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Primes
Primes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 171. Rel: 27 Jul 17
 
Coldwave/Synth
Primes (7:17)
Stranger (feat Nicole Ginelli vocals & Doc Sleep) (4:37)
Imperial Tranz-Am (13:25)
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
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Valencia
Valencia (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 290. Rel: 18 Feb 22
 
Techno
Resurrection (5:27)
Past The Marshes (2:57)
Valencia (4:54)
Reservoir (feat Len Leo) (6:39)
Scrupulous (2:08)
Ravel (4:31)
Review: Bezier returns to Dark Entries with Valencia, a six track rumination on memory, geography, and transmutation. Multi-instrumentalist Robert Yang's Bezier project has appeared on Dark Entries many times over the last decade, most recently with the 2018 LP Parler Musique. Says Yang, "What started as a project to investigate the love of the sound and scenery while living in San Francisco quickly developed into a passionate search for interlocking melodies and driving rhythms." On Valencia, Bezier invokes twinned places. The Valencia Street of San Francisco is channeled, which was the center of the city's vibrant new wave scene in the 1980s. But also echoed is Valencia, Spain, and La Ruta del Bakalao aka La Ruta Destroy, the Spanish clubbing scene throughout the 80s and 90s famed for its aggressive and synthetic sounds. Valencia is a darker record for Yang, exploring themes of submission and catharsis with nods to SF's gay leather bars of the 70s and 80s. The high BPM salvos of "Valencia" and "Scrupulous" capture the frantic energy of Bakalao and Valencian wave acts like Oltima Emocion. Elsewhere Yang mines the dreamy space disco and Hi-NRG sounds they're known for, like on the brooding "Past the Marshes" or the anthemic "Reservoir", which features their partner Len.Leo on vocals. Bezier deftly navigates past and present, light and dark, pain and pleasure, the stasis of memory and the flux of time. Valencia was mastered by Alex Michalski, with EQ for vinyl done by George Horn. Gwenael Rattke designed the sleeve, which features an 80's punk zine-esque geometric grid pattern mirroring San Francisco street maps. Also included is a 5x7 postcard with notes.
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Played by: Wes Baggaley
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All In Good Time
All In Good Time (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 304. Rel: 20 Feb 23
 
Indie/Alternative
Chance Encounters (2:49)
Salary (1:51)
Return Policy (2:12)
Crystal Ball (2:12)
Late Bloomer (1:33)
Someone Else (2:41)
Elusive Eden (2:21)
I Won't (1:41)
Nowhere To Go (1:52)
Make Up (2:02)
Wrong Time (2:23)
Understood (1:33)
Scenic Route (3:11)
Tangled Mess (2:57)
Review: Dark Entries have locked in Oakland band Blues Lawyer for a third full-length that offers plenty of big pop-roc moments. Like so much music out there right now, this record was put together during the pandemic and moves away from the handle pop of their earlier work towards a more 90s-infused alt-rock sound. It's an album built on breezy melodies and easy-going grooves that range from upbeat to laidback but are always smooth and enticing. The song craft is well-honed and the detail is tight as can be.

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Sight Gags On The Radio
Cat: DE 311. Rel: 25 Sep 23
 
Indie/Alternative
Have Nots (3:42)
True Love's Only Name (1:44)
Our Divide (2:23)
Every Once In A While (3:26)
Review: Blues Lawyer returns to Dark Entries with a fresh new 7" that revives some late summer sun with lovely alt-pop grooves. This new one comes hot on the heels of their debut on this label and expands the Blues Lawyer universe across four tunes that were recorded in the final days before Elyse Schrock - the band's singer, songwriter, drummer, and music video creator - left her Bay Area home of ten years to head for somewhere cheaper to live. There are new songwriting styles evident here on tunes like 'True Love's Only Name' which guitarist Ellen Matthews developed with lyrics by Miller and singing from Schrock. It is one of a great mix of tracks that show real musical development from Blues Lawyer.
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Muscle Memory
Cat: DE 233. Rel: 21 Nov 18
 
Techno
Regress To Nowhere (5:09)
Into The Motion (5:15)
Sewer Escape (6:03)
Muscle Memory (5:30)
Leaving (feat Ivy Barkakati) (5:37)
Nambu Line Dub (5:14)
Review: Luis Garban aka Cardopusher's raw, electro-infused take on techno has earned him releases on labels like Boysnoize and Super Rhythm Trax whilst running his successful Classicworks imprint alongside co-founder Nehuen. His Muscle Memory EP for Bay Area retroverts Dark Entries sees him ride on the winning formula of raw and jacking house and techno grooves from yesteryear with a touch of modern flair. It's all aboard the acid express on high octane thrillers like "Regress To Nowhere" or "Into The Motion" which feature the signature glide and resonance of the Roland 303, to EBM-infused electro bangers (title track "Muscle Memory") and the deep down and dirty bump of "Nambu Line Dub".
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Played by: Snuffo, Ali Renault
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Structure (reissue)
Structure (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 303. Rel: 16 Jun 23
 
Techno
Behind The Mirror (Image mix) (5:43)
Behind The Mirror (Release Of Anguish mix) (2:57)
Fury (7:34)
Dead City (3:38)
Crimes Against The People (4:45)
Ail (3:47)
Review: Detroit-based Code Industry, for those who know, were a highly regarded and influential EBM-techno outfit. The always reliable Dark Entries has been digging in their vaults to serve up this vital reissue of their Structure EP. The quartet of Rob Myers, E.N. Sevy, Kyl Crys, and William Keith formed in 1989 having previously worked as Code Assault and were rare black artists working in the world of EBM and industrial. They were socially and politically minded so issues of racism, the media, and the hypocrisy of patriotism all comes up in their music which is denied by taught synths and dark vocal whispers that echo the work of acts like Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb. Add in high tech grooves and you have s fantastic EP that was originally released in 1991 on the Antler-Subway label.


