2 Sep 2016LES PANTIES / Cold Science / TWI 1227 CD
Cold Science is a singles anthology by Les Panties, the poised Brussels new wave group featuring Sophie Frison, Hugo Fernandez, Sebastien Decupere and Paul Normann.
The CD and download feature all ten tracks from their recent singles and EPs, including No Run and Here & Now. “Heavy on European noir glamour and Teutonic froideur,” writes Classic Pop magazine. “Using vintage synths and drum machines for authenticity, they’re perfect for people who love bands from that golden age.”
Don’t be fooled by the throwaway name – the whip-smart, retro-futuristic sound of Les Panties is every bit as tough as Savages, with melodies as godlike as New Order, The Passions and Propaganda.
Producers include Ian Caple (Tindersticks, Shreikback), Gilles Martin (Tuxedomoon, Wire, Bel Canto) and Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure).
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10 Jul 2016PAUL HAIG / Metamorphosis / TWI 096 CD
Metamorphosis is a comprehensive double-disc compilation of singles, sessions and embryonic experiments recorded by Paul Haig between 1981 and 1982, spanning the end of cult band Josef K and the beginning of his polished pop solo career.
Disc 1 gathers together various singles recorded for Crepuscule in 1982, including Running Away, Justice, Blue For You and the EP Swing In 82, the latter a bold foray into Sinatra territory. The extended 12” versions of Running Away and Justice appear here on CD for the first time, along with compilation tracks such as Mad Horses and Christiania, and rare demo versions of Luck and On This Night of Decision.
Disc 2 features several projects recorded as Rhythm of Life, including four tracks recorded live on a Crepuscule package tour in February 1982, and two rare RoL singles on which Paul collaborated with infamous artist Sebastian Horsley, and fellow Edinburgh musician Stephen Harrison. Also included are all eight tracks from Drama, a DIY cassette of experimental electronica issued by Paul in 1981.
Cover art by Benoit Hennebert. Booklet includes archive images and track by track commentary by Paul Haig.
Mailorder copies of the 2xCD set are delivered slipcased. For further details click here
1 May 2016THE NAMES / In Mutation / TWI 098
Names In Mutation is an archive CD featuring two side-projects by Belgian cold wave group The Names.
The first three tracks on the CD were originally released as a solo cassette single by guitarist Marc Deprez in April 1981. Somewhat in the style of The Durutti Column, the K7 was issued in a limited edition of just 100 copies with hand-coloured inserts. A video clip for Balade a Tervueren was also included on the Crepuscule compilation video Umbrellas in the Sun (TWI 099), filmed in the picturesque grounds of the Royal Central Africa Museum in Tervuren.
Tracks from Marc’s cassette were also used as interval music on Crepuscule package tour Dialogue North-South in February 1982. On this tour The Names played as Names In Mutation, performing only the darker ‘night’ side of their acclaimed Swimming album, along with short instrumental Music for Someone and an absurdist introduction by emcee Wally van Middendorp (of Minny Pops). The set was recorded at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels on 3 February 1982.
The CD is packaged in a card wallet. Cover image by Jo Van de Vyver, courtesy of RMCA Tervueren. For further details click here
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