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No Motive (reissue)
No Motive (reissue) (LP + insert + booklet)
Cat: DE 170. Rel: 28 Jun 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Hold Up (3:54)
  2. Tell Me Something Good (4:26)
  3. 5/4 (5:50)
  4. Crime Drama (2:49)
  5. Stay & Fight (5:06)
  6. Circumscript (3:45)
  7. Hut/Bean Song (7:49)
  8. Hunger (1:47)
  9. Visitation (4:53)
  10. Desire (4:19)
Review: There was a little of Talking Heads about 3 Teens Kill 4, an arty, post-punk combo whose 1983 album No Motive has long been a favourite with dusty-fingered crate diggers. As this Dark Entries reissue proves, the band's vocal style, musical arrangements and love of madcap stylistic fusions drew heavily of David Byrne and company's open-minded and singular approach. This is perhaps most evident on the low-slung dub disco outing "5/4", stripped-back bass-and-drum machine jam "Hut/Bean Song" (whose odd lyrics discuss shaking cans of baked beans) and sample-heavy fuzziness of "Tell Me Something Good". Brilliantly, this edition also features two previously unreleased tracks that were left off the original album.
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Played by: Leri Ahel
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Exclusivo! (reissue)
Exclusivo! (reissue) (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 177. Rel: 30 Oct 17
Industrial/Noise
  1. Depassement (2:50)
  2. Pat'lin D'Merde (3:23)
  3. Gaspacho (1:16)
  4. So Far (3:18)
  5. Bro Ho Tado (3:09)
  6. Le Vol Du Bourbon (2:39)
  7. First Funk (5:24)
  8. Sans Les Griffes, Avec Les Dents (5:12)
  9. H-Co (3:04)
  10. Ojja (5:35)
  11. Clap (3:16)
  12. Tubulaire (3:35)
Review: Alesia Cosmos were a collective of musicians led by Bruno de Chenerilles (and several other collaborators) formed in the early '80s in Strasbourg. Under the influence of William Burroughs, John Cage, Pierre Henry and others, de Chenerilles developed tape music. By 1982, he appeared for the first time under the name Alesia Cosmos Furi Show. This experimental show led to a music project based on his and close collaborator Pascal Holtzer's compositions, performed with other musicians in the beginning of 1983. The Exclusivo! LP was the group's debut album recorded and was self-released in 1983. de Chenerilles and Holtzer's improvisations with the group brought forth more ideas and the album was recorded in a few days. The result was a mixing of electronic music, field recordings, North African and Asian percussion, electric guitars and voices, compositions and free improvisations. All four musicians took turns singing onomatopoeic phrases and backing vocals, even sometimes in an unknown language, a sort of mixed bag between Breton and Japanese.
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Still Life
Still Life (LP + booklet)
Cat: DE 252LP. Rel: 15 Jul 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. After Charles (1:30)
  2. Seasonal Zombies (2:50)
  3. After Rilke (2:13)
  4. No War Bride (1:23)
  5. Tractor Pull (2:22)
  6. Horizon (2:40)
  7. Amusing One's Self (2:23)
  8. Seven Song (6:40)
  9. Alphabet Song (3:14)
  10. Gist (2:24)
  11. Sinister (3:23)
  12. Heat Wave (3:05)
  13. Mantic Sway (3:20)
  14. Tales Of Brave Ulysses (2:44)
  15. Connoisseurs Of Lightning (2:25)
  16. Brewing (2:44)
Review: Active between 1982 and 1994, Chicago duo Alebra Suicide was a unique proposition. Comprised of deadpan spoken word vocalist Lydia Tomkiw and guitarist Don Hedeker, the pair won plenty of plaudits for their unique blend of lo-fi drum machines rhythms, sparse post-punk guitar motifs, sequenced synthesizers and distinctive vocals. "Still Life" - the second retrospective of their curious career from Dark Entries - offers a neat introduction to their strange sonic world, drawing on cuts from a multitude of forgotten albums and singles. It's well worth picking up, if only to admire the undoubted brilliance of the pair's unique fusion of styles and sounds.
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Susan Sleepwalking
Susan Sleepwalking (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 146. Rel: 27 Feb 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. St Catherine (4:12)
  2. The Fisherman (4:14)
  3. Song For Krista (3:22)
  4. With Louise (4:04)
  5. The Turning (3:16)
  6. Seven Days From Now (4:28)
  7. Karen Said (1:49)
  8. Rainbows (3:06)
  9. Susan Slept Here (4:34)
  10. A Turner Sky (4:17)
Review: 32 years later... Eberle and Jones' third album still sounds as singular. Cosmic, futuristic, soulful, innovative; from the disparate twangs and Floydian vocal processing of "The Fisherman" to the poignant chords and distant breezy harmonies of "With Louise" via the space blues of "Seven Days From Now", this captures a unique moment of musical flux and clarity and has aged incredibly well. If anything it's more resonant as you hear so many echoes of inspired bands and artists who've followed. Its first reissue in almost 17 years, this experience is long overdue.
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Dark Silence
Cat: DE 065. Rel: 02 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Dark Silence (long version)
  2. Dark Silence (Art Fine version)
Review: San Francisco's Dark Entries label does a good line in reissuing obscure, long forgotten, left-of-centre gems (their excellent collection of Patrick Cowley's little known soundtrack work for gay porn films, School Daze, was arguably one of the compilations of 2013). Here, they've unearthed another overlooked gem - Art Fine's previously rare-as-hen's-teeth dark Italo-disco gem "Dark Silence" (L200-plus for an original 1985 copy, should you be feeling flush). It's pretty much a straight copy of the New Wave-inclined original, with the sparser, looser "Long Version" (in which producer Fabrice Belli gives the synth melodies a little more room to express themselves) joining the dense "Art Fine Version".
