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Fantasy (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 225. Rel: 19 Jul 19
  1. Fantasy (4:01)
  2. Painted Love (3:48)
  3. I Gotta Little Love (6:42)
  4. Kites (bonus track) (3:56)
Review: Angela was the studio project of husband/wife duo Angela and Ingo Werner formed in 1981 in Russelsheim, Germany. Ingo had classical training in bassoon and piano at the Akademie fur Tonkunst in Darmstadt from 1966-70. He joined Krautrock band My Solid Ground in 1971 before going on to form his own project Baba Yaga in 1974. In the late 70s he formed the ensemble AIR with Armin Stowe and Reinhard Karwatky. The project debuted with a a concert at ARS Electronica Competition in Linz, Austria 1980, which they won. Klaus Schulze was on the jury with Wendy Carlos and Robert Moog - but more importantly, Angela was in the audience. Two days later, Ingo told the band he needed a singer, so they asked Angela, and recorded two albums for RCA between 1981-82 before being dropped. Ingo wanted to work on a new project that involved dancers and live video. They recruited American performance artist Jyl Porch, who was living in Munich, to assist with choreography with her friend Kirsten McKenley. Jyl ended up recording her own album first, which gained interest from Klaus Schulze, who helped them secure a deal with EMI in 1983. Later that year, the trio recorded 4 songs that would be released on Angela 'Fantasy' single on 7" and 12" formats in 1984.
The music on 'Fantasy' was completely created with computer software of Ingo's own design. The concept of a polyrhythmic, polyphonic, and polydynamic sequencer was realized by Ingo after a visit to Wolfgang Palm in Hamburg. He paired his sequencer with Palm's legendary PPG Wave Computer System, allowing for more dynamic and nuanced programming. Angela programmed the music, sang, and wrote the lyrics to "Painted Love", while Ingo arranged and played all electronics and keyboards. Jyl wrote the lyrics for "Fantasy" and the slow and sleazy, electronic disco B-side "I Gotta Little Love", where she also sings background vocals and the "hot little flame" rap. The original B-side to the 7" version was a cover of the 1967 Hal Hackady and Lee Pockriss song "Kites", made famous by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The EP features the original 1984 cover artwork with a striking photo of Angela styled by Jyl in severe Neue Deutsche Welle fashion, and includes an insert with lyrics and and photos designed by Maycec..
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Primes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 171. Rel: 27 Jul 17
  1. Primes (7:17)
  2. Stranger (feat Nicole Ginelli vocals & Doc Sleep) (4:37)
  3. Imperial Tranz-Am (13:25)
Gespielt von: Honey Soundsystem
 in stock $12.31
Telomeres (12")
Cat: DE 097. Rel: 20 Jul 15
  1. Telomeres (4:13)
  2. Centrifuge (4:48)
  3. Automation (4:25)
  4. Laboratory (6:03)
  5. Necropolis (4:22)
  6. Fukushima (4:49)
Review: Analogue synthesizer enthusiast Bezier first surfaced on Dark Entries in 2012, delivering the hard-wired retro-futurist fantasy Ensconced. Two years on, he's finally ready to release the follow-up, the similarly sharp and sci-fi themed Telemores. As with his previous output, the influences are obvious - think Radiophonic Workshop, electro, minimal, new wave and Italo-disco - but he smartly steers clear of pastiche and empty revivalism. Instead, we're treated to a range of dancefloor-friendly instrumental cuts, cyborg jams, and intoxicating robot rinse-outs. Closer "Fukushima", in which he doffs a cap to the synthesized horror-disco of John Carpenter, is particularly potent.
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Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights (12" + lyric insert)
Cat: DE 057. Rel: 13 Jan 14
  1. Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights
  2. Tarzan
Review: Stupendously rare Italo gem from the criminally under-prolific Trieste-based Big Ben Tribe, this quirky poplet first came our way in 1984 on Gong. Last spotted changing hands for hundreds on auction sites, Dark Entries have done the disco world a favour and licensed a reissue. Untouched and naked in all its 80s glory, the synth patterns, abstract lyrics and arrangement were way ahead of their time and clearly influenced many electronic pop and Balearic bands who followed. Vocals just a bit too much for you? No worries, just flip for the instrumental. Tarzan loves summer nights, and we love Dark Entries for unearthing this utter classic.
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Cat: DE 118. Rel: 14 Apr 16
  1. Are You Loving? (vocal) (6:04)
  2. Are You Loving? (instrumental) (5:47)
Review: If you've ever wanted some straight-up italo disco but then wondered where to find it, where to start, who to ask, then Dark Entries have sorted you right out. As usual, the label come through strong, and this time they reissue an italo disco classic by Brand Image (T.Scarfone and M.Scarabelli) originally released in 19983, and representing the genre with flying colours. "Are You Loving?" contains the 1980's in every sense of the word: quirky, melancholic vocals riding over a grainy drum machine beat, and accompanied by massive synth stabs and an inimitable sort of groove - simply lovely. There's an instrumental on the flip just in case you love the sounds but are slightly scared by the power of the vocals...
