Friday, December 28, 2018

Ultravox - Lament (UK 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Lament (Extended Mix) 8:06
02 Heart Of The Country (Instrumental) 4:26
03 Lament 4:15

Continuing from my last post. Ultravox 'Lament' was selected because of the catlogue number. Not chronological at this point, but an order nonetheless. All the same standards were applied to this recording as was the last Ultravox recording. 24/48 WAV and HD scans. A mass amount of time was taken to photoshop the ills of wear to this sleeve. Shared to discogs along with the sale of this actual release.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (UK 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Special Re-Mix) 9:59
02 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 4:11
03 Building 3:14 

Chrysalis records recently released a two CD remaster of Ultravox 'Extended' mixes. This covers most, if not all their twelve inch mixes, minus any b-sides or seven inch edits. I would have preferred each extended single to be released as a stand alone with all of them fitting into a 'box' set series! Seeing as that is not happening, I decided to drag out all the Ultravox twelve inch records I own and take them to task myself. Seems rather lofty of me, as most of you know my posting frequency here on SSTM. It is, but let's just keep that to ourselves (laugh, wink, nudge). Here is the first. All recordings for this are in WAV 24/48, recorded from my vinyl along with all the HD scans. 

Side note, if you are looking for the U.S. Version of this record, feel free to visit the well known site Burning The Ground for a beautiful lossless recording along with art. I was going to post my copy, but Paul has already done a fine job taking it on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Patrick D. Martin - Patrick D. Martin (US LP / 1981)

01 Computer Datin' 2:46
02 Police Paranoia 3:59
03 Press The Button 2:50
04 ? (Question Mark) 3:34
05 I Like 'Lectric Motors 2:25
06 Mutant 4:10
07 Time 6:00

Bonus Tracks

08 I Like 'Lectric Motors (Echo Fade) 2:26
09 Press The Button (Extended Fade) 2:59

Original U.S. LP release on I.R.S. The hit being 'I Like 'Lectric' Motors' which was released as a single in 1979. Cutting edge 'New Wave' in the vein of how Gary Numan's 'The Pleasure Principle' was typecast. These are simple syncopated synth beats with a heavy English accent on the vocals. My personal favorite is 'Lectric Motors', but 'Computer Datin' comes in at a close second. I took some liberties to include a few extra mixes to the file. Nothing outrageously special, just my treatment of a few tracks that will allow for less of that COLD ending for DJing. 

All WAV recording are from this release which you can find here.  All the original art was HD scanned at 600dpi from my copy. Thanks friends. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Modern English - Stop Start (CD Wounded Bird Reissue / 2010)

01 The Border 4:08
02 Ink & Paper 3:58
03 Night Train 3:06
04 I Don't Know The Answer 3:09
05 Love Breaks Down 5:24
06 Breaking Away 4:03
07 The Greatest Show 4:52
08 Love Forever 3:29
09 Start Stop / Stop Start 5:46

I purchased this and sold it years ago. Damn. It is now going for ridiculous money on discogs. This is the Wounded Bird reissue. No bonus tracks and I'm uncertain of the source material used to make this. It is currently the only 'CD' version of this release originally put out in 1986.

Aside from that, I did at least make a 320kbps copy and scanned the art. I would have done this completely different back in the day knowing what I know now, but that's that. Enjoy this lovely treat.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Spectrum - Indian Summer EP (Import CD / 1993)

01 Indian Summer 3:10
02 Baby Don't You Worry (California Lullabye) 2:33
03 It's Alright 6:25
04 True Love Will Find You In The End 3:36

Recently sold. All scans included and WAV format recording.

Fatal Morgana - I Believe (Import 12 Inch / 1989)

01 I Believe (Techno Club Mix) 5:18
02 I Believe (Radio Mix / Einstein Mix) 4:56
03 Mahadma Ghandi (Chinese Version) 3:08

This track eluded me for years. My hat is off to the discogs site, as usual, and to 91.7 WMSE DJ/Manager Tom Crawford for spinning it on his Thursday night shows back in 1990. I only had it on a cassette recorded from one of his shows, until now. All recordings (in WAV) and art are from my twelve inch purchased on discogs and now currently being sold there.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Signal Aout 42 (SA42) - Pleasure And Crime (1989 / Import 12 Inch)

01 Pleasure And Crime (Remix '88) 7: 34
02 Pleasure And Crime (House Mix) 4:25
03 Pleasure And Crime (Instrumental) 7:42

Hands down, this is my favorite SA42 track! Jacky Meurisse's choice to remake his original 1986 release is exceptional and well timed. The explosion of electronic music in Europe, specifically acid house and new beat, clearly 'signaled' a time for a remix and what a job well done. This version sounding fresh and punchy compared to the rather somber and darker original. Every EBM/New Beat/Hard Beat mix tape I made back in '89-'91 included this track and it was an early staple in my DJ sets. The house mix is just that, but nowhere close to what could have been done given the bass heavy, acid squelching extended house tracks of the time.

