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elevator to eden

18.79€

Artist : Lives Of Angels 

Label : Dark Entries 

elevator to eden / LP

Lives of Angels were a UK husband & wife duo who recorded 10 songs from 1981-1983 that would become the 'Elevator To Eden' album and released the 1st cassette on Color Disc, then Color Tapes, a record label started by Gary Ramon of Modern Art. The album was originally released in 1983 on cassette by Color Tape Records, the label started by Gary Ramon of Modern Art. In 1986 Fire Records remixed and re-released the album on vinyl but the band was not happy with the mixes. Here's the release the original cassette mixes of 'Elevator To Eden' on vinyl for the 1st time ever. The LP will include 9 songs featured on the original Color Tapes release, remastered for vinyl, plus a lyrics sheet and photos. Tip!!

hole in the sky

17.49€

Artist : Lives Of Angels 

Label : Dark Entries 

hole in the sky / LP

Lives of Angels was the brainchild of Gerald O'Connell from London, England. At the end of the 70's, O'Connell had been working on material for Mystery Plane, a band that included his wife Catherine on keyboards and backing vocals. In 1980 the pair of them left to form Lives Of Angels and focus on O'Connell's own songs, which he felt were more oblique, atmospheric and evocative than the narrative style and social commentary of Mystery Plane. The result sounds both of its time, comfortably nestling under the gloomy clouds of British post-punk and goth, and oddly out of time; its homemade quality placing it outside of obvious chronological signifiers as the motorik riffs and spartan drum patterns loop over and over to infinity. O'Connell was unimpressed by the musical offerings of the early 80's (with the exception of New Order, Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode, he notes), instead drawing from San Francisco psychedelia, Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, Congolese guitarist Dr. Nico and the full pantheon of krautrock (especially Amon Düül II, whose song 'Archangels Thunderbird' contains the line, "there is no elevator to Eden but a hole in the sky"). Keyboards and some vocals were provided by Catherine, who also acted as editor, making changes to the arrangements or pointing out inappropriate drum patterns (hence her credit in the sleeve notes as "percussion censor"). 'Elevator To Eden' was originally released in 1983 on cassette by Color Disc and reissued on vinyl in 2012 on Dark Entries, in slightly condensed form. 'Hole In The Sky' is an 11-track compilation of material from the Lives of Angels archives. Including 2 tracks from the original 'Elevator To Eden' cassette omitted from our vinyl reissue, 2 tracks from Color Disc compilations and 7 previously unreleased tracks. This compilation features the very earliest Lives of Angels recordings "Call Moscow" and "Somebody Else" as well as the final composition from 1986 "The Infinite Corridor" plus original mixes of "After Dark" and "Look Out Kid" different than the versions on the 'Color Supplement' compilation. 'Hole In The Sky' is an impressive example of early 80's home recording; a DiY interpretation of the elegance and ambition of the previous decade's krautrock. Each copy comes in custom made jacket designed by Eloise Leigh and includes an 11x11 double-sided insert with liner notes, lyrics and photos. "You have no idea how rewarding it is that people are interested in what we did all those years ago", says O'Connell. "Catherine had a very happy time doing all that stuff, it was brilliant, and I felt that it was a success artistically. It deserved more attention. Better late than never".

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