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Cat: DE 199. Rel: 02 Feb 18
  1. Perfect Hideaway (3:34)
  2. Perfect Hideaway (dub) (3:48)
  3. Listen In To The Heart (3:29)
  4. Questions Answers (3:58)
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Cat: DE 165. Rel: 27 Feb 18
  1. Closer (4:57)
  2. Tam Tam (3:55)
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Tam Tam Remixes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 245. Rel: 11 Mar 19
  1. Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix A) (4:40)
  2. Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix B) (4:40)
  3. Tam Tam (Whatever/Whatever remix) (7:13)
  4. Tam Tam (Whatever/Whatever extended edit) (5:30)
Review: Many should already know Codek's "Tam Tam" (sometimes known as "Tim Toum"), a peerless Afro-cosmic classic from 1981 that fused minimalist tribal drums with spaced-out female vocals and sparse, intergalactic electronics. Here it gets the remix treatment for the very first time. Fittingly, it's cosmic disco stalwarts Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi who kick things off with two tasty interpretations: a percussive and hypnotic take that successfully throws some acid-funk guitars into the mix ("Remix A"), and a more spacey, synth-laden affair rich in analogue electronics ("Remix B"). Over on side B, New York duo Whatever/Whatever re-imagine it as a fuzzy slab of coldwave/house fusion, before offering up an extended, club-ready re-edit of the original version.
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Cat: DE 223. Rel: 13 Aug 18
  1. Jennifer (4:30)
  2. Love Is A Stranger (4:06)
  3. She's Invisible Now (3:54)
  4. Step On The Beast (2:30)
  5. Never Gonna Cry Again (2:52)
  6. Invisible Hands (4:43)
  7. Monkey Monkey (1:35)
Review: Cold Beat is a San Francisco-based quartet fronted by Hannah Lew (synths, vocals) with Kyle King (synths, guitar), Luciano Talpini Aita (synths) and Sean Monaghan (guitar). Formed in 2013 the band has released three albums and two EPs. 'A Simple Reflection' is a 7-song collection of Eurythmics covers, yet feels just as personal as any of their original material. While digging through a collection of 12?s for her record shop Contact Records, Lew stumbled across the earliest Eurythmics B-sides and was floored. This lead to the discovery of their debut album 'In The Garden'. Annie Lennox's abstract and poetic lyrics really struck a chord with Hannah. What had started out as a single cover quickly snowballed into a full blown obsession. The synth and drum programming resonated with her songwriting process, so reimagining them was very creatively fulfilling. The covers on this EP are simultaneously dynamic and atmospheric post-punk that plays to Lew's ethereal vocals and King's crystalline guitar. All songs have been mixed by Mikey Young (Total Control) and mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The record is housed in a jacket designed by Eloise Leigh, which features pink and purple clouds that evoke a dreamy softness and DIY playfulness and photos Lew in her best Lennox-inspired drag. Each copy includes a postcard with photos and notes. "Sometimes a song seems to sing just for you, as if someone knows your most inner thoughts and feelings and has found a way to describe them effortlessly" - Hannah Lew
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Cat: DE 102. Rel: 11 Jan 16
  1. Jump Over Barrels (3:32)
  2. Jump Over Barrels (1981 demo) (3:32)
  3. Jump Over Barrels (Charles Manier remix) (3:33)
  4. Jump Over Barrels (early rehearsal version) (3:07)
Review: Post-punk aficionados may already by familiar with Crash Course In Science, a Philadelphia-based band who released two acclaimed singles between 1979 and '81, before going their separate ways. Here, one of the band's previously unheard 1981 demos gets mixed and released for the first time. "Jump Over Barrels" is a song about overcoming adversity, and in newly mixed form sounds like a lost post-punk classic. It's accompanied by a couple of demos - their initial 1981 recording, and an earlier, deliciously skeletal and heavy rehearsal version - and a fresh remix from Tadd Mullinix under his now familiar Charles Manier alias. The Ann Arbor-based producer does a good job of toughening up the track for modern dancefloors, whilst retaining the free-spirited essence of Crash Course In Science's original.
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Compulsion (12")
Cat: DE 089. Rel: 01 May 15
  1. Compulsion (5:13)
  2. Absent Friends (3:58)
  3. Funnt To You (2:49)
  4. Each To His Own (1:33)
  5. We Said We Wouldn't Look Back (4:24)
Review: The Dark Entries label continue their impressive run of form with another killer reissue LP, this time by The Prefects member Joe Crow. Compulsion was Crow's first solo work from the early '80s and has been a digger's favourite for a long time, its itchy drum machine beats and disjointed guitar riffs being utterly singular at the time of the album's initial release. "Compulsion" itself is a mid-tempo beat jam containing Crow's own dreary vocals and beautiful synthesized keys. "Absent Friends" is slower, full of languish and life at the same time, while on the B-side, "Each To His Own" is the winner thanks to its punky aesthetic surrounded by that early 80's electronic oddity. A masterclass piece of music and an essential collector's item.
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Gespielt von: Rivet, DJ Glow / Populist
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Like This For Ages (12" + insert + photographs)
Cat: DE 138. Rel: 16 Nov 16
  1. Like This For Ages (4:24)
  2. Anchors (5:14)
  3. Norde (4:13)
  4. Quicken Your Step (3:04)
  5. Kluba Cupol (20:27)
Gespielt von: Terrence Pearce
 in stock $13.61
Third Skin (12")
Cat: DE 123 . Rel: 23 Jun 16
  1. Third Skin (7:12)
  2. Lipstick Information (6:20)
  3. Third Skin (Steffi remix) (6:33)
  4. Third Skin (The Hacker remix) (6:11)
Review: Having spent much of the last 12 months furiously re-issuing classic Italo-disco bombs, Dark Entries has finally got round to releasing some more contemporary cuts. The man behind this EP is Victor Lenis AKA Cute Heels, a Barcelona-based Colombian who last appeared on the imprint in 2014. As usual, the two new productions showcased here see him explore a range of vintage electronic music influences, presenting them in a typically stylish and authentic way. "Third Skin" melds the muscular sweatiness of EBM to the jackin' energy of Chicago acid, while "Lipstick Information" offers a master-class in dark Italo-disco and early Detroit techno fusion. Steffi and The Hacker both give the title track a thorough going over, with the former's deliciously hypnotic, psychedelic take being particularly potent.