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Closer (reissue)
Cat: DE 165. Rel: 27 Feb 18
 
Coldwave/Synth
Closer (4:57)
Tam Tam (3:55)
Review: Codek is the brainchild of Jean-Marie Salaun who grew up in Paris influenced by the folklore of the inner city. In 1978 he joined art rock group SpionS alongside Gregory Davidow and recorded two singles. Diving into the Paris post punk scene he met Claude Arto and designed the artwork for Claude's single on Celluloid "Kwai Systeme / Betty Boop." Robin Scott (M "Pop Music") had produced the SpionS first single and wanted to collaborate further. With Claude, Jean-Marie wrote "Me Me Me", intended for a choir, for M. Then SpionS split and Robin was off to Switzerland to record an album to follow-up his hit single. That left Jean-Marie alone in London, where he began working as Codek, a play on the brand name Kodak The "Me Me Me" single was released by MCA Records in 1980. Back in Paris, now with some studio experience, Celluloid Records hired Jean-Marie to produce records for Artefact and Les Orphelins. Over the next 2 years he began working on ideas for the next Codek single "Closer / "Tam Tam".
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Meditations/Industry
Cat: DE 103. Rel: 11 Jan 16
 
Coldwave/Synth
Inward Fathoms (4:28)
Sea Bering (5:12)
Phantom Pain (5:17)
Between Electrons (4:55)
Meditations/Industry (7:26)
In Love/With Light (7:26)
302636797.77082 (5:21)
Review: Despite their obsession with unearthing and reissuing obscure gems, Dark Entries do occasionally release new - or, at least, nearly new - music. Meditation/Industry is the debut vinyl release from Austin-based analogue hardware enthusiast Bill Converse. Made up, in part, from one-take tracks originally released on cassette, it's an album that emphasizes hissing drum machine percussion, wavering synthesizer lines, and the kind of evocative, entertaining material that sits somewhere between cold wave, EBM, experimental Chicago acid and the far-sighted shuffle of Detroit techno. As debuts go, it's pretty darn good, and well worth further exploration.
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Take Parts
Cat: DE 291. Rel: 18 Oct 22
 
Techno
Stroke (7:21)
Take Apart (7:34)
What You Have (4:24)
The Last Time (6:40)
Measurement (Of What?) (6:40)
Part Fun (7:23)
Review: Much is made of the love that Bill Converse from Austin, Texas, has for classic music making hardware (as opposed to the computer-based solutions most find convenient these days), but at the end of the day it's the results he gets rather than the means that have cemented his reputation as one of the most interesting names operating in the US today. This six track selection is no exception, suitably freed-up from convention or restriction and executed with a radioactive excitement that shines directly out of the grooves. Check the rapid fire snares of 'The Last Time', the eerie, horn-like screeches of 'Measurement (Of What?)' or 'Take Apart', with its ascending Detroit-style bassline, for further proof, or just dive in and enjoy the whole lot.
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School Daze
School Daze (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: DE 052. Rel: 20 Jun 22
 
Experimental/Electronic
Zygote
Mockingbird Dream
Nightcrawler
Pagan Rhythms
Seven Sacred Pools
School Daze
He's Like You
Journey Home
Out Of Body
Primordial Landscape
Tides Of Man
Review: School Daze is a killer compilation put together by the Dark Entries label and the Honey Soundsystem crew, collating some of the early recordings produced by Patrick Cowley in the years between 1973-81 and were later used as soundtrack material in two gay porn films. You will probably know Cowley for his Hi-NRG output or 'that' Donna Summer remix or his behind the buttons work on Sylvester tracks. Be prepared for a surprise (well quite a few as the 'explicit content' warning on the cover lives up to its billing) as this collection presents Cowley as a producer capable of many styles and moods. The closest School Daze comes to the sound Cowley is most identified is opening track "Zygote" and from here the collection runs through primitive electronics, short bursts of wave and more with a few extended gems that highlight Cowley's talent for arrangement. One of the compilations of the year!
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Muscle Up
Cat: DE 106CD. Rel: 20 Nov 15
 
Coldwave/Synth
Cat's Eye
The Jungle Dream
Deep Inside You
Somebody To Love Tonight
Pigfoot
5oz Of Funk
Don't Ask
Uhura
Timelink
Mockingbird Dream 2
Review: Having previously impressed with their reissue of Patrick Cowley's brilliant, all-synthesizer soundtrack to obscure '70s gay porn flick School Daze, Dark Entries and Honey Sound System once again join forces to shine a light on the high energy disco pioneer's work for San Francisco's Fox Studios. Unsurprisingly, it's another impressive collection, and features material recorded for a number of different pornographic films. There are naturally more up-tempo moments - see "Somebody To Love Tonight", which would later be re-recorded with Sylvester, and the synth-weirdness-meets-jazz-funk brilliance of "5oz of Funk" - but it's the impressively cosmic and exotic ambient moments, such as the stand-out "Timelink" and "Jungle Magic", that really stand out.
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Tags: Hi-NRG | Cosmic Disco
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Muscle Up
Muscle Up (2xLP)
Cat: DE 106LP. Rel: 07 Dec 15
 
