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Cold Waves Of Color 6 by V/a


Cold Waves Of Color 6
Color Tapes

***The highly anticipated sixth volume of the well received electronic compilation series of tracks drawn from the vaults of the Color Tapes label. As with the other volumes you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave, and synth electronics made by obscure British bands in the 1980s such as: Berserk In A Hayfield, Lives of Angels, Silicon Valley, Modern Art, Disintegrators, Echophase, The Lord, and Mystery Plane. As with all of the other volumes, this is a co-production between Lion Productions and Color Tapes.

LP $22.95

08/14/2020 778578991012 


***"The hipness and success of London punk-explosion photocopy fanzine Sniffin' Glue was almost entirely due to the irreverent, pugnacious sincerity of its founder/spark-plug Mark Perry. That Perry should form a band (Alternative TV) seemed a natural progression; that it was any good at all a surprise; that it maintained a stance utterly disdainful of compromise a small miracle. The Good Missionaries emerged, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Alternative TV (ATV). They released one live album "Fire From Heaven," before ATV founder Mark Perry left. Ex-ATV guitarist/vocalist Dave George and bassist Keith Rodway continued the band, with several line-up changes during those days. The Good Missionaries toured and gigged with such bands as The Fall, The Pop Group, Crass, Scritti Politti, Delta Five, Poison Girls, Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit and The Transmitters. Which in retrospect makes sense, as their post-punk / dub / experimental inclinations dovetails perfectly with the music those more storied bands (more successful bands) were making at the time. The Good Missionaries released several singles on their own Unnormality label, before splitting in 1982. The majority of the tracks on Pylons were recorded at Street Level Studios by Grant Showbiz, late 1979 to early 1981. They feature the second and third incarnations of the Good Missionaries, with Mark Perry playing drums on four of the tracks, alongside an appearance by ex-ATV bassist Dennis Burns."  "Pylons should have been released in 1981—it would no doubt have featured on many lists of post-punk classic albums had that been...

LP $23.45

05/03/2019 778578999919 


Cold Waves Of Color 5 by V/a


Cold Waves Of Color 5
Color Tapes

***NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!! The fifth volume of the well received compilation series of 1980s electronic tracks from the Color Tapes label. As with the other volumes you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as BERSERK IN A HAYFIELD, DISINTEGRATORS, LIVES OF ANGELS, VOID, ECHOPHASE, SILICON VALLEY, MODERN ARTS, THE LORD—and a rare track by post-ALTERNATIVE TV avant-garde band THE GOOD MISSIONARIES. Includes the non-LP bonus track—a previously unreleased remix of Void's "Transvision." Housed in digipacks.

LP $20.95

03/02/2018 778578999810 


CD $11.00

09/15/2019 778578111823 


Oriental Towers by Modern Art

Modern Art

Oriental Towers
Color Tapes

***NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!! Another entry from the darkly enchanting minimal synth-pop and psych-tinged world of THE MODERN ART. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator (and Sun Dial main man) GARY RAMON and his orbiting bandmates, you can't do better. Formed by Ramon in the early 1980s, Modern Art released two albums on vinyl, and a significant amount of impossible-to-find cassettes. Some of this material was compiled in a highly regarded 3-LP (sold out) box set, made in 2013 by Vinyl on Demand. This remastered reissue of Oriental Towers, their second cassette album, originally released in 1983, also includes three previously un-issued tracks from that session. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk scene—an inspired time that encouraged young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA.

LP $21.25

06/02/2017 778578999711 


CD $11.00

10/20/2017 778578111724 


Cold Waves Of Color 4 by V/a


Cold Waves Of Color 4
Color Tapes

***NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!! Fourth volume of the completely sold out electronic compilation series from the 1980's Color Tapes label. As with the other volumes you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as DISINTEGRATORS, MYSTERY PLANE, BESERK IN A HAYFIELD and LIVES OF ANGELS—all recorded between 1980-1985, vestiges of the 1980's UK cassette underground scene. Comes with poster insert and reproduction of issue 3 of Color Tapes' own in house Purple Twilight fanzine from 1985 that features articles on INSANE MUSIC, SPACE BROTHERS and Lives Of Angels. Housed in a digipak with 28-page booklet.

LP $21.25

02/03/2017 778578999612 


CD $11.00

07/31/2017 778578111625 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!! MYSTERY PLANE formed in 1980 from the ashes of '70s new wave band 3D5 who's line-up also featured future CURE member PORI THOMPSON. This record was originally a demo cassette made in 1981 that was hawked around record labels with a view for release. Later Color Tapes released a 100 copies edition. To support their demo at the time the band played such gigs at the Marquee, Rock Garden and The Bridgehouse supporting bands such as Fad Gadget, Modern English and Henry Padovani (Ex-Police) in London. This sublime minimal basement krauty synth LP was inspired by bands such as Neu, Amon Duul ll, and Vienna period Ultravox. The album features guitar work of GERALD O'CONNELL who was a big fan of Ash Ra Tempel's guitarist Manuel Gottsching. A year later he went on to form LIVES OF ANGELS who made the classic cold wave album Elevator To Eden which was originally released on Color Tapes in 1983. Mystery Plane have been featured on the sold out Cold Waves Of Color compilation series. CD version includes two bonus traks and a booklet.

LP $20.95

04/08/2016 778578999414 


CD $11.00

07/29/2016 778578111427