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Crepes EP (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 139. Rel: 06 Feb 17
  1. Seul Comme Sombre (3:44)
  2. Whole Body Irradiator (3:01)
  3. The Mud Man Is Coming (4:20)
  4. Francine (4:00)
  5. The Eyebrows Salesgirl (4:51)
  6. Demissionne En Tuant Ton Patron (4:03)
Review: Dark Entries has truly become a sensational imprint over the last few years, and they are showing no signs of stopping. In fact, they've just gotten better and better with each new release. We have a special one on our hands this time and, although the label have reissued a whole heap of glorious material, this is NEW music from the very best out there. Chicago industrial-tech-goth Beau Wanzer teams up with Unknown Precept's Maoupa Mazzocchetti, and the dup get on like a house on fire under their new De-Bons-En-Pierre moniker. Crepes is a gnarly little EP, blurring the lines between techno, EBM and industrial, but doing so in a way that makes the three genres sound like they should never ever be apart from one another. "Whole Body Irradiator", for instance, has all the beat elements of techno and yet the sounds are drenched in a punky, fuck-you kinda style that would make the Berghain faithful run for their lives, while we could easily imagine the torn, glitchy beats of "Francine" residing on some long-lost post-punk 7 inch from the likes of Pete Shelley. This is some mad gear - don't miss it.
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Gespielt von: Alexis Le-Tan, Ali Renault
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Eyes Of Glass (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 144. Rel: 23 Jan 17
  1. Eyes Of Glass (vocal) (6:55)
  2. Eyes Of Glass (instrumental) (7:13)
Review: To accompany their re-release of East Wall's superb 1991 debut album, Silence, Dark Entries has decided to put out the Italian band's forgotten debut release, 1985 single "Eye of Glass". Tending towards the darker end of the Italo-disco spectrum, but blessed with typically cheery synthesizer melodies and skewed female vocals, it's a record that seems far more inspired by the earlier British new wave synth-pop movement than pleasing the clubs of Rome or Rimini. The vocal version is accompanied by a subtly different instrumental, which includes waves of warm synths and offers more prominence to the band's bubbly electronics, throbbing arpeggio bassline, and delay-laden drum machine hits.
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Lesson One (7" + insert with lyrics)
Cat: DE 049. Rel: 16 Oct 13
  1. Lesson One
  2. Pirouette
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Cat: DE 116. Rel: 14 Apr 16
  1. I'm Looking For You (6:30)
  2. I'm Looking For You (instrumental) (5:29)
Review: Dark Entries has always been rather canny when it comes to their Italo-disco reissues, often unearthing obscurities from one-shot artists who disappeared just as quickly as they arrived. Ghibli was one such artist. He only ever released one single, I'm Looking For You, back in 1985. That it still sounds fresh, despite its' obvious period features - bubbling, Bobby Orlando style synthesizer sequences, bold chords and a heavily accented Italian vocals - is testament to the skill of the record's original producer, Alfredo Baraldi. As with the original pressing, this Dark Entries edition comes back with the superior Instrumental version.
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Cat: DE 074. Rel: 08 Sep 14
  1. Holland Tunnel Dive
  2. On B'Way
Review: Ah, a real gem of the NYC No Wave era is the focus of Dark Entries attentions here as the stunning Holland Tunnel Dive by ImpLOG is given a more than timely reissue. For the uninitiated out there, ImpLOG were formed by The Contortions band members Don Christensen and Jody Harris under the name ImpLOG, after the former left the iconic No Wave act in 1979, and released just the two records together. The story goes that Christensen's recorded experiments with found sounds, and an array of instruments such as a Univox drum machine and Casio keyboards impressed Lust/Unlust Records founder Charles Ball sufficiently enough to issue two tracks from the submitted demo tape as the Holland Tunnel Dive 12? in 1980. It's remained a highly prized record ever since and this lovingly recreated edition from Dark Entries is a must!
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Commerce (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 213. Rel: 25 Jun 18
  1. Alles (4:32)
  2. Language (4:45)
  3. Schwarz (4:00)
  4. Commerce (4:59)
Review: San Francisco trio INHALT burst onto the scene back at the turn of the decade, going on to release a trio of well-regarded EPs on [Emotional] Especial and Dark Entries. Here they return to the latter label with their first 12" for almost four years. As usual, their music is stylish, dark and clandestine, with wild-eyed German vocals riding brooding, John Carpenter-influenced arpeggio lines, creepy chords and bustling drum machine grooves. Our pick of the bunch is probably the up-tempo, triple time hustle of "Commerce", though the more polished and atmospheric opener "Alles" and EBM-minded bubbler "Schwarz" are also mighty fine.
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Gespielt von: Snuffo
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Cat: DE 088. Rel: 01 May 15
  1. Private Plane (3:58)
  2. International (4:02)
  3. King Of Sham (3:56)
  4. Saving Grace (5:26)
Review: Damn! Dark Entries are on a roll! Their latest reissue is of Scotland's Thomas Leer, an early 80's independent artist who recorded "Private Plane" in his bedroom using an extremely limited set-up...the prototypical '80s experimental kid! The tune is dreary, funky and on the abstract side all at the same time, but our favourite is actually "International" thanks to its wonky groove, driving percussion stabs and bursts of distorted jazz flute. On the B-side there's also "Saving Grace", a more poppy affair in that inimitable 80's Karate Kid flair...highly recommended, a 12" worthy of a reissue.