Coldwave/Synth
Cat's Eye (5:31)
The Jungle Dream (13:12)
Deep Inside You (8:53)
Somebody To Love Tonight (7:36)
Pigfoot (2:13)
5oz Of Funk (4:17)
Don't Ask (7:00)
Uhura (4:49)
Timelink (11:00)
Mockingbird Dream 2 (8:15)
Review: Having previously impressed with their reissue of Patrick Cowley's brilliant, all-synthesizer soundtrack to obscure '70s gay porn flick School Daze, Dark Entries and Honey Sound System once again join forces to shine a light on the high energy disco pioneer's work for San Francisco's Fox Studios. Unsurprisingly, it's another impressive collection, and features material recorded for a number of different pornographic films. There are naturally more up-tempo moments - see "Somebody To Love Tonight", which would later be re-recorded with Sylvester, and the synth-weirdness-meets-jazz-funk brilliance of "5oz of Funk" - but it's the impressively cosmic and exotic ambient moments, such as the stand-out "Timelink" and "Jungle Magic", that really stand out.
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Malebox
Malebox (CD)
Cat: DE 305CD. Rel: 11 Nov 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
If You Feel It
Floating
Love & Passion
Low Down Dirty Rhythm
Love Me Hot
A Wicked Tool
Review: Best known for producing chart-topping disco anthems like the Sylvester-fronted 'Do You Wanna Funk?' - that still crop up in DJs like Juan Atkins' sets to this day, Cowley died in 1982 due to an AIDS-related illness. He left an incredible body of work but since 2009, the Dark Entries label has been working with Cowley's friends and family to uncover the singular artist's lesser-known sides such as his soundtracks for gay pornographic films. Malebox brings us six more recent discoveries from the hidden archives, very much in the churning disco-funk and hi-NRG areas that we've come to know and love as trademark Cowley. Recorded from 1979-1981, one of Patrick's most creatively exciting periods, this bumper pack includes early Paul Parker demos 'If You Feel It' and 'Love Me Hot', a demo version of 'Low Down Dirty Rhythm' with Jeanie Tracy's vocals, plus 'Floating', 'Love and Passion' and 'A Wicked Tool', all infectious and brimming with joyfulness and futuristic exploration. Also included is an air mail envelope containing a letter from Patrick Cowley to French disco producer Pierre Jaubert as well as liner notes and hand-written lyrics. Malebox will be released on November 12, the 40th anniversary of Patrick's passing.
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Afternooners
Afternooners (gatefold 2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 185. Rel: 01 Aug 22
 
Coldwave/Synth
Big Shot (4:27)
Surfside Sex (6:14)
Hot Beach (5:44)
The Runner (6:52)
Furlough (4:42)
One Hot Afternoon (5:05)
Leather Bound (4:45)
Bore & Stroke (8:24)
Cycle Tuff (4:10)
Jungle Orchids (5:16)
Take A Little Trip (8:31)
Love Come Set Me Free (4:57)
Review: The final part of Dark Entries' long-running series of archival Patrick Cowley releases showcases tracks originally recorded for Afternooners, a late '70s gay porn film by director John Coletti. As with previous Cowley releases on Dark Entries, the double album also contains previously unheard material rediscovered from the Fox Studio archives. It's another essential collection of atmospheric synthesizer music in the producer's distinctive style, all told, with tracks ranging from the whistling cheeriness of "Hot Beach" and the sparkling, cowbell-laden throb of "One Hot Afternoon" to the dubbed-out, semi-ambient dreaminess of "Bore & Stroke" and the humid, upbeat "Jungle Orchid".
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Near Marineland
Near Marineland (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 328. Rel: 18 Apr 24
 
Coldwave/Synth
Near Marineland (2:27)
Second Glance (3:29)
It Cost's To Be Austere (4:05)
No More Hollow Doors (3:36)
Force The Habit (3:17)
Someone Reads (2:32)
Jump Over Barrels (3:36)
Pompeii Spared (2:57)
Fun Hair (3:45)
In Your Own Backyard (3:12)
Wishbone (3:56)
Sputnik In Orbit (2:57)
Review: The cult favourite Dark Entries hits 15 in style here and celebrates in the only way it knows how - with more great music. This time it is the legendary synth-punk yahoos Crash Course in Science aka Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago, and Michael Zodorozny who are in the spotlight. The group formed back in 1979 and set out to make music using toy instruments and kitchen appliances. Their punk-y, aggressive, angular sound soon found a hardcore fan base and gave rise to big tunes like 'Cardboard Lamb' and 'Flying Turns.' In 1981 they recorded Near Marineland, a full-length that never actually saw the light of day but does now and shows the band moving into more diverse and polished territory.
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Jump Over Barrels
Cat: DE 102. Rel: 11 Jan 16
 
Electro
Jump Over Barrels (3:32)
Jump Over Barrels (1981 demo) (3:32)
Jump Over Barrels (Charles Manier remix) (3:33)
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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Panoramic Colorsound
Panoramic Colorsound (3xLP + postcard)
Cat: DE 300. Rel: 14 Apr 23
 
Coldwave/Synth
A Retro Vice (6:27)
Addiction (Vicki's Revenge) (5:44)
Babalorichas (2:36)
Beautifully Polluted Sunset (4:05)
Better Living Through Circuitry (6:10)
Catastrophe (4:50)
Complicity In The City (5:05)
Confrontation (3:02)
Down The Hall - What We Make Happen (5:48)
Far From Amateur (4:14)
Follow Our Kode (7:01)
High Altitude Meditation (3:32)
Initiative (3:09)
Know Your System (5:16)
Looming Shadows (2:46)
Nyte Sequence (7:38)
On The Edge Of Confrontation (4:59)
Out Where The Transit Buses Don't Run (3:58)
Palm Tree Inferno (2:44)
Rapido (3:21)
Sympathetic Ear (3:06)
The Descent (5:07)
The Monaco Falcon (2:35)
Triangle (Cue Take) (8:33)
Undercover Heist (5:15)
Review: Dark Entries makes the rather impressive milestone of 300 releases with a superb triple album from the Creative Technology Consortium. These tunes were written during the worst of the Covid pandemic lockdowns and find Traxx, Andrew Bisenius, and Jason Letkiewicz all combine to explore film and television music of the 80s and 90's through their vast array of vintage analog and digital synthesizers. The 25 resulting tracks are not just retro homages to those times but bring plenty of EBM, funky bass and cosmic chord patterns to the dancefloor.
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
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Cloud Sight Fade
Cat: DE 298. Rel: 11 Mar 24
 
Techno
Professor Eucalyptus (5:15)
Lemon Zest (4:59)
Palm Reader (5:41)
C Echo Azure (5:10)
Water Sign (6:44)
Cloud Sight Fade (5:43)
Enchanted Static (6:26)
Review: Dark Entries welcome back the inimitable Doc Sleep aka Melissa Maristuen for a superb new album of ghostly and ethereal house and techno. This is a welcome follow-up to last year's ambient and IDM exploration, Birds, and shows another side that draws on Maristuen's years of queer clubbing. It fuses aspects of New York house, Berlin techno and West-coast breakbeats and is "a love letter to the West Coast's magnificent natural landscape, the light of the Pacific sunrise." That is reflected in the sublime synths and silky rhythms which manage to both move your body but also captivate your mind. It's another cracking album from the Doc.

