allan And Graham Bidstrup Bikini Atoll
B5 –Foot And Mouth I Want My Mummy
Originally released in 1960, this concept album is full of incredibly odd music, it was a masterpiece of left field sound and a full on spectacular action stereo extravaganza. This outer space fantasy is now remastered, 12 tracks appearing once again on vinyl.
A. Michael Chapman – Lescudjack
B. Michael Chapman – Lescudjack (Lexx Edit)
“Lescudjack” is one of the finest moments in Michael Chapman’s epic discography. Originally featured on 1978’s “Life On The Ceiling” album, the instrumental track melded the British guitarist’s distinctive finger picking style with throbbing synthesizer lines and heavy space rock influences. Famously a favourite of Daniele Baldelli, and a long-standing secret weapon of Kosmiche-minded DJs, Chapman’s peerless original version is joined here by a brilliant Lexx edit that subtly extends it into a more dancefloor-friendly version, with a longer opening build-up, a tasty drum break in the original, and a deliciously dubbed-out conclusion.
As well as being an unparalleled composer, celebrated producer and curatorial mastermind, Nicolas Jaar is first an foremost a super-knowledgable music fan who lives for the sounds he loves. It is no surprise then that his Other People imprint have taken on the task of pressing Lydia Lunch’s seminal 1990 spoken word LP Conspiracy Of Women. Lunch is a multidisciplinary creative who came up as part of the NYC no wave scene and her words are as empowering and exciting now as they were back then. This special 12” release includes a new remix of Why Was I Born An American by e Weasel Walter and Jaar himself.
2xLP, Includes digital download
A1 –Linda Smith – I So Liked Spring
A2 –Karen Marks – Cold Café
A3 –Bruce Langhorne – Leaving Del Norte
A4 –The Seraphims – Consciousness Of Happening
B1 –Gary Davenport – Sarra
B2 –Some Of My Best Friends Are Canadians – Feeling Sheepish
B3 –The Rising Storm – Frozen Laughter
C1 –Warfield Spillers – Daddy’s Little Girl
C2 –Joyce Heath – I Wouldn’t Dream Of It
C3 –Joe Tossini And Friends – Wild Dream
C4 –Scott Seskind – I Remember
D1 –Angel – Driving (Down)
D2 –Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris – Slow
D4 –Once – Joanna
“Sky Girl is a mysteriously unshakeable companion, a deeply melancholic and sentimental journey through folk-pop, new wave and art music micro presses that span 1961-1991. It’s a DIY collection of different genres, from different countries across different decades, that are all bound by the same longing sentiment. A concept compilation! A seemingly disparate suite of selections of forgotten fables by more or less never-knowns, Sky Girl forms a beautifully coherent and utterly sublime whole deftly compiled by French collectors DJ Sundae and Julien Dechery. From Scott Seskind’s adolescent musical road movie to Karen Marks’ icy Oz-wave, the charming DIY storytelling of Italian-American go-getter Joe Tossini and the ethereal slow dance themes of Parisian artists Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris, Sky Girl resonates on a wide spectrum historically, geographically and stylistically. It unites in a singular, longing, almost intangible ambience. If the names sound wholly unfamiliar that doesn’t matter, the nature of the compositions swiftly nurtures an intimacy with these lonely, poignant, openhearted wanderers. Most were available in a very limited capacity at the time of their release, some were never really released at all – Gary Davenport declined to release “Sarra” after he split with the girl for whom the track is named – years later a friend convinced Davenport to allow him to put 100 copies online to sell and DJ Sundae was quick enough to snare one. Beyond their scarcity, these tracks are bound together by a certain raw beauty that’s achievable when music is made and no one is listening. Sky Girl comprises of fifteen officially licensed songs, a two year international scavenger hunt through long-folded home label operations, the depths of internet forums and traceless acetates. Both compilers are well trained record sleuths – DJ Sundae’s labels Hollie and Idle Press have reissued Arthur Russell affiliate Nirosta Steel and DIY relic Pitch, while Julien Dechery previously compiled Fire Star, a retrospective on Tamil film composer Ilaiyaraaja, for Bombay Connection. Released by popular NTS show “Noise In My Head” offshoot Efficient Space, Sky Girl is enriched with artwork from Perks and Mini mutant Misha Hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of Ivan Smagghe. Includes digital download.”