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Cat: DE 259. Rel: 27 Aug 19
  1. Stop & Play (3:54)
  2. Beauty Of Language (4:24)
  3. Window (4:05)
  4. A Swan In The Ocean (6:11)
  5. Miss B (7:04)
Review: Despite being active for just seven years during the 1980s, Dutch new wave band Mekanik Kommando released a wealth of raw, off-kilter and intergalactic material. 1982's "Dancing Elephants" EP, which here gets the reissue treatment from Dark Entries, remains one of their finest moments, largely because it fuses crunchy, electro-influenced beats and Kraftwerk style computer bleeps with sassy new wave vocals, nods to synth-pop and the low-slung basslines and fuzzy guitars of post-punk rock. Our picks include the alien post-punk pop of "Beauty Of Language", the out-there, delay-laden, extra-terrestrial weirdness of "Miss B" and the new wave electro-pop perfection of "Stop & Play".
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Cat: DE 098. Rel: 30 Jul 15
  1. Leather Forever (5:26)
  2. Nightlife (3:41)
  3. Miss Crazy Bullshit (4:47)
  4. Loving The Alien (4:19)
Review: It's been some six years since Caroline "Miss Kittin" Herve and Michel "The Hacker" Amato last delivered fresh material together. While we await further news of their long-mooted comeback, there's this tasty EP of previously unheard archive material to enjoy. Made up of tracks recorded between 1997 and '99 - when their production partnership was in its' infancy - The Lost Tracks Volume 1 contains a number of fuzzy, stylish, floor-friendly bangers, from the S&M-themed madness of opener "Leather Forever" and stripped-back electro gem "Nightlife" (a tribute to Berlin clubs of the period, apparently), to the high-tempo acid-loaded freakishness of "Loving The Alien". Top-notch sleaze.
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Cockerill-Sombre EP (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 148. Rel: 06 Feb 17
  1. Please Release Me, Let Me Go-Go (4:34)
  2. Too Cold To Breathe (4:03)
  3. The Fashion Party (5:16)
  4. 1 Jump Ahead (3:11)
Review: Nitzer Ebb and Mute aside, if you're looking for some high-class EBM-style music then The Neon Judment should be your first port of call. Davo Da Davo and TB Frank made some utterly timeless music back in the 80s and early 90s, but what we really love about their style is that they effortlessly glided between synth-pop and odd, inimitably obscure strains of industrial tones. Cockerill-Sombre was originally released in 1983 and, of course, Dark Entries are here to reissue the gem in the finest of styles. The opener "Please Release Me, Let Me Go-Go" is the best post-punk nugget that's been reissued thus far in 2017; the tune is a bizarre blend of hip-hop vocalism rapped through a fuzzy, electro-like filter that has been playing on our turntable since Monday morning, while "Too Cold To Breathe" sprays a shuddery sequence of vocals over a nervy techno, 4/4 drum machine. "The Fashion Party" bubbles its wavy bassline over incessant analogue drums, and makes for a fine proto-techno joint, leaving "1 Jump Ahead" to provide us with a fast, tribal post-punk bullet that leaves us yearning for more TNJ material.
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Gespielt von: GK Machine, Savile
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Transdance (12" + inserts)
Cat: DE 150. Rel: 27 Feb 17
  1. Transdance (New York disco mix) (7:17)
  2. Transdance (GC1 version) (5:14)
  3. Transdance (Robot Rock) (UK club mix) (5:57)
  4. Transdance (UK disco mix) (5:35)
Review: A seminal 81/83 record that epitomised so many sounds and melting pots: synth wave, Italo, New Romantic, electro, proto house... The list of worlds this groundbreaking song traversed is remarkable. Here Dark Entries compile the four versions that were cut during its two key release phases on GC Recordings in 1981 and 1983 in all their remastered glory. Smouldering, moody and still relevant to so much going on musically, this is true piece of history.
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Perfect High (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 183. Rel: 30 Oct 17
  1. Perfect High (radio version) (5:13)
  2. Perfect High (instrumental) (4:23)
Review: Chris Garner, Jorg Burckhardt, Matthias Elvers, and Regina Petersen didn't release more than handful of EPs under the Peppermint guise, but what they did put out was as foundational and inspirational as more known electronic bands of the 80s like Liaisons Dangereuses. Dark Entries is responsible for this reissue, of course, a repress of an original going for near 100 bucks on the second-hand market, and this 1983 bomb has that rare characteristic of sounding retro and utterly fresh all at the same time. There's two mixes to the wonderfully wavy "Perfect High", and they both serve their own purpose; the radio edit, as you'd expect, is the one that gets the heads turning, its ominous bass charging menacingly amid the sweeter melodies and classic, new-romantic vocals, while the instrumental makes for the perfect beat companion to any serious cold wave DJ set.
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Cat: DE 092. Rel: 05 Jun 15
  1. Nothing Is True; Everything Is Permitted (instrumental) (4:54)
  2. Breakin' Indistortion (instrumental) (4:16)
  3. A Dirty Song (instrumental) (5:05)
  4. Et (4:10)
Review: Dark Entries know their stuff when it comes to '80s synth pop reissues, and this latest reissue of Carlos Peron's Dirty Songs single is a sign of just how deep into the crates these guys get. Originally out over thirty years ago, these instrumentals are still total killers and will go down a storm in most DJ sets which venture out of the 4/4 formula. "Nothing Is True; Everything Is Permitted" and "Breakin' Indistortion" are particularly fresh and must have truly cut the edge back then: metallic drum machine beats and sparse melodies ring away into the cavernous ambience created by Peron. Wonderful and highly recommended.