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Sound Of Danger
Sound Of Danger (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 147. Rel: 27 Feb 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Sound Of Danger (7:39)
  2. Pictures & Paintings (3:34)
  3. Crystal Dream (3:44)
  4. How Could We Simply Die (6:01)
  5. Search (2:38)
  6. So Many Things (5:28)
  7. Doorway (4:19)
  8. A Prisoner In A Silent Way (3:05)
  9. Can't Go To Sleep (8:47)
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Ensconced
Ensconced (LP)
Cat: DE 048. Rel: 02 Oct 13
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Ensconced
  2. Silhouette
  3. Templar
  4. Nautilus '78
  5. Mecanique
  6. Servile
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Telomeres
Telomeres (12")
Cat: DE 097. Rel: 20 Jul 15
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Telomeres (4:13)
  2. Centrifuge (4:48)
  3. Automation (4:25)
  4. Laboratory (6:03)
  5. Necropolis (4:22)
  6. Fukushima (4:49)
Review: Analogue synthesizer enthusiast Bezier first surfaced on Dark Entries in 2012, delivering the hard-wired retro-futurist fantasy Ensconced. Two years on, he's finally ready to release the follow-up, the similarly sharp and sci-fi themed Telemores. As with his previous output, the influences are obvious - think Radiophonic Workshop, electro, minimal, new wave and Italo-disco - but he smartly steers clear of pastiche and empty revivalism. Instead, we're treated to a range of dancefloor-friendly instrumental cuts, cyborg jams, and intoxicating robot rinse-outs. Closer "Fukushima", in which he doffs a cap to the synthesized horror-disco of John Carpenter, is particularly potent.
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Parler Musique
Parler Musique (2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 200. Rel: 05 Mar 18
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Parler Musique (7:06)
  2. Organisation Maritime (5:42)
  3. Un Subalterne Insubordonne (5:29)
  4. Teleconference (7:23)
  5. Myeline (3:51)
  6. L'Ordre Cannibale (9:23)
  7. Entr'acte (4:42)
  8. Une Salade Oblongue (9:11)
Review: Honey Soundsystem's Dezier comes correct with this immaculately detailed debut album. From the circuit board presentation to the album narrative itself Parler Music is a lavish affair that stretches the perception of everything we've learnt about him on labels such as Cin Cin, HNYTRX and Public Release. Back again on Dark Entities (where it all began for this alias five years ago) Parler Music is a fluorescent romp through tempos and emotions; the white knuckle synthwave of "Un Subalterne Insubordonne", the iced-out electro of "Teleconference", the sleazy off-beat slinks and triumphant chords of "Entr'acte", the pregnant cosmosis of "Une Salade Oblongue", the list of immersive synthscapes and stories goes on. A genuinely beautiful debut album.
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Played by: Midland, Ali Renault
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Primes
Primes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 171. Rel: 27 Jul 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Primes (7:17)
  2. Stranger (feat Nicole Ginelli vocals & Doc Sleep) (4:37)
  3. Imperial Tranz-Am (13:25)
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
 in stock $12.19
Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights
Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights (12" + lyric insert)
Cat: DE 057. Rel: 13 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights
  2. Tarzan
Review: Stupendously rare Italo gem from the criminally under-prolific Trieste-based Big Ben Tribe, this quirky poplet first came our way in 1984 on Gong. Last spotted changing hands for hundreds on auction sites, Dark Entries have done the disco world a favour and licensed a reissue. Untouched and naked in all its 80s glory, the synth patterns, abstract lyrics and arrangement were way ahead of their time and clearly influenced many electronic pop and Balearic bands who followed. Vocals just a bit too much for you? No worries, just flip for the instrumental. Tarzan loves summer nights, and we love Dark Entries for unearthing this utter classic.
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Reality Check (reissue)
Reality Check (reissue) (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 227. Rel: 07 Sep 18
Techno
  1. I've Seen The World (5:32)
  2. Is This The Life For Me (6:16)
  3. Dance, Shake, Swing (7:03)
  4. Dance, Shake, Swing (version 2) (6:12)
Review: Digging deep into the Chicago Rave vaults to re-issue the debut EP from Billy Nightmare aka "Mystic Bill" Torres. Growing up in Miami, Bill was involved in various parts of the music industry, from working at Flamingo Record Pool, to playing guitar for the band Life In Sodom (80's Synth/Goth band). His interest in both House & Industrial music inspired him to make his move to the Windy City. Bill quickly became involved in the night scene with residencies at clubs like Shelter, Crobar, & Smart Bar. His studio work began with a remix of Kay Ladrae's "Lack Of Love" with Vince Lawrence, followed by a string of releases, including an LP on Trax Records. He has recently relaunched two record labels and several releases and remixes out each year.

'Reality Check' was released in 1996 on Woody McBride's label Sounds. Originally the project was to be titled " Billy's Nightmare", but to avoid being jinxed for life, Torres decided to switch it to Billy Nightmare. He put the Mystic Bill alias aside, got a hair cut, changed his sound and became this new persona. 'Reality Check' consists of 4 tracks, recorded at Mirage Studios in Chicago in 1996. Two tracks on the A-side are dark thumpers and will haunt your head for days. Side B has 2 versions of the same song, lighter and funkier in mood both show the diversity Mystic Bill is capable of producing. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each EP is housed in a custom designed jacket by Eloise Leigh featuring a 90s photo of Billy Nightmare staring into TV static and includes a postcard with notes.
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I Wanna Fly Away
Cat: DE 93. Rel: 29 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. I Wanna Fly Away (vocal) (5:59)
  2. I Wanna Fly Away (instrumental) (5:46)
Review: San Francisco's Dark Entries has a rising reputation for the quality of their Italo-disco reissues. Certainly, many of the tracks they select for re-release are undeniably obscure and in-demand. Blue Russell's "I Wanna Fly Away", originally released in 1984 on leading Italo-disco imprint Discomagic Records, definitely falls into this category (an original copy will set you back well over L100, should you find one). It's a typically fruity concoction, with bold synthesizer lines and Europop-influenced melodies riding a chugging groove. Just like the hard-to-find original pressing, Dark Entries' reissue boasts both the delightfully camp vocal version, and a chunkier instrumental.
