THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS DECEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER
The first part of our 30th Anniversary was always going to be tough.So many shows were confirmed at the last moment that sometimes the band felt like it was crossing into an unknown dimension rather than simply travelling to another city.We slept on floors, in dormitories and sometimes in the middle of a 10 hour drive (though thankfully not the long suffering driver).
Despite all of that people turned out in force to watch the Dots ; performances frequently had that edge of intensity that perhaps only extreme adversity can produce.Now that brief month (which felt like a year) is over and planning is underway for part 2. More old and new songs will be in the set next Spring.The year 2010 is not simply LPDs 30th Anniversary , it will mark the beginning of a big ,brave adventure.No other way- we hope you’ll join us….
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 30th Anniversary Tour- SECOND PART
11 Dec Heerlen,NL …….KuS
Edward Ka-Spel/The Silverman live solo show
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.
2 Apr 2010 Brussels,B ………………………..Botanique
11 Apr 2010 Budapest,H (tbc)
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.
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- Live 1991 DVD-R
Filmed with one camera in LPDs home town of Nijmegen.Hugely nostalgic (one of martyn’s first shows) and very wild and intimidating at a time when “Maria Dimension” was new. Consider this as a companion release to “The Maria Sessions”.Available from TEKA in mid-November and on tour before then.Price : 15 euros (plus postaged/packing).OUT NOW
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.
20 euros plus postage.OUT NOW
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”.
- 20 euros plus postage.OUT NOW
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).15 euros plus postage and packing.Delivery imminent.
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.
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 January/February
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-Synesthesia (CD)
Reissued by Big Blue records (Poland) with a new cover.15 euros plus postage.OUT NOW
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-FromHere you’ll watch the World go by (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.1 left!!!
THE TEAR GARDEN- The Secret Experiment (CD)
Also a handful in the cupboard- 20 euros plus postage.
THE TEAR GARDEN-For those who walk with the Gods (CD)
Ultra-rare Russian collection of Tear Garden’s earlier works with 3 exclusive bonus cuts.
The last few in the World in stock at TEKA- 20 euros plus postage.
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-Poi Poka Mozezh (CD)
Rare Russian compilation including a couple of exclusive bonus tracks- 20 euros plus postage
RUSSIAN EDITIONS (with unique covers)
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- All the Kings Horses -15 euros
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS- Crushed Velvet Apocalypse- 10 euros.SPECIAL OFFER
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS-I did not Inhale (comp)- 15 euros
EDWARD KA-SPEL-Kissing Frogs is Fine (comp with rare and exclusive tracks)- 15 euros
ALL NOW IN STOCK
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.
The mighty LARD FREE is reforming for a show at Magasin 4 in Brussels ,Belgium on 14 December.This is an event not to be missed.
Opening for the legendary Parisian outfit is Marteau Rouge with Evan Parker, while SteveStapleton will be dj for the night.Contact www.metaphon.be for more information.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT CAME OUR WAY
FREDERIK GROENER & TIMO VAN LUIJK-Voile au Vent (vinyl LP)
Just released- this is a record of astonishing beauty.The first side made me feel like I was tiptoeing through a magical garden at twilight, the second cast me out into a forgotten sea.Timo is an improviser of the first order- everything he creates is worthy of your attention, but if you start anywhere, then start HERE. It’s limited as well, so be fast!
It can be ordered directly from Timo at this address: email@example.com
Watch this space for details concerning this incendiary solo girl performer from Sweden.She opened for us in Malmo and Im still scraping my jaw from
the floor after dragging it all the way back to The Netherlands. Marvellous, hugely inventive….words aren’t enough..
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.
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 fromAustralia 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.
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!!
AT LAST!!! THE UPDATED TEKA CATALOGUE
All orders can be made by sending me a message at
All out-of-stock items have been removed from the previous list.Remember to read the ordering instructions at the end of the lists..
1.LEGENDARY PINK DOTS
4 Days (Big Blue re-issue)
9 Lives To Wonder CD
15.00 EUR (out of stock)
9 Lives to Wonder CD (Big Blue reissue)
25th Anniversary Single (shocking pink vinyl)
Alchemical Playschool 2 x 10″vinyl LPs (Soleilmoon ,2 copies left)
Alchemical Playschool CD
(Second edition on Soleilmoon)
All The King’s Horses CD (Big Blue)
All The King’s Horses CD
All The King’s Men CD
Ancient Daze CD
Any Day Now CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Asylum CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Asylum CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Basilisk CD (out of stock ) 20.00 EUR
Brighter Now CD (OUT OF STOCK!)