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Lepidoptera Remixes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 244. Rel: 11 Mar 19
  1. Cyaniris (Anatolian Weapons 6 AM Eternal) (6:39)
  2. Araschnia Levana (Pasiphae remix) (6:08)
  3. Cyaniris (June remix) (5:33)
  4. Aporia Maturna (Morah remix) (7:42)
Review: Last year, Dark Entries reissued Lena Platonos' 1986 album "Lepidoptera", a beautiful, minimalistic set forged out of picturesque piano motifs and the composer's own surrealist Greek poetry. Now the lauded San Francisco label presents a quartet of new reworks of tracks from that album. There's a more dancefloor-centric feel throughout, with the standout revisions - in our eyes at least - coming from Anatolian Weapons, whose take on "Cyaniris" is a throbbing, dark synth-pop treat, and Pasiphae. Her version of "Araschnia Levana" brilliantly re-casts the track as a heavy, all-action dark electro workout tailor made for dark basements in The Hague.
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Cat: DE 130. Rel: 22 Aug 16
  1. Dance It Down (4:18)
  2. Dance In Dub (4:14)
  3. Dance It Down (European remix) (7:42)
  4. Jamaica Running (5:34)
  5. Jamaica Resting (3:24)
  6. Jamaica Running (European remix) (5:00)
Review: Patrick Keel started his career as a drummer with various unsuccessful bands, before buying a synthesizer in 1980 and forming "one-man-band" The Pool. While he released numerous albums and singles over a five-year period, it's 1983 single "Dance It Down" that has stood the test of time. This Dark Entries reissue features the punchy, electro-influenced new-wave original and spacey Dub from the U.S 12", plus the lesser-known European Mix (closer in style to Italo-disco, though actually made by a Belgian). Arguably even better is flipside "Jamaica Running", where glistening melodies cluster themselves around a proto-dancehall rhythm, and its' stoned, pitched-down alternative mix, "Jamaica Resting".
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Cat: DE 079. Rel: 16 Jan 15
  1. Alien Be In
  2. Alien Be In (Fred Giannelli mono mix)
  3. Alien Be In (Silent Servant remix)
  4. Alien Be In (Silent Servant & John Tejada remix)
Review: San Francisco label Dark Entries keep up the tireless pace of releases, focusing here on the acid house phase of Psychic TV, the long running and hugely prolific music project of Genesis P-Orridge and a cast of contributing musicians. Characterised by some spectral didgeridoo playing, "Alien Be-In" first appeared in original format on Psychic TV's 1990 LP Towards Thee Infinite Beat and it's license for reissue by Dark Entries is complemented by some fine remixes. The band's own Fred Giannelli turns in a mono mix "sourced from the Emax floppy discs" but the real coup comes from the pair of B-side remixes involving the ever-excellent Silent Servant. One, in collaboration with John Tejada, is gripping techno whilst the other solo effort is redolent of Juan Mendez's recent Cititrax outings. Another must have from the DE crew!
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Fragments (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 221. Rel: 10 Oct 18
  1. Dreams Of Leaving (7:45)
  2. Server (2:59)
  3. A Strange Traveller (4:09)
  4. Sand Drip (7:41)
  5. Sisyphus (7:28)
Review: Raw formed during the summer of 1990 in Athens, Greece when keyboardist Giannis Papaioannou and percussionist Makis Faros started composing music for imaginary waiting rooms. They combined the traditional cut-up technique of tape-loops, the industrial timbres of musique concrete with the harmonics of world music, all filtered through digital sampling and computer programming. Their first recordings generated an 8 track demo, which was freely distributed among friends and the local underground press. After 6 months of work and several sessions with guest musicians on acoustic and electric instruments, Raw self-released their first album 'Land' in December 1991 on Elfish Records. In 1992 they recruited the band's sound engineer, Coti K., as a third member, both on stage and studio sessions. 'City' was their second album fully inspired by the mechanisms of their home town. Presenting a different electronic face of Raw, manipulating rhythms with analogue synthesizers and harsh sampling to evoke the atmosphere of Athens.
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NYX Tape (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 191. Rel: 07 Dec 17
  1. Red Axes - "5 Min" (feat CAR) (4:22)
  2. Red Axes - "NYX Tape" (feat Gina X) (6:47)
  3. Solid Space - "Destination Moon" (Red Axes edit) (5:37)
  4. X Ray Pop - "La Machine A Rever" (Red Axes edit) (5:08)
Review: There's much to admire on this latest 12" excursion from hard-working Israeli duo Red Axes. On the A-side you'll find two brand new collaborations, the most notable of which is "NYX Tape" - a clandestine, mind-altering chunk of minimal wave drug-chug featuring the distinctive spoken word vocals of original no wave star Gina X (she of "No GDM" fame). Chloe Raunet AKA C.A.R lends her similarly stylish spoken word vocals to the EP's other original production, the acid-fired electro filthiness that is "5 Min". On the flipside you'll find two tasty re-edits of tracks from the Dark Entries catalogue: a dub-tinged, dancefloor-friendly take on Solid Moon's spacey "Destination Moon" and a rolling, club-ready tweak of X-Ray Pop's quirky electronic bubbler "La Machine a Rever".
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A Blind Sign (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 164. Rel: 10 Jul 17
  1. A Blind Sign (6:19)
  2. Sargasso Sea (7:24)
  3. On Reflexion (6:10)
  4. Sargasso Sea (1981 demo) (7:58)
Review: Amongst minimal wave and alternative synth-pop enthusiasts, short-lived London band Shoc Corridor has an excellent reputation. Although they released a pair of albums and a gaggle of singles in 1983 and '84, it is '82 debut single A Blind Sign that gets collectors drooling. On this Dark Entries reissue, it's easy to see why. Flipside cut "Sargasso Sea", a fantastically spaced-out combination of heavily dub influenced post-punk bass, minimalist drum machine hits and liquid electronics, is particularly special, while "On Reflection" is a fine slab of swooning, near Balearic electronica. The title track, a Gary Numan-esque chunk of mutant synth-pop that bizarrely includes some jangly acoustic guitars amongst the arpeggio bass and twittering synthesizer melodies, is also inspired.
