Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shadowboys / Syncopation / Treatment Room

OK, here's three 7"s of early postpunk/wave bands I know next to nothing about.
Just wanted to post these before a well-earned summer break.
Enjoy and leave comments if you know more about these.

Shadowboys - Waiting For Tomorrow 7" (Pete-Nik Records-DNF 1A-1983)
1. Waiting For Tomorrow
2. Out Of Reach


Syncopation - Marking Time 7" (Fascimile Liasons-AFL 4-1982)
1. Marking Time
2. Syncopation


Treatment Room - Awayday 7" (Plug Records-PLUG 001-1981)
1. Awayday
2. Shapes

Treatment Room

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dark Arts - Carnival Of Lost Souls CD

Thanks to Rainy Day Sponge for this contribution.
This is the second release of Dark Arts. The 'Long Way From Brigadoon' mini-album was released in 1986 on Chicago label Ruthless Records (Effigies, Naked Raygun, Big Black,... ). It took 5 years for the follow-up. 'Carnival Of Lost Souls' was released on vinyl and CD on Nate Starkman & Son, orignally a US label but this one was issued in Germany. The CD has 3 bonus tracks (the last 3 songs) and is harder to find than the LP.
Dark, ethereal wave with some Eastern influence. Core member is Stephanie Payne.
Dark Arts also appear on the 'October Country' comp. LP.
For more info check the official site here.

Carnival Of Lost Souls CD (Nate Starkman & Son-none-1991)
1. Quicksand
2. Autumn Red
3. Forty Fourth Sunset
4. Fractions
5. Oceanus
6. Anastasia
7. Chemia
8. Selene
9. Egeria
10. Follow Me Laura
11. Somewhere Between Yesterday And Today
12. Shining Sea
13. Belle Reeve
14. The More Things Stay The Same

Carnival Of Lost Souls

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Loved One - " ...... Further Observations" Reissue

Thanks to Dryden Hawkins for sending me this CD.
" ...... Further Observations" is The Loved One's 2nd album, a cassette-only release from 1982.
It contains recordings from 1979 to 1982 of which the title track is the definitive version of the track 'Observations' that appeared on the Some Bizarre comp. album.
I posted their 3rd album "Locate And Cement" a few years ago. This album is somehow more accessible and less experimental than "Locate And Cement" but it has that typical The Loved One sound.
All the albums will be remastered and reissued in the coming years so watch out for these.
A new album "SET" will be released next year.
For more info on The Loved One and to obtain the CD:


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Vonbrigði - s/t 7" EP

Thanks to A Taste Of Hysteria for this contribution. One of those almost impossible to find records out of Iceland. The album is already hard to find but this one is even more rare.
For those who dig the early Icelandic punk/postpunk sounds like Þeyr, Purrkur Pillnikk, Tappi Tikarrass,...

Vonbrigði 7" (Gramm Records-GRAMM 11-1982)
1. Sjalfsmorð
2. Eitthvað Annað
3. Börnin þin
4. Skitseyði