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Musique Electronique
Cat: DE 137. Rel: 29 Sep 16
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Cobra (1:54)
  2. Folie D'ice (2:15)
  3. Gourmandise (1:30)
  4. Vampire (1:27)
  5. La Souris Verte (2:08)
  6. BB Coquin (3:19)
  7. Mr Pickett (1:48)
  8. Un Evenement (2:29)
  9. Tarzan Reglisse (4:19)
  10. Moska (2:31)
  11. Babouin Calin (2:47)
  12. La Bombe A Toto (1:57)
  13. Camion Solo (1:38)
  14. Faune Plum (1:47)
  15. Boule De Gomme (1:46)
  16. Bel Angelo (4:02)
  17. En Hop Et En Air (1:20)
  18. Maud (1:54)
  19. Gogol Le Lezard (2:00)
Played by: Phil Gerus
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Isis & Thoth
Isis & Thoth (2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 242. Rel: 30 Apr 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. She-Women Of The SS (5:16)
  2. Vanishing Pentagram (8:38)
  3. I Am In Hell (10:43)
  4. Dada Kabalah (6:38)
  5. Alchemy I (5:56)
  6. Alchemy II (5:06)
  7. Osiris Rises (8:52)
  8. The Market (10:38)
  9. Scrap (9:17)
Review: Body Without Organs were a duo from New York City consisting of Richard Behrens (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Carl Howard (electronics, effects) formed in 1982. The pair brought together skill and ideas from such diverse areas as writing, poetry, ceremonial magic, studio technology, and mass media sounds and images. The name Body Without Organs could mean several things: a body, being an organization, without organs, or hierarchy; a form of anarchy, certainly opposed to the capitalist system, and if not directly opposed, then deeply skeptical of its effects on society. Richard was interested in anthropology and mythology and the Golden Dawn System of Magick as a meditative tool. Sort of aural performance artists doing their performance work who released four cassette albums through Howard's Audiofile Tapes between 1985 and 1987. We are proud to reissue their debut album "Isis and Thoth" from 1985 on vinyl for the first time. The album's title pays homage to Isis: the protectress of the dead whose mournful tears for her husband/brother Osiris [the god of the dead who was murdered by his brother Set] were said to flood thee Nile annually, and unto the ibis or baboon headed Thoth: the heart [intelligence] and tongue [voice] of the sun god Ra. The nine compositions were created as scenes or moods with taped effects, delay pedals and found vocals. The duo employed droning synth syncopated with sparse percussive accents, esoteric vocal chanting, looping delayed beats, dissonant guitar and stuttering bass lines. Richard sadly passed away in 2017 and his widow Anna sent us the entire BwO cassette archive and we discovered a previously unreleased track "Scrap" included here. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each copy includes an 8.5x11 insert with photos and interview with Richard Behrens. "When you will have made him a body without organs, then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions and restored him to his true freedom" - excerpt from the radio play by Antonin Artaud: "To Have Done with the Judgment of God" (1947)
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
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Fortunate Isolation
Cat: DE 266. Rel: 07 Feb 20
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Welcome Them (2:35)
  2. Time (No Time) (6:48)
  3. When I Read The News Today (6:34)
  4. Mirror Hall (This Relief) (6:23)
  5. They Pass By (1:29)
  6. The Death Of A Desire (A Ghost) (5:52)
  7. Lament (Fortunate Isolation) (5:07)
  8. To The Self (4:29)
  9. Follow (5:18)
Review: We are proud to release 'Fortunate Isolation' the sophomore album from Borusiade. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Borusiade aka Miruna Boruzescu started DJ-ing in 2002 as one of the very few female DJs in the city's emerging alternative clubbing scene. Influenced by a classical musical education, a bachelor in film direction and fascinated by raw electronic sounds, Borusiade first combined these universes in the construction of her DJ sets and starting 2005 also in her music production. A sound of her own has slowly crystallized, often dark with poignant bass lines, obsessive themes and by all means melodic. She has released EPs on labels like Pinkman, Unterton, Cititrax, Correspondant and Comeme, who released her debut album 'A Body' in 2018. 'Fortunate Isolation' is perhaps Borusiade's most personal release to date.
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Muscle Memory
Cat: DE 233. Rel: 21 Nov 18
Techno
  1. Regress To Nowhere (5:09)
  2. Into The Motion (5:15)
  3. Sewer Escape (6:03)
  4. Muscle Memory (5:30)
  5. Leaving (feat Ivy Barkakati) (5:37)
  6. 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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Rive Gauche
Rive Gauche (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 122. Rel: 14 Jun 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Aimez Moi (5:15)
  2. Fiction (4:49)
  3. Cinecitta (2:39)
  4. Cairo Connection (4:33)
  5. La Mystique Du Male (5:42)
  6. Castor (2:46)
  7. Unsquare Dance (3:42)
  8. Lettre A Monsieur Le Legislateur (De La Loi Sur Les Stupefiants) (5:56)
Review: 1983's Rive Gauche by Philippe Chany has been lost in the depths of time and, until now, many greedy second-hand sharks have been keeping its price way up high. This little synth-pop marvel is a sampler's dream, containing beautiful riffs here and there, and what is most alluring about it is its total detachment from any one genre. In fact, there are noticeable touches of all things Balearic in here, and many of its tunes could the perfect accompaniment to disco, boogie or even expansive DJ sets. With a little subtle nod to funk, Chany's album is one of those veritable one-offs, the sort of albums that are in a category of their own. A stunning reissue, once again, by Dark Entries.
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Tam Tam Remixes
Tam Tam Remixes (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 245. Rel: 11 Mar 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix A) (4:40)
  2. Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix B) (4:40)
  3. Tam Tam (Whatever/Whatever remix) (7:13)
  4. Tam Tam (Whatever/Whatever extended edit) (5:30)
Review: Many should already know Codek's "Tam Tam" (sometimes known as "Tim Toum"), a peerless Afro-cosmic classic from 1981 that fused minimalist tribal drums with spaced-out female vocals and sparse, intergalactic electronics. Here it gets the remix treatment for the very first time. Fittingly, it's cosmic disco stalwarts Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi who kick things off with two tasty interpretations: a percussive and hypnotic take that successfully throws some acid-funk guitars into the mix ("Remix A"), and a more spacey, synth-laden affair rich in analogue electronics ("Remix B"). Over on side B, New York duo Whatever/Whatever re-imagine it as a fuzzy slab of coldwave/house fusion, before offering up an extended, club-ready re-edit of the original version.