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Cat: DE 117. Rel: 14 Apr 16
  1. Don't Be Afraid (6:15)
  2. Don't Be Afraid (instrumental) (6:14)
Review: By Italo-disco standards, where artists often got one-shot at glory, Some Bizarre was relatively successful. The studio duo released three 12" singles, with 1983 debut Don't Be Afraid being most coveted by Italo-disco collectors. Here it gets a timely reissue from Dark Entries. The original vocal version actually still stands up well, sounding a little like a quirky European tribute to early Depeche Mode, with a little Visage thrown in. The drum machine handclap-heavy percussion and Yazzoo-style synth riffs make it more potent than some Italo-disco of the period, and the vocal is much stronger - and less heavily accented - than many Italian records of the period. As usual, it's accompanied by a dub-style Instrumental on the flip.
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Nous Savons Tout (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 124. Rel: 23 Jun 16
  1. Nous Savons Tout (5:36)
  2. Melodie Moderne (5:45)
Review: Those in the know regard Space Art as one of French electronic music's most under-appreciated acts. Active between 1978 and '81, Synthesizer obsessive Dominique Perrier and drummer Roger Rizzitelli were famed for releasing killer chunks of "cosmic pop", before performing them live wearing specially made silver space suits. "Nous Savons Tout", which was recorded and released in 1981, remains one of their most potent singles. Creepy, strange, hypnotic and undeniably cosmic, Perrier's trippy synth parts seemingly rise and fall over Rizzitelli's metronomic, proto-techno drums. Flipside "Melodie Moderne" has an altogether different feel, coming on like a pitched-down, cosmic disco take on the artier side of 1970s progressive rock.
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Courage (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 229. Rel: 07 Sep 18
  1. Courage (7:53)
  2. Parasuicide (4:14)
  3. Descartes Lives (2:34)
  4. Lost In The 20th Century (3:16)
Review: We love Talking Drums. At the core, they are simply our type of band. An album, a few EPs, and then disappear before the scene kicks off and becomes commercialized. Boxes all well and truly ticked. The early 80s were a period of change what with punk music evolving into post-punk, and while the nu-romantic fashion that came to prominence in the mid 80s was a national movement, it was bands like Talking Drums which initiated it. Thanks to the ever-reliable Dark Entries, we now get to enjoy their best single, Courage, in all its glory - and it sounds like it's been pressed up properly, too! All you need to know at this point, if you haven't come across this already, is that it's one of the best disco-not-disco singles you'll ever cop...and we don't have a favourite tune...they're all equally raw, drum-heavy, house-envisioning, and utterly addictive. Hotly tipped!
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Cat: DE 217. Rel: 13 Aug 18
  1. Just My Love (The Boiled Sweet mix) (5:57)
  2. Just My Love (demo) (6:54)
  3. Time Of Your Life (extended mix) (5:17)
  4. Make It Real (3:35)
  5. Erotica (3:48)
Review: Umo Vogue formed in Bristol by Stig Manley, Russ Crook and Neil Deamer who were in Bath based ska rock outfit 'The AT's', along with Bristol based singer Debbie Marlow. Neil's Brother Clive joined the band bringing a fantastic new dynamic to the band on drums, percussion and heavy artillery. The band name is a deliberate misspelling of the ultra-chic Italian fashion magazine 'L'Uomo Vogue'. After winning the Bristol 'Battle of the Bands' in 1982 they were signed to Phonogram and dropped a few months later. They then signed to EMI in '83 and released their first single 'Just My Love' released in early 1984. The second single was 'Make It Real' and was never released as the band were culled from the EMI roster in late '84. For this reissue of their debut single we've added 3 bonus tracks, a demo of "Just My Love", the unreleased follow single "Make It Real" and a bedroom demo "Erotica." Each song displays ridiculously catchy melodies and innovative electronic rhythms. The drum tracks, a combination of rhythm machines and hand percussion, were mixed down from the 4-track tape used as backing on stage, with the rich slap bass and Roland SH09 synths weaves fluid lead lines in between the harmony vocals. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The record is housed in an exact replica of the original jacket and includes an 8-page booklet with photos, notes and press clippings from the band's archive. "We're synthetic but not antiseptic. We are interested in the naivety and spontaneity of music." - Umo Vogue
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Cat: DE 256. Rel: 06 Sep 19
  1. Au Velodrome 141 (5:17)
  2. Glasfabrik (4:41)
  3. Capataz (2:51)
Review: Dark Entries has been at the forefront of the coldwave and synth revival that has slowly taken hold over the last decade. Next up they turn their attention to a reissue of an out of print EP from 1988 by Jordi Guber and Krishna Goineau as Velodrome. Villalobos has been known to drop cuts from it, which should give you a good idea of its musical style: freaky 80s electro built on steppy drums, with taut and twanging synths reverberating around the mix, as exemplified by the opener. "Glasfabrik" is a hyper-speed cut with a tongue in cheek vocal, while "Capataz" is the most well-known joint with its acid bass and crashing hits.
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Maritime Tatami (12" + lyric insert)
Cat: DE 055. Rel: 13 Jan 14
  1. Maritime Tatami
  2. A Game Of Despair
Review: Having released over fifty records since their foundation back in 2009, Dark Entries use the widened exposure afforded by that excellent Patrick Cowley compilation released in the last quarter of 2013 as a springboard to launch a new dedicated 12" series. Retaining their archival approach, the first release focuses on the short-lived Italian act Victrola; formed as a four piece combo in Messina, Victrola slimmed down to the synthesizer and guitar-based duo Antonio "Eze" Cuscina and Carlo Smeriglio and moved to the fertile music scene growing in early 80s Florence. In 1983, the pair issued their one record-shaped contribution to the early 80s Italian synth scene in the shape of Maritime Tatami, a two-track 12? issued on the Electric Eye label. Recorded using the Roland TR303 and TR606 at a time when these models had only been made available, so this reissue of Maritime Tatami from Dark Entries offers a chance for people to assess a slice of analogue experimentation at its most nascent.
