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Monday, October 5th, 2009

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS OCTOBER 2009 NEWSLETTER (from Edward Ka-Spel)

October the First,and this introduction is necessarily brief because the kettle is boiling , the phone is ringing, it’s raining (well almost) and the washing clings to pathetic plastic pegs in the unreasonable Dutch  wind…AND these newsletters are sent out one by one because this cyber-luddite hasn’t mastered the art of sending LOTS of emails at once  (which probably means the World is a slightly better place).
We have a tour.It was hard work…There should be Swedish shows in there, but I sadly feel like giving up on that beautiful but impossible country.

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 30th Anniversary Tour- FIRST PART
Tour dates:
15 Oct 2009 Moscow, RU……………………..Ikra
19 Oct 2009 Hamburg, D………………………Logo
20 Oct 2009 Copenhagen, DK………………..Musikkaféen
21 Oct 2009 Oslo, N……………………………Cafe Mono
23 Oct 2009 Malmo, S  To be confirmed
27 Oct 2009 Lomnice nad Popelkou, CZ…..Aion
28 Oct 2009 Rýmařov, CZ…………………….Jazz Club Rýmařov
29 Oct 2009 Brno, CZ…………………………..Melodka
30 Oct 2009 Svidnik, SK……………………….Holicstvo
31 Oct 2009 Trebic, CZ…………………………Becko
1 Nov 2009  Berlin, D……………………………Festsaal-Kreuzberg*
* A special show with solo opening act from Edward Ka-Spel (with surprise old songs)
2 Nov 2009  Gdynia, PL………………………..Ucho
3 Nov 2009  Poznan, PL……………………….Pod Minoga
4 Nov 2009  Wroclaw,Pl………………………..Lykend
5 Nov 2009  Krakow, PL……………………….Lodz Kaliska
6 Nov 2009  Warsaw, PL………………………1500m2 do wynajecia
7 Nov 2009  Vilnius, LT..waiting for confirmation
8 Nov 2009  Riga, LV…………………………..Club Depos
10 Nov 2009 České Budějovice, CZ………..Velbloud
11 Nov 2009 Huy, BE…………………………..Atelier
12 Nov 2009 Paris, FR…………………………Le Klub
13 Nov 2009 Paris, FR…………………………Le Klub
15 Nov 2009 London, UK………………………Bardens Boudoir

2 Jan  2010 Bochum, D………………………..Zwischenfall
Edward Ka-Spel /The Silverman live with a special set together with Portion Control and Twice A Man – a mini festival for the New Year.

BELARUS:
We are still keen to play in Minsk, and it will happen- but in 2010.
Belarus is a country which needs a special approach when it comes to organizing concerts and we have complete faith in the energetic little agency which wants to make this show happen.We will keep you posted.

The Second part of the 30th Anniversary Tour will be in Spring 2010, while it will be concluded in the USA/Canada in the Fall next year.

IMMINENT NEW RELEASES

THE TEAR GARDEN- Have a Nice Trip (CD)
Now finished and primed for production in the near future. Songs composed and recorded in Los Angeles early in 2008. A sumptuous audio rollercoaster.
Pre-orders from TEKA now being taken..20 euros plus postage.

EDWARD KA-SPEL- Trapped in Amber (LP)
Limited Vinyl only release from EK on the Dutch Plinkity Plonk label .Colourful and precious, a natural follow-up to “Painted River of Regrets”. Pre-orders being accepted now.Now at test pressing stage..
- 20 euros plus postage.

EDWARD KA-SPEL-Dream Loops (CD)
Originally planned as a CDR release on TEKA, it was decided to make it
a silver disc on Beta-Lactam Ring Records after a chat between Edward and Chris at the label.All proceeds go towards a a good cause (go to www.blrrecords.com for full details).
No pre-orders on this one from TEKA- go to Beta-Lactam Records to reserve.
It will be available from TEKA when officially released on October 1.

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS/ The Maria Sessions (CDR)
Back in 1991 , every note played by the Dots was captured on a tape recorder which was literally never switched off.Some of the more inspired
improvisations were worked on and turned into songs which found their way
on the Maria dimension album.
This CDR captures the very best of those sessions and features some of the most wonderful guitar work from Bob Pistoor that you’ll ever hear.A perfect
companion release to Maria Dimension itself, this literally brought tears to our eyes when we played the finished version recently.Highly highly recommended- everything unreleased and unheard outside the Dots.
A TOQ CDR …it costs 13.50 euros plus postage. OUT NOW!