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Good Night (reissue)
Good Night (reissue) (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 299. Rel: 03 Aug 23
 
Coldwave/Synth
The Street Enters The House (2:38)
Overthere Comes Overhere (2:36)
A Tunnel With Curves (2:28)
Surrounded By Trees (2:13)
A Light Moves Across Curtains (3:22)
Weightless (2:34)
No Longer (2:17)
Running In The Dark (4:12)
Moving In The Rain (2:23)
On A Beach Lost At Sea (2:01)
The End Of The Road (1:06)
And Fall Alseep (1:44)
An Entry Corridor (2:24)
Outwards & Across (3:14)
Goodnight (2:43)
Review: Ian Elms dropped his now cult classic Good Night album back in 1992. It is widely regarded as a synth masterpiece that drew on the minimal thinking of the Berlin scene, the occult charm of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and a DIY vibe from the early electronic punk world. Across 15 tracks constructed largely from voice and synthesizer, he captured fragments of emotion and embellished them with live drums, samples and a Polymoog Keyboard 280a. It has a haunting and noir charm that has made original copies impossible to find and super expensive if you do. Thankfully, Dark Entries now reissue this special record with a postcard featuring photos and notes from Elms.
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Seams Ruff
Seams Ruff (LP + 7" flexidisc + insert)
Cat: DE 128. Rel: 11 Aug 16
 
Indie/Alternative
I Don't Know What To Do (2:33)
Radiation Baby (1:40)
Boring (3:01)
Semi-Boring (2:23)
30 Years (6:27)
Inside/Out (2:42)
Filet Mignon (3:21)
Join The Army, Johnny (2:54)
Who Am I? (3:27)
I Bang My Head (Against The Wall) (2:59)
They Read (2:12)
I'm Coming (Bedroom version) (4:04)
I'm Coming (7" flexidisc - live WXPN 1980) (6:13)
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Figure Study
Figure Study (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 053. Rel: 25 Nov 13
 
Coldwave/Synth
Answers
Wait
Bad Side
Paralyzed
Maze
Interaction
Station
Invisible
Divide
Window
Rain
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Turned On (Soundtrack)
Turned On (Soundtrack) (heavyweight vinyl LP + booklet + poster)
Cat: DE 302. Rel: 04 Nov 22
 
Soundtracks
Strictly Forbidden (27:45)
Primal Overture (27:25)
Review: There had apparently already been much feverish speculation around the true identity of the musician lurking behind the moniker Forbidden Overture because of the exceptional soundtrack to the 1982 queer bath house fantasy 'Turned On'. When a few of the more astute observers of the 1986 women-in-prison exploitation flick 'Bad Girls Dormitory' spotted some overlapping use of the same music from 'Turned On', it was revealed that Forbidden Overture was in fact US electro pioneer Man Parrish - a fact that seems obvious once you know. Using his unmistakable classic production techniques - only employed in very different ways to his dancefloor smashes - the building, oozing 27 minute epic 'Primal Overture' and the cheekier, more wry 'Strictly Forbidden' form one of the soundtracks of all time, even if the bath house frolics of the film itself have retreated into the changing rooms of obscurity since. Its director Steve Scott commented: "It took us about two weeks to find the right piece for the jockstrap scene. But it's like anything else-you know when it's right." The same could very easily be said of this must-not-miss release.
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Played by: Mark Forshaw
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Heartbeat (reissue)
Heartbeat (reissue) (limited pink vinyl 12" + postcard)
Cat: DE 289. Rel: 09 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Heartbeat (song version) (5:27)
Heartbeat (dance version) (6:55)
Review: Dark Entries are masters of Italo reissues and they have a number of them dropping at the moment. This one is of Garland's 'Heartbeat' which comes original from 1986. It is a true dancefloor gem that bares all the hallmarks of the era that still remain so loved today. Claudio Corradini produced it with Massimo Filippi and Art Deco singer and songwriter Claudio Valenti used this project for his more club ready sounds. 'Heartbeat' (song version) is a mid tempo tune with sleek staccato bass and a sing-along-worthy chorus that echoes Bronski Beat. The Dance Version is extended for DJs. A postcard with lyrics and liner notes is also included.
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Atfalouna (reissue)
Atfalouna (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 287. Rel: 23 May 22
 
Coldwave/Synth
Atfalouna (5:43)
Atfalouna (instrumental) (3:56)
Ibini (4:48)
Ydouchababe (5:16)
Review: Hassan Ideddir's 1989 single "Atfalouna" sees an expanded repress courtesy of Dark Entries. Born to Berber parents in Morocco, Ideddir began making music at the age of 10 after being discovered singing in the stairwell by his school's headmaster. Encouraged by his peers, he began playing concerts, and his status grew. In 1987, he played a string of sold-out concerts in Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh, in support of a children's charity. The success of these concerts secured him a record deal, and he went to Paris to record his debut single "Atfalouna" in 1988.
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1982
1982 (LP)
Cat: DE 312. Rel: 01 Mar 24
 
Coldwave/Synth
Facile (3:34)
Dancing + Slaving (3:47)
War=Strong (1:48)
Agua (Diablo) (6:13)
SI (I Couldn't See) (4:53)
A Dull Life (5:10)
We Are One (2:20)
I Killed Picasso (6:05)
Freighter (3:51)
Wolfen (3:33)
Review: Dark Entries takes it back to New York City in around 1982 for this previously unreleased record from Ike Yard. This cult crew was made up of Stuart Argabright, Michael Diekmann, Kenneth Compton, and Fred Szymanski and they worked in their own realm somewhere between proto-body music and No Wave peers in New York. They disbanded just a year after forming having dropped an EP on Les Disques du Crepuscule in 1981 and then a self-titled album for Factory in 1982. Using the Korg MS-20 and the Roland TR-808 they cook up plenty of hybrid electro-acoustic sounds and ramshackle rhythms that are underpinned by moody baselines and perfect to get bodies moving in the club. Whether you're a post-punk fan or lover of weird electronics, this is well worth checking out.
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Everyone Is My Age (reissue)
Cat: DE 231. Rel: 06 Nov 18
 