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Cat: DE 026. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. What Happens Now?
  2. Radio
  3. Mindanao
  4. Amor De Robot
Gespielt von: EOD
 in stock $11.79
Cat: DE 072. Rel: 16 Jul 14
  1. Going Around
  2. Moscovite Musquito
  3. Strange 9 To 9
  4. Call It Weird
  5. Abysmal Thoughts
Review: The original pressing of Subsequent Pleasures, the self-financed and ludicrously limited debut EP from Dutch darkwave pioneers Xymox (later to rename themselves Clan of Xymox), is notoriously hard to get hold of. Props, then, to reissue specialists Dark Entries for making it available again on vinyl for the first time since 1983. While this version doesn't include all of the tracks featured on the original, it does contain all the killers, including the electro-goth wooziness of "Going Around", the Joy Division-ish "Strange 9 To 9" and the superb synth workout "Call It Weird". It's one of those releases that should be an essential purchase for anyone with even the remotest interest in darkwave.
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Cat: DE 004. Rel: 22 Aug 16
  1. Atemlos (4:32)
  2. Heimatlose (4:02)
  3. Millionen (3:54)
  4. Flucht (4:14)
  5. Tausend Jahre (4:22)
  6. Katastrophe (4:49)
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Alben
No Motive (reissue) (LP + insert + booklet)
Cat: DE 170. Rel: 28 Jun 17
  1. Hold Up (3:54)
  2. Tell Me Something Good (4:26)
  3. 5/4 (5:50)
  4. Crime Drama (2:49)
  5. Stay & Fight (5:06)
  6. Circumscript (3:45)
  7. Hut/Bean Song (7:49)
  8. Hunger (1:47)
  9. Visitation (4:53)
  10. Desire (4:19)
Review: There was a little of Talking Heads about 3 Teens Kill 4, an arty, post-punk combo whose 1983 album No Motive has long been a favourite with dusty-fingered crate diggers. As this Dark Entries reissue proves, the band's vocal style, musical arrangements and love of madcap stylistic fusions drew heavily of David Byrne and company's open-minded and singular approach. This is perhaps most evident on the low-slung dub disco outing "5/4", stripped-back bass-and-drum machine jam "Hut/Bean Song" (whose odd lyrics discuss shaking cans of baked beans) and sample-heavy fuzziness of "Tell Me Something Good". Brilliantly, this edition also features two previously unreleased tracks that were left off the original album.
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Exclusivo! (reissue) (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 177. Rel: 30 Oct 17
  1. Depassement (2:50)
  2. Pat'lin D'Merde (3:23)
  3. Gaspacho (1:16)
  4. So Far (3:18)
  5. Bro Ho Tado (3:09)
  6. Le Vol Du Bourbon (2:39)
  7. First Funk (5:24)
  8. Sans Les Griffes, Avec Les Dents (5:12)
  9. H-Co (3:04)
  10. Ojja (5:35)
  11. Clap (3:16)
  12. Tubulaire (3:35)
Review: Alesia Cosmos were a collective of musicians led by Bruno de Chenerilles (and several other collaborators) formed in the early '80s in Strasbourg. Under the influence of William Burroughs, John Cage, Pierre Henry and others, de Chenerilles developed tape music. By 1982, he appeared for the first time under the name Alesia Cosmos Furi Show. This experimental show led to a music project based on his and close collaborator Pascal Holtzer's compositions, performed with other musicians in the beginning of 1983. The Exclusivo! LP was the group's debut album recorded and was self-released in 1983. de Chenerilles and Holtzer's improvisations with the group brought forth more ideas and the album was recorded in a few days. The result was a mixing of electronic music, field recordings, North African and Asian percussion, electric guitars and voices, compositions and free improvisations. All four musicians took turns singing onomatopoeic phrases and backing vocals, even sometimes in an unknown language, a sort of mixed bag between Breton and Japanese.
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Still Life (LP + booklet)
Cat: DE 252LP. Rel: 15 Jul 19
  1. After Charles (1:30)
  2. Seasonal Zombies (2:50)
  3. After Rilke (2:13)
  4. No War Bride (1:23)
  5. Tractor Pull (2:22)
  6. Horizon (2:40)
  7. Amusing One's Self (2:23)
  8. Seven Song (6:40)
  9. Alphabet Song (3:14)
  10. Gist (2:24)
  11. Sinister (3:23)
  12. Heat Wave (3:05)
  13. Mantic Sway (3:20)
  14. Tales Of Brave Ulysses (2:44)
  15. Connoisseurs Of Lightning (2:25)
  16. Brewing (2:44)
Review: Active between 1982 and 1994, Chicago duo Alebra Suicide was a unique proposition. Comprised of deadpan spoken word vocalist Lydia Tomkiw and guitarist Don Hedeker, the pair won plenty of plaudits for their unique blend of lo-fi drum machines rhythms, sparse post-punk guitar motifs, sequenced synthesizers and distinctive vocals. "Still Life" - the second retrospective of their curious career from Dark Entries - offers a neat introduction to their strange sonic world, drawing on cuts from a multitude of forgotten albums and singles. It's well worth picking up, if only to admire the undoubted brilliance of the pair's unique fusion of styles and sounds.