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS/Human Radio (CDR)
A radio broadcast in 2002 before a tiny audience in an Amsterdam cafe.
Crystal clear recordings interspersed with snippets of interview plus the material the Dots played in the cafe AFTER the radio show was finished.
Songs included are “Isis Veiled”, “Our Dominion”, “12th” ,”The More it stays the same” and a few others.A quiet beauty….This TOQ CDR  costs 13.50 euros plus postage.OUT NOW

EDWARD KA-SPEL/THE SILVERMAN/ The Whispering Wail (CDR)
Fine recordings from 2004 featuring  Edward and Phil improvising with ” The Whispering Wall” album in mind. It’s wild and loud and at times utterly uplifting.Again, this one comes recommended .All pieces unreleased and unheard outside Chez Dots.
A TOQ CDR..it costs 13.50 euros plus postage.OUT NOW

EDWARD KA-SPEL/The Painted River of Regrets (vinyl LP)
Just released by Beta-Lactam Ring records in an edition of 300 copies.A delirious voyage to a melancholy corner of the universe. It costs 20 euros plus 8 for postage /packing inside Europe and 10 further afield.

REISSUED!
EDWARD KA-SPEL- O’er a Shalabaster Tyde Stroll’t ay (CD)
Remastered and gloriously repackaged , this album is available once more after being out-of-print for a  long time. 15 euros plus postage.

EDWARD KA-SPEL-Chyekk China Doll (CD)
The remaster of this is quite remarkable, it never sounded this good in the past.New bonus tracks added and newly covered up – possibly the finest release so far in the ongoing reissue series. Expect in October/November.

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-Synesthesia (CD)
Reissued by Big Blue records (Poland) with a new cover.15 euros plus postage.OUT NOW

BACK IN STOCK!!
THE TEAR GARDEN- Eye Spy with my little Eye (CD)
Just a few back here at TEKA. 20 euros plus postage.

THE TEAR GARDEN- The Secret Experiment (CD)
Also a handful in the cupboard- 20 euros plus postage.

A LINK
We’d like to bring your attention to www.loveandloudcolours.com.
This is a website dedicated to Edward Ka-Spel’s book of lyrics which was released a few years ago.The site has been updated and visitors will find
a section where Edward reveals the origins for many of his outpourings.

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT CAME OUR WAY

ES/ Sateenkaarisuudelma
Available as a beautiful double album release and as a double CD.
Quite honestly if the amount of love and devotion poured into this album was contagious (I hope it is) then we could seriously talk about the dawn of a New Age of earth. Nothing sweet here, this is music that lifts the listener to a place he or she probably hoped would exist but somehow doubted it. I had to think of the best work of Terry Riley at odd (golden) moments, but that would be a lazy comparison ultimately.
Much has been written about the “Finnish free folk” movement ,and there are  an awful lot of releases out there which carry this categorization.My recommendation is to dive into the ocean with confidence…but this is a good place to start from.
SVARTBAG
I was given this CD by a kind record store owner in Copenhagen, and what a beauty it is!!! Perhaps there are echoes of the sadly missed Godspeed You Black Emperor, but that comparison does this Danish band a disservice.Very much an individual sound to this CD on the Rump Recordings label.Charged, ecstatic .Utterly uplifting in these sepia times.
THE JOHN MORAN CORPORATION
Sometimes a CD comes along that makes you want to fling open the windows and scream about to the rest of the World (only that would of course interfere with the beautiful music).
In the case of John moran, it wasn’t one but 2 albums that turned up in the mail box..Psychedelic in the braodest sense, tuneful, intelligent,happy, sad—dont know where to stop.John is from Australia and his CDs are on the Puzzle Factory label.Seek him out, and buy his music–you will not regret this.
UN FESTIN SAGITAL
Title: Epitafio a la Permanencia
Imagine Christian Vander and Pierre Henry collaborating on a lost masterpiece when they were both at the peaks of their powers…..Imagine the master tape turning up in Chile..Imagine it’s reputation preceded it and turned out to be EVEN BETTER……Un Festin Sagital is a group I’d never heard of before, but I reckon I’ll spend the next few years hearing them again and again such is the depth of this debut.Purchase from < www.blrrecords.com> now before it vanishes.
ARIEL KALMA
Beta-Lactam Ring has given Ariels’ first insanely rare album a long overdue re-release and it’s a glory.Lots of beautiful bonus material as well. We loved this record for years at Chez Dots…Hearing it with this kind of clarity was akin to waking up after a long Winter’s sleep.
MORE TO COME SOON!!

Edward Ka-spel Mastering

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Mastering for Edward Ka-spel “Painted River Of Regrets” and “O’er a shalabast’r tyde strolt ay” (remaster) has been completed and both albums are now available for purchase at Beta-lactam Ring Records

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