We’ve made it to the end of another productive year with the two final releases for 2010. First up is a release I’ve been working on since 2009 and I am so proud to have yet another band from my teenage soundtrack on my record label: Borghesia!! This release marks many “firsts” for Dark Entries: blood spattered red vinyl, large fold out poster acting as the record jacket and our first hand-numbered edition of 1000.
Also released today is a split LP from the “Factory Records of Denmark”: Replik Muzick featuring the debut 7″s from End Of Your Garden and De Må Være Belgiere on vinyl again for the first time in over 27 years!
DE- 010 Borghesia – Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti LP
Borghesia is an electronic music group from Ljubljana, Slovenia, created in 1982 by Aldo Ivancic and Dario Seraval who were members of the alternative theater troupe FV-112/15. Along with Laibach, Borghesia is the most successful band from the territory of former Yugoslavia who launched the activist movement and managed to turn sexual freedom into an important political issue by creating the New Slovenian Art scene.
After two cassette-only releases the band recorded their debut vinyl LP Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti (“Love Is Colder Than Death”) during the winter of 1983-84. The band was eager to use early sampling techniques to construct tracks from cut up radio noises and movie dialogue. They developed their own brand of EBM (Electronic Body Music) that combined symphonic synthesizers (Korg PolySix), funky basslines, military drum beats (Roland TR-808) and harsh, crisp sequenced rhythms that repeat in trance-like loops (Roland TB-303). All songs from Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti are sung/recited in Croatian and use the imagery of the prohibited, tabooed and repressed. Equal parts Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire, Art of Noise and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
All tracks have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studio in Berkeley. Pressed on blood red vinyl, each disc is manufactured with its own unique pattern: no two discs are identical. Each LP is housed in an exact replica of the original large 6-panel fold out poster with lyrics and photos. Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies. And for a limited time add an additional large fold out Borghesia poster to your order for $4.
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DE- 011 End Of Your Garden / De Må Være Belgiere – Split LP
This split LP combines two 7″s from the Danish bands End Of Your Garden and De Må Være Belgiere originally released on the Replik Muzick record label in 1981/83.
End Of Your Garden were a trio from Haderslev who took their name from the Joy Division song “Eternal”. Inspired after reading an NME review of the first Young Marble Giants release, the band formed in late 1980. Using a DIY mentality, they employed a sparse, simple sound built around synthesizer, rhythm box, bass, guitar and violin, which set them apart from their contemporaries. The recording for the Celebration 7″ took place during one weekend in the summer of 1981 with producer Ingolf Brown of Danish synthpop band Moral. The four songs on the Celebration 7″ showed the diverse range this band covered during their short life. After recording the Test 7″ in 1982 the band broke up and members went on to form Tristan T.
De Må Være Belgiere were a four-piece from Aarhus formed in 1982. Their sole release was a 7″ recorded in February 1983 and the music was a product of the Factory Records post punk sound conveying a melancholic and mournful mood. The band played guitar, bass, drums, sang in their native language of Danish and shared a love for Echo and the Bunnymen, Josef K., The Cure and Joy Division. Sadly the group broke up in 1984 after a handful of live shows, one of which was recorded and released on CD in 2006 by Tryghed & Tristesse Records.
All songs were remastered from the original reel to reel tapes by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP includes a lyric sheet with unreleased photos of each band and is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. This split LP is released in conjunction with Tryghed & Tristesse Records of Denmark who have the CD version with bonus tracks by both bands.
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2011 Release Schedule:
DE-012 xex – group:xex LP
DE-014/15 Jane & Jeff Hudson – Flesh 2xLP (co-release with Captured Tracks)
DE-013 Various Artists – BART (Bay Area Retrograde) LP
DE-016/17 Vita Noctis – Mad In Belgium 2xLP (co-release with Daft Records)
If you live near San Francisco, COME HEAR THIS MUSIC LIVE AND DANCE!!!
Thursday December 10 – Nachtmusik presents: Continues + No Bra @ The Knockout
Sunday December 19 – HNY presents: DARK NRG : Robot Hustle (live) Josh Cheon (DJ) @ Holy Cow
Thank you for your support always!