Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dark Arts - A Long Way From Brigadoon 12"

This amazing 12", and my introduction to Dark Arts was originally posted on Mystery Poster but the post has disappeared. I offer my own rip here.
Dark Arts is actually Stephanie Payne. This 12" was released in 1986 on Ruthless Records, a label well known for releases of Big Black and The Effigies. This 12" was produced by Steve Albini, who ran Ruthless.
More info on Dark Arts here.
Also check my previous post, the 1991 album 'Carnival Of Lost Souls'.
Some crackling on the beginning of 'Rivers' that couldn't be removed.

A Long Way From Brigadoon 12" (Ruthless Records-RRDA017-1986)
1. Rivers
2. Skins
3. Dirge (Voices Of Ash)
4. House Of Mirrors
5. Aloof

Dark Arts


Anonymous said...

thanks, steve albini. love your blog!

nah I'm joshin, thanks though!

Unknown said...

I bought this a few months ago and was very pleased with their ethereal gloom. Nice post.

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Holly said...

Thank you so much- I've been missing this!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! Deep and haunting. And different, timeless. Thank you very much!!!

Curious Guy said...

Thanks for the appreciation, all of you.

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Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this. it's amazing.

the Black Purl said...

This is fantastic! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, a real lost favorite from the 80s. Great stuff.

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