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A Simple Reflection (reissue)
Cat: DE 223. Rel: 13 Aug 18
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Jennifer (4:30)
  2. Love Is A Stranger (4:06)
  3. She's Invisible Now (3:54)
  4. Step On The Beast (2:30)
  5. Never Gonna Cry Again (2:52)
  6. Invisible Hands (4:43)
  7. Monkey Monkey (1:35)
Review: Cold Beat is a San Francisco-based quartet fronted by Hannah Lew (synths, vocals) with Kyle King (synths, guitar), Luciano Talpini Aita (synths) and Sean Monaghan (guitar). Formed in 2013 the band has released three albums and two EPs. 'A Simple Reflection' is a 7-song collection of Eurythmics covers, yet feels just as personal as any of their original material. While digging through a collection of 12?s for her record shop Contact Records, Lew stumbled across the earliest Eurythmics B-sides and was floored. This lead to the discovery of their debut album 'In The Garden'. Annie Lennox's abstract and poetic lyrics really struck a chord with Hannah. What had started out as a single cover quickly snowballed into a full blown obsession. The synth and drum programming resonated with her songwriting process, so reimagining them was very creatively fulfilling. The covers on this EP are simultaneously dynamic and atmospheric post-punk that plays to Lew's ethereal vocals and King's crystalline guitar. All songs have been mixed by Mikey Young (Total Control) and mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The record is housed in a jacket designed by Eloise Leigh, which features pink and purple clouds that evoke a dreamy softness and DIY playfulness and photos Lew in her best Lennox-inspired drag. Each copy includes a postcard with photos and notes. "Sometimes a song seems to sing just for you, as if someone knows your most inner thoughts and feelings and has found a way to describe them effortlessly" - Hannah Lew
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The Shape Of Things To Come
Cat: DE 158. Rel: 30 Jun 17
Techno
  1. Thank You (9:11)
  2. Currents (7:53)
  3. Dorje Ngodup (8:27)
  4. Threshold (9:01)
  5. Position Of Home (5:22)
  6. Tolerance (10:15)
  7. Magnetic (17:57)
Played by: Savile, Leri Ahel
 in stock $22.17
Warehouse Invocation
Warehouse Invocation (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 129. Rel: 05 Jul 16
Techno
  1. Warehouse Invocation (10:58)
  2. Senys Magick (4:19)
  3. Riverbank (11:57)
  4. Consulted Acid (3:59)
Review: Having plundered the cassette archives of Bill Converse for the psychedelically-charged album, Meditations/Industry, earlier this year, Dark Entries score another hit from the Texas-based hardware exponent for their latest 12". Three of the four tracks on this 12" originate from that same Obsolete Future cassette, with the fourth originating from studio sessions around the same time. Title track "Warehouse Invocation" sets the mood, with minor key synthesizer refrains and undulating acid lines weaving their way in and out of a druggy, off-kilter electronic groove. Converse moves further towards straight-up techno territory on the fizzing analogue funk of "Senys Magick", before fusing crystalline synthesizer riffs and a sludgy, distorted drum machine groove on the impressive "Riverbank".
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Hallways
Hallways (2xLP)
Cat: DE 255. Rel: 07 Jun 19
Techno
  1. Seen (3:31)
  2. Living Chord (8:47)
  3. Identical To Nothing (7:35)
  4. Relentless Imitation (4:18)
  5. Ah Ah Zee (5:21)
  6. Said & Done (9:17)
  7. Flood (5:21)
  8. Errant Wish (6:28)
  9. Scrubbers (7:52)
  10. WATB (feat Carlos Souffront) (7:34)
  11. Raft (5:36)
  12. Harbour Air (6:32)
Review:  We are pleased to present 'Hallways' the third full length from Austin, Texas analogue hardware enthusiast Bill Converse. Immersed in the early days of the 90s midwest rave scene, Bill began DJing at a young age in Lansing, Michigan. Luminaries such as Claude Young, Traxx, and Derrick May were key early influences. Techno, noise, ambient and tape processing are all part of his uncanny sound palette. 'Hallways' is an 80 minute journey spread across 12 tracks and 2 slabs of vinyl. All tracks were recorded directly to tape with no overdubs, made at Converse's home studio over the past 2 years. Bill says, "One idea for this album is 'through bardos', the gap or moment of transition between two things according to Buddhism. Like an experience in meditation and attempting to find realization/s on the way through the illusory and interdependent nature of good old fashioned REALITY." Built around crunchy synthesizers, harsh drum machines and jarring acid lines, the tracks share a darker tone than Bill's previous albums and one song features guest vocals by music gourmet Carlos Souffront, a true DJ's DJ from Detroit. All songs have been mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each 2xLP is housed in a jacket designed by Eloise Leigh with rich purple and smokey turquoise kaleidoscopic patterns.
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School Daze
School Daze (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: DE 052. Rel: 11 Nov 13
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Zygote
  2. Mockingbird Dream
  3. Nightcrawler
  4. Pagan Rhythms
  5. Seven Sacred Pools
  6. School Daze
  7. He's Like You
  8. Journey Home
  9. Out Of Body
  10. Primordial Landscape
  11. 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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School Daze
Cat: DE 052CD. Rel: 06 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Zygote
  2. Mockingbird Dream
  3. Nightcrawler
  4. Seven Sacred Pools
  5. School Daze
  6. He's Like You
  7. Journey Home
  8. Out Of Body
  9. Primordial Landscape
  10. Tides Of Man
Review: Disco producer, synthesizer pioneer and Hi-NRG originator Patrick Cowley made a lot of highly sexual music. In fact, his muscular synth-disco productions were, for years, the soundtrack of choice in San Francisco's notorious bathhouse scene. It doesn't stop there, though. Unbeknownst to most disco aficionados, Cowley also provided experimental synthesizer tracks to soundtrack gay porn films between 1973 and 1981. Initially released on vinyl last year, School Daze has now been granted a CD edition by Dark Entries and gathers together the best of those productions. Arguably, the material here is amongst his best work. Free of the constraints of the dancefloor, Cowley let himself go, delivering avant garde synthesizer compositions that ranged from spaciously psychedelic ("Out of Body", like some lost Confused House record) and decidedly cosmic (the chugging "Journey Home"), to otherworldly and outlandish ("Zygote"). Recommended.
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Muscle Up
Muscle Up (CD)
Cat: DE 106CD. Rel: 20 Nov 15
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Cat's Eye
  2. The Jungle Dream
  3. Deep Inside You
  4. Somebody To Love Tonight
  5. Pigfoot
  6. 5oz Of Funk
  7. Don't Ask
  8. Uhura
  9. Timelink
  10. 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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Afternooners
Cat: DE 185CD. Rel: 17 Oct 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Big Shot
  2. Surfside Sex
  3. Hot Beach
  4. The Runner
  5. Furlough
  6. One Hot Afternoon
  7. Leather Bound
  8. Bore & Stroke
  9. Cycle Tuff
  10. Jungle Orchids
  11. Take A Little Trip
  12. Love Come Set Me Free
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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Played by: I Love Disco!, Snuffo
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Some Funkettes
Some Funkettes (LP + inserts in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: DE 283. Rel: 20 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Do It Any Way You Wanna (3:29)
  2. Papa Wuzza Rollinston (7:09)
  3. Spiked Punch (9:58)
  4. I Feel Love (9:44)
  5. Dynomite (4:57)
  6. Spiked Punch (dub) (5:48)
Review: Dark Entries is humbled to continue digging through the archives of legendary producer Patrick Cowley. While best known for his production on chart-topping cybernetic disco anthems such as Sylvester's 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' or his own 'Menergy', Cowley, who passed away from AIDS-related illness in 1982, left us with a substantial body of work. Since 2009, Dark Entries has been working with Cowley's friends and family to shed light on the lesser known facets of this singular artist's output. This has resulted in a string of celebrated archival albums, including Catholic (featuring Jorge Socarras), School Daze, Muscle Up, Afternooners, and the recent Mechanical Fantasy Box. Some Funkettes, the latest addition to this series, is a collection of previously unreleased cover songs recorded from 1975-1977. These raw, unembellished tributes both showcase Cowley's early musical interests and chart the development of his production techniques.