Coldwave/Synth
Overture (1:57)
Think It's You (3:47)
Big Generation (4:23)
Do I (3:18)
Selfish Heart (4:57)
Whats Going On (2:59)
Everyone Is (1:33)
Clear Eyes (2:57)
Emotion 2 (4:56)
Night (4:29)
My Age (4:37)
Chantilly Lace (3:49)
Review: Baby Buddha is the experimental new wave duo of Charles Hornaday (vocals, guitar, electronics, drums) and David Javelosa (vocals, electronics, clarinet). Born from late night improvisations of San Francisco synth-punks Los Microwaves with a rotating cast of musicians. Live shows would include music, projections, dance and performance art in both clubs and gallery spaces. In 1980, Howie Klein's 415 Records released their first single of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man". In 1981, 'Music For Teenage Sex' was their first full length album released via Poshboy Records. It featured Los Microwaves' Meg Brazill, Poshboy boss Robbie Fields, and Kathy Peck as "Tammy Why-not", who later went on to found H.E.A.R (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers). In January 1983 Kathy, Charles and David went into the studio with a couple of Kathy's original "country" songs and began working on a sophomore album. They also incorporated songs from a live multi-track recording of a concert at the Graffiti Club on June 6th 1984. The album titled 'Everyone Is My Age' sat unreleased until 1987 due to relocation to Los Angeles and eventually found a home on David's Hyperspace Communications, the original label for the first Los Microwaves singles. For this first time reissue we've added a previously unreleased bonus song "What's Going On," a Kathy Peck original. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in the original jacket featuring a collage by David Javelosa and includes an insert with lyrics, photos and liner notes.
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Linea Aspera (10th Anniversary Edition)
Linea Aspera (10th Anniversary Edition) (limited clear vinyl LP + insert)
Cat: DE 031C. Rel: 31 Aug 22
 
Coldwave/Synth
Synapse
Eviction
Preservation
Fer-De-Lance
Malarone
Hinterland
Lamanai
Reunion
Review: Linea Aspera is the London duo of Ryan Ambridge (Synths/Programming) and Alison Lewis (Vocals/Synths). They began the project in November 2011, technically drawing inspiration from electronic music from the early 1980s. Within the duo, Alison writes and performs all vocal elements, while Ryan is responsible for the writing and performing of the electronics, as well as recording and mixing of the final recordings. For their debut album they utilized small, simple analog synthesizer set up: Roland SH-09, Roland Juno 6, Vermona DRM MKiii, Korg Poly 800 and Analogue Solutions Semblance. Linea Aspera's sound includes clear influences from early electronic body music, classic synth-pop and, in some instances, industrial and noise. Lyrically the band incorporates the sciences of osteology, neuroscience, and anthropology weaving a new medical language around themes of desire, despair and renewal. Linea Aspera serve up an icebox of dark doom riding on Alison's powerful vocals with a soft but sharp touch.
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II
II (limited LP + insert)
Cat: DE 318. Rel: 08 Dec 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Last Room (4:55)
Undone (4:34)
Earthen Track (5:23)
Another Dream (5:34)
Winter's Door (5:27)
Mirage (4:41)
Power Melts Away (6:51)
Review: Bay Area DIY pop duo Loveshadow join up with Dark Entries to release II, their sophomore LP. Anya Prisk and Izaak Schlossman met in Oakland in 2016, bonded over their love of '80s sounds and immediately began building their musical world with lush synths, funky basslines, and irresistible hooks. The past is always in their palette, but Loveshadow's nostalgia doesn't trace to any single locus; it's more like a cloud, and it's through this haze that they breathe new life into the music they love. Their debut album was released in 2021 on Music from Memory to acclaim. II presents a more subtle and refined statement from the band - laser-focused on the vaporous expanse. Album opener 'Last Room' saunters with the confidence of Sade, while 'Earthen Track' feels like Kate Bush covering a forgotten city pop anthem. The album is largely focused on club-friendly material, but mellower pieces like 'Winter's Door' and 'Mirage' are sophisticated standouts that would make Ryuchi Sakamoto proud. Italo-funk groover 'Power Melts Away' closes out the album by upping the energy into fist-pumping territory. Anya's lyrics on II use the unreality of dreams as a lens to examine the realities of change and personal growth; illusions made material. Loveshadow elegantly smear the lines between past and present, pop and avant, immanent and transcendent.
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Stand Scatter
Cat: DE 309. Rel: 15 Dec 23
 
Electro
Forming Lines (6:31)
Choreography (9:06)
It's Right There In Front Of You (7:03)
No Floor (2:54)
Review: The ever-popular and always innovative Dark Entries welcomes Lust Pattern for more deviant electro explorations here and i isn't the first time the artists has graced the label in such fashion: Ryan Armbridge has previously done so as Linea Aspera many times before, exploring coldwave revivalist sounds alongside Zoe Zanias. With this alias, though, he looks to post-punk and electro-funk for inspiration. Opener 'Forming Lines' is redolent of Drexciyan squelch with plenty of live drumming powering it on. 'Choreography' has a similarly aquatic feel but with faster drums and more urgent funk and 'It's Right There In Front Of You' then slows to a predatory and menacing crawl. 'No Floor' is a motorik workout with the squelchiest of mutant synth sounds and rickety rhythms.
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Next World Sound Series Vol 2
Next World Sound Series Vol 2 (gatefold silver vinyl 2xLP + insert)
Cat: HYPSPLP 010. Rel: 06 Feb 24
 
