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LEGENDARY PINK DOTS (LPD) - Traumstadt 5

Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Terminal Kaleidoscope
Release Year: 2014
Note: re-mastered re-issue of the MC from 1988 (Jarmusic), another collection of rare material from the early LPD days..
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00


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side a

The Lifesucker - [SOL46]
Time Dance
Even Now
Even Tide
MMMMMMMMMMMMM... - [SOL46]
Purity

side b

Flesh Parade
The Heretic
Government Health Warning
The Divorce - [SOL46]
Boule (Viens Ici!)
Ice Baby Cometh - [SOL46]
Down From the Country - [RUS8231]

Edward Ka-Spel - voice, keyboards
The Silverman - keyboards
various others...

A1 from the compilation LP Life at the Top, 1984 Third Mind Records TMLP 07
A2 from the compilation cassette Insane Music for Insane People vol. 2, 1983 Insane/Grafika I/G 2
A3 from the compilation cassette An Invitation to the Last Judgement: The Labyrinth, 1984 Signal SV004 (alternate recordings appear on Edward Ka-Spel releases)
B7 is comprised of "Down from the Country" (5:28) and an unlisted track (0:19). The latter does not appear at the end of the former on Under Triple Moons which collects tracks from Kleine Krieg (where "Down from the Country" appears) and other early cassette releases.
[LPD bandcamp info]



"Real archivists (meaning: not me) should investigate 'Traumstadt #5', a compilation of obscure compilation pieces from the 80s against previously releases as 'Under Triple Moons' and 'Stained Glass Soma Fountains' - and others no doubt - to check what the differences are. There is an overlap with these releases, and maybe also in remastering (techniques will always improve I guess), but should you have a hard time finding these, or looking for the original cassette collection on CDR (or download: all of these can be downloaded from the bands' Bandcamp page), or simply need an introduction to early Pink Dots material, this is one damn introduction. For me this compilation of compilations is like a time machine. Many of these pieces came to me on the original compilations they can be found on, and I remember most of them vividly (but then: I do play 'Under Triple Moons' and 'Stained Glass Soma Fountains' every now and then, so there you go) and all of these are standout pieces, which defined the early sound of the Pink Dots. Psychedelic, funny, collage like and great, great songs, all carried by the characteristic voice of Ka-spel, keyboards of The Silverman, Paganini's violin: all those great early Pink Dots are in place and make up a great selection of songs. I used to sing along with 'The Heretic' when I was a student, together with my mate with whom I was doing music. I can still sing them along actually. Those were the days." [FdW/Vital Weekly]