Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s visceral post-punk band Total Control.
Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th. Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house.
Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands. Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12” with Thee Oh Sees, a 7” single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12”.
Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound.
Track List: 1. Glass 2. Expensive Dog 3. Flesh War 4. Systematic Fuck 5. Liberal Party 6. Two Less Jacks 7. Black Spring 8. The Ferryman 9. Hunter 10. Safety Net
Music Composed By Monty Norman. Orchestrated By Burt Rhodes Conducted By Eric Rodgers. The James Bond Theme Arranged & Conducted By John Barry Performed By The John Barry Orchestra. Guitar Solo Vick Flick. Recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London during June 1962. Engineer Eric Tomlinson. Originally released on UA records in 1962.
•Limited Edition vinyl with free cd •The First James Bond Film Adventure and the First Soundtrack Album •Own a record with Ursula Andress on the cover ! •Features the iconic ‘James Bond Theme’
Side A: 1. The John Barry Orchestra, – The James Bond Theme 2. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires – Kingston Calypso 3. Monty Norman – Jamaican Rock 4. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Jump Up 5. Monty Norman – Audio Bongo 6. Diana Coupland – Under The Mango Tree 7. Monty Norman – Twisting With James 8. Monty Norman – Jamaica Jazz 9. Monty Norman – Under The Mango Tree
Side B: 1. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Jump Up 2. Monty Norman – Dr. No's Fantasy 3. Diana Coupland – Kingston Calypso 4. Monty Norman – The Island Speaks 5. Monty Norman – Under The Mango Tree 6. Monty Norman – The Boy Chase 7. Monty Norman – Dr. No's Fantasy 8. Monty Norman – The James Bond Theme 9. Monty Norman – Love At Last
Available for PRE-ORDER, release date: 1st of December 2014.
The next 12″ in Dark Entries Editions is the Italo Disco dance classic “Spacer Woman” by Charlie. Formed in 1983 as an experiment to break the mold of the classic disco dance sound, Charlie was the vehicle for musician and producer Maurizio Cavalieri who had found fame with Italian disco group Firefly.
Cavalieri had been listening to the new crop of UK Synthpop and New Wave like Depeche Mode and Heaven 17 and wanted to create a more electronic, futuristic sound. He recruited his friend Giorgio Stefani to help write the song and compose lyrics. “Spacer Woman” was recorded in Vicenza, Italy and released by Cavalieri’s own Mr. Disc Organization in 1983.
The track features the signature Italo Linn Drum machine as well as the Roland TR-808 and a Yamaha DX7 for the arpeggiated synthesizer melody. "Spacer Woman" spans over seven-minutes and features the spaced-out vocals of Stefani’s wife, who sings through a vocoder. The single has become a cult revival track since its appearance on the legendary I-f mix CD ''Mixed Up In The Hague'' in 2001.
This reissue also features the sought after instrumental mix where the sharp synthesized bassline really comes to the forefront. Both songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. For the first time ever, the 12” is housed in a silver, metallic picture sleeve with an android female model drawing, taken from the original 7” jacket. Each copy includes a 2-sided post card insert with lyrics.
Eerie and unforgettable more than 30 years later, “Spacer Woman” is the ideal robotic space-age love song.