Ambient/Drone
LX Rudis - "Soma" (intro) (5:33)
Obercyclone 10-17 (4:37)
Oberenginen 01b (4:04)
Xpander 0930 (3:38)
Soma Beats (1) (5:39)
Soma (outro) (5:33)
Jack Curtis Dubowsky - "Bolsa Chica Surf" (30:00)
GataTech - "John Gore" (2:58)
Destruct (part 2) (5:44)
Orbit (6:50)
Raindrops Falling From The Sky (4:37)
Revelation (2:49)
Lixsm (2:01)
Krispy Kat Whack - "Live At The Lube Room" (26:32)
Review: "The Next World Sound Series is a collection of work by contemporary sound artists working in long form instrumental composition and translated to the tangible medium of vinyl. These modern day offerings capture the analog quality and experience of last century electronic recordings, presented to you with today's technological advances in home playback, for your environmental listening pleasure." Or so say heads at the iconic and truly enigmatic label Dark Entries of this latest addition to their catalogue. A collection of work that spans the strangely frantic sci-fi tones of 'Oberenginen 0930' to the almost monastic drone of 'Soma', dubbed and muffled drums and vocals on 'Lixsm', club-ready broken beats of 'Destruct', and the evocative futurist refrains and samples of 'John Gore'. As expansive as it is exploratory and adventurous, you'll need to set aside some serious listening time for your first play here.
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Maxx Mann
Maxx Mann (LP + booklet)
Cat: DE 270. Rel: 27 Mar 20
 
Coldwave/Synth
Leather Man (7:08)
Like A Killer (True Love Is Always True) (4:25)
Bloody & Blue (instrumental) (5:39)
Our Love Won't Last The Night (instrumental) (4:15)
Our Love Won't Last The Night (5:57)
Bloody & Blue (7:10)
Leather Man (instrumental) (4:30)
Like A Killer (True Love Is Always True) (instrumental) (4:23)
Review: New York cold wave pair Mixx Mann formed in 1981 and was made up of songwriter and vocalist Frank Oldham Jr and producer Paul Hamman. This is their debut album form the same year and it provides a real insight into the life of gay people at the times. Musically it is a slick and adventurous album with urgent beats, cold wave synths and neat guitar riffs all finished off with the involving vocals of Oldham Jr. For this first reissue, Dark Entries have added two bonus instrumental cuts alongside the original which makes it an essential addition to the ranks of any new wave lover's shelves.

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Lost Tracks Vol 1
Cat: DE 098. Rel: 30 Jul 15
 
Electro
Leather Forever (5:26)
Nightlife (3:41)
Miss Crazy Bullshit (4:47)
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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Love/Hate
Love/Hate (12")
Cat: DE 189. Rel: 07 Dec 17
 
Deep House
Love (4:01)
Hate (7:09)
Hate (version) (5:27)
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Opera Multisteel
Cat: DE 067. Rel: 14 Aug 14
 
Coldwave/Synth
Rien
Massabielle
Fetes Komite
Jardin Botanique
Review: Just the one reissue this month from Dark Entries, but it's a real synthpop gem with Opera Multisteel's self titled debut from 1984 is granted a new edition. Aside from a cassette release in 1987, this is the first proper reissue and it presents the chance to get your hands on a truly rare, weird and wonderful piece of music. The vocals might be a tad conspicuous on first listen, but if you give them a chance to sink in you'll realise how quirky and special they really are. Each track stems form the same seed, a fast-paced, drum machine-led chant about life, love and loss.
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FORTHCOMING
Dispatches From Solitude
Cat: DE 324. Rel: 14 Jun 24
 
Coldwave/Synth
Distant In Time
No Mortal Harmony
Failing Star
Romance & War
Dispatches From Solitude
Part From Myself
Systems Of Love
Shorting Circuit
Review: Dispatches From Solitude is their latest album from Ortrotasce on the mighty Dark Entries. For over a decade, the man behind this project, Nic Hamersly, has been making brooding yet propulsive darkwave anthems that draw on the similarities and differences between industrial and synth-pop, all while connecting past and present sounds. He recorded this album during the Covid and post-Covid era and it captures some of the prevailing moods of those times across eight expertly crafted synth-pop tracks that delve into grief, romance, and the weird and wonderful nature of our modern world.
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Dreams (reissue)
Dreams (reissue) (12" + postcard)
Cat: DE 288. Rel: 08 Jun 22
 
Soul
Dreams (5:32)
Dreams (remix version) (5:22)
I'm Losing Control (5:04)
I'm Losing Control (extended Bass-ment club mix) (8:01)
Review: Dark Entries presents a reissue of Shawn Pittman's 1989 Dreams, an obscure and highly sought-after private press gem produced and written by Art Forest. An undersung figure in the development of the late 80's Detroit techno sound, Forest collaborated with, produced, or penned material for many of the key players in the movement, including Inner City, Suburban Knight, and the Belleville Three themselves (on Kreem's "Triangle of Love"). This reissue gives Forest's own productions some shine while providing a thrill for both dancers and collectors.
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Sun Masks Remixes
Sun Masks Remixes (12" + postcard)
Cat: DE 163. Rel: 10 Jul 17
 
Techno
Lego (Avalon Emerson version) (7:32)
Lego (Lena Willikens remix) (5:20)
Hoping By Shopping (Kim Ann Foxman remix) (6:01)
Wrong Love (Borusiade remix) (6:47)
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Alien Be In
Cat: DE 079. Rel: 16 Jan 15
 
Techno
Alien Be In
Alien Be In (Fred Giannelli mono mix)
Alien Be In (Silent Servant remix)
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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No Jack Swing
No Jack Swing (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 310. Rel: 21 Jul 23
 