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Some Funkettes
Cat: DE 283CD. Rel: 20 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Do It Any Way You Wanna
  2. Papa Wuzza Rollinston
  3. Spiked Punch
  4. I Feel Love
  5. Dynomite
  6. Spiked Punch (dub)
  7. Do It Any Way You Wanna (vocal - bonus track)
  8. Papa Wuzza Rollinston (vocal - bonus track)
Review: During their continuing trawls through Patrick Cowley's archives, Dark Entries has uncovered a string of cover versions that the late, great San Francisco-based producer recorded between 1974 and '77. They've now decided to gather them together on Some Funkettes, a synthesizer-fired set that more than lives up to its title. Perhaps the most headline-grabbing number is a 10-minute re-creation of Donna Summer's Giorgio Moroder-produced electro-disco masterpiece, 'I Feel Love' - a record that Cowley famously remixed, but here re-imagines as a more spacey instrumental workout - but there's plenty elsewhere across the CD that's arguably even better. For proof, check Cowley's colourful synth-funk versions of 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone' and 'Do It Any Way You Wanna', and his brilliant interpretations of Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon' (here re-named 'Spiked Punch').
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Played by: Felix Dickinson
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Jump Over Barrels
Cat: DE 102. Rel: 11 Jan 16
Electro
  1. Jump Over Barrels (3:32)
  2. Jump Over Barrels (1981 demo) (3:32)
  3. Jump Over Barrels (Charles Manier remix) (3:33)
  4. 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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Compulsion
Compulsion (12")
Cat: DE 089. Rel: 01 May 15
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Compulsion (5:13)
  2. Absent Friends (3:58)
  3. Funnt To You (2:49)
  4. Each To His Own (1:33)
  5. We Said We Wouldn't Look Back (4:24)
Review: The Dark Entries label continue their impressive run of form with another killer reissue LP, this time by The Prefects member Joe Crow. Compulsion was Crow's first solo work from the early '80s and has been a digger's favourite for a long time, its itchy drum machine beats and disjointed guitar riffs being utterly singular at the time of the album's initial release. "Compulsion" itself is a mid-tempo beat jam containing Crow's own dreary vocals and beautiful synthesized keys. "Absent Friends" is slower, full of languish and life at the same time, while on the B-side, "Each To His Own" is the winner thanks to its punky aesthetic surrounded by that early 80's electronic oddity. A masterclass piece of music and an essential collector's item.
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Family Of Waves EP
Family Of Waves EP (12" + postcard)
Cat: DE 276. Rel: 28 Aug 20
Techno
  1. Gravitational Field (6:31)
  2. Scalar Property (4:46)
  3. Family Of Waves (5:40)
  4. Diffusion Of Heat (5:53)
Review: Head of labels Klakson and Dolly, Panorama Bar resident Steffi makes a rare appearance outside of the aforementioned imprints to reboot her Crushed Soul moniker here for San Francisco's Dark Entries. The 'Family of Waves' EP retains her love of Detroit techno and electro, best heard on the moody mechanical funk of "Gravitational Field" or "Diffusion Of Heat", while bold new wave and cold industrial noir is the flavour on the throbbing EBM pulse of "Scalar Property" or the title track - a seething slow burner with euphoric acid inflections. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, with cover art designed by Eloise Leigh and Goldenliustra.
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Played by: Wes Baggaley
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Like This For Ages
Like This For Ages (12" + insert + photographs)
Cat: DE 138. Rel: 16 Nov 16
Indie
  1. Like This For Ages (4:24)
  2. Anchors (5:14)
  3. Norde (4:13)
  4. Quicken Your Step (3:04)
  5. Kluba Cupol (20:27)
Played by: Terrence Pearce
 in stock $15.25
Spiritual
Spiritual (LP)
Cat: DE 061LPCU. Rel: 15 Apr 14
Techno
  1. La Symphonic
  2. Isu Forest
  3. Watch The Neon
  4. Spiritual
  5. Metal Disco
  6. Metaphysique The Method
  7. Calibre 2000
  8. Future Dancers Last Rockers
Review: Cute Heels is the solo project of Victor Lenis, the Brussels based founder of Black Leather Records and a producer who will be familiar to fans of Gooiland Elektro. Spend some time with Spiritual, the debut Cute Heels album and you'll realise Lenis is a perfect fit for San Francisco's relentless Dark Entries label. All eight tracks here were written and recorded throughout the course of 2013 and present Cute Heels as a powerful musical force wedged between EBM and primitive strains of Detroit electro and techno. If you can imagine James Stinson jamming on hardware with Beate Bartel then you're in the right frame of mind to appreciate the nuances of Spiritual. Don't sleep!
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Third Skin
Third Skin (12")
Cat: DE 123 . Rel: 23 Jun 16
Techno
  1. Third Skin (7:12)
  2. Lipstick Information (6:20)
  3. Third Skin (Steffi remix) (6:33)
  4. Third Skin (The Hacker remix) (6:11)
Review: Having spent much of the last 12 months furiously re-issuing classic Italo-disco bombs, Dark Entries has finally got round to releasing some more contemporary cuts. The man behind this EP is Victor Lenis AKA Cute Heels, a Barcelona-based Colombian who last appeared on the imprint in 2014. As usual, the two new productions showcased here see him explore a range of vintage electronic music influences, presenting them in a typically stylish and authentic way. "Third Skin" melds the muscular sweatiness of EBM to the jackin' energy of Chicago acid, while "Lipstick Information" offers a master-class in dark Italo-disco and early Detroit techno fusion. Steffi and The Hacker both give the title track a thorough going over, with the former's deliciously hypnotic, psychedelic take being particularly potent.
