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Blancmange 80s backcatalogue reissued in vinyl boxset ‘The Blanc Tapes’ incl. bonus tracks – listen here

Out via London Records is a limited vinyl boxset of Blancmange, called “The Blanc Tapes”. The boxset holds all three albums released in the eighties with each album being a double 12” black vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inner-sleeves. A download card is also included. Each album includes the original album (remastered), plus B-sides, extended versions, remixes, previously unreleased tracks and demos. It also includes the band’s last ever EP under London Records, “I can see it”. 3 albums in the 80s, huge legacy The English synth-pop band Blancmange formed in Harrow, London, in 1979. The band were a duo for most of their career, composed of Neil Arthur (vocals) and Stephen Luscombe (keyboards). They came to prominence in the early 1980s releasing four highly well scoringsingles, such as “Living on the Ceiling”, “Waves”, “Blind Vision” and “Don’t Tell Me”. They would go on to release three albums during the eighties: “Happy Families” (1982), “Mange Tout” (1984) and “Believe You Me” (1985). The duo broke up in 1986 but reformed in 2011 and released their fourth album “Blanc Burn” (2011). Luscombe left following the release and since then Arthur has continued to perform under the Blancmange name. He has […]

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New EP from Beranek: “Oscillator Orkester” – a refreshing mix of orchestral electronics and Bowie tributes

The multi talented Norwegian musician Espen Beranek Holm released the surprisingly varied EP “Oscillator Orkester” was released last week, accompanied by several videos.

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Throbbing Gristle sees another reissue: ‘The Reformation Years’

Out on Mute, 13 December 2019, is the next phase in the Throbbing Gristle reissues series with the release of “Part Two: The Endless Not”, “TG Now” and “A Souvenir of Camber Sands”, out on CD and limited edition vinyl on 13 December 2019. In 2004 Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti reformed – 23 years after splitting up – and between 2004 and 2007 the band released 14 new studio tracks and a live album of their appearance at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Camber Sands. The 3 albums included are… “TG Now”, originally released in 2004, was a 4-track limited vinyl and CD release available originally to attendees of the RE-TG Astoria event in 2004, their first performance together since 1981’s US tour. With “Part Two: The Endless Not”, released in 2007, the band returned to the studio over 25 years after their last studio album. Several live documents followed the album’s release, but the untimely death of Peter Christopherson in November 2010 meant that this would become the final Throbbing Gristle album. “A Souvenir of Camber Sands” is a live document of Throbbing Gristle’s ATP Nightmare Before Christmas performance at Camber Sands in […]

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Irmin Schmidt (CAN) announces ltd. edition vinyl release of ‘Villa Wunderbar’ + European dates announced

Mute and Spoon announce the vinyl release of “Villa Wunderbar”, compiling the work of the Can founder solo and soundtrack work. The four-piece vinyl box set, previously only available on CD, will be released on 22 November 2019 on clear vinyl, limited to 1000 copies worldwide and will include two Can remixes plus a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by long-term collaborator Wim Wenders. The first two albums in the “Villa Wunderbar” box set are a compilation of Irmin Schmidt’s extensive work as a solo artist over the past 30 years, whilst the second two – selected and presented by the filmmaker Wim Wenders – are an insight into Schmidt’s vast work as a composer for film and television for which Wenders has written extensive sleeve notes. Listen to a selection of tracks from “Villa Wunderbar” below. 3 gigs in Europe Coinciding with the release Irmin Schmidt has announced 3 rare live solo dates in Europe for this coming winter. The first of these dates, on 21 November at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, will see Schmidt perform the worldwide premiere of two unheard compositions and the UK premiere of “Klavierstück II”, from his latest release “5 Klavierstücke” (released on […]

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