Hip Hop/R&B
Blues Of Every Night (feat Bergo Husky) (3:35)
Girl From Ghost Town (3:27)
The New Depression (3:33)
I Got Joy (feat Briana Fletcher & The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Chior Of Belle Mina, Alabama) (4:03)
Mama Don't Fuck For Beats - The Beats They Fuck For Mother (Does Your Mother Know?)
The Reason I Can't Fucking Stand You (No Cigarettes) (feat Summer Troupe & Briana Flecther)
Rudolph Valentino
Review: Dark Entries joins forces with Papi Juice Records for No Jack Swing, a new and fantastic solo electronic debut from Oakland-based Brontez Purnell. The Southern-raised musician centres his queerness and Blackness in his work, most notably his Gravy Train and Younger Lovers projects as well as with award-winning books 100 Boyfriends and Since I Laid My Burden Down. Here he focuses on the amen-break of the 808 and on that foundation uses a collage of found sound materials to build a vibe. Bedroom instrumentals, poems from boys in France and childhood gospel tapes are all drawn upon to make for a lived-up, autobiographical sound produced by Nightfeelings.
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A Boy Alone
A Boy Alone (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: DE 220. Rel: 07 Sep 18
 
Experimental/Electronic
Subliminal (4:41)
23 Skidoo (3:17)
Dow Chemical Comapany (4:24)
Skin Deep (4:46)
In Serious Dub (3:52)
Meets The Bedlamites In Cassette Conference (3:45)
Slaves & Pyramids (live) (6:29)
6:55 (5:22)
Pure Power (demo) (5:45)
Subliminal Seduction (5:23)
Bedlam A Go-Go (4:54)
Liquid Metal (6:46)
Mad As Mankind (6:43)
Dream Web Of Maya (5:44)
Pure Power (4:00)
Review: We are honored to release 'A Boy Alone', a double LP set from Manchester electronic music pioneer Eric Random. Best known for his early recordings for New Hormones and Les Disques du Crepuscule and collaborations with Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Cabaret Voltaire and Nico. As an original member of The Tiller Boys with Shelley, Random injected a healthy dose of Krautrock into the dour Manchester post-punk scene in 1978/79 before going solo the following year. Random's first 7" "Subliminal"/"23 Skidoo" was released in 1981 via Les Disques du Crepuscule and explored ominous sonic surrounds. That same year also saw the release of a second 7" single on New Hormones, "Dow Chemical Company"/ "Skin Deep". Both tracks offered bubbling, rhythmic sound patterns, and were the first to feature other musicians that would become know as The Bedlamites. Consisting of Lynn Walton on vocals, Ian Runacres and Andy Diagram of Dislocation Dance, and bassist Wayne Worm, aka Wayne Sedgeman. Their debut 12" single "Subliminal Seduction"/"Bedlam-a-Go-Go" was released in 1982 through Plurex, mixing arid funk textures and sparse melodies. That same year the group contributed proto chill-out track "6.55" to Plurex compilation 'Hours' and the highly filmic track "In Cassette Conference" to the Touch cassette package 'Feature Mist'. In 1983, Random spent several months in the Himalayas with a group of musicians from the Kulu Valley and studied non-Western instruments such as tabla. On returning to Manchester, Random convened a new group of Belamites including Walton, Sedgeman and drummer Graham Dowdall aka Dids of Ludus. They released the 12" single "Mad As Mankind"/"Dream Web Of Maya" in 1984 on Cabaret Voltaire's Doublevision, embracing electronic, industrial and dub styles. In 1985 they contributed the soothing "Pure Power" to Food Records' "Imminent Episode One" compilation. Our reissue also includes 4 unreleased bonus tracks from Eric's archives recorded between 1981-1984. The whole set adds up to 115 minutes of sinister, somnambulant Random music. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each copy is housed in a gatefold jacket designed by Eloise Leigh featuring a spread of ephemera, photos with liner notes by James Nice of LTM.
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Fragments
Fragments (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 221. Rel: 10 Oct 18
 
Coldwave/Synth
Dreams Of Leaving (7:45)
Server (2:59)
A Strange Traveller (4:09)
Sand Drip (7:41)
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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I Need A Freak (reissue)
I Need A Freak (reissue) (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: DE 264. Rel: 15 Jan 21
 
Electro
I Need A Freak (5:48)
If I Gave You A Party (5:36)
You Are My Sexual Connection (4:46)
Exercise Your Ass Off (5:38)
KISSING (6:16)
We Didn't Say It (6:17)
We Want Prince (6:05)
These Are The Things That I Like (6:29)
Review: Dark Entries is pleased to announce a deluxe reissue of Sexual Harrassment's 1983 opus I Need A Freak. Lynn Tolliver, DJ/Program Director at Cleveland's WZAK, adopted the pseudonym David Payton in order to keep his musical endeavors separate from his public persona. Sexual Harrassment (misspelled deliberately) was formed as a concept band, with members selected based on appearance and choreographic skill rather than musical ability. Tolliver's explicit lyrics focused on the central themes of desire and sexual relations. Working at a studio in Akron, he recorded an album of quirky-yet-lurid electro funk, which was released on Heat Records. Tolliver remarks, "I learned as a youngster, sex sells! The things that are rated the worst - violence, horror and sex - are the things people want to see or hear about." I Need a Freak was a surprise hit, selling over 100,000 copies.
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A Blind Sign (reissue)
A Blind Sign (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 164. Rel: 10 Jul 17
 
Coldwave/Synth
A Blind Sign (6:19)
Sargasso Sea (7:24)
On Reflexion (6:10)
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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Played by: ROTCIV, DJ ROCCA
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Selected Deep House Anthems
Cat: DE 141. Rel: 21 Nov 16
 
Techno
Rhythm Crash (7:31)
The Home Circus (4:19)
Motor Hum (4:02)
Hard Wired (7:42)
Review: By the time they released the cheekily titled Deep House Anthems in 1991, Chris Shepard and Mike Mangino had been releasing thrillingly odd cassettes as Smersh for eight years. Despite the title, it's typical of their work, focusing as it does on a bombastic fusion of industrial attitude, EBM style vocals, ragged acid lines and obvious electro influences. Here, four tracks from that cassette appear on vinyl for the first time, thanks to the efforts of San Fran crate diggers Dark Entries. The quartet of cuts is as bombastic and full throttle as you'd expect, with acid-fuelled opener "Rhythm Crash" and techno slammer "Hard Wired" being our pick of the bunch.
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Space Museum
Space Museum (LP + inserts)
Cat: DE 190. Rel: 01 Aug 22
 