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Susan Sleepwalking (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 146. Rel: 27 Feb 17
  1. St Catherine (4:12)
  2. The Fisherman (4:14)
  3. Song For Krista (3:22)
  4. With Louise (4:04)
  5. The Turning (3:16)
  6. Seven Days From Now (4:28)
  7. Karen Said (1:49)
  8. Rainbows (3:06)
  9. Susan Slept Here (4:34)
  10. A Turner Sky (4:17)
Review: 32 years later... Eberle and Jones' third album still sounds as singular. Cosmic, futuristic, soulful, innovative; from the disparate twangs and Floydian vocal processing of "The Fisherman" to the poignant chords and distant breezy harmonies of "With Louise" via the space blues of "Seven Days From Now", this captures a unique moment of musical flux and clarity and has aged incredibly well. If anything it's more resonant as you hear so many echoes of inspired bands and artists who've followed. Its first reissue in almost 17 years, this experience is long overdue.
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Sound Of Danger (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 147. Rel: 27 Feb 17
  1. Sound Of Danger (7:39)
  2. Pictures & Paintings (3:34)
  3. Crystal Dream (3:44)
  4. How Could We Simply Die (6:01)
  5. Search (2:38)
  6. So Many Things (5:28)
  7. Doorway (4:19)
  8. A Prisoner In A Silent Way (3:05)
  9. Can't Go To Sleep (8:47)
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Ensconced (LP)
Cat: DE 048. Rel: 02 Oct 13
  1. Ensconced
  2. Silhouette
  3. Templar
  4. Nautilus '78
  5. Mecanique
  6. Servile
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Parler Musique (2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 200. Rel: 05 Mar 18
  1. Parler Musique (7:06)
  2. Organisation Maritime (5:42)
  3. Un Subalterne Insubordonne (5:29)
  4. Teleconference (7:23)
  5. Myeline (3:51)
  6. L'Ordre Cannibale (9:23)
  7. Entr'acte (4:42)
  8. Une Salade Oblongue (9:11)
Review: Honey Soundsystem's Dezier comes correct with this immaculately detailed debut album. From the circuit board presentation to the album narrative itself Parler Music is a lavish affair that stretches the perception of everything we've learnt about him on labels such as Cin Cin, HNYTRX and Public Release. Back again on Dark Entities (where it all began for this alias five years ago) Parler Music is a fluorescent romp through tempos and emotions; the white knuckle synthwave of "Un Subalterne Insubordonne", the iced-out electro of "Teleconference", the sleazy off-beat slinks and triumphant chords of "Entr'acte", the pregnant cosmosis of "Une Salade Oblongue", the list of immersive synthscapes and stories goes on. A genuinely beautiful debut album.
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Cat: DE 137. Rel: 29 Sep 16
  1. Cobra (1:54)
  2. Folie D'ice (2:15)
  3. Gourmandise (1:30)
  4. Vampire (1:27)
  5. La Souris Verte (2:08)
  6. BB Coquin (3:19)
  7. Mr Pickett (1:48)
  8. Un Evenement (2:29)
  9. Tarzan Reglisse (4:19)
  10. Moska (2:31)
  11. Babouin Calin (2:47)
  12. La Bombe A Toto (1:57)
  13. Camion Solo (1:38)
  14. Faune Plum (1:47)
  15. Boule De Gomme (1:46)
  16. Bel Angelo (4:02)
  17. En Hop Et En Air (1:20)
  18. Maud (1:54)
  19. Gogol Le Lezard (2:00)
Gespielt von: Phil Gerus
 in stock $17.28
Isis & Thoth (2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 242. Rel: 30 Apr 19
  1. She-Women Of The SS (5:16)
  2. Vanishing Pentagram (8:38)
  3. I Am In Hell (10:43)
  4. Dada Kabalah (6:38)
  5. Alchemy I (5:56)
  6. Alchemy II (5:06)
  7. Osiris Rises (8:52)
  8. The Market (10:38)
  9. Scrap (9:17)
Review: Body Without Organs were a duo from New York City consisting of Richard Behrens (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Carl Howard (electronics, effects) formed in 1982. The pair brought together skill and ideas from such diverse areas as writing, poetry, ceremonial magic, studio technology, and mass media sounds and images. The name Body Without Organs could mean several things: a body, being an organization, without organs, or hierarchy; a form of anarchy, certainly opposed to the capitalist system, and if not directly opposed, then deeply skeptical of its effects on society. Richard was interested in anthropology and mythology and the Golden Dawn System of Magick as a meditative tool. Sort of aural performance artists doing their performance work who released four cassette albums through Howard's Audiofile Tapes between 1985 and 1987. We are proud to reissue their debut album "Isis and Thoth" from 1985 on vinyl for the first time. The album's title pays homage to Isis: the protectress of the dead whose mournful tears for her husband/brother Osiris [the god of the dead who was murdered by his brother Set] were said to flood thee Nile annually, and unto the ibis or baboon headed Thoth: the heart [intelligence] and tongue [voice] of the sun god Ra. The nine compositions were created as scenes or moods with taped effects, delay pedals and found vocals. The duo employed droning synth syncopated with sparse percussive accents, esoteric vocal chanting, looping delayed beats, dissonant guitar and stuttering bass lines. Richard sadly passed away in 2017 and his widow Anna sent us the entire BwO cassette archive and we discovered a previously unreleased track "Scrap" included here. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each copy includes an 8.5x11 insert with photos and interview with Richard Behrens. "When you will have made him a body without organs, then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions and restored him to his true freedom" - excerpt from the radio play by Antonin Artaud: "To Have Done with the Judgment of God" (1947)
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Gespielt von: Alexis Le-Tan
 in stock $24.36
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