Be Still and Glow 3CS Silver-embossed Metallic Mandarine Sleeve by Laraaji.
3CS (1980s) include: Celestrana / Deep Chimes Meditation, Tonings, & Sun Zither
Be Still and Glow collects three long-form titles from the deep and seemingly endless pool of cassette archives from Laraaji Nadabrahmananda during peak productivity years in the 1980s. Curated, remastered, and restored to its utmost listening enjoyment potential by Leaving Records’ Matthew “Matthewdavid” McQueen alongside Laraaji. Initially unearthed and transferred from tape by Douglas McGowan.
LR101 Laraaji – Sun Zither 1&2 1984, CS
“90+ minutes of non-stop sun-drenched Zither Ecstacy”
“A refreshing new sound journey through ecstatic hammered open-tuned zither string board, through jazz-funk rhythms with improvised rubber-tipped mallets, through rattled, stopped Zither. Chaos with wooden chopsticks, through ethereal steel slide string sound exploration to take the classic zither sound way out of the box. An exploratory adventure in sustained open modal tuning, elegant electronics and virtuoso performance mastery” -Laraaji
LR102 Laraaji – Tonings 1&2 1980s, CS
“Tonings 1: Shimmering celestial Zither and OM chant continual deep induction listening for expanded inner-stillness.” -Laraaji
“Tonings 2: OM chimes ladder, Kalimba (African thumb piano), hand chimes, spontaneous laughter release, chant, & chimes distortion (heavy at times towards end.)” -Laraaji
LR103 Laraaji – Celestrana / Deep Chimes Meditation 1980s CS
“Celestrana: Calming, gentle, continual, patient, relaxed-pace solo electric zither feeling. Home cassette recorded 1980’s. Mood of contemplative stillness. Peaceful, introspective listening.”
“Deep Chimes Meditation: Classic, Space, Peace, Zen, Timelessness”
Double LP version. 2016 version. Pressed using the original Ape Of Naples plates approved by Peter Christopherson. Packaged in a heavy tip-on gatefold sleeve with Ian Johnstone’s original artwork coated in a custom spot gloss. Each LP is house in a printed inner sleeve and side D is printed with all three original etchings. Lyrics are printed across the gatefold.
“The Ape Of Naples is Coil’s highly celebrated final album completed by Peter Christopherson following the tragic death of Jhonn Balance in 2004. Often noted for being a fan favorite, The Ape Of Naples uses Balance’s final recordings and material recorded at Trent Reznor’s studio in New Orleans to create a deep, heavy masterpiece.The Ape Of Naples uses Balance’s final recordings and material recorded at Trent Reznor’s studio in New Orleans to create a deep, heavy masterpiece.”
Angry Love Productions presents the official reissue of the first studio album Force The Hand Of Chance (1982) by Psychic TV. Back on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years, & cut from the original masters in the WEA UK vaults. Edition of 1,000.
Stereo Sanctity is a large and personal selection of Thurston Moore’s poems and lyrics, both with Sonic Youth and as a solo artist, written between 1981 and 2014 and appearing in published form in 2015 for the first time.
Published by Ecstatic Peace Library
Softcover, 304 pages
152 x 229 mm
Sad Lovers & Giants are a post-punk band from Watford, England who formed in 1980. The original lineup included vocalist Garçe (Simon) Allard, guitarist Tristan Garel-Funk, bassist Cliff Silver, drummer Nigel Pollard and keyboardist/saxophonist David Wood. They released their first 3-song 7” EP “Clé” followed by the “Colourless Dream” single both in 1981 and “Lost In A Moment” 7” single in 1982. They released two studio albums, “Epic Garden Music” (1982) and “Feeding the Flame” (1983) before disbanding and reforming in 1987.