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State Of Mind
State Of Mind (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 196. Rel: 02 Feb 18
Techno
  1. State Of Mind (6:49)
  2. Golden Tears (5:42)
  3. State Of Mind (LA-4A remix) (5:50)
  4. State Of Mind (Noncompliant remix) (5:44)
Played by: Tripeo, Ali Renault
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Charred Blossoms (reissue)
Charred Blossoms (reissue) (LP + insert + booklet)
Cat: DE 207. Rel: 07 Sep 18
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Phobic In Ruins (1:30)
  2. Waydom (3:40)
  3. Noct (Mourning Glare) (4:59)
  4. Incision Tree (4:16)
  5. Sensitivity (2:53)
  6. Windmill (2:15)
  7. Be Happy Or Go Straight (2:17)
  8. Waydom (demo) (3:48)
  9. Burnt Shadows (1:55)
  10. Progress After Distance (2:00)
  11. A Prosaic Afternoon (1:30)
  12. Power To Wait (1:53)
  13. Kemoflosh 2 (4:02)
  14. The Day Inside (2:21)
Review: We are honored to reissue the debut album from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. Carolyn's adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991.

In 1983 Carolyn met vegetarian peace punks who changed her course a bit, and which influenced the political aspect of her first release, 'Charred Blossoms.' Although 'Charred Blossoms' was referring to the destruction of war, it was really about the indoctrination process of the human mind. All songs were recorded at her parent's house in the suburbs using her brother's Moog Opus 3, her father's PAiA, Drummer Boy, synths, flute, saxophone and a Rhodes piano. She positioned microphones against amps to get frequency changes. While never physically cutting tape, Carolyn would try and get as many tracks of sound into 4 tracks via many starts and stops. Thus began the CYRNAI sound: music and sound layered, combined snapped together, creating an unintentional new form referred to as 'experimental', though it had no particular intention of experimenting. Rather, it was naturally composing sound almost in a vacuum. The 6-track 12" EP was released in 1985 by Mind Matter Records with a 48-page zine featuring Carolyn's poetry and drawings, re-printed here. For this reissue we've added 8 unreleased bonus tracks recorded between 1980-1984 and included a 6-page press kit with photos and notes by Carolyn. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios.
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Parts Of The Insomnic Wheel (reissue)
Cat: DE 208. Rel: 07 Sep 18
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Constant (4:57)
  2. Red Carpet Hallways (3:06)
  3. Dungeon Of Leftovers (2:39)
  4. The Pitchfork Of Womanhood (6:59)
  5. Prison Tree Duet (1:20)
  6. Numb Machinery (1:00)
  7. White Sky Moving (2:06)
  8. Tibetan Bowls Signaling (8:09)
  9. Fluorescent Nerve Endings (0:15)
  10. Spirals & Diameters (4:05)
  11. Clutching A Pencil (3:03)
  12. Time Has The Humor (4:06)
  13. Cinder Theory (2:54)
  14. Indoor Lighting (2:39)
  15. I Was Over-born (3:26)
  16. Dig A Hole (5:19)
  17. Oh, Sun Come In! (2:38)
  18. A Goodbye Peck (1:30)
  19. Storing The Past In Formaldehyde (0:33)
  20. Prison Tree (4:46)
  21. Dreamer's Paralysis (5:27)
  22. Have You Heard My Life (4:32)
  23. Ride Into Your Energy (2:45)
Review: We are honored to reissue the 2nd full length from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. Carolyn's adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991.

In 1986 Carolyn moved into her family's building in downtown San Francisco providing a space to develop her own art and music for the next two decades. She was the only tenant of the five story building. The top floor had 36 abandoned rooms with building materials and holes between floors, staircases that created natural reverb. It was during this isolated time that Carolyn would start working on her second release, 'Parts of The Insomnic Wheel,' 60-minutes of ten untitled pieces that ran into each other. This was also the first release on cassette due time constraints of the LP. She spent many nights at the 24-hour diner across the street chatting metaphysics, parallel universes, the 5th dimension and astro-projections. Carolyn would sleep next to paper/pencil and report dream states, experimenting with mental techniques, investigating how far her mind could go. It was a journey to unravel the 'dark night of the soul'. Utilizing her industrial surroundings, Carolyn would bang on sheet metal and record percussion on found materials. Originally released by Ladd-Frith in 1986, this reissue adds 4 unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same period. Each copy includes a 16-page zine with lyrics, photos and notes by Carolyn. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios.
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Hypno Seizure (reissue)
Cat: DE 209. Rel: 07 Sep 18
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Is It Colored Numbers? (3:44)
  2. A Thousand Eyes On One Street (3:15)
  3. Going Under Hypnotized (2:02)
  4. Hallucination, Custom Cut (5:06)
  5. Robot State (1:46)
  6. I Will Have You (3:11)
  7. A Rainbow Of Business (1:59)
  8. The Promise Of Happiness (2:54)
  9. Brushed With Water (2:56)
  10. Oh Why (3:02)
  11. My Nocturnal Journal (2:36)
  12. Reclusist (3:40)
  13. Everlasting Eye (3:09)
Review: We are honored to reissue the 3rd full length from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. Carolyn's adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991.

In 1987, towards the end of art school, Carolyn won another award from the New York Society of Illustrators. During the trip to New York to accept the award, she met electronic/dulcimer musician, Dan Joseph. After writing some letters they decided to make a split cassette titled 'Hypno-Seizure'. CYRNAI contributed 30 minutes of music to Side A of the cassette, 10 untitled pieces that ran into each other. She had just bought a round-the-world ticket going from China to Europe via Eurails, to Egypt, where she liked to wander. She picked up instruments from several countries and recorded the sounds of her new surroundings. Technology was changing into early sampling and she used a Commodore 64 with large floppy disks to record loops. Originally self-released in 1988, this reissue adds 3 unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same period. Each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, photos and notes by Carolyn. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios.
