Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colourbox - The Moon Is Blue (UK 12 Inch / 1985)

01 The Moon Is Blue 6:11
02 You Keep Me Hanging On 5:52


03 The Moon Is Blue (Album Version) 4:36
04 You Keep Me Hanging On (Album Version) 5:37
05 You Keep Me Hanging On (7 Inch Version) 2:40
06 You Keep me Hanging On (BBC Version) 2:44

Posting this because I love Colourbox and it technically is/was a blue moon this evening! You can find all the details on this lovely 4 A.D. release here. Again, amazing art work by the 23 Envelope group!  All my scans/photos are from my release. Enjoy!

The Moon Is: Blue

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Secession - Fire Island (Import 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Fire Island (Extended) 7:37
02 Fire Island (Extended Instrumental) 6:58

This is one of the earliest 12 inch releases from Secession. They were still developing a signature sound, but all the elements are there. 'Fire Island' was released on Beggars Banquet at the time. A fitting label for the times and their unique sound. Only one prior release before this. It was the 'Betrayal' 7 inch which usually sells for quite a fortune.

Secession: Fire Island

Secession - Michael (UK 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Michael 6:07
02 All The Animals Come Out At Night 4:13
03 Helter Skelter 4:02

I completely abandoned my idea of finishing up the Secession 12 inches, until now. Taking a break from some previous posts to get this wrapped up. At one point I had all the Secession releases. I'm only missing the artwork for one release. I will be getting that taken care of soon. Here we have the 'Michael' 12 inch form 1986. This particular extended version is quite nice. The second track, 'All The Animals...' is a sample laden version, a bit different from the 12 inch for certain. Of course 'Helter Skelter' is the bands take on the Lennon/McCartney original. All recordings and art are from my 12 inch. Enjoy! 

Secession: Michael

Friday, May 13, 2016

Signal Aout 42 - Contrast (Import CD / 1990)

Adding to the SA42 files. This was the bands second full CD release from 1990. At this point, Signal Aout 42 was already well established and quite revered in the electronic industrial / EBM world. 'To Talk Nonsense' and 'Dead Is Calling' became full on 12 inch releases and have been included on a multitude of well noted compilations from that time frame. As like the previous SA42 post, this is another hard to find and rather expensive release. I wish I still had mine! The recordings for this post are from my original release that I sold a while back. The art was a little beat up, so I did some repair work and decided to include the Discogs photos of the CD and front art. Happy Friday all! Enjoy!

Signal Aout 42: Contrast 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Signal Aout 42 - Pro Patria (Import CD / 1989)

A lovely example of late 80's electronic industrial / EBM / New Beat! I realized that my blog was missing a nice collection of SA 42, so let me start here, especially seeing that I have been going in this direction for some time. I originally had most of Jacky Meurisse's releases. This was back in the mid 90's. I unfortunately did not record or copy the artwork like I do now, prior to selling it. What I was left with was a series of thrown together scans and less than acceptable bit rate recordings. That was then. Now I'm working on replacing all those back files. This post is from the actual CD that I purchased recently. I can't say it goes cheap! Expect to drop anywhere from $40-$70 on eBay or Discogs. Feel free to enjoy it here! I, of course will be relisting mine on Discogs for those of you who need the physical love of a CD! 

Pro: Patria

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fatal Morgana - The Destructive Solution (Import CD / 1990)

Another lovely find in the lot of records and CD's I received from my beloved KY & Jules! An old school electronic industrial classic from 1989/1990. In my opinion, this seems to fall more into the middle ground of New Beat and Hard Beat, similar to early A Split Second. The EBM label seems to be a bit of a stretch.

'Glasnost!' is the big hit here. That track wound up on what seemed like, every import electronic compilation back in the day. I've yet to give this entire release a go through, so I might be on the same page as a good portion of you when I say that I've yet to hear the full length. Time will tell and I'll hold my judgement on it. Nonetheless, it is a classic! Hell, it was on the Antler Subway label, who seemed unable to do any wrong with the mass of New Beat / Hard Beat releases from 1989-1991! 