“Lost In A Sea Full Of Sighs” is a collection of 9 songs recorded between 1981 and 1982. Compiling all seven song from their first three 7” singles plus one demo and one song recorded for a John Peel Session in 1981. Lead singer and songwriter Garce Allard was influenced by the works of Satre, Orwell, Huxley, Dali and Kafka and especially T.S. Elliot’s ‘The Wasteland’. The sense of alienation from reality in the stream of conscious-like prose, perfectly echoed his own experience. Many of the lyrics on this collection are vaguely autobiographical and tend towards melodrama and personal relationships. The music is moody, dense, cerebral, bass-driven, awash with synthesizer swirls and sax interjections like The Chameleons, Modern English and The Cure.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket features a drawing of an espalier used for “horizontal training”,a technique to control the directional growth of plants designed by Eloise Leigh. Each copy includes an 8 page black and white zine booklet with lyrics, liner notes and drawings plus a 8.5×11” gig poster from the band’s archives. “This small anthology of songs, by a little known and perverse English band from the 1980’s means as much to us as I hope it will to you.” (Grace Allard)
Product Of Reason – Active Repetition
Thunderboys – Fashion
One Gang Logic – Playtime
Sinking Ships – Weight Loss
Juveniles – Another Kind Of Guy
Mystery Girls – Killing Time
Product Of Reason – Five
Defectors – You Only Laughed
Juveniles – Scratched Blue Vinyl
Sinking Ships – 3rd World
Fault 151 – Radiation Man
Urbantech – 9-5 Figment
Product Of Reason – Your Song
Thunderboys – Rich Bitch
Thunderboys – F.B.I.
One Gang Logic – The Stand
Dark Entries is proud to present “Household Shocks”, a 16-track compilation of UK DIY/Synth/New Wave/Post-Punk originally released in 1980. The album showcases 9 bands from the thriving post-punk scene in Scunthorpe and the North of England. Operating on a shoestring budget, co-producers Chris Leaning and Paul Singleton (both of One Gang Logic), released “Household Shocks” on Stark Products, a label they founded in 1979. At almost 50 minutes of music, the album took four weeks to produce at the Studio Playground in Lincoln. It was supported heavily by the late Radio 1 DJ John Peel.
In July 1980 Paul Singleton and Chris Leaning opened a record shop in Lincolnshire, England. It opened under the name “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, but later moved to the city center and was renamed “Parade.” Through their growing local music scene and the separation of economic classes, their shop became the hangout for the local punk movement. It was there that the idea for “Household Shocks”, a compilation of their friend’s bands, was born. THUNDERBOYS offer three punky pop blazers and feature Carmel McCourt who who subsequently achieved chart success with her band Carmel. PRODUCT OF REASON contribute three haunting synthesizer heavy numbers. SINKING SHIPS supply two tracks of off-kilter dubbed out angst (‘Weight Loss’ is the best Gang of Four song not by the Gang of Four). JUVENILES provide two power pop jams. MYSTERY GIRLS supply one track of quirky post-punk that recalls The Prats. DEFECTORS, a female fronted quartet featuring COUM Transmissions affiliate Tony Menzies, grant us one superb track of somber gothic new wave. FAULT 151 serve a slice of wistful Flying Nun-esque indie pop featuring a 14-year old bassist. URBANTECH, a short-lived synth-punk outfit, deliver one delirious track. ONE GANG LOGIC contribute two metallic synthesizer drenched pieces and close the album with a somber atmosphere.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in replica of Chris Leaning’s original jacket design, which features a black and white photograph of a doll shocked by a vacuum cleaner. Each LP includes a copy of the double sided 11×11 insert that was included with the original pressing. “It was such an exciting time for everyone involved, creating and producing music was still quite new to many of us let alone running a record label and pressing vinyl” – Chris Leaning, 2015.
Loose Joints’ Pop Your Funk: The Complete Singles Collection will be released on vinyl via West End Records for Record Store Day.
The tracks Arthur Russell created for Loose Joints are among his most enduring, dance floor-ready productions. The group has been the subject of various rounds of reissues courtesy of West End, but this coming April version is for the completists, taking its basis from a 2013 Japan-only CD set. Included across six sides are six versions of “Is It All Over My Face,” among them Larry Levan’s original “Female Vocal Version” and two 2001 remixes from Masters At Work. The Record Store Day release also includes various takes of the group’s other singles, “Pop Your Funk” and “Tell You Today.”
The the follow-up to ‘Are People People?’ the first 100-minute JD Twitch mix of favourites and obscurities from the On-U back catalogue. Whereas the first mix concentrated on the more post-punk and avant-garde Adrian Sherwood productions, this sequel goes deep into the dub side of things with another 100 minute version excursion.
This Record Store Day 7″ single celebrates the first French punk band, originally released in 1977. Limited to 1000.