Brighter Now CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Chemical Playschool 3/4 2 X CD
Chemical Playschool 10 CD
Chemical Playschool 11/12/13 3 X CD
Classics & Rarities 3 X CD (Big Blue)
25.00 EUR (1 copy in stock)
Crushed Mementos CD (OUT OF STOCK)
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Curse CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)(OUT OF STOCK)
Curse CD (Big Blue re-issue)
A Dream is a Dream DVD LPDs live in 1987
Faces In The Fire CD (soleilmoon)
Faces in the Fire (Big Blue reissue)SPECIAL OFFER
Farewell Milky Way CD
From Here You’ll Watch The World Go By CD
The Golden Age CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Golden Age CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Hallway Of The Gods CD
Island Of Jewels CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Island Of Jewels CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Legendary Pink Box 2 X CD
Live in Hildeshem 1991 CDR
Live in Los Angeles 2002 DVD-R
Live in Montpelier 2 x CDR
Live 85-88 CDR
Live 89 CDR
Live At La Luna DVD
Live At The Metro CD
The Lovers CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Lovers CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Malachai CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Malachai CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Maria Dimension CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
The Maria Dimension CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Nemesis Online CD
A Perfect Mystery CD (Soleilmoon)
A Perfect Mystery CD (Big Blue reissue)
The Poppy Variations CD
15.00 EUR (last copies)
The Poppy Variations (Big blue reissue)
The Poppy Variations 2 x LP (very last copies)
Prayer For Aradia CD (Big Blue re-issue)
The Pre-Millennial Single (Mini CD)
The Pre-Millennial Single (Vinyl EP)
Remember Me This Way (Mini CD)
Shadow Weaver CD (Soleilmoon re-issue)
Shadow Weaver CD (Big Blue re-issue)
Stained Glass Soma Fountains 2 X CD
Sterre (CD Single)
The Tower CD (soleilmoon)
The Tower CD (Big Blue reissue) SPECIAL OFFER
Traumstadt One CD
Under Triple Moons CD
The Whispering Wall CD
Your children Placate you from premature Graves
TEAR GARDEN (E.Ka-Spel,Cevin Key)
Eye Spy with my little eye 20 EUR (1 left)
For those who walk with the Gods 20 EUR
Have a Nice Trip 20 EUR
THE SILVER MAN
Dream Cell 2 x LP -bonus 4th side (LOW STOCK)
Nature of Illusion (w/bonus CD)
Nature of Illusion LP plus bonus CD (low stock)
Requiem Settings CD
Spectral Artifact CDR
State of Union CD (300 only) expanded and remastered from deleted CDR issue
Sun with a Beating Heart CDR
Woodland Calling CDR
(Blank) for your own message CD
An Unlikely Event CDR
The Blue Room CD
The Blue Room 2 X LP
Caste O’ Graye Skreeens CD SPECIAL OFFER
DNA LE DRAW D KEE CD (Edward, Elke, Ryan & Calyxx)
Down In The City Of Heartbreak & Needles Volume II CD
20.00 EUR (OUT OF STOCK)
Eyes China Doll CD (original vinyl replica sleeve with bonus material)
Fragments of Illumina CD (1 original left)
Fragmants of Illumina (double vinyl w/bonus 4th side) (last copies)
Laugh China Doll CD (original vinyl replica cover with bonus tracks
from dance China Doll and unreleased)
Live in Basel CDR
Long Red Ladder to the Moon CD
15.00 EUR (Back in stock)
Dream Logik Part 1 CD (last copies of deluxe book style cover)
Dream Logik Part Two (single CD only)
Dream Logik Parts 1-3 (4x LP box set plus exclusive CD) (low stock)
Melancholics Anonymous CD (300 only)
20.00 EUR (last copies)
Love & Loud Colours Lyric Book & CD
Needles III CDR
O Darkness O Darkness vinyl only LP
25.00 EUR (back in stock)
Pieces Of 8 CD
Pieces Of 8 2 X LP (out of stock)
Red Letters CD
The Scriptures Of Illumina CD
The Textures Of Illumina 2xCD
The Painted River of Regrets (CDR ltd to 399)
The painted River of Regrets (vinyl-ltd to 300)
Ulkomaalaiset 1 CD (improvisational trio of E.Ka-spel,Alena Boikova and Martin Heuser)
20.00 EUR (last copies)
Ulkomaalaiset 2 CD
Kissing Frogs is Fine (Russian compilation)- 15 EUR
MIMIR (The Silverman, E.Ka-Spel,Christoph Heemann, Andreas heemann,Jim O’Rourke)
15 EUROS (OUT OF STOCK)
Mimiryad -second album originally on vinyl now as CD.It is NOT the reissue .LAST COPIES of the orginal Mimyriad Cd which was different to vinyl version.
MARTIJN DE KLEER
So Close Yet So Far Out CD features Cevin Key and LPDs.
NIELS VAN HOORN
Klaverland Klompen CD (with mark Spybey of dead Voices on Air)
Strange Attractor LP (very low stock)
Strange Attractor 2 LP (very low stock)
Strange Attractor CD (2 albums combined -features Edward Ka-Spel a.o)
Strange Attractor/Mettle CD
Canta Mientas Puedas CD
Guide Vol. I: Best Ballads CD
Music for Girls CD
(Collaboration – Edward Ka-Spel lent vocals and lyrics to one track)
Silver Stars CD SPECIAL OFFER
(Collaboration – Edward Ka-Spel lent vocals and lyrics to one track)
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