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To Subtle Drive (reissue)
To Subtle Drive (reissue) (2xLP + insert)
Cat: DE 210. Rel: 07 Sep 18
Experimental/Electronic
  1. To Subtle-Drive (7:27)
  2. Techno-Guillotine (5:38)
  3. Pocket Zimbabwe (2:59)
  4. It's A Crazy Fear (3:05)
  5. Subliminalogy (5:01)
  6. Far Above The Clouds (3:27)
  7. Electric Meditation (4:12)
  8. Falling (0:55)
  9. Suppressionist (3:40)
  10. Death Row Lingo (5:19)
  11. Climb The Sun (5:16)
  12. Lost Your Soul (6:32)
  13. Backbone Beat (4:31)
  14. Friction Song (3:21)
  15. When The Morning Comes (3:57)
  16. The Guidelines Of Labor (4:03)
  17. Always (3:32)
Review: We are honored to reissue the 4th full-length from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. Carolyn's adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991.

By 1988 Carolyn's recording gear had many changes and upgrades, from cassette 4-tracks, 8-track reel-to-reel 1/2 inch, a TASCAM 388 to DAT, to floppy disk sampling. She spent three to four nights a week developing sequences for 14 hours from 10pm onwards. Samples would sometimes begin on a Synclavier keyboard with its sophisticated sequencing capabilities. Her fourth album, 'To Subtle-Drive', was self-released in 1988 as 8 untitled songs spread across a 30-minute cassette. Then in 1989 Carolyn discovered the first Digidesign digital recording software and changed the project to have more ethnic sounds and samples stemming from tapes collected during a trip to Egypt. In 1990 'To Subtle-Drive' was re-released with 2 songs from the 1988 release and 4 new compositions. This reissue adds 5 bonus tracks recorded during the same period spread across a double LP set. Each copy includes a double sided insert with lyrics, photos and notes by Carolyn. All songs have been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. "Old-soul beat tracks on cassette with time and techno-guilotine songs."
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Played by: GK Machine
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Window
Window (LP)
Cat: DE 006. Rel: 12 Dec 12
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Window
  2. Don't Bother
  3. The Mental Benders
  4. Mr Potatohead
  5. Nudes In The Forest
  6. Sleep
  7. Danger/Dancer
  8. Eternal Return
  9. Second Warning
Played by: Skudge
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Darkest Before Dawn
Darkest Before Dawn (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 263. Rel: 22 Nov 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Meadowlands/Down To Elephantine/Letters From The Dead (5:35)
  2. Darker Days (2:18)
  3. Shod With Boots Of Ether (1:56)
  4. In Sickness & In Health (The Broken Vow) (2:10)
  5. The Haunted Child (Wales Whales Wails) (2:23)
  6. Lost In The Shuffle (2:48)
  7. Giantess (The Old Ones Come Home) (2:43)
  8. The Disappearance (2:27)
  9. Wheel Whirl-Thing (Little Snails In The Big Woods) (2:07)
  10. Equestrian (The Trojan Horse) (2:17)
  11. Pedestrian (Heads Will Roll) (2:38)
  12. Rise To Fall (Finding The Fountain Of Youth) (2:13)
  13. Heroine (Coronation Of The Queen Of The Cannibal Isles) (4:15)
Review: In 1989, former no wave musician Robin Crutchfield's Dark Day project had morphed from synthesizer-based solo explorations to an acoustic chamber ensemble famed for the particularly haunting and offbeat quality of their cassette-only releases. Before the project was shelved, Crutchfield released a CD of tracks recorded between 1985 and '89 that ploughed a distinctively pagan furrow. Released here on vinyl for the first time, "Darkest Before Dawn" is a surprisingly medieval affair, where synthesizer lines and pipe organ parts combine with rhythmic cello, haunting woodwind recorder and percussion based around bells and rattles. It's definitely quirky and out-there, but also undeniably fine.
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Crepes EP
Crepes EP (12" + insert)
Cat: DE 139. Rel: 06 Feb 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Seul Comme Sombre (3:44)
  2. Whole Body Irradiator (3:01)
  3. The Mud Man Is Coming (4:20)
  4. Francine (4:00)
  5. The Eyebrows Salesgirl (4:51)
  6. Demissionne En Tuant Ton Patron (4:03)
Review: Dark Entries has truly become a sensational imprint over the last few years, and they are showing no signs of stopping. In fact, they've just gotten better and better with each new release. We have a special one on our hands this time and, although the label have reissued a whole heap of glorious material, this is NEW music from the very best out there. Chicago industrial-tech-goth Beau Wanzer teams up with Unknown Precept's Maoupa Mazzocchetti, and the dup get on like a house on fire under their new De-Bons-En-Pierre moniker. Crepes is a gnarly little EP, blurring the lines between techno, EBM and industrial, but doing so in a way that makes the three genres sound like they should never ever be apart from one another. "Whole Body Irradiator", for instance, has all the beat elements of techno and yet the sounds are drenched in a punky, fuck-you kinda style that would make the Berghain faithful run for their lives, while we could easily imagine the torn, glitchy beats of "Francine" residing on some long-lost post-punk 7 inch from the likes of Pete Shelley. This is some mad gear - don't miss it.
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EP No 1
EP No 1 (12")
Cat: DE 236. Rel: 10 May 19
Electro
  1. Wrong Dose Nice Things (3:44)
  2. Pop Corn Sous Le Lit (4:48)
  3. Insect Repelent Company (3:34)
  4. No Cure For Cancer (4:26)
  5. A Very Bad Meal (4:16)
  6. The War Room (3:35)
Review: We are proud to present two new EPs from De Bons en Pierre, the duo of Beau Wanzer & Maoupa Mazzocchetti. Beau Wanzer spends the majority of his days sifting through paraffin embedded animal tissues and reading old issues of Fangoria, occasionally breaking his monotonous routine to record in various fits and bursts. As well as solo material, he is also in numerous projects including Streetwalker, Mutant Beat Dance, Civil Duty, and Corporate Park. Maoupa Mazzocchetti is the pseudonym of Florent Mazzocchetti, a French producer based in Brussels. His sonic vision is one which constantly straddles the line between wild experimentation and rhythmic compatibility, drawing influence from early concrete, 80's tape scene and Birmingham school techno. After working together on the 'Crepes' EP that we released in 2017, De Bons en Pierre reunited for a two day recording session in Brussels. The duo recorded 13 tracks that we've split across 2 EPs with 6 tracks on 'EP No. 1' and 7 tracks on 'EP No. 2'. Beau says, "We hooked everything up and just pushed play. We didn't really discuss much about the process....it was very 'spur of the moment'." The equipment set up included a Roland TR-808, TR-606, SH-101, CR-78, CR-8000, two Syncussions and effects. Each EP contains 25 minutes of dance floor perversions that tackle an array of rhythmic forms. Sludgy synths, serrated percussion and viscous distortion goops over leviathan rhythms. All songs are mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. 'EP No. 1' is housed in a sewage green jacket featuring a monster mask duo and spiky motifs designed by Florent Mazzocchetti, and 'EP No. 2' is radioactive orange with a different pair of monster masks.
