OUTER HIMMALAYAN PRESENTS by V/A

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SKU103313
ArtistV/A
TitleOUTER HIMMALAYAN PRESENTS
LabelDARK ENTRIES
Catalog #DE 205
Genre
ReleaseW 17 - 2018
FormatVinyl - USLP
EAN Barcode794811514503
Import
 € 9,99  € 18,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Soft Drinks - Pop Stars In Pyjamas
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/1_soft_drinks_-_pop_stars_in_pyjamas.mp3
  2. Soft Drinks - Cinzano Wet Dreams
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/2_soft_drinks_-_cinzano_wet_dreams.mp3
  3. Soft Drinks - Dangers of Drink
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/3_soft_drinks_-_dangers_of_drink.mp3
  4. Soft Drinks - Misconception
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/4_soft_drinks_-_misconception.mp3
  5. The Magits - Fragmented
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/5_the_magits_-_fragmented.mp3
  6. The Magits - Disconnected
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/6_the_magits_-_disconnected.mp3
  7. The Magits - Disjointed
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/7_the_magits_-_disjointed.mp3
  8. The Magits - Detached
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/8_the_magits_-_detached.mp3
  9. The Magits - A Pawn In The Game
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/9_the_magits_-_a_pawn_in_the_game.mp3
  10. S-Haters - Death Of A Vampire
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/10_s-haters_-_death_of_a_vampire.mp3
  11. S-Haters - Research
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/11_s-haters_-_research.mp3
  12. S-Haters - The Deepest Of Reds
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/12_s-haters_-_the_deepest_of_reds.mp3
  13. S-Haters - Drift
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/13_s-haters_-_drift.mp3
  14. S-Haters - Industry & Nature
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/14_s-haters_-_industry_amp_nature.mp3
  15. S-Haters - 1980
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/103313_outer_himmalayan_presents/15_s-haters_-_1980.mp3

Description

Dark Entries and Sacred Bones team up to release the early discography of UK synth-punk and Deathrock label Outer Himmalayan Records. Between 1979 and 1982, Nick Blinko and Martin Cooper’s Outer Himmalayan Records released 7-inches by three short-lived bands – The Magits, Soft Drinks, and S-Haters – who would nonetheless cast a massive shadow on the UK’s burgeoning post-punk/anarcho punk scene. Outer Himmalayan Presents collects all of the music found on those original records, along with rare and unreleased tracks by all three bands. It’s a snapshot of a period of frenzied creativity by some of the UK’s most thrilling experimental punks.Before Blinko went on to found the essential anarcho band Rudimentary Peni, whose storied body of work also appeared on Outer Himmalayan, he and label co-founder Cooper were The Magits. The lone release by the minimal synth-and-vocals duo, Fully Coherent, was the inaugural release on Outer Himmalayan — and, in fact, Blinko and Cooper’s impetus for starting the label. The four tracks on Fully Coherent are short, sharp bursts, comprising a total of four minutes. Here, they’re presented alongside the five-and-a-half minute “A Pawn in the Game,” a song that sees Blinko and Cooper get truly weird with the extra space the longer runtime afforded them. The next release on Outer Himmalayan was S-Haters’ Death of a Vampire 7", which the quartet quickly followed with Stories as Cold as the Irish Sea. The band was recognizably a deathrock act, their gothic punk in the same lineage as Joy Division and PIL’s Metal Box, but it showed the same sonic adventurousness that characterized the rest of Outer Himalayan’s output. “1980,” an oddity taken from the rare Another Bouquet on the Grave of Free Enterprise cassette comp, shows the most experimental flourish, with dueling male/female vocals and a prominent acoustic guitar. The final Outer Himmalayan release before it became strictly a Rudimentary Peni label was Soft Drinks’ Popstars in Their Pyjamas 7". Popstars ended up being the tongue-in-cheek synth-punk trio’s only release before their breakup, though they would also record “Dangers of Drink,” for the Bouquet of Barbed Wire comp and included here, as well as the one-off track “Misconception,” previously unreleased but now available exclusively on Outer Himmalayan Presents. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Cover artwork features a collage by Eloise Leigh and each copy includes a 20-page zine featuring liner notes and ephemera associated with the original pressings plus never before seen photos.

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