Coldwave/Synth
Afghan Dance (1:27)
Spectrum Is Green (3:11)
Destination Moon (2:35)
The Guests (1:57)
New Statue (5:40)
A Darkness In My Soul (3:52)
Radio France (2:17)
Tenth Planet (2:52)
Earthshock (1:36)
Contemplation (3:22)
Please Don't Fade Away... (1:33)
Tutti Lo Sanno (3:23)
Platform 6 (3:18)
Review: Amongst collectors of post-punk era cassettes, Solid Space's sole album, 1982's Space Museum, has long been a sought-after item. While scarce and hard to find, the demand is largely down to the music contained within. Combining bright and spacey synthesizers with cheap drum machines, fuzzy guitars and vocals musing on science fiction and isolation, British DIY musicians Matthew Vosburgh and Dan Goldstein (previously both of of Exhibit A) created something surprisingly magical and alluring despite its lo-fi creation. For proof, check this first ever vinyl edition from Dark Entries, which thrillingly also contains two previously unreleased cuts from the duo's archives.
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Octopus
Octopus (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 293. Rel: 12 Aug 22
 
Post Rock/Experimental
Dokun (5:43)
Down By The Down (2:47)
Wake Up Song (3:39)
I Don't Know Why I'm Crying Now (2:49)
Believers (2:54)
Fuck You (3:12)
The Time (2:56)
Lilly & I (3:30)
Octopus (4:04)
Goodbye (6:05)
Review: Exploring electroacoustic techniques via piano, guitar, voice, and synthesizer, Istanbul-based composer, performer, and DJ Eylul Deniz makes her debut for the Dark Entries label under the Sunfear project name. The results fall somewhere between ambient, jazz, and experimental music with the addition of het haunting voice adding to the feeling of traditional songwriting being subverted and abstracted. Always taking unexpected turns, the title track even dipping into slow motion hip-hop beats, this Is a sometimes dark, sometimes uplifting exploration into totally original and highly memorable new territory.
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Private Recordings August 1970
Cat: DE 315. Rel: 25 Sep 23
 
Jazz
God Bless The Child (2:57)
A Foggy Day (2:57)
Big City Blues (2:57)
Stormy Weather (2:57)
Happy Days Are Here Again (2:57)
Carioca (3:09)
Viper's Drag (2:42)
Indian Love Call (2:04)
When My Dreamboat Comes Home (3:03)
Review: Sylvester is of course the influential disco legend behind many of the genre's best moments. Now he arrives on the cultured Dark Entries with Private Recordings: August 1970, which is a pulling together of plenty of vintage jazz, blues, and gospel sounds a world away from his chart-topping collaboration 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' with producer Patrick Cowley. They show he had a love of the sounds of the 30s and 40s and were recorded with Peter Mintun, a pianist and record collector he met who was at the time living in a commune devoted to retro culture. The nine tunes feature what would become Sylvester's unique falsetto and they are all as captivating as his later and more well-known works.
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Interior Spring (B-STOCK)
Cat: DE 319. Rel: 01 Jan 90
 
Coldwave/Synth
Night Sea (2:35)
Arch (3:05)
Cleanse (3:55)
Chain Of Days (3:34)
I Never Understood (3:53)
Interior Spring (3:33)
Tied (3:31)
1959 (3:21)
Red-Black Sun (3:15)
Face Of Another (4:47)
Review: ***B-STOCK: Creasing to corner of outer sleeve but otherwise in excellent condition***


Dark Entries are back with more of that sweet, sweet goth sauce in the shape of Topographies. The San Francisco band have been building up a following for their faithful tribute to sad-eyed synth-pop and new wave from the early 80s, releasing an album in 2020 on Funeral Party as well as a single for Sonic Cathedral. It's not hard to pick out the influences, and it all makes sense when you learn Gray Tolhurst is the son of The Cure's Laurence Tolhurst. They're not simply aping another band's sound though and if you can't get enough of that quintessential goth rock sound, you're going to love this record.
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Interior Spring
Interior Spring (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 319. Rel: 09 Feb 24
 
Coldwave/Synth
Night Sea (2:35)
Arch (3:05)
Cleanse (3:55)
Chain Of Days (3:34)
I Never Understood (3:53)
Interior Spring (3:33)
Tied (3:31)
1959 (3:21)
Red-Black Sun (3:15)
Face Of Another (4:47)
Review: Dark Entries are back with more of that sweet, sweet goth sauce in the shape of Topographies. The San Francisco band have been building up a following for their faithful tribute to sad-eyed synth-pop and new wave from the early 80s, releasing an album in 2020 on Funeral Party as well as a single for Sonic Cathedral. It's not hard to pick out the influences, and it all makes sense when you learn Gray Tolhurst is the son of The Cure's Laurence Tolhurst. They're not simply aping another band's sound though and if you can't get enough of that quintessential goth rock sound, you're going to love this record.
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BART: Bay Area Retrograde Vol 2 1978-1983
VARIOUS
Cat: DE 075LP. Rel: 23 Oct 14
 
Coldwave/Synth
Factrix - "Night To Forget"
Chrome - "Meet You In The Subway"
Red Asphalt - "Red Asphalt"
Tuxedomoon - "Day To Day"
Ki Di Me - "Islamatic"
Indoor Life - "Gilmore Of The Fillmore"
Baby Buddha - "Little Things"
Timmy Spence - "Brand New Dance"
Human Being Men - "Human Dub"
Wonders Of Science - "Let's Start A Rumor"
Zru Vogue - "Nakweda Dream"
Review: Oh mama, it's the second instalment of one of the most hotly tipped compilations around! The Bay Area Retrograde series from Dark Entries and this second chapter particularly, showcases San Francisco's buzzing post-punk and noise scene of the early 1980's, so we're talking real pioneering stuff here! There's everyone from Factrix to the legendary Tuxedomoon, but also some lesser known and more obscure names such as Chrome - a truly badass outfit if you ask us. Dark Entries couldn't have done a better job and this is the leftfield pick of the week from us!
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