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EP No 2
EP No 2 (12")
Cat: DE 237. Rel: 10 May 19
Electro
  1. His Name Is Fud (3:12)
  2. Frog Stoemp (3:06)
  3. Least Liked (3:31)
  4. Gras Sature (3:20)
  5. The Terrible Translation (3:41)
  6. Centipedes (3:37)
  7. Ebmeme (4:28)
Review: We are proud to present two new EPs from De Bons en Pierre, the duo of Beau Wanzer & Maoupa Mazzocchetti. Beau Wanzer spends the majority of his days sifting through paraffin embedded animal tissues and reading old issues of Fangoria, occasionally breaking his monotonous routine to record in various fits and bursts. As well as solo material, he is also in numerous projects including Streetwalker, Mutant Beat Dance, Civil Duty, and Corporate Park. Maoupa Mazzocchetti is the pseudonym of Florent Mazzocchetti, a French producer based in Brussels. His sonic vision is one which constantly straddles the line between wild experimentation and rhythmic compatibility, drawing influence from early concrete, 80's tape scene and Birmingham school techno. After working together on the 'Crepes' EP that we released in 2017, De Bons en Pierre reunited for a two day recording session in Brussels. The duo recorded 13 tracks that we've split across 2 EPs with 6 tracks on 'EP No. 1' and 7 tracks on 'EP No. 2'. Beau says, "We hooked everything up and just pushed play. We didn't really discuss much about the process....it was very 'spur of the moment'." The equipment set up included a Roland TR-808, TR-606, SH-101, CR-78, CR-8000, two Syncussions and effects. Each EP contains 25 minutes of dance floor perversions that tackle an array of rhythmic forms. Sludgy synths, serrated percussion and viscous distortion goops over leviathan rhythms. All songs are mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. 'EP No. 1' is housed in a sewage green jacket featuring a monster mask duo and spiky motifs designed by Florent Mazzocchetti, and 'EP No. 2' is radioactive orange with a different pair of monster masks.
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Eagles In The Night
Cat: DE 119. Rel: 14 Apr 16
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Eagles In The Night (8:21)
  2. Eagles In The Night (instrumental) (6:23)
Review: Dario Dell'aere cut his teeth in obscure Italian synth-pop outfits Ice Eyes and Fockewulf 90, before attempting to launch a solo career in 1985. While that didn't go all that swimmingly, his lone solo single, Eagles In The Night, has long been considered a hard-to-find Italo-disco classic. Here, it gets the re-issue treatment from Dark Entries, who as usual replicate the original track listing and artwork. Slower and more atmospheric than many Italo-disco tracks of the time, Eagles In The Night draws influence from eyeliner-clad new wave pop of the period, with Dell'aere's unusual English vocals stretching out over chiming melodies, bubbling synth lines and dreamy chords. The potency of the original production is confirmed by the superior Instrumental version lurking on the flip.
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Silence & Wisdom
Silence & Wisdom (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: DE 120. Rel: 25 May 16
Experimental/Electronic
  1. The Letter (3:38)
  2. L'intrigue (2:57)
  3. Drinking At A Stream (4:02)
  4. Oakwood Green (2:05)
  5. Children Of Clay (3:19)
  6. Sur La Plage (3:18)
  7. Her Masters Voice (2:54)
  8. The Draw In Room (2:26)
  9. The Slides (3:07)
  10. Fleur's Dolls (3:47)
  11. Mortuary (1:49)
  12. The City Sleeps (2:48)
  13. Birds (1:08)
  14. Silence & Wisdom (3:49)
  15. Festival (1:08)
  16. Our English Friends (2:26)
  17. Piroette (2:15)
  18. The Third Movement (2:11)
  19. Play Room (0:27)
  20. Starboard She Said (0:50)
  21. Los Estrellas (1:06)
  22. Albert The Mud Fish (1:46)
  23. Who Art In Heaven (3:30)
  24. Shackleford Breeze (0:54)
  25. 2 Blind 2 See (5:15)
  26. Zazinthos (3:31)
  27. Little Brown Jig (1:01)
  28. Tounges (2:08)
  29. Shalama (1:10)
  30. The Sun On The Sea (3:37)
  31. Interlude (2:59)
  32. The Snow Falls & The Village Is Overflowing With Children (2:33)
  33. Double Happiness (3:27)
 in stock $23.27
Die Puppe
Die Puppe (LP)
Cat: DE 082. Rel: 16 Jan 15
Electro
  1. Automatic Death (3:08)
  2. Invalid (5:18)
  3. Eastern Ghost (1:53)
  4. Darkness (4:04)
  5. Prefazione Di Pompei (3:56)
  6. After The Game (1:01)
  7. Love With Animal (3:17)
  8. Lectura (3:32)
  9. Night Over My life (4:28)
  10. Re Search (2:29)
  11. In A Tea Room (4:52)
 in stock $14.15
Some Experiences With Shock
Cat: DE 232. Rel: 29 Nov 18
Industrial/Noise
  1. Heart Of The Monster (Survival & Determination) (5:47)
  2. Autolyse (2:11)
  3. Close Up (2:04)
  4. Damaged Corpse (3:51)
  5. Masochist (1:49)
  6. Medial Canthus Operation (3:04)
  7. Red Action (2:02)
  8. Intractable Pain AA (Lacerations & Immolation) (6:12)
  9. Survival Of A Severely Burned Child (2:15)
  10. Catheterization (2:56)
  11. Anesthesia & Disfigurement (2:39)
  12. Medial Canthus Operation (7:29)
 in stock $17.19
Stadia
Stadia (LP + insert)
Cat: DE 135. Rel: 28 Sep 16
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Festival Para Dos (6:21)
  2. Silencio (4:53)
  3. El Circulo De La Infancia (0:54)
  4. Flanco - Dama (6:24)
  5. Malinconia (3:54)
  6. Le Chat (2:56)
  7. Chiquillo 83 (3:11)
  8. Clonica (4:04)
  9. La Fanatica (2:14)
  10. Mi Propia Vision (3:37)
  11. Harakiri (4:05)
  12. Arde En Sus Ojos La Luz (2:10)
 in stock $17.19
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