All tracks were recorded in 16/44 lossless flac from my second copy of this 12 inch. It's going for about $20 on discogs these days. All art was HD scanned and cleaned up with photoshop. Thank you friends! Enjoy!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Rhythmatic - Take Me Back (Remix) (Import 12 Inch / 1990)

01 Take Me Back (Headstrong Remix With Bleeps) 6:04
02 Take Me Back (0254 Remix With Feeling) 6:15

My love for Rhythmatic goes back to the Bio Rhythm (Dance Music With Bleeps) compilations from 1990 on the lovely Network label. Bottom end LFO and plink-plonky bleeps that began the 'washing machine' dance party rush of pre-technorave events. The sounds that mixed Detroit techno with Birmingham manipulations to forge a new sound....the 'Network' label sound. Those years from 1989-1991 were fine tuned with many tracks and artists dabbling in this style.

I was hoping to find a CD version of this somewhere out there, but it's not to happen. I purchased this specifically for the two harder to find remixes. Recorded in 16/44 lossless as always with HD scans. These tracks were a bit harder to digitally clean up. The frequencies are all over the board due to the LFO bass and high end bleeps, so there will be some dynamic range and light white noise issues. It sounds great, but a good ear will hear the slight discrepancies. All good either way as it's not on CD. Happy Friday friends! Enjoy!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

V/A - Belgian Beat (1st Six Pack) (Import LP / 1989)

01 Electric Shock - This Is The Beat (6:01)
02 Micro X - Red Velvet (5:17)
03 Dirty Harry - I've Never Done It (5:37)
04 Sister Movie - Hold Me (5:09)
05 White House White - God Bless America (5:31)
06 The Van Der Bilt Connection - Power (4:20)

One of the earlier Belgian 'New Beat' releases. Only released on vinyl, this is one of the more difficult and expensive releases to find. By far the stand out track and only found on this LP release is White House White's 'God Bless America'. A classic slow burner of dark new beat with random samples. I used to hear this one played on local college radio, specifically Tom Crawford's three hour Thursday night show on Milwaukee's very own 91.7 WMSE all the way back in '89. took me forever to find, buy and record this! All I had was my TDK SA-90 cassette version recorded from your show to go by! :) Good stuff....great times! 

Everything here is from my very beat copy, which has been painstakingly recorded in 16/44 lossless flac. I used a few programs to clean and amplify the tracks, but not overkill. All art was HD scanned and fully retouched in photoshop. Enjoy my friends!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Voltage Control - Force d' Inquisition (Import 12 Inch EP / 1990)

01 Apocalypse (12 Inch) 6:31
02 Apocalypse (7 Inch) 4:09
03 Outer Space Odyssey (Part V) 5:04
04 Jack Hallucinates 5:06

All lossless 16/44 recordings and HD scans are from my repurchased (yes, I sold this years ago without properly digitizing it) import 12 inch. Seems everyone in Italy owns this and very few of us have this for sale in the States. Expensive shipping from Italy. I found my copy from an Amsterdam seller. Too bad it arrived with a badly damaged sleeve (from shipping). You'd never be able to tell with the hour plus of photoshop! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Berlin - 12 Inches Of Sex (I'm A...) (US Promo 12 Inch / 1982)

01 Sex (I'm A...) Extended Version 8:07
02 Sex (I'm A...) Instrumental 5:08

Lossless (16/44) recording and HD scans from my recently purchased original 12 inch release.

Sex (I'm A...) (Zippy)

The Lords Of The New Church - Dance With Me (UK 12 Inch / 1983)

01 Dance With Me (Extended Version) 5:51
02 I'm Not Runnin' Hard Enough 3:37

Lossless (16/44) recording and HD scans from my mildly used original 12 inch release. 

Dance With Me (Zippy) 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Zsa Zsa Laboum - Something Scary (Import 12 Inch / 1988)

01 Something Scary 5:02
02 Something Scary (Instrumental) 4:57

Lossless (16/44) recording along with HD scans from the original 12 inch release in my collection.

Something Scary (Zippy)