All recordings are from the actual import CD I'm holding in my hands at the moment. The tray art and CD image are my scans. The front art is a discogs steal, sorry (low pixel count). I've included a few bonus tracks too. The vocal version of 'Attention' and the track I used to hear quite a bit back in 1989 ' I Believe (Techno-Club Mix)'. I nicked these from youtube, but they still sound great. Here is the Discogs link for more information on today's release.

The Destructive: Solution

Friday, April 22, 2016

Boytronic - Bryllyant / You (Import CDS / 1988)

Friday synthpop bonus round! This was not part of the lot that I mentioned in the previous post. I grabbed this one via eBay. Not enough has ever been said about Boytronic. Bryllyant electronic / synthpop producers who made some quality tracks back in the day, and even up until the early 2000's! I would highly recommend that You get your hands on all the remastered reissues that are out there. Go here.

Here is one of their well known synthpop classics. All art and recordings are from my CD. Enjoy!

Boytronic: Bryllyant / You

The Invincible Spirit - Current News (Import CD / 1987)

Well, once again it has been far too long since my last post. There is good reason for this. I recently picked up a gigantic mass of records and CD's from two friends. They have called it quits in the DJing world and have taken up a move to sunnier skies...Phoenix. I will be forever grateful to them and will miss their company and friendship. I literally was 'given' 300+ records and 14 large books of CD's. Everything falls into the goth and electronic industrial scene. This brings me to today's post. The Invincible Spirit! Everyone (most everyone) remembers the classic 'Push!'. Here is the full length from which it comes. For more information and back catalogue go here.

I apologize for having to use the Discogs art for this posting. I have the actual CD and a rather tattered and folded tray card. Most of the CD's I received in this lot are missing either the front art or the tray art. Hey, at least I have the actual disc and was able to record it! Enjoy this classic!

The Invincible: Spirit 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wasteland (CD Reissue / 2001)

Here is the full length expanded re-issue. This was posted (not sure if it was the same version) on a blog I used to follow. That blog has been extinct for some time, but was a daily 'go to' by me for some great rare 80's material. I've decided to re-up the same idea that he had 6 years ago. All the art and the recordings are from my CD. You can find more information on this lovely Australian band here.

On another note, my blog is approaching the 500,000 visit milestone! Incredible to think of. I remember being excited when I had 100 views back when I started this in 2010. I want to thank all of you, my loyal visitors and some new FB friends for sticking with me and randomly commenting. My posts are sporadic, as most of you know. This usually frustrates me when I visit other blogs, so I will try to be a bit more involved in daily posting. Try is the key word. Anywho, thanks all! Enjoy!

Single Gun: Theory

Monday, April 4, 2016

Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wateland (Remix) (12 Inch / 1987)

01 Exorcise This Wasteland (Extended Remix) 5:40
02 Exorcise This Wasteland (Dub Mix) 3:12
03 Raise My Soul 3:43


04 Exorcise This Wasteland (LP Mix) 4:09

Like my SPK post of recent, this twelve inch falls into my 'discovery' category. The title track shaped much of my listening and purchases back in 1987. I feel that I'm leaving out The Severed Heads in mentioning/posting this, as Single Gun Theory and SPK are from Australia. I will try to change that, so stay tuned. 

The Dub Mix is the hard mix to find, well, outside of this twelve inch. The Extended Remix and 'Raise My Soul' have all been previously released on reissued CD's from the band. I've included the original LP mix of 'Exorcise' for your comparison. All art is from my original 12 inch. The Dub Mix is directly from the record. All other tracks have been taken from the 2001 CD Reissue of 'Exorcise This Wasteland'. I will post that later. Thanks! Enjoy! 

Exorcise This: Wasteland