Ellis de Havilland resurfaces on Bunker
A new two-part series from the producer mired in mystery returns to Bunker after three years in the wilderness.
Understated as always, Bunker Records’ militant ways are nevertheless keeping them as productive as ever following drops from Damcase and Unit Black Flight while over at sub-label Panzerkreuz, Ian Martin, the nefarious Solar Skeletons project and Shitcluster have dominated the first half of 2016. Bunker Records now welcomes back Ellis de Havilland to the label, a name which first surfaced in 2013 under mysterious circumstances with the Born out of Cheapness and Frustration EPs. As Richard Brophy researched in his review, the story of Havilland suggests the producer comes “from a poor background in Indiana and tried his hand at making dance music during the late’80s/early-’90s. However, he died of an overdose in the early-’90s before any of his work was released. Mysteriously, these tracks were found recently at a police auction in the US and are now being put out for the first time by Bunker.”
Some light investigations of our own suggest that Ellis de Havilland is in fact an alias of Nigel Rogers, aka Perseus Traxx, a Bunker Records combatant who played a significant role in contributing to the label’s output in 2013 with the Deep Penetration Of The Feeble Mind 12″ and an eight-track untitled LP. In the past three years there’s been no sign of a Havilland or Perseus Traxx on Bunkern until now with the label set to slip out 13 tracks of “twisted electronix” to be spread across two individual releases simply entitled Ellis de Havilland 1 and Ellis de Havilland 2. For some longer associated reading on Panzerkreuz check out Richard Brophy’s feature on the label from last year.
Bunker Records will release Ellis de Havilland 1 and Ellis de Havilland 2 on June 13.
Tracklisting: Ellis de Havilland 1
Tracklisting: